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Joomla! 3 Template Essentials by Paweł Frankowski

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Modules and plugins

The strength of each template lies in the modules; they are used to display content at a particular place on your website. Modules also enable non-technical users to customize a template according to their specific layout needs, and with so many different modules available, the possibilities are endless. The difference between a module and a component is that a module is part of an individual subpage while the component creates the subpage. Your site template defines various module positions (different site areas) that determine where these modules are displayed. Without them, even the most beautiful template will look like a plan (empty) layout.

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Modules allow you to insert all sorts of content into many different site areas ...

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