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Using Joomla by Kenneth Crowder, Ron Severdia

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Built-in Frontend Modules

Frontend modules display information on the public-facing portion of your website.

Note

Skip to the explanation in View All of the Module Positions to see a trick for how to display all the module positions on a website.

Joomla comes with a set of basic modules to get you started.

Article Modules

Archived Content

Displays a list of archived articles in the form of calendar months.

Latest News

Shows the latest articles within a specific category.

Most Read Content

Displays the most popular articles based on number of views.

Newsflash

Shows an article or groups of articles from a specific category.

Related Articles

Shows articles with matching metakeywords.

Sections

Shows a list of links to site sections containing articles.

Component Modules

Banner

Displays the banner of your choice. See Chapter 8 to set up banners.

Poll

Shows user polls. See Chapter 8 to set up a user poll.

Feed Modules

Feed Display

Displays the results of an RSS feed from another site.

Syndicate

Creates an RSS link for a specific page on your site.

User Modules

Login

Displays a login box. Once a user is logged in, it displays a welcome message and a logout button.

Who’s Online

Displays a module showing which users are online and logged in.

Other Modules

Breadcrumbs

Shows navigation breadcrumbs (or pathway).

Custom HTML

Displays some custom HTML. For more details on this module, see Creating a Custom HTML Module.

Footer

Displays a copyright with your site name and Joomla information/license link.

Menu

Displays a menu. Refer to ...

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