Current Version

Review posted by OKDnet on at

Worked out well

I didn't find any of the included templates usable, but it was easy to customize the plain one (and I see there is an update since so maybe that's changed as well). It worked out well for our needs.

Before 2.0

Review posted by carl101lee on at

Really Useful

very Nice and Tidy Addon using Css & small js Well documented in code so easy to change.

Requested new feature to allow click open and close & change of default URLs.

replied with new version allowing for custom URLs.

I had to modify the js a little to get it to work for me, as a product menu. But now all works fine.

Good Support for ideas/mods and questions for its price, Will use again.

Personaly I have removed most of the button images and replaced with css3 background filers to reduce loading images. Maybe add one to the templates?

very Happy wish more addons where as good as this
Review posted by carriesmaha on at


Is there a way to make a call to the accordion menu in the template file, as opposed to a block that has to be manually added to each page? Thanks!
Response by ChrisWatterston on at
You can do this by using 'page Types', or embed the code/accordion menu template int your theme. To hard code into your template, it is quite simple. First you need to copy the folder 'autonav' (located within /accordion_menu/blocks/) into the root 'blocks' folder of your website.

Then you need to add your hard menu code into your template and specify what style of template to use. Below I have given an example of an embedded accordion menu using the template 'accordion_menu_black'.

   $bt_main = BlockType::getByHandle('autonav'); 
   $bt_main->controller->displayPages = 'top';
   $bt_main->controller->orderBy = 'display_asc';
   $bt_main->controller->displaySubPages = 'all';
   $bt_main->controller->displaySubPageLevels = 'all';

Hopefully this will answer any questions you have.

Thanks a lot,
Chris Watterston
Review posted by Tallfrog on at

Quick & Easy - Recommended.

Very easy to install. I recommended this add-on to anyone looking for an accordion feature on an auto-nav block.

Stylesheets are clean and easy to configure if the custom templates do not match your website.

Kudos for a great add-on!
Review posted by kstrange on at

This addon does not work with Internet Explorer due to a small bug.

Here is how you fix the IE bug:
(javescript errors in IE7 and IE8)

There are 10 different custom templates for various colors.

edit the view.php file located in the custom template directory you will be using on your site:

For example,

vi /packages/accordion_menu/blocks/autonav/templates/accordion_menu_grey/view.php

remove line 1 and line 2
<script src="js/am_menu.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/am_style.css" />

Save the file - and the bug is fixed.
Review posted by mario on at

Really great addon

Works pretty darn well! Good support too. :) I would recommend now. I think many people would consider this a rather fundamental add-on for sites with a vertical nav where you don't want to overwhelm visitors with large numbers of subpages to choose from.
Review posted by tallacman on at

Wait there's more!

Review posted by tallacman on at

Musical Menus with the Accordion

Chris has a winner with the Accordion Menu block. This little beauty actually installs a series of menu templates for the Auto Nav block which is cool. It lets the core module do the heavy lifting and provides the javascript and css to handle the looks.

The CSS is all external so styling will be a snap. Two 1 x 70px images are used for the color and rollover changes for the main menu. Building new images to suit your theme will be a breeze. You could even use CSS3 like the Easy Accordion does.

$15 and highly recommended.

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