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How to Access

Navigate to the Module Manager and either press the "New" button on the toolbar or click on a Module Name.


This is where you create new Modules or edit existing Modules. When you create a new Module, you will select the Module Type. This will determine what type of content this Module can display. If you edit and existing Module, the Module Type will already be determined. Note that you cannot change the Module Type of an existing Module.


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Note that if you install one or more Joomla! Extensions, these Extensions may add new Module Types. In this case, your screen will show additional Types.

Module Types

When a new Module is created, the Module:[New] screen displays all of the Module Types available for new new Module. A standard Joomla! installation includes 20 Module Types. These are described below.

Archived Content

This Module allows the positioning of a display of Articles that have been set to Archived. The Articles are available behind a Month/Year directory list, as shown in the example below.

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Selecting a month link shows a screen like the one below.

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Articles are stored by creation date not archival date. Only those months and years with archived Articles will be displayed. This list is generated automatically.

The Module Type name for this is "mod_archive". This module does not relate to any other component. This Module provides functionality that is similar to the Archived Article List Layout available on the Menu Item Manager New / Edit screen.

Module Parameters

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  • Count. The number of Articles to display.
  • 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" 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.
    • See the tutorial Using Class Suffixes in Joomla! 1.5/1.6 for more information.

Advanced Parameters

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  • 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.


Custom HTML

Feed Display


Latest News



Most Read Content



Random Image

Related Articles





Who's Online


Column Headers


Quick Tips

  • You can insert a Joomla! Module inside an Article by typing "{loadposition xxx}", where "xxx" is the position entered for the desired Module. Note that the position name must not conflict with a position used by your Joomla! template. It can be any name (e.g., "mymoduleposition1") as long as it matches the position name typed in for the Module. The Menu Assignment for the Module must include the Menu Item where the Article is displayed, and the Plugin called "Content - Load Module" must be enabled (which it is by default). This feature allows you, for example, to insert a Custom HTML Module anywhere in an Article. See Article Manager - New/Edit for information about adding and editing Articles.

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