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Description

According to https://backdropcms.org/upgrade-from-drupal/features-removed-core
the Shortcut module was removed from Backdrop core as "a feature not used by the
majority of websites". This module brings it back to Backdrop as a contributed
module.

Installation

Download and place the recommended version of the module in your website's
modules directory, go to the Functionality page (/admin/modules) and
enable the Shortcut module.

Alternatively, use Brush and just run:

brush -y en shortcut

on your terminal and it will automatically download and enable the module.

Configuration

Go to Configuration > User interface > Shortcuts (admin/config/user-interface/shortcut)
page to manage shortcut sets. You can create new shortcut sets, delete existing
ones, change set names, list links and add or delete shortcut links.

Go to Configuration > User accounts > Permissions (admin/config/people/permissions#module-shortcut)
and set desired permissions for user roles.

Admins can assign specific shortcut sets to users on their individual account pages (user/[uid]/shortcuts).

Using

There are two ways of displaying the shortcuts:

  1. Go to Structure > Layouts > [select layout] > Manage blocks and add the
    Shortcuts block to any region (for example, to HEADER region). You can style the
    Shortcut block output;

Alternatively,

  1. Go to Configuration > User accounts > Permissions (admin/config/people/permissions#module-admin_bar)
    and give authenticated (or any other) role the Access administration bar
    permission, clear cache and the new Shortcuts menu item will appear on the
    admin bar.

Troubleshooting

Report all issues on https://github.com/backdrop-contrib/shortcut/issues.

Credits

The Shortcut module had
initially been created for Drupal. Ported to Backdrop by AltaGrade team.