I'm wondering if I can have another name for my Plugin CP navigation item?

Let's say my plugin is called "Company name Social Media" but I want the navigation item to just say "Social Media". Might be a bad example but I think you understand what I mean. Let's say I'll release a commercial Craft plugin w/ my company name in it, but I want the customer to be able to add the plugin for a client without my name visible (more then on the plugins page).

Also is there any way to add dropdown-like sub-navigation items to the CP navigation for a plugin?


I don't know if it's possible to change the name of the CP section, but it has become a common practice to allow each user to change the plugin-name on its setting page:

main plugin file:

function getName()
    return $this->getSettings()->name;

protected function defineSettings()
    return array(
        'name' => array(AttributeType::String, 'default' => 'SuperPluginName')

settings template:

{% import '_includes/forms' as forms %}

{{  forms.textField({
        first: true,
        label: "Plugin Name"|t,
        instructions: "How the plugin should be named in the CP"|t,
        id: 'name',
        name: 'name',
        value: settings.name,
        required: true
  • Any tips or info about adding dropdown items to the navigation item? Jul 3 '14 at 6:38
  • If you mean a dropdown like the one from the settings-link, that is only possible if you add it with javascript.
    – Victor In
    Jul 3 '14 at 12:12

I use Victor In's "getName" function with a minor addition of a check of the type of value returned. I do this because without the value check, I get an error when I try to uninstall a plugin without confirming the value is a string.

Here's my version of the function:

function getName() {
    $name = $this->getSettings()->name;
    if (is_string($name) ){
        return $name;
    } else {
        return Craft::t( 'My Default Plugin Name Here' );

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