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JDocumentRendererModules is responsible for rendering the output from all the modules enabled for a given module position. It is called whenever a
<jdoc:include type="modules" /> statement is encountered in the document template.
|render||Renders multiple modules script and returns the results as a string|
jimport( 'joomla.document.html.renderer.modules' );