Group and categorise your nova resources

v1.3.2 2021-07-01 17:55 UTC


This is a packages to make your side menu in Nova a bit nicer. This package works with the normal $group variable from Nova to group your resources. What this package does, is it collapses your groups to keep it nice and tidy. Also you are able to add an icon to your groups to make nagivating even more fun.



You can install the package in to a Laravel app that uses Nova via composer:

composer require marshmallow/categorise-resources


In any / all of your resources add

public static $group = "Your Category label";

Order groups

Optionaly, you can add public static $group_priority = 10; to the same resources where you add your icon. This doesn't have to be the same one, it just has to be one of the resources within the group.

Order resources

Optionaly, you can add public static $priority = 10; to your resource. This priotity will determine the position of the resource in the group that its in. Currently the groups can not be ordered. This is done alphabeticly.


You can add svg icon from To use an icon, please follow the steps below.

  • Download zondicons and open *.svg icon in browser
  • right click in browser and choose inspect element
  • Copy the svg tag and place it in a $group_icon parameter on one of the resources in the group. We will use the first we find in the group.
  • Add the class sidebar-icon to the svg tag like so: <svg class="sidebar-icon">.
  • Add the fill attibute var(--sidebar-icon) to the path tag like so: <path fill="var(--sidebar-icon)">.
class Customer extends Resource
    public static $group = 'Customers';

    public static $group_icon = '<svg class="sidebar-icon" viewBox="0 0 20 20" version="1.1" xmlns="" xmlns:xlink=""><g id="Page-1" stroke="none" stroke-width="1" fill="none" fill-rule="evenodd"><g id="icon-shape"><path fill="var(--sidebar-icon)" d="M12,16 L9,16 L11,11.5 L11,8.99791312 C11,7.89449617 11.8982606,7 12.9979131,7 L15.0020869,7 C16.1055038,7 17,7.89826062 17,8.99791312 L17,11.5 L19,16 L16,16 L16,20 L12,20 L12,16 Z M7,13 L9,13 L9,8.99791312 C9,7.89826062 8.10541955,7 7.00189865,7 L2.99810135,7 C1.88670635,7 1,7.89449617 1,8.99791312 L1,13 L3,13 L3,20 L7,20 L7,13 Z M5,6 C6.65685425,6 8,4.65685425 8,3 C8,1.34314575 6.65685425,0 5,0 C3.34314575,0 2,1.34314575 2,3 C2,4.65685425 3.34314575,6 5,6 Z M14,6 C15.6568542,6 17,4.65685425 17,3 C17,1.34314575 15.6568542,0 14,0 C12.3431458,0 11,1.34314575 11,3 C11,4.65685425 12.3431458,6 14,6 Z" id="Combined-Shape"></path>';

    // ...


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