When I create custom components and I need to add a menu type to the site part I've always followed the tutorial on how to do this. In other words I create the default.xml in the view and I now can assign my component to a menu. i.e.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <metadata> <layout title="COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_VIEW_DEFAULT_TITLE"> <message> <![CDATA[COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_VIEW_DEFAULT_DESC]]> </message> </layout> </metadata>
The problem I have is that this also creates a label under Components in the Administrator interface. Because I have so many custom components my Components menu in the Administrator is getting quite long. It is useless for me to have these components listed in the Administrator interface as I have no extra configuration for these components.
Can I still have my components show up as a menu type but NOT have it show up in the Components menu of the Administrator panel?