Extensions Module Manager Who Online
From Joomla! Documentation
The Who's Online Module displays the number of Anonymous Users (e.g. Guests) and Registered Users (ones logged-in) that are currently accessing the website.
How to Access
To add a new Who's Online module or edit an existing Who's Online module, navigate to the Module Manager:
- Select Extensions → Modules
Click the New button and click on Who's Online in the modal popup window.
To Edit an existing Who's Online module, in the Module Manager click on the Who's Online Modules Title or click the Who's Online module's check box and then click the Edit button in the Toolbar.
- 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
- Display. (# of Guests / Users/User names/Both). Select what will be shown.
- Filter Groups. (Yes/No) Choose to filter by groups of the connected user.
- Show Title. (Show/Hide) Show or hide module title on display. Effect will depend on the chrome style in the template.
- Position. You may select a module position from the list of pre-defined positions or enter your own module position by typing the name in the field and pressing enter.
- Status. (Published/Unpublished/Trashed) The published status of the item.
- 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 Use this field if you want to have content automatically changed to Unpublished state at a future time (for example, when it is no longer applicable).
- Access. The viewing Access Level for this item.
- 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.
- 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.
On this tab there is a list of menu items. You can choose between:
- On all pages
- No pages
- Only on the pages selected
- On all pages except those selected
from the List.
If the latter two options are selected a list will show with all the menu items on as shown in the screenshot above. This allows you to assign modules to some but not all pages, and by selecting the menu links that you want the module associated with you can customize on what pages modules appear/don't appear.
- See How do you assign a module to specific pages? for more information.
- 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.
- Module Class Suffix. A suffix applied to the CSS class of the Module. This allows you to create customized CSS styles that will apply just to this module. You would then modify the "template.css" (or "custom.css") file of your template to apply styling to this new class.
- Enter this parameter with a leading space to create a new CSS class for this module. Enter the parameter without a leading space to change the CSS class name for this module.
- Caching. Use Global/No Caching. Whether or not to cache the content of this Module. A setting of "Use Global" will use the Cache Settings from the Global Configuration screen.
- Cache Time. The number of minutes for which to cache the item locally. It can safely be left at the default.
- Module Tag. The HTML tag for the module to be placed in. By default this is a div tag but other HTML5 elements can also be used.
- Bootstrap Size. (Values 0 to 12) This allows you to choose the width of the module via the span element built into bootstrap.
- Header Tag. The HTML tag to use for the modules header or title. This can be an h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 or a p tag. Note that you must use a module style (chrome) of html5 or add your custom module styles in <mytemplate>/html/modules.php.
- Header Class. Here you can add optional CSS classes to add to the modules header or title element.
- Module Style. You can use this option to override the templates style for its position.
- Delete. (Inherited/Allowed/Denied). Allow or deny Delete for users in the Public group. Delete Allows users in the group to delete any content in this extension.
- Edit. (Inherited/Allowed/Denied). Allow or deny Edit for users in the Public group. Edit Allows users in the group to edit any content in this extension.
- Edit State. (Inherited/Allowed/Denied). Allow or deny Edit State for users in the Public group. Edit State Allows users in the group to change the state of any content in this extension.
- Frontend Editing. (Inherited/Allowed/Denied). Allow or deny Edit from the frontend of the site for users in the group.
At the top left you will see the toolbar:
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.
- Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
- Help. Opens this help screen.
- Most people prefer not to use the "Who's Online" module when they have few visitors.
- If you set the cache time for this module too long, the number of visitors shown will be incorrect as the module takes users into account that visited your site x minutes ago.
- More about Modules: what is a module position, Description of the default Site and Administrator Modules.