Superfish EE Control Panel


Joel Birch

3rd Party (Free)

46 downloads (last 90 days)

MIT License Download v0.1

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

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Editor's Pick
Each month the devot:ee staff picks an add-on that's especially well thought out, well built, and useful. They're add-ons that we love and think you will too!

Superfish EE Control Panel was chosen in March 2014.

Adds Superfish and hover intent to the EE Control Panel flyout menus.

If you’ve ever had a problem with the flyout (subnav) menus at the top of your ExpressionEngine control panel disappearing the second you mouse off of them, then you’ll want to install this extension. It adds Superfish and hover intent capability to the EE Control Panel by injecting CSS & JS. Now the menus will have a delay if you accidentally mouse off of them, allowing you (and your happy clients) to mouse back on to those menus before they disappear. The EE control panel is much more user-friendly with this installed.

Works with NSM Override CSS and Zoo Flexible Admin menus.

Download Superfish EE Control Panel

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 0.1 May 2, 2013

Superfish EE Control Panel Links

Hooks Used

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  1. cp_menu_array

This entry was created May 2, 2013, 11:44 am.
This entry was last updated March 3, 2014, 11:47 am.

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13 Reviews:

Mark @ Encrypt Designs 07.06.13

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Way to take something I’ve always (at least in the back of my mind) disliked abou the CP and make it SOOO NICE! Great work!!

angie 05.29.13

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So. Much. Better.

lightfuze 05.16.13

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Amazing! Big thanks from me and my clients!

neekster 05.07.13

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Staggeringly brilliant! I always thought the menus l lacked polish, this shows just how much better they can be. Simply no excuse for this to not be built into EE.

Jules6120 05.06.13

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Default install - brilliant!

Brett Burwell 05.03.13

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This is one of those small details that makes a big difference.

High fives, gold stars, and freshly baked cookies to Joel for sharing this with the community.

Fabio Marchi 05.03.13

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davidbehan 05.02.13

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Brilliant addon. Badly needed. So many times frustrated with the menu when it takes 5 attempts to get to the right one. Love using hoverintent so great to see it in the EE CP and works great with Override CSS.

Erwin Heiser 05.02.13

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An instant usability improvement to the EE control panel menu - also works great with override.css.
Pure DazzleThunder™!

Ben Kohl 05.02.13

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Hover intent for the EE control panel menus. ‘Nuff said! Thank you, Joel, for creating this add-on.

ejaeDesign 05.02.13

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Hooray for Ryan for getting in touch with Joel for this great extension. Also happy to report it works perfectly with Leevi (‘s Override CSS enhancement. Thank you!

Steve Hurst 05.02.13

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Absolutely essential. A drastic improvement to usability of the control panel.

Ryan Masuga 05.02.13

Ryan Masuga
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I’ve always thought the control panel flyout menus could use hover intent, but it was near impossible to add based on how they’re written. I contacted the maker of Superfish to see if he could help, and he was able to write an extension to add this functionality. A better feel for the menus now!