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A great feature of Joomla is the Module Manager, which allows you to insert various functions into your website. Perhaps you want to include a search bar, or a latest news updates box, or a menu contained within your websites side bar. The module manager is where all this action begins.

Joomla already has a whole lot of great default modules you can begin using straight away, and there are also literally thousands of other modules and plugins you can download from the Joomla Extensions Directory that have been submitted by many Joomla users around the world.

 The Module Manager can be access from Joomla's control panel by clicking the Module Manager Icon:

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It can also be accessed from the EXTENSIONS tab in the top menu bar:

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From here you will be taken to the module manager. Let's run through a few of the important features of this screen:

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1. Towards the top of the module manager are a row of icons. It is here that you can insert 'new' modules into your site, 'edit' or alter the published status of existing modules. Let's look at these icons in greater detail. (If you are already familiar with these icons, you can jump straight to step 2, where we explore the module managers filtering options.

NEW
Allows you to insert new modules into your website.

EDIT
After selecting a module from the list, clicking the EDIT button will open up the parameters for that specific module, and allow you to alter th emodules behaviour.

DUPLICATE
First create the module, then selct it from the list of modules and click DUPLICATE. The function will make an exact replicate of an existing module.

PUBLISH / UNPUBLISH
After selecting an existing module from the list, clicking either of these two buttons alters the published status of a module. Perhaps you want to disable a particular module from your website for a period of time, but do not wish to delete the module. This is the feature that will allow you to do this.

CHECK IN
If you find that you are locked out of a particular module, in most cases this is because another user or administrator of the website is currently already editing that module. In this scenario click CHECK IN to allow multiple users into that module.

TRASH
Modules that are no longer required can be discarded into the trash can.

OPTIONS
Controls the various levels of access to the module manager for specific levels of users.

HELP
Brings up a window where further information can be accessed about the media manger.

 

2. The filter allows you to find specific modules from the list of modules. It can be filtered using keywords, or by selecting paramenters from the pull down menus.

3. The list of modules also displays information about the published status of each module, the position the module is locked in to, and the order that the module appears within that position.

]]> buipy001@gmail.com (Peter Bui) Module Management Tue, 18 Jan 2021 10:25:34 +1100 What Are Extensions? https://joomtraining.com.au/tutorials/item/74-what-are-extensions? https://joomtraining.com.au/tutorials/item/74-what-are-extensions?

When you install and start using Joomla there are many features built into it that make your site useful from, content editing and management to user controls and now access control levels in Joomla 1.6.

To extend Joomla's core functionality, there are extensions available for web administrators to install and configure in their Joomla websites.

These extensions allow for an also unlimited number of new functions that can be added onto Joomla's core list of functions.

 

There are four main types of extensions that you can obtain and install for Joomla.

  1. Components
  2. Modules
  3. Plugins
  4. Templates

Some common extensions for Joomla include, backup extensions, forums, commenting systems, event calendars and document management systems.

To find more extensions to increase your website functionality, please visit, http://extensions.joomla.org. Here you will find a over 5500+ extensions available for Joomla. There you will find a huge list of components, modules and plugins.

Templates on the other hand can be found a specialised template shops such as JoomlArt and Rockettheme.

]]> buipy001@gmail.com (Peter Bui) Tutorials Sun, 09 Jan 2021 23:30:59 +1100 Installing an Extension in Joomla 1.6 https://joomtraining.com.au/tutorials/extensions/item/73-installing-an-extension-in-joomla-16 https://joomtraining.com.au/tutorials/extensions/item/73-installing-an-extension-in-joomla-16

Installing an extension into Joomla 1.6 is is very easy. The same process to done for all Joomla addons / extensions including, templates, plugins, modules and components.

 

Installing Extensions

From the backend area of Joomla, mouse over, Extensions, and then Extensions manager

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The Extensions Manger Install screen will appear.

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The easiest option for installing a new extension is to use the Upload Package File option. Simply clicking Choose file button and navigate to the extension that you have downloaded on to your computer.

Click Upload and Install once you have selected the file and Joomla will upload, extract and install the extension for you.

Installing from Directory

In other circumstances, you may have to upload the extension that you are installing to the file system of Joomla. You may do this via FTP or another file access and transfer protocol.

From here you will need to provide Joomla with the file location of the extension and Joomla will extract and install the extension for you.

Installing from URL

This option allows you to specify a URL where Joomla can download the extension to extract and install. This method won't always work as some extensions will require registration and account access to download files.

Where Can I Find Extensions

More extensions for Joomla can be found in the Joomla Extensions directory

]]> buipy001@gmail.com (Peter Bui) Extension Sun, 09 Jan 2021 23:10:27 +1100