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 icomoon icon, 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 icon support as an option so icomoon 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/modkcadmin_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

It does exactly what it should. Some minor problems with CSS in grid-mode if you try to use more characters than defined on a button. Awsome
Ease of use
Clean and very easy to use
I used this to: Customized backadmin links

Great extension!

Posted on 14 October 2014
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.
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!
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)
Good product, very clear but usefull.

Works perfectly on Joomla 3.2.1

Essential plugin

Posted on 09 October 2013
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 :)

All Good

Posted on 28 March 2013
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.

A must-have extension

Posted on 31 October 2012
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.

This module is great

Posted on 10 October 2012
It does the trick. Everything you think it can do and more. Thanks.

Great Module

Posted on 27 August 2012
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!
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3.2.0-3.x or 2.2.0-1.6-1.7-2.5 or 1.0.4-1.5
Laurelle Keashly
Last updated:
Jun 18 2015
8 years ago
Date added:
Feb 13 2010
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System


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