Zoo Flexible Admin



3rd Party (Commercial)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


If an item is crossed out, it might be untested, not applicable or incompatible. Contact the developer to be sure.

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


Add-On Type(s)

Extension, Module


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!

Zoo Flexible Admin was chosen in June 2012.

Make it easier for you and your clients to use the EE control panel. Zoo Flexible Admin lets you fully customize the control panel menu per membergroup. Insert custom links, rename, re-order and remove menu items in order to create a more intuitive menu. New features: Breadcrumbs based on the custom created menu Set Control panel startpage per membergroup Auto-collapse sidebar per membergroup


  • Add custom links to the control panel menu (ex. Contact email links, links to external sites, specific module pages, etc…)
  • Direct access to Brilliant Retail individual pages in the control panel menu
  • Copy navigations to other membergroups
  • When selecting the auto-populate option, the “Edit”, “Publish” & “Modules” folder will be populated with the available channels/modules.

Hooks Used

If the add-on is an extension, and ties into ExpressionEngine's core files, it will use ExpressionEngine hooks. We are listing any hooks the add-on uses for developers to have an easier time locating other add-ons that they can reference for their own work.

  1. cp_css_end
  2. cp_js_end
  3. sessions_end

This entry was created November 3, 2010, 12:30 pm.
This entry was last updated October 25, 2019, 10:15 am.

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23 Reviews:

johnniefp 11.21.14

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Damn fine work. Makes the CP far more client friendly.

Another ‘should be core, not in core’ moment but thankfully people like Zoo exist.

5BYFIVE 05.13.14

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Awesome, makes the CP menu very client friendly. Menu loads a little slow sometimes.

Hendrik-Jan 04.07.14

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Wonderful add-on. Two main aspects we really appreciate. First, being able to push the same CP interface to a member group at once has been very handy. Second, being able to customize the menus, giving editors easy access to modules etc. Great support as well for this addon.

Consulente SEO 12.05.13

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Clean AddOn, super easy to use! my customer are now free to use only what they need!

pixelcamp 08.25.13

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Great support, great add-on, nice and flexible and really easy to use, surprisingly easy! Thanks

diarbyrag 04.25.13

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Great add-on with excellent support just when it was needed. Makes the whole ee experience for my clients that much better and worth every penny they paid for it.

eedfw 11.11.12

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One word. Impressive.

Percipio 08.30.12

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Will now be one of the ‘default’ install add-ons… perfect for the client admin panel… developer license anywhere?

Pigment 06.28.12

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I use the ad-on “structure” and when realizing that I need to give my client the right to acess “modules” and that the breadcumbs did not worked as planned I tried this ad-on and after 5 min everything is SUUUPER…. So happy I tried it. From now on this is a must have. Thanks!

Ryan Masuga 06.08.12

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We use this add-on on all client sites now, and they have no idea how easy they have it over the native (and sometimes confusing) links in the CP main nav.

Setup is easy, and the ability to preview other group views is great. We set up Zenbu searches (another add-on) and link directly to them.

Carlo 12.14.11

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This is a must-have addon for every ExpressionEngine site. I don’t know why they didn’t build this into the core.

Saves time, effort, and makes it easy for a client to manage his website. No going into unwanted areas and complicated menu structures.

pvledoux 09.07.11

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Really great addon!

romanovsky2007 07.22.11

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Most gracious add-on i ever seen. Don’t even think you don’t need this!

ira42 06.28.11

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Based on the name of this addon,  I’ve completely missed it in my searches.  So glad I found it!  Really cleans up the CP for client hand-over.  Nice work!

Establish 03.17.11

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Brilliant. The saved cost in client support is worth the cost alone. Will be using on every build from now on.

Kelly Sims 03.01.11

Kelly Sims
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This is simply a must-have for handing off to clients. Fantastic add-on. Could stand a bit clearer notification when things aren’t working though.

Moonbeetle 02.22.11

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I waited too long to buy this Add-on. Often thinking do I really need this? This add-on can make your life easier explaining them how site owners can update their website and it gives them a better UX at the same time.

Alex Kendrick 02.11.11

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Wow. This module gives you absolute freedom. After only a few minutes of using it I am amazed. Very useful!

John D Wells 02.04.11

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I can’t give this module enough praise, it’s exactly what I’ve been wishing for.

Brilliant work, thanks Nico!

barthoub 12.02.10

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This is something I was wishing for for a long time. My clients love the control panel since I started using NDG Flexible Admin.

Good job!

Anthony Hubbard 11.11.10

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This simple add-on is the difference between continual embarrassment when trying to explain to your clients how to edit their websites, and just giving them the keys and saying ‘go for a cruise…’

Absolutely necessary for every install of mine, fantastic work Nico, Thanks!

Ambition 11.08.10

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Excellent Module. Within minutes I’d created an intuitive menu structure for my client that only contains the pages they need access to and uses simple terminology that they’ll understand. The developer very responsive too. Great work!

Filip Vanderstappen 11.04.10

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Great add-on! It’s great for setting up a perfect tab bar for each clients. No more irritating phone calls, this add-on saves you, your clients and your bank account!