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You will usually want to associate modules with articles in some way.  The modules are allocated to module positions and the module positions appear somewhere on the Web page as determined by the template.  However, it is sometimes useful to have a module actually embedded within the article.
 
You will usually want to associate modules with articles in some way.  The modules are allocated to module positions and the module positions appear somewhere on the Web page as determined by the template.  However, it is sometimes useful to have a module actually embedded within the article.
  
To insert a module inside an article, use the ''{loadposition xx}'' command, as follows:
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To insert a module inside an article, you publish the module to a position and load that position in the article as follows:
#Create a module and set its position to any value that doesn't conflict with an existing template position. You can type in the position value instead of selecting it from the drop-down list. For example, use the position ''myposition''.
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#Assign the module to the Menu Items that contain the articles that you want the module to show in. You can also just assign the module to '''all''' Menu Items.
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#Edit the articles where you want this module to appear and insert the text ''{loadposition myposition}'' in the article at the place where you want the module.
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Note that this only works when the [[Screen.plugins.edit.15#Content_-_Load_Module|''Content - Load Module'' plugin is enabled]]. If this plugin is disabled, the text ''{loadposition myposition}'' shows unchanged in the article.
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#Create a module and set its position to '''''myposition'''''. '''''myposition''''' can be any value that doesn't conflict with an existing template position. Type in the position '''''myposition''''' and press enter instead of selecting it from the drop-down list.  
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#Assign the module to '''All''' the Menu Items. This will make sure that it always appears, no matter how the visitor got to the article. The module will not show unless you put the command to load the module in an [[article]].
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#Edit the articles where you want this module to appear and insert the text '''''{loadposition myposition}''''' in the article at the place where you want the module.
  
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{{dablink|*Note that this only works when the [[Help25:Extensions_Plugin_Manager_Edit#Content_-_Load_Modules|''Content - Load Module'' plugin is enabled]]. If this plugin is disabled, the text ''{loadposition myposition}'' shows unchanged in the article.}}
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===loadmodule===
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An alternative to "{loadposition xx}" is the "{loadmodule yyy}" variation which is handled by the same plugin.
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In this case the plugin looks for the first module who's '''type''' matches the string 'yyy'. So, you could load a "mod_login" module by placing {loadmodule login} in your text. If you wish to load a specific instance of a module, because you have more than one login module e.g. titled as login1, login2, etc. you have to use {loadmodule login,login2} for the module titled as login2. You can also add the a style that is used for rendering the module, to do so add the style as third parameter like {loadmodule login,login2,xhtml}. If you don't add a style then "none" is used.
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===Modules within Modules===
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It is possible in Joomla! 2.5+ and Joomla! 3.x+ to include a module within a "Custom HTML" module as they are processed by content plugins in the same way as articles.
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To make this work, the option '''Prepare content''' must be enabled as shown in this screenshot.
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[[File:j3x_custom_html_prepare_content_option.png||Showing the Prepare Content option in a Custom HTML module.]]
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You should remember when doing this that you may experience formatting issues as the "chrome" of the "Custom HTML" module will surround the "chrome" of the included module potential having undesirable effects of the formatting or layout.
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Latest revision as of 17:08, 23 July 2014

You will usually want to associate modules with articles in some way. The modules are allocated to module positions and the module positions appear somewhere on the Web page as determined by the template. However, it is sometimes useful to have a module actually embedded within the article.

To insert a module inside an article, you publish the module to a position and load that position in the article as follows:

  1. Create a module and set its position to myposition. myposition can be any value that doesn't conflict with an existing template position. Type in the position myposition and press enter instead of selecting it from the drop-down list.
  2. Assign the module to All the Menu Items. This will make sure that it always appears, no matter how the visitor got to the article. The module will not show unless you put the command to load the module in an article.
  3. Edit the articles where you want this module to appear and insert the text {loadposition myposition} in the article at the place where you want the module.


loadmodule

An alternative to "{loadposition xx}" is the "{loadmodule yyy}" variation which is handled by the same plugin.

In this case the plugin looks for the first module who's type matches the string 'yyy'. So, you could load a "mod_login" module by placing {loadmodule login} in your text. If you wish to load a specific instance of a module, because you have more than one login module e.g. titled as login1, login2, etc. you have to use {loadmodule login,login2} for the module titled as login2. You can also add the a style that is used for rendering the module, to do so add the style as third parameter like {loadmodule login,login2,xhtml}. If you don't add a style then "none" is used.

Modules within Modules

It is possible in Joomla! 2.5+ and Joomla! 3.x+ to include a module within a "Custom HTML" module as they are processed by content plugins in the same way as articles.

To make this work, the option Prepare content must be enabled as shown in this screenshot.

Showing the Prepare Content option in a Custom HTML module.

You should remember when doing this that you may experience formatting issues as the "chrome" of the "Custom HTML" module will surround the "chrome" of the included module potential having undesirable effects of the formatting or layout.