WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?
Configuring front-end modules: Breadcrumbs, Newsflash, Latest News, Random Image, Search, and Custom HTML
Embedding modules in articles
Configuring administrator modules
Modules are the little bits of text and functionality that appear, for the most part, on the perimeter of your web pages. Figure 8-1 shows the modules that appear on the home page of the Joomla site you've been working on.
Figure 8.1. FIGURE 8-1
It has only two major items that aren't modules:
The story "Joomla! Community Portal"
Everything else is a module.
Modules are rather important in configuring your web page. Several modules come with Joomla by default. In this chapter, I described some of the most commonly used modules. You can also download thousands of modules, many for free, at
extensions.joomla.org, the Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED).
Take a look at the Module Manager, as shown in Figure 8-2. You can access the Module Manager under the Extensions menu.
Figure 8.2. FIGURE 8-2
You are looking at the Module Manager for your site; that is, the modules that display on the front end of the web site. You can also see a tab for Administrator modules, which are covered later in the chapter.
If you have many modules on your site, you ...