In this tutorial:

In Joomla 3.0, the location a module shows up on a page is determined by the position the module is set to. For example, if you have a module position within your template named footer-1, to place a module there you will have to set the module's position to footer-1. Likewise, setting a module's position to position-7 will most likely place the module in your template's sidebar.

Before you can decide which position to assign a module to, you need to know which positions your template has available, as each template can define different positions at different locations on the page. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to view the module positions in a Joomla 3.0 template.

Joomla 3.0

To view Module Positions in Joomla 3.0:

  1. Log into your Joomla 3.0 administrative dashboard
  2. In the top menu, click Extensions and then click Template Manager
  3. In the tabs at the top of the page, click the Options tab
  4. Under the Templates tab, find the following setting:

    Preview Module Positions
    Enable the preview of the module positions in the template by appending tp=1 to the web address. Also enables the Preview button in the list of templates. Please refresh the page after changing this setting.

    Click Enabled next to this option, and then click the Save & Close button at the top of the page.
  5. Once again, in the top menu, click Extensions and then click Template Manager
  6. Now that we have the Preview Module Positions setting enabled, you will see a preview icon next to your Site Templates. Click the preview icon next to the template you would like to view.
  7. After clicking the preview icon, you'll see a new window appear that looks similar to the below (we are previewing the prostart template):
    As you can see in the screenshot above, the red arrow points to position-7. If you wanted a module to show in this position, you would assign the module to position-7.

Joomla 3.1

The same steps apply in Joomla 3.1 as they do in Joomla 3.0

Joomla 3.2

The same steps apply in Joomla 3.2 as they do in Joomla 3.0

Did you find this article helpful?

We value your feedback!

Why was this article not helpful? (Check all that apply)
The article is too difficult or too technical to follow.
There is a step or detail missing from the instructions.
The information is incorrect or out-of-date.
It does not resolve the question/problem I have.
How did you find this article?
Please tell us how we can improve our Support Center:
Email Address
Optional, but our team may contact you for more information.
Like this Article?


Post a comment
n/a Points
2014-04-09 5:30 am

very good

Post a Comment

Email Address:
Are you a bot?

Please note: Your name and comment will be displayed, but we will not show your email address.

Write New!
Do you want to publish a tutorial to our support center?

News / Announcements

SSL Certficate Warnings
Updated 2014-04-14 11:34 am EST
Hits: 2218
Heartbleed 0-day OpenSSL security bug
Updated 2014-04-14 04:43 pm EST
Hits: 5640

Related Questions

Here are a few questions related to this article that our customers have asked:
Ooops! It looks like there are no questions about this page.
Would you like to ask a question about this page? If so, click the button below!
Ask a Question
Stack Exchange Q&A site proposal: Joomla

Need more Help?


Ask the Community!

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and InMotion Hosting Staff.

Current Customers

Chat: Click to Chat Now E-mail:
Call: 888-321-HOST (4678) Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help. Sign up today!