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Modules are lightweight and flexible [[extensions]] used for page rendering. Sometimes modules are linked to [[components]] such as the “latest news” module which links to the content component (com_content) and displays links to the newest content items.  These modules are mostly visible as the “boxes” that are arranged around a component on a typical page, for example, the login module. Modules are assigned per menu item, so, for example, you can decide to show or hide the logon module depending on which component (menu item) is used. However, modules do not need to be linked to components; they don't even need to be linked to anything and can be just static HTML or text.
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Modules are lightweight and flexible [[Extension|extensions]] used for page rendering. These modules are often “boxes” arranged around a [[component]] on a typical page. A well-known example is the login module. Modules are assigned per menu item, so you can decide to show or hide (for example) the login module depending on which page (menu item) the user is currently on. Some modules are linked to components: the “latest news” module, for example, links to the content component (com_content) and displays links to the newest content items. However, modules do not need to be linked to components; they don't even need to be linked to anything and can be just static HTML or text.
  
 
Modules are managed in the Administrator by the Module Manager ([[screen.modules.15|help screen]]).  
 
Modules are managed in the Administrator by the Module Manager ([[screen.modules.15|help screen]]).  
  
 
'''See also''': [[Component]], [[Plugin]], [[Template]]<noinclude>[[Category:Glossary definitions|{{PAGENAME}}]]</noinclude>
 
'''See also''': [[Component]], [[Plugin]], [[Template]]<noinclude>[[Category:Glossary definitions|{{PAGENAME}}]]</noinclude>

Revision as of 15:58, 24 September 2011

Modules are lightweight and flexible extensions used for page rendering. These modules are often “boxes” arranged around a component on a typical page. A well-known example is the login module. Modules are assigned per menu item, so you can decide to show or hide (for example) the login module depending on which page (menu item) the user is currently on. Some modules are linked to components: the “latest news” module, for example, links to the content component (com_content) and displays links to the newest content items. However, modules do not need to be linked to components; they don't even need to be linked to anything and can be just static HTML or text.

Modules are managed in the Administrator by the Module Manager (help screen).

See also: Component, Plugin, Template