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How To Create An Admin Model


Admin models are located in the /mvc/admin/models/ directory and must extend the MVC_Admin_General class. The class name should be prefixed with MVC_Admin_ and the filename should be the class name in lowercase with an extension of .class.php. For example, with a portfolio model, the class name could be MVC_Admin_Portfolio with a filename of mvc_admin_portfolio.class.php. If desired, models can be organised into sub-directories.

Required Methods

All admin models must implement the following public methods;

  • actions_fn: Registers all action hooks. Should hook enqueue_fn to admin_enqueue_scripts

  • filters_fn: Registers all filter hooks

  • enqeue_fn: Registers/enqueues all CSS and JS files

  • to_submenu_fn: Registers an admin page

  • interface_fn: Outputs the content of the admin page

Whilst not required it is also recommended to implement menu_link_fn to add an item to the Simpods settings menu.

Required Properties

All admin models must define the following public properties;

  • $order_int: The order of the link created by menu_link_fn in the menu

Example File

A minimal template is located in the /mvc/models/mvc_front_sample.class.php file. Note that this file will be loaded; to avoid errors remember to name your model class before saving a new file.