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You can use any theme on your Joomla hosted website. Joomla 2.5 themes are used not only to define the style of a webpage, but also to define how the page is laid out. For example, it is because of how a specific template is setup that certain items show in the footer of a page, or in the left / right sidebars.
It also makes sense that modules are the only Joomla extensions that are assigned to module positions. For example, when you install a component or a plugin, they do not need to be assigned to a module position.
When working on your Joomla 2.5 site, there may be times when you need to move modules to different parts of the page. Each module is shown in a “place holder”, and these place holders are referred to as positions. To move a module to a different position, you’ll need to know where each position is set in the template. For example, the footer may have a position labeled as “position-14”. You need to know this position name before you can move a module to it.
Viewing where module positions are configured within a template
- Log into your Joomla Dashboard
- In the top menu, under Extensions click Template Manager
- In the top right, click the Options button
- Set Preview Module Positions to Enabled and then click Save & Close
- Click the Templates tab
- Next to the template you would like to view the structure of, click Preview
- A new window will open and it will outline the structure of the template. It may be hard to see, but you should see areas labeled similar to position-12 and position-7
Thoughts on “How to View Module Positions in a Joomla 2.5 Template”
hi guys,i will till the short.
go on the fron side of you site,click on browser and in the end after/type?tp=1
red marked area the positions.
thanks my friend
Sorry 🙂 I have an article alredy, but becase I use a template which has positions like (user1, user2, etc…) I want to check on a subpage (or article) what are these positions but If I do as I did, it opens the frntpage and I see what is going on there, but If I open the article all the “help” is gone, and I see the page just as anyone would see it.
Apologies, but we still need a little clarification. You refer to “positions”, but like this link shows, there are no positions labeled user1 or user2. Can you please provide a link or screenshot indicating what you’re talking about? It would really help us to understand what you’re trying to do.
Nice article. Direct to the solution. Thanks.