Joomla Modules

Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – How to Show Only Modules On the frontpage of Joomla 1.7. The default installation of Joomla 1.7 displays featured articles in the “mainbody” section of the frontpage.  These articles are managed by the ‘featured articles’ Manager in the Article/Content Manager.   But what if you only want to show modules in […]

Oops! Accidentally Deleted Includes Folder in Joomla 1.7.3

by Elaine December 18, 2011

I purposefully accidentally deleted one of my folders in the root of my Joomla 1.7.3 folder.  It was mostly an experiment to see if I could recover my website simply by restoring the folder from the installation zip file.   Why? Dunno. because I had nothing better to do? What I did: I ssh/telnet’ed into […]

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Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – How to Sort Modules in Joomla

by Elaine December 16, 2011

I was doing some simple changes in Joomla 1.7.3 and was having a little trouble reordering the modules on my frontpage. Reordering the modules in Position-7 using the arrows was not working.  For example, see the screenshots below. As you can see from the screenshot:    My modules “Show #1” Is below “Show #2”. I […]

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Joomla 1.7 – How to remove the words “Book!”, “Shop!”, and “Contribute!”

by Elaine October 27, 2011

I was searching for about 30 minutes how to remove the words  “Book!”, “Shop!”, and “Contribute!” from the module positions – position-9, position-10, position-11 in the Joomla 1.7 Beez_20 Template.  These 3 footer module positions hold the banner module which respectively display “Book!”, “Shop!”, and “Contribute!”. Then I realized, why try to fix it when you […]

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Joomla 1.7 Help – How to Remove The Search Box in Beez20

by Elaine October 19, 2011

Joomla 1.7 Beez 20 Help – I received an email from Dave to ask how to remove the Search box at the top right corner in the Beez_20 default Joomla Template.   You can accomplish this by Unpublishing the module in the Module Manager.  If you want to remove the Font Size Resizers, beside the […]

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Joomla 1.7 Extensions – How to Hide Modules from Registered Users

by Elaine September 22, 2011

5 Easy Steps Joomla How to Hide Module from Users who are Logged in Here is a component that I found extremely helpful to hide modules/menus from users who were logged in.  This free Joomla 1.7 extension is called “MetaMod” and can be found at  I’ve used it extensively in my Joomla websites and […]

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Joomla 1.7 – 5 Easy Steps to Create Guest Only Access to Menus and Modules

by Elaine September 18, 2011

Joomla 1.7 Tutorial:  How to Display Modules for Guests only and Hide Once Logged In By default Registered users on your Joomla website can see all modules and menus that are assigned to the Access Level of Public and Registered.   So it becomes a little tricky if you want to show a subset of modules […]

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Joomla 1.7 Help – How to Customize Who’s Online Module

by Elaine September 16, 2011

Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – How to customize the module “Who’s Online” text – “We have one guest and no members online” Joomla 1.7 module ‘Who’s Online” provides statistics on the number of guests visiting  and members logged into your site.  If your Joomla website does not utilize the user registration feature then latter part of […]

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Joomla 1.7 Help – Use SQL to query the Backend Database Directly

by Elaine August 30, 2011

Joomla 1.7 Extensions – Module to write SQL to query the Backend Database Directly. I found this free and very cool Joomla 1.7 extension for you to be able to query the backend database directly.  This extension is for those who know or have an idea of how to write SQL statements.  If you are […]

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Joomla 1.7 Help – How to Place a Module in an Article

by Elaine August 27, 2011

Joomla 1.7 Help – Placing a Module inside an Article Modules you create are assigned to module positions and these module positions are displayed on your website as defined by the template you use.  Sometimes it is useful to display modules within articles, and in this instance there is no module position defined for that […]

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Joomla 1.7 Help – How to add/edit Banners

by Elaine August 18, 2011

Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – How to add Banners to your Joomla website Banners ads are often used on websites for affiliate marketing.  Joomla 1.7 has a Banner component to manage your banner ads.   The Banner component is also great if you want to display rotating linkable images across your website.   This is not a […]

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