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[1st Revision]: Module Positions 1.5x

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:25 am
by Michelle Bisson
Please edit and proof-read this text. I will then update the admin manual.  Please read: Guidelines for Editing and Proof-reading:

http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,437.0.html

Please publish your work here in this thread.

Thanks!
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Module Positions
http://help.joomla.org/content/view/59/153/

Re: To Do: Module Positions 1.1x

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:33 am
by rdb

  *** Checked out for proof reading/editing ***

Re: To Do: Module Positions 1.1x

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:20 pm
by rdb
    *** Checked back in from proof reading/editing ***

Re: To Do: Module Positions 1.1x

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:22 pm
by rdb
This module has been moved to the 1.5 documentation area and the changelog updated.

This module is ready to be reviewed by a fresh pair of eyes.

http://help.joomla.org/content/view/1450/196/

Re: [1st Revision]: Module Positions 1.1x

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:32 pm
by aWordinyourEar
Tweek paragraph 4
The word 'position' is to be changed to whichever position you define on this page. (For more advanced techniques, see the the Development manual.)

Should that not be 'Developer Manual'?

and in Ch8 Developers Manual likewise should be 'Developer Manual' - consistency makes things easier.

cheers,

Russell

Re: [1st Revision]: Module Positions 1.1x

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:07 pm
by rdb
Hi aWordinyourEar,

Thanks for the comments.
"Tweek paragraph 4" : This has been done.

"and in Ch8 Developers Manual likewise should be 'Developer Manual'"
This is Chapter 8 where ?

Thanks for the "keen" eyes. Feel free to proof as many documents as you like.

-- richard

Re: [1st Revision]: Module Positions 1.1x

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:06 am
by Michelle Bisson
Russell,

I have republish parts of your suggestion in the Developer Documentation forum in this thread.
Developer Manual
http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,74346.0.html


Developer Documentation
http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/board,60.0.html

Re: [1st Revision]: Module Positions 1.1x

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:45 pm
by Kidsphoenixx
Minor typos and changes suggested:

The Module Positions page allows you to edit or enhance the naming of module positions used in your templates. To access the page, in the administrative area select “Extensions => Templates” to bring up the Template Manager. Once the manager is loaded select “Manage Positions” from the Navigation Menu.

Joomla!'s default positions come pre-configured with every site installation and in general it is unlikely you would need to change these. However should you need to configure your own custom positions, this can be easily accomplished. Simply type in a new position name or modify an existing one. You may also enter an associated description, but this is optional. Finally click the Save button.

Note: Only alphanumeric characters are supported for position names. By convention lower case letters are used but you are free to adopt any naming convention you require.

To use a module position in your template, insert the code snippet below, in your template php, at the location you want the module displayed.

The word 'position' refers to the name of the Position you want to use as detailed on the “Manage Positions” page described above. (For more advanced techniques, see the Developer manual.)

To see a visual representation of your template and the layout of the positions used, go to the Template Manager. In the Navigation menu select “Site”. A list of installed templates are displayed. Select the template you are interested in by clicking on the template's name. Click the Preview menu button to view.

Re: [1st Revision]: Module Positions 1.1x

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:17 am
by Michelle Bisson
Kidsphoenixx,

Thanks for your suggestions!  I have incorporated them.

Re: [1st Revision]: Module Positions 1.1x

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:23 am
by teclive
hi there, its says.....

Simply type in a new position name or modify an existing one. You may also enter an associated description, but this is optional. Finally click the Save button.


but i cant seem to find the place where i can add a new position or edit an existing one. I am using joomla 11

Re: [1st Revision]: Module Positions 1.5x

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:47 am
by newscience
Hi,

I am confused by one element of this discussion. From what I can gather, what is being changed is not *positions,* but the *names* of positions. Am I correct? I would imagine that only a template can actually change positions? (A "position" is a *place*, a location, and a place can have a  name.

Am I correct in this? Wouldn't take much to make it clear, if I am getting it; just use the term, "Position Name." ?

Christian

Re: [1st Revision]: Module Positions 1.1x

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:55 pm
by kwak
teclive wrote:but i cant seem to find the place where i can add a new position or edit an existing one. I am using joomla 11
For Joomla 1.0.11 look for admin Site > Template Manager > Module Positions.  I just spent 15 minutes looking for it since the 1.0.11 help page does not contain this info.

Re: [1st Revision]: Module Positions 1.5x

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:37 pm
by newscience
Kwak--

Sorry for being so "green" - but *where* is this new position? Where in the "screenspace"?

TIA,

Christian

Re: [1st Revision]: Module Positions 1.5x

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:43 pm
by kwak
Christian,

"Site > Preview > Inline with Positions" will show where they are located in the template layout.  New positions will not show up util they are added to the template.

Keith