Moodle
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  2. MDL-14061

Add Short Name for Categories and add theme option(s) for categories in the navigation bar

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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE, MOODLE_20_STABLE
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      340

      Description

      There's been several requests (and hacks) for having the category trail in the breadcrumb trail. Now that categories have a proper edit screen this is potentially much easier. My proposal:

      • Add an additional (required?) field to the categories table - short name. (Need to think about what to do to fill the field initially, or perhaps just use the long one if no short)
      • Add an option in theme settings to extend the breadcrumb. I would have three options, 'off',' top category only', 'all categories'. Or perhaps just the category depth to display.

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        Howard Miller added a comment -

        Oh... I'll do it if 'approved'

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        Howard Miller added a comment - Oh... I'll do it if 'approved'
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        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

        My initial +1 is here (I like the off/top/bottom/all switch), addressing this for 2.0 and assigning to MD.

        He has the decision on his hands...

        Thanks Howard! B-)

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        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - My initial +1 is here (I like the off/top/bottom/all switch), addressing this for 2.0 and assigning to MD. He has the decision on his hands... Thanks Howard! B-)
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        David Scotson added a comment -

        Having shortnames for courses would also allow easy url redirects similar to those described by Martin here:

        http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=93295#p412220

        e.g.

        http://moodle.org/showcategory/demo

        or similar could expand to

        http://moodle.org/course/category.php?name=demo

        and be equivalent to the current:

        http://moodle.org/course/category.php?id=2

        (assuming 'demo' was the shortname was assigned to the Moodle Demonstrations category)

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        David Scotson added a comment - Having shortnames for courses would also allow easy url redirects similar to those described by Martin here: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=93295#p412220 e.g. http://moodle.org/showcategory/demo or similar could expand to http://moodle.org/course/category.php?name=demo and be equivalent to the current: http://moodle.org/course/category.php?id=2 (assuming 'demo' was the shortname was assigned to the Moodle Demonstrations category)
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        Nate Baxley added a comment -

        If I can comment, just to emphasis that Eloy added a fourth switch for which category(s) to show. I think that the bottom (most immediate) category is an important option.

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        Nate Baxley added a comment - If I can comment, just to emphasis that Eloy added a fourth switch for which category(s) to show. I think that the bottom (most immediate) category is an important option.
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        Ray Lawrence added a comment -

        substituted "breadcrumbs" for navigation bar

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        Ray Lawrence added a comment - substituted "breadcrumbs" for navigation bar
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        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

        NOTE: This issue was assigned to the STABLE backlog without complete triaging process. Marking it as triaged, but with this note for future reference.

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        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - NOTE: This issue was assigned to the STABLE backlog without complete triaging process. Marking it as triaged, but with this note for future reference.

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