13. Modules—Dynamics within the Presentation

Modules are a central component of Joomla! and are integrated into the page layout in the template’s index.php file. They are really nothing more than content elements that can be placed around the actual content. They usually do small dynamic tasks. If you have been using Joomla! for a while, you probably know the number and type of the different modules. Joomla! currently has 23 different module types (in version 1.6) that can be easily integrated into any template.

Some of these modules are almost indispensable to the design and usability of a Web site. The most important module is the one for the navigation, because without it you could not use a Web site. The search field also makes a Web site ...

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