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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. This screen has two links in the upper left: Site and Administrator. The Site link is selected by default. The Site link allows you to work with Modules that will be visible on your web site's front end. This is where you will do most of your work with Modules.

The Administrator link allows you to work with Modules that show on your web site's back end. In many cases, it is not necessary to modify the back-end Modules for Joomla!. All of the standard Joomla! administrator functions are available with no modifications here. You only need to make changes here if you want to change the standard administrator functions.

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.

For detailed information about each Module type for your web site, see the Modules Site screen. For detailed information about modifying the Modules for the back end of your site, see Modules Administrator.

All Modules have two sections that are the same: Details and Menu Assignment. The Parameters are different for each Module Type.


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Menu Assignment

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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