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Extensions Modules Administrator

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How to access

Navigate to Extensions    Modules and select the "Administrator" in the left dropdown. To create a new Module, press the "New" button on the toolbar. To edit an existing Module, click on the Module Name or click on the Module's checkbox and press the Edit button on the toolbar.

Description

This is where you will add new Modules or edit existing Modules for the backend of your Joomla web site. When you install Joomla, 18 built-in Modules are available for use in the backend of your web site.

Screenshots

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Module Types

When the New button is pressed, a new screen displays all of the Module Types available. You can select the desired type by clicking on the Module Name. Note that you can cancel this action by pressing the Cancel button on the toolbar.

As of Joomla 3.9, a standard installation includes 18 Administrator Module Types. Each has its own function and its own Parameters, as described below.

Action Logs - Latest

This module shows a list of the most recent actions performed by your users on the Control Panel.

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The Type for this Module is "mod_latestactions".

Administrator Menu

This Module shows the main admin navigation menu. An example of this module is shown below:

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The Type for this Module is "mod_menu".

Administrator Sub-Menu

This Module shows the submenu navigation Module.
The Type for this Module is "mod_submenu".

Articles - Latest

This Module is used to display the "Recent added Articles" in the System → Control Panel. An example is shown below:

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The Type for this Module is "mod_latest".

Custom

This Module allows you to create your own custom admin module, using a WYSIWG editor.
The Type for this Module is "mod_custom".

Feed Display

This Module allows you to show a news feed from an external web site. An example is shown below:

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The Type for this Module is "mod_feed".

Joomla! Version Information

This Module shows the Joomla version used on the site.
The Module Type name for this is "mod_version".

Logged-In Users

This Module shows a list of users who are currently logged into the site. This is displayed in the System → Control Panel. An example is shown below:

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The Type for this Module is "mod_logged".

Login Form

This Module displays a Username and Password Login form. It should not be unpublished.
The Module Type name for this is "mod_login".

Multilingual Status

This Module displays the multilingual status parameters of a site. Clicking on the 'multilingual status' link will display a modal like on this example:

Multilingual-Status-Module-example-en.png The Module Type name for this is "mod_multilangstatus".
The module doesn't have specific settings.

Popular Articles

This Module shows a list of the most popular articles, based on the number of hits. An example is shown below:

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The Type for this Module is "mod_popular".

Privacy Dashboard

This Module shows information about privacy requests.

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The Type for this Module is "mod_privacy_dashboard". The module doesn't have specific settings.

Quick Icons

This Module shows the Quick Icons on the System → Control Panel. An example is shown below:

Admin quick icons example-en.png The Module Type name for this Module is "mod_quickicon".
The module doesn't have specific settings.

Sample Data

This Module allows you to install the sample data.
The Type for this Module is "mod_sampledata". The module doesn't have specific settings.

Statistics

This Module shows information about your server and site information like the PHP and Database versions, OS used, number of articles, users, hits... An example is shown below:

Admin-Statistics-example-en.png The Type for this Module is "mod_stats_admin".

Title

This Module shows the Titles for each backend screen. An example is shown below:

Admin-Title-example-en.png The Module Type name for this Module is "mod_title".

Toolbar

This Module shows the toolbars used in the Joomla backend. An example is shown below:

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The Module Type name for this Module is "mod_toolbar".

User Status

This Module shows the User Status icons. This includes a Preview button, a link to open a new admin window, a Logout button, counts of Private Messages and current Logged-in Users and Logged-in Backend Users. An example is shown below.

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The Module Type name for this Module is "mod_status".

Toolbar

At the top left you will see the toolbar:

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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.

Quick Tips

  • Some Joomla Extensions provide new Module Types. If you have installed any Extensions, your Joomla! site might have Module Types that are not listed here. In this case, please refer to the documentation for the Extension for information about these Module Types.

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