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Navigate to the Module Manager and either press the "New" button on the toolbar or click on a Module Name.
This is where you create new Modules or edit existing Modules. When you create a new Module, you will select the Module Type. This will determine what type of content this Module can display. If you edit and existing Module, the Module Type will already be determined. Note that you cannot change the Module Type of an existing Module.
Note that if you install one or more Joomla! Extensions, these Extensions may add new Module Types. In this case, your screen will show additional Types.
When a new Module is created, the Module:[New] screen displays all of the Module Types available for new new Module. A standard Joomla! installation includes 20 Module Types. These are described below.