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|−|Module position are placeholders used in a template to identify positions in the template and tell the Joomla application where to place the output from the modules you assign to a particular position. |+|
|−|For example the module position "left" could be used in the left side of the template to display your navigation menu. |+|
|−|That way you will know that when you assign a module to position "Left" the module will be displayed there. |+|
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|−|Ultimately it is up to the designer of the template to use a module position and not all templates support all positions. When you assign a module to a position that does not exist in the template it will not be displayed |+|
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Revision as of 21:58, 29 September 2013
Joomla! Users and Administrators need to only understand the following:
- Modules are set positions dictated by the template developer when they developed the template.
- Modules can be turned on and off based on menu selection.
- Modules can be reordered in their assigned position using the Module Manager.
A module position is a placeholder in a template. They identify one or several positions within the template and tell the Joomla! application where to place output from modules assigned to a particular position. The template designer has complete control over module positions, creating variations between templates and the respective Joomla! default positions assigned to modules in the installation sample data.
For example, the module position Left could be defined to be on the left side of the template to display a site navigation menu. So if a module is assigned the Left position, it will be displayed wherever the designer puts that Left module position - not necessarily the left side of the page.
The image below shows an example of a module map when module mapping is enabled in template administration.