Using QUICK MENU and ADMIN MENU in DRUPAL7
Installing ADMIN MENU gives us the most excellent admin menu black menu bar at the top of our website when performing administration functions in Drupal (currently playing with Drupal 7). However, I also want to display a User menu, in a similar style, for website surfers and anonymous users out there. Obviously we dont want to grant anonymous users ADMIN rights to use ADMIN MENU. Hmmm... happily this is a dilemma that can be solved by hacking around in the settings and permissions within Drupal7. Or you can just install a similar module that offers the required functionailty.
The Drupal QUICKBAR Module is like a ADMIN TOOLBAR for regular website visitors. It's a funky black menu at the top of the screen.
Lets have a look at setting it up in more detail:
1-Create a Menu to hold our links.
Add a menu (I called mine TOPMENU) and then we will add all our required menu options to it. Once these options are added it might look something like this:
2 - Activate the Module to display this menu to the user
Quickbar Module is a a simple administration toolbar. It allows you to take any menu and assign it to a role. This menu will be displayed at the top of your page as an administration toolbar.
And then use Configuration to select the menu we just created (TOPBAR) and assign it to specific roles:
And thats it!
Suddenly we have a menu displayed for our anonymous users - Hint: use another browser to view the website without logging in:
You can tinker with various settings for the most excellent QUICKBAR module.