I'm having trouble adding a link to CartThrob Order Manager into a control panel menu using Menu Manager.

The plugin doesn't offer a pre-ser menu option, so I need to do this with a single link, as I understand it. the problem is that the URL for the specific page seems to have a code in the URL that specifically identifies me as a user. This menu needs to work for anyone logged in with the appropriate permissions. If I remove the bit in the URl that's specific to me (&S=...) any user clikcing the menu item si required to log in again, even if they are already logged in and have permissions to view that page.

Am I missing something obvious?



PS. Just to clarify version numbers: EE 5.3.0, CT Pro 4.6.1, CT OM 4.6.1 ...

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This is possible - I have a similar link on one of my sites that uses CT.

All you need to do is create a single link using this for the URL



PS - Usually helpful to include version numbers in questions like this, as answers will sometimes vary between versions of EE and add-on (such as CT in this case).

  • Thank you, that works - is there a simple explanation why this doesn;t require you to log in and the full url ([domain].co.uk/admin.php?/cp/addons/settings/…) does? Just curious ...
    – Crac
    Commented Nov 21, 2019 at 15:34
  • I don't know for sure - but I suspect it might be simply to do with how EE is processing the link - the relative URL perhaps is used to adjust current session, while if you put in a full url maybe EE starts up a new browser session when you follow the link? Or something else... :) Commented Nov 22, 2019 at 19:18

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