The module manager is the place you go to add and edit all different types of Joomla modules. Joomla modules are used to display content and/or media around the main content. We have looked at menu modules, header image modules, and footer modules, but there are several other modules available for your use. The following are a few that you may want to try:

  • Breadcrumbs – displays the navigation path from the home page to the current page in text below the green horizontal navigation bar
  • Courseleaf - Links to the UAB course catalog
  • GCalendar - integrate a Google Calendar for display on your site.
  • Feed Display – RSS, etc. – allows the displaying of a syndicated feed
  • Custom HTML modules – allows you to create your own text boxes with custom HTML code using a WYSIWYG editor
  • Latest News – shows a list of the most recently published and current articles. Some that are shown may have expired even though they are the most  recent.
  • Most Read Content – shows a list of currently published articles which have the highest number of page views
  • SlideshowCK - Basic image slideshow. 
  • has many modules – but note that Web Communications will need to test the module and IT must evaluate the security of the module  before it can be loaded onto your site.

Module Positions

Module positions are specific locations in a template that are allocated for displaying modules. Modules can be positioned anywhere the template allows, making these very flexible elements for your pages. This makes Joomla extremely versatile when it comes to displaying what you want, where you want it.

Module Facts:

  1. All Joomla Web sites require at least one menu module

  2. All other module types are optional. (Examples: News, Banner, Latest News, Polls)

  3. Every menu is accompanied by a menu module. (Example: mod_mainmenu)

  4. You can have multiple occurrences of similar module types.

  5. Some modules are linked to components. For example, each menu module is related to one menu component. To define a menu in Joomla, create the menu and menu items using the Menus screens and then create the module for the menu using this screen. Other modules, such as Custom HTML and Breadcrumbs, do not depend on any other content.