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Review of the Admin:hover Module

Posted on 10th August 2010

Sorry for the lack of Blog posts lately, but my new job that I started a few weeks ago has certainly been keeping me busy! I've got a few more posts that I'm preparing content for, and I'll hopefully be back into my weekly-post routine before too long!

Today, I'd like to just give a quick overview of the Admin:hover module. It basically adds an administrative menu that pops up when you hover over a node or block within your Drupal website - the kind of functionality that was present within previous versions of the Admin module. It also integrates well with the Devel and Clone modules.

I've found this to be extremely useful whilst working on photo galleries etc. where multiple nodes are displayed in a grid format and I quickly need to publish or unpublish something for testing purposes. No longer do I need to open each node, or go into the administration area to perform the required actions.

It is also possible to customise which links are available from within the adminstration area. The possible selections that I currently have on this site are as follows:

Node links:

  • Edit
  • Publish
  • Unpublish
  • Promote
  • Unpromote
  • Make sticky
  • Make unsticky
  • Delete
  • Clone
  • Dev load
  • View author
  • Edit author
  • Add

Block links:

  • Configure block
  • Add block

Although, as I have additional contributed modules installed, some of these may not neccassaily be available out of the box.

About Me

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Oliver Davies is a PHP Developer and Linux Systems Administrator based in the UK. He is a Senior Software Engineer at Inviqa and a part-time freelancer specialising in Drupal and Symfony application development.