By Daniel Berthereau Create multiple menus, for example a top menu, a sidebar menu and a footer menu, or any structure anywhere.
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Menu (module for Omeka S)

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Menu is a module for Omeka S that allows to display multiple menus in a site, for example a top menu, a sidebar menu and a footer menu, or any structure anywhere.

Furthermore, it adds two new menu element types, that can be used in the main navigation too: - Resource, that allows to add any resource as a menu element and take care of its rights (it is not displayed if the user has no right to see it); - Structure, that inserts an element without link, that is useful to create a separator or a sub-menu.

Warning: The theme should be modified to display new menus.


Uncompress files and rename module folder Menu. Then install it like any other Omeka module and follow the config instructions.

See general end user documentation for Installing a module.

Quick start

To display a second menu, it should be included in the right place in templates of the theme with <?= $this->navMenu($menuName, $options) ?>.

If no menu name is specified, it displays the default menu of the site.

Supported options: - template (string): template to use (default: "common/menu"). - site (SiteRepresentation): use a menu from another site. - menu (array): use any arbitrary menu or sub-menu instead of the name one. - render (string): render as "menu" (default) or "breadcrumbs". - activeUrl (null|array|string|bool) Set the active url. - null (default): use the Laminas mechanism (compare with route); - true: use current url; - false: no active page; - string: If a url is set (generally a relative one), it will be checked against the real url; - array: when an array with keys "type" and "data" is set, a quick check is done against the menu element. - noNav (bool): don't prepare nav (for performance and manual build).

Other options are passed to the template, in particular the ones managed by the Laminas view helper Navigation. The Laminas helper menu() can be used too.

Note that the active url should generally be set when using multiple linked resources, because it is not managed directly by default.


  • [x] Convert to a standard Laminas navigation, in particular to manage rights better.
  • [x] Include breadcrumbs from module Next.
  • [ ] Normalize breadcrumbs.
  • [ ] Replace the standard menu?
  • [ ] Add the right sidebar to select resources more easily.
  • [ ] Add a block layout.
  • [ ] Create a dynamic menu from resources (like Thesaurus, but without separate selection).
  • [ ] Create a link "Resource as page", so a dynamic page for a resource, so the page item/show will be a site page browsable like any page.


Use it at your own risk.

It’s always recommended to backup your files and your databases and to check your archives regularly so you can roll back if needed.


See online issues on the module issues page on GitLab.


This module is published under the CeCILL v2.1 license, compatible with GNU/GPL and approved by FSF and OSI.

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  • Copyright Daniel Berthereau, 2021-2022 (see Daniel-KM)

These features are built for the future digital library Le Ménestrel, currently managed with Spip.

Version Released Minimum Omeka version
3.3.5September 19, 2022 [info]^3.1.0
3.3.4August 15, 2022 [info]^3.1.0
3.3.3June 27, 2022 [info]^3.1.0
3.3.2February 14, 2022 [info]^3.1.0 06, 2021 [info]^3.1.0 11, 2021 [info]^3.1.0