Adding Navigation Items

Extending the NavMenu

Once you have defined some custom routes in a lazy extension module, you need some way for the administrator to access them. For this you will use the addNavMenuItem and addNavMenuSection functions.

Let’s add a new section to the Admin UI main nav bar containing a link to the “greeter” module from the Using Angular example:

// project/ui-extensions/greeter-shared.module.ts
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { SharedModule, addNavMenuSection } from '@vendure/admin-ui/core';

  imports: [SharedModule],
  providers: [
      id: 'greeter',
      label: 'My Extensions',
      items: [{
        id: 'greeter',
        label: 'Greeter',
        routerLink: ['/extensions/greet'],
        // Icon can be any of
        icon: 'cursor-hand-open',
    // Add this section before the "settings" section
export class GreeterSharedModule {}

Now we must also register this new module with the compiler:

// project/vendure-config.ts

ngModules: [
    type: 'lazy',
    route: 'greet',
    ngModuleFileName: 'greeter.module.ts',
    ngModuleName: 'GreeterModule',
    type: 'shared',
    ngModuleFileName: 'greeter-shared.module.ts',
    ngModuleName: 'GreeterSharedModule',

Running the server will compile our new shared module into the app, and the result should look like this:

Overriding existing nav items

It is also possible to override one of the default (built-in) nav menu sections or items. This can be useful for example if you wish to provide a completely different implementation of the product list view.

This is done by setting the id property to that of an existing nav menu section or item.

Adding page tabs

You can add your own tabs to any of the Admin UI’s list or detail pages using the registerPageTab function. For example, to add a new tab to the product detail page for displaying product reviews:

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { SharedModule, registerPageTab } from '@vendure/admin-ui/core';

import { ReviewListComponent } from './components/review-list/review-list.component';

  imports: [SharedModule],
  providers: [
      location: 'product-detail',
      tab: 'Reviews',
      route: 'reviews',
      tabIcon: 'star',
      component: ReviewListComponent,
export class ReviewsSharedModule {}