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• Last Updated: 02/14/2020
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How to display module positions in Joomla


A module position is a placeholder in a template that contains specific website content. Тhe available positions are determined by the template you are using. Therefore, they vary from template to template. Usually, when you purchase a Joomla template, it contains information about the positions in its documentation. In case you were not provided with such information, do not worry. We will show a little trick on how to display them and find out where to put the content you will be creating in the future.


Enabling the Preview Module Position functionality

In order to begin, we will need you to log in to your Joomla Admin Dashboard and access the “Templates: Styles” page. You can do that by clicking on the  “Templates” shortcut button located on the left-hand side of the Home page or by navigating through the top menu bar to Extension > Templates > Styles.


Accessing the Template Styles page


Once you are there, please click on the “Options” button located at the top right corner of the page.


The Options button


At the “Options” page, please click on the “Enabled” option next to “Preview Module Positions” and hit the “Save” button to record the change.


Enabling the Preview Module Positions option


All done here. After one simple step, you will be able to preview the result on your website frontend.


Reviewing Module Positions

In order for the module positions to be displayed on the website frontend, you will need to include an additional “?tp=1” suffix to your website URL address. For example, “yourdomain.com/index.php?tp=1” where “yourdomain.com” represents your own domain name.

In the screenshot below, you can find a visual example to better understand what exactly we are referring to.


Adding suffix to Joomla URL


You will also notice that each available position in your template is indicated by its name.

Please note that it is recommended to set the “Preview Module Positions” mode back to “Disabled” once you complete your intended task.

That is it! Now you know how to review the module positions in your own template, and you can do so anytime in the future. We hope you have found this information useful and you have managed to achieve the intended result with ease. In case you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Support Team.

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