Summary: A desktop-application like menu for authors and admins
Version: 009bX
Prerequisites: pmwiki2.2.X
Status: beta
Maintainer: Benjamin?

Questions answered by this recipe

Is there a solution to get all editing, administer and layout options on one place to provide a nice overview and easy access.


A desktop-application like menu for authors and admins. The menus position is fixed at the top of the page.

Tryout a demo on Login/Password is Author/test or Admin/test.



Cookbook:AuthUser. Create authgroup @admins and @authors. The menu shows only actions/options which a user is allowed to perform. The menu works also without AuthUser but you have to change the if authgroup @authors/@admins conditions in Site.Menu.

Fresh Installation

  1. Download the package listed below and copy it into your pmwiki directory.
  2. Copy the sample config file doc/netstreams/sample-config_menu.php into /local/config.php.

Existing Installation

  1. include a wikipage marker for the page Site.Menu directly below the body-tag into your pub/skin/yourskin/skin.tmpl file. Change the style of the body-tag to position:absolute. Take a look on the skin template in pub/skins/pmwikimod/pmwiki.tmpl
  2. use the sample config file in doc/netstreams/sample-config_menu.php to update your local/config.php


This is a beta release. Suggestions and bug reports are very welcome. This receipted uses Cookbook:HorizontalVerticalMenu. This may change in to future in favour to a JQuery plugin.

Release Notes

23-10-2008 beta

  • passes w3c xhtml/css validation
  • checked mozilla, khtml, ie6,7


  • several small changes


  • several small changes

13-09-2008 experimental

  • Initial Experimental Release

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See Also




See discussion at NetstreamsMenu-Talk?

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