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The list of available positions where you can insert a module is controlled by the template you are using. It is possible to add new positions to a template. In this example, we will add a new position to the default rhuk_milkyway template. Here are the steps.
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=== Joomla! 1.5 {{JVer|1.5}} ===
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The list of available positions where you can insert a [[module]] is controlled by the [[template]] you are using. It is possible to add new positions to a template. In this example, we will add a new position to the default rhuk_milkyway template. Here are the steps.
 
*Open the file "<your Joomla! home>/templates/rhuk_milkyway/index.php" for editing and determine where your new position will be on the page. Note that you can see all of the existing template locations in your browser by adding "?tp=1" to the end of your normal URL (for example, <nowiki>"http://www.yoursite.com/?tp=1"</nowiki>).  
 
*Open the file "<your Joomla! home>/templates/rhuk_milkyway/index.php" for editing and determine where your new position will be on the page. Note that you can see all of the existing template locations in your browser by adding "?tp=1" to the end of your normal URL (for example, <nowiki>"http://www.yoursite.com/?tp=1"</nowiki>).  
*In our example, we will add a new location after the "breadcrumb" position called "mynewposition". To do this, find the line in the file <nowiki>"<div id="whitebox">"</nowiki> and insert a new line <nowiki>"<jdoc:include type="modules" name="mynewposition" /></nowiki> as shown below:
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*In our example, we will add a new location after the "breadcrumb" position called "mynewposition". To do this, find the line in the file <code><nowiki><div id="whitebox"></nowiki></code> and insert a new line <code><jdoc:include type="modules" name="mynewposition" /></code> as shown below:
  
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=== Joomla! 1.0 {{JVer|1.0}} ===
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To create a "new" position, choose one of the names from the list of positions shown in Site > [[Template Manager]] > Module Positions.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:59, 20 May 2010

Joomla! 1.5 Joomla 1.5

The list of available positions where you can insert a module is controlled by the template you are using. It is possible to add new positions to a template. In this example, we will add a new position to the default rhuk_milkyway template. Here are the steps.

  • Open the file "<your Joomla! home>/templates/rhuk_milkyway/index.php" for editing and determine where your new position will be on the page. Note that you can see all of the existing template locations in your browser by adding "?tp=1" to the end of your normal URL (for example, "http://www.yoursite.com/?tp=1").
  • In our example, we will add a new location after the "breadcrumb" position called "mynewposition". To do this, find the line in the file <div id="whitebox"> and insert a new line <jdoc:include type="modules" name="mynewposition" /> as shown below:
<div id="pathway">
   <jdoc:include type="modules" name="breadcrumb" />
</div>
   <div class="clr"></div>
   <div id="whitebox">
      <jdoc:include type="modules" name="mynewposition" />
   <div id="whitebox_t">
  • Open the file "<your Joomla! home>/templates/rhuk_milkyway/templateDetails.xml" for editing and find the "<positions>" section of the file. Add the new entry for "mynewposition" as shown below:
<positions>
   <position>breadcrumb</position>
   <position>left</position>
   <position>right</position>
   <position>top</position>
   <position>user1</position>
   <position>user2</position>
   <position>user3</position>
   <position>user4</position>
   <position>footer</position>
   <position>debug</position>
   <position>syndicate</position>
   <position>mynewposition</position>
</positions>

Now, when you look at your site with the "?tp=1" URL, you should see the new position as shown below:

New template position2.png

In the Module:[Edit] screen, the new position should display in the drop-down list box of available positions, as shown below.

New template position1.png

Joomla! 1.0 Joomla 1.0

To create a "new" position, choose one of the names from the list of positions shown in Site > Template Manager > Module Positions.