I'm trying to add in an image next to a dropdown item, alongside the title. Is this possible? I've seen it being done with items in the sidebar under System > Configuration before, but never in the top menu. Being able to do something like this would be great, for example:

                <title><img src="foo.png" />Example</title>

Obviously that's not going to work, so any pointers would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!


You can add a class to the title like below

        <custom_module module="custom_module" translate="title">
        <title><![CDATA[<span class="custom_module">Custom Module</span>]]></title>

And then add a adminhtml layout file to add some css to add the image to your menu item.


Ok so it looks like this only worked for me because I have an extension installed that overwrites Mage_Adminhtml_Block_Page_Menu::getMenuLevel and updates line 301 to not have the $this->escapeHtml wrapper on the label.

            . $this->escapeHtml($item['label']) . '</span></a>' . PHP_EOL;
  • I've tried this, but the HTML gets output as plain text. – Thierry Sep 6 '14 at 21:24
  • Fair point, I must have missed something, will let you know if I find it. – James Anelay - TheExtensionLab Sep 6 '14 at 21:47
  • Much appreciated. – Thierry Sep 6 '14 at 21:51
  • I've updated my answer @Thierry – James Anelay - TheExtensionLab Sep 6 '14 at 22:22
  • Ah, well, that's not going to be a viable solution for me then. I guess that answers my question. Thanks for the information and your time! – Thierry Sep 6 '14 at 22:27

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