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KC Admin QuickIcons Module

The KC Admin QuickIcons administrator module allows the administrator to add up to 10 (15 for the 1.6-1.7-2.5-3.x version) more quick icon access links to the Joomla! backend administrator control panel. Each icon has a text label, a link and it can use an icon from the khepri or bluestork template or you can use your own custom icon (max 48px x 48px). In the Joomla! 1.5 version you can also set what access level the icon will be displayed for. So you can set up some icons for Managers (and above), for Administrators (and above) or just for Super Administrators. In the Joomla! 1.6-1.7-2.5-3.x version, the access levels specified are used to determine if the backend user has access and if not, the icon is not displayed.

This module is a quick way to add additional icons to your control panel without having to install a number of different modules or a component. The Joomla 1.6-1.7-2.5 version can also be used to display the icons in the title position so they show on all pages.

Detailed documentation can be found at:

Joomla 3.x Version Changelog:
3.2.0 - Added font icon support as an option so icomoon, fontawesome, etc. icons could be used
3.1.0 - Added new grid layout, added ability to open links in a new browser window, fixed strict standard warnings
3.0.0 - initial release upgraded to be compatible with Joomla! 3.0, changed to location for custom icons to /administrator/modules/mod_kc_admin_quickicons/images or a sub-folder under that folder, removed the title.css as the new Joomla 3.0 template doesn't have a title postion setup.

Joomla! 1.6-2.5 Version Changelog:
2.2.0 - Added ability to open links in a new browser window, fixed strict standard warnings
2.1.1 - Feature additions: ablilty to choose css file to match module Position or add your own custom css file, ability to order the icons, added 5 more icons. Alternative layout added to modules advanced features. Changed DS to / so the module will work on localhost and Windows installs.
2.0.1Beta - Support for installations in a sub-directory added
2.0.0Beta - initial release

Joomla! 1.5 Version Changelog:
1.0.4 - Changed DS to / so the module will work on localhost and Windows installs.
1.0.3 - fixed php error when user didn't have a quick icon set for its level

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Reviews: 10
Very nice extension. I have some customers who are not very good with computers (to say the least). Now they just have to click the right icon ;-)

Suggestion: not only show the name of the icon at the backend, but also a preview. This makes selecting an icon much easier.
Reviews: 12
Thanks for the developer on this one! I use this for my client sites to provide them simple shortcuts without requiring too much Joomla knowledge and can use layman terms to their industry. In the past, I utilized RT's Mission Control Admin Template (ended with J2.5), but this is even better as it lets me just use the quick links modules and the J3 native admin template, thanks again!
Reviews: 6
Just what I needed!
In addition of being able to add your own custom quickicons, you can actually add more then one set. (and Joomla remembers which one you used last)
Reviews: 6
Good product, very clear but usefull.
Works perfectly on Joomla 3.2.1
Reviews: 3
I had been looking for a way to make Joomla's back end more intuitive (less daunting) for clients.

This module goes a long way to help with this by enabling me to configure the key aspects a client would need in an attractive menu that is tailored to their specific web site.

It installed without any issues and was configured within minutes.

Excellent work LK :)
Reviews: 15
Allows you to create an intuitively labeled mini panel for major components. Users don't even need to know the component name. They just click on "Manage Bookstore." Or, "Manage Forms." Whatever you want to label the icon. Pretty easy to upload custom icons. So there's a lot less explaining to do when you hand off the site. A bit tricky to get working, but part of that was on me. Made a beginner's mistake. All in all, impressive.
Reviews: 71
I use KC Quick Icons on every site I develop. It's very handy, works perfectly, and is easy to install and configure. Highly recommended.
Reviews: 2
It does the trick. Everything you think it can do and more. Thanks.
Reviews: 3
Works well! Does what it says. It would be nice if a few designers would put together a few icon packs :) Still a great collection of icons included!
Reviews: 2
First i was stuck with finding the module (didn't do anything with admin modules yet).

But i found it and it was very easy! :)
Reviews: 6
This extension is very comfortable and easy to use. Great Timesaver for me and my customer sites....thank you!
Reviews: 3
This simple plugin was just what I needed to put the most important component functions front a center for my non-technical clients.
Reviews: 9
Works perfectly. Great for guiding clients by giving them specific shortcuts. Should be a standard Joomla item. Thanks for creating this!
Reviews: 1
In less than 5 minutes I had the mod uploaded and configured for the first few icons I need. It's already saved me a lot of time having to repetitively navigate to the same submenus time and time again.

The only improvements I can see would be to allow more then ten icons out-of-the-box. The stock quick icons mod doesn't suite my client needs (I really don't want them to have quick access to some of the defaults), and if this mod could have more than 10, I'd just replace the stock mod.

The other thing would be to be able to reorder them without having to re-enter each one. The latter would probably require restructuring the mod and making it database driven- so why mess with a good thing?

Thanks for the great work- it is really useful!
Reviews: 6
This is what I really needed. Easy to install and easy to use. Great tool!
Reviews: 7
Easy to install, easy to use - helps my clients out no end!!
Reviews: 6
I really like this extension. I use it a little differently. I moved the KC Quick Icons to the Title module position in the Joomla 1.6 Bluestork template. I use the icons to give my clients nice big buttons that they most commonly use (Articles, Images, Menu, Modules). Note: to put it in the title position you also have to add some code to the template.css of Bluestork so it fits.. Works great and clients love it!
Reviews: 1
After about an hour of trying to find out how to create a quick icon in my admin menu, I finally decided to check here and I came across KC Admin Quickicons and it did everything I was wanting. Saved me a LOT of time.. Thanks!
Reviews: 1
The only trouble I had was downloading this useful tool. I contacted the developer who quickly responded and resolved my issue. I had it configured and was using it in under 10 minutes.

2 Thumbs Up from me