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Big Menu provides an alternative to core menu management. It adds scalability to the admin menu management screen, by loading subtrees via AJAX. (It is not related to MegaMenu and similar display modules - this is an admin-only content management utility.)

When dealing with a site menu that contains thousands of links, the Backdrop Menu UI admin interface becomes so unwieldy as to be impossible to use. This module attempts to replace the all-in-one global tree view with a similar interface, but sub-trees are collapsed below a certain level, and can be expanded as needed. Drag and drop between expanded and collapsed menus is supported.

This module will not help much if your tree structure is two deep and a thousand wide. It should help a lot if your tree is half a dozen deep and a dozen wide.


  • Install this module using the official Backdrop CMS instructions.

  • Visit the configuration page under Administration > Configuration > User Interface >
    Big Menu (admin/config/user-interface/bigmenu) and select the number of levels to be generated when showing children of a menu item.


Bugs and feature requests should be reported in the Issue Queue.

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This project is GPL v2 software.
See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for complete text.