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Adding positions in child template

Post by kkurtz » Tue Dec 19, 2023 2:06 pm

This is a general question, not related to a specific site. I want to add a position to a child template in Joomla 4, say in the footer. I know I have to add the position name in templatedetails. In J3 there would have been a jdoc include in the index.php file. So do I need a jdoc include in the index.php for Cassiopeia? And if, so won't it be wiped out when Cassiopeia is updated? Is there another way?

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Re: Adding positions in child template

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Tue Dec 19, 2023 2:55 pm

Copy the index.php file to the child template and modify it there.

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Re: Adding positions in child template

Post by Webdongle » Tue Dec 19, 2023 5:48 pm

Does it need to be defined in the xml file as well?
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Re: Adding positions in child template

Post by brian » Tue Dec 19, 2023 6:20 pm

Webdongle wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2023 5:48 pm
Does it need to be defined in the xml file as well?
No - only if you want it to be listed in the module position select. If you can remember the name of the position then the index.php is all you have to edit
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Re: Adding positions in child template

Post by Webdongle » Tue Dec 19, 2023 6:59 pm

And if they forgot then they would just need to view the Template positions from the Template manager ... yes?
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Re: Adding positions in child template

Post by brian » Tue Dec 19, 2023 7:13 pm

obviously
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Re: Adding positions in child template

Post by Webdongle » Tue Dec 19, 2023 8:30 pm

To some yes but not to a few (or many) newbies who might read this thread. Over 100 views in the 6+ hours since the op.
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Re: Adding positions in child template

Post by ceford » Wed Dec 20, 2023 8:21 am

Why a new position in the footer position? Just arrange your modules in the existing footer position in your desired order and style them as you see fit.

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Re: Adding positions in child template

Post by kkurtz » Wed Dec 20, 2023 6:30 pm

Thank you all. I will give this a try.

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Re: Adding positions in child template

Post by kkurtz » Sun Apr 14, 2024 5:47 pm

I am placing two modules in the below-top position. One module contains an image and the other some text. I want the image to be on the left and the text on the right. Ceford (above) said to arrange the modules in the desired order. But I am not sure how to specify the order. So far the image is on the right and the text on the left.


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