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=Statistics Module=
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==How to Access==
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To ''''add'''' a new Menu or ''''edit'''' an existing Statistics Module, navigate to the [[Help25:Extensions_Module_Manager|Module Manager]]:
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* Select {{rarr|Extensions,Module Manager}}
  
==Overview==
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Click the ''''New'''' button and click on Statistics Content in the modal popup window.
  
==How to access==
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To ''''Edit'''' an existing Statistics Module, in the Module Manager click on an '''Statistics Modules Title''' or click the '''Statistics Modules check box''' and then click the '''Edit''' button in the Toolbar.
To add the Stastistics module, go to your site back-end.  Using the top menu, go to '''Extensions -> module manager''' and select "new". Then, select Statistics.  Alternatively, you can open an existing module.
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==Description==
 
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==Screenshot==
 
==Screenshot==
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==Toolbar==
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==Details and Options==
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==Details==
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==Basic Options==
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===Basic Options===
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*'''Server Info.''' Whether or not to show server information.
 
*'''Server Info.''' Whether or not to show server information.
 
*'''Site Info.''' Whether or not to show site information.
 
*'''Site Info.''' Whether or not to show site information.
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*'''Increase Counter.''' Optional number to increase "Content View Hits" by. This number is added to the actual number of hits.
 
*'''Increase Counter.''' Optional number to increase "Content View Hits" by. This number is added to the actual number of hits.
  
==Advanced Options==
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===Advanced Options===
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*'''Alternative layout''' Apply an alternative layout or template override
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*'''Module Class Suffix''' Apply a CSS suffix to the module
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===Menu Assignment===
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==Toolbar==
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==Front End Screenshot==
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Statistics module shown:
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==Menu Assignment==
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The Module Type name for this Module is "mod_stats". It is not related to a component - although requires the Content Component for the number of articles to display.
  
 
==Quick Tips==
 
==Quick Tips==
Just because you ''could'' display your server information, doesn't mean you should, or that it's a good idea!
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Just because you ''can'' display your server information, doesn't mean you should, or that it's a good idea!
  
 
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How to Access

To 'add' a new Menu or 'edit' an existing Statistics Module, navigate to the Module Manager:

  • Select Extensions  Module Manager

Click the 'New' button and click on Statistics Content in the modal popup window.

To 'Edit' an existing Statistics Module, in the Module Manager click on an Statistics Modules Title or click the Statistics Modules check box and then click the Edit button in the Toolbar.

Description

The Statistics Module shows information about your server installation together with statistics on the Web site users, number of Articles in your database and the number of Web links you provide.

Screenshot

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Details and Options

Details

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  • Title. The title of the module. This is also the title displayed in the front end for the module depending on the Show Title Form Field
  • Show Title. (Show/Hide) Choose whether to show or hide the modules title in the front end. The title will be the one in the Form Field above.
  • Module Position. Choose the module position you wish this module to be displayed in. A custom module position can be entered for use with the load position plugin or the position button can be pressed to select a module position from the template.
  • Status. (Published/Unpublished/Archived/Trashed) The published status of the item.
  • Access. The viewing level access for this item.
  • Module Ordering. This shows a drop down of every module in the position that the current module is in. This is the order that the modules will display in when displayed on in the front end as well as in the Module Manager.
  • Start Publishing. Date and time to start publishing. Use this field if you want to enter content ahead of time and then have it published automatically at a future time.
  • Finish Publishing. Date and time to finish publishing. Use this field if you want to have content automatically changed to Unpublished state at a future time (for example, when it is no longer applicable).
  • Language. Item language.
  • Note. Item note. This is normally for the site administrator's use (for example, to document information about this item) and does not show in the front end of the site.

Basic Options

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  • Server Info. Whether or not to show server information.
  • Site Info. Whether or not to show site information.
  • Hit Counter. Whether or not to show hit counter information.
  • Increase Counter. Optional number to increase "Content View Hits" by. This number is added to the actual number of hits.

Advanced Options

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  • Alternative Layout. If you have defined one or more alternative layouts for a module either in the template or Joomla! Core, you can select the layout to use for this module. See Layout Overrides in Joomla 2.5 for more information about alternative layouts.
  • Module Class Suffix. Setting this parameter causes Joomla! to either add a new CSS class or modify the existing CSS class for the div element for this specific module. See here for more information
  • Caching. (Use Global/No Caching) Choose whether you wish to cache the contents of the module.
  • Cache Time. The time before a module is recached.

Menu Assignment

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On the left there is a list of menu items. You can chose between None, All and Select Menu Item(s) from the List. To assign to some but not all pages choose the third option and select the menu links that you want the module associated with. See How do you assign a module to specific pages? for more information

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

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The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the module and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the module and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the module and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another module.
  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current module. Does not affect the current module. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new module.
  • Cancel/Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Front End Screenshot

Example Front End Site images are generic images using Joomla! core installation supplied free Front End Templates. The actual view can depend on the installed custom template used and the template's style for those views on a Joomla! website. Statistics module shown:

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The Module Type name for this Module is "mod_stats". It is not related to a component - although requires the Content Component for the number of articles to display.

Quick Tips

Just because you can display your server information, doesn't mean you should, or that it's a good idea!