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CMS Made Simple Development Cookbook by Samuel Goldstein

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Chapter 8. Creating Useful Admin Panels

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Creating an admin panel for your module
  • Creating multiple tabs for your admin module
  • Creating and enforcing new permissions for your module's administration
  • Displaying a page in the CMS Admin without the surrounding theme
  • Writing a line to the CMS Admin Log
  • Displaying a message after installation
  • Creating an admin-side input element from your module using a ContentModule block
  • Hiding your module from Administrators who don't have permission to use it
  • Creating a module-specific preference and admin panel to set it
  • Displaying an alert in the CMS Admin from a module

Introduction

In the previous chapters, we have explored how modules can interact with the user side of your website. For many ...

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