Knowing where your module positions are located is one of the most fundamental things you need to know when creating a site with Joomla 1.7, however, for some reason it’s not as easy to find as you would think. It was evident in the Joomla 1.7 usability testing I performed a few weeks ago. The tester simply couldn’t find it. Nor could I. I figured I would be able to do it on Joomla 1.7 relatively easily, but I had to hear about it from John Coonen from CMS Expo.
It was not easy to figure out in Joomla 1.5 but at least it was available as a default value. On Joomla 1.7 you’d have to purposely activate this feature to even see it.
Watch this video that explains how to find the module positions on Joomla 1.7:
Or read this explanation:
- Go to extensions-> templates
- Switch to templates tab
- Click on Options button on top right
- Choose “Enable” on the “Preview Module Position” field
Now you will see a preview link next to the template thumbnail.
A simple solution:
A simple solution to make things easier for everybody would be to add a preview link next to the “choose position” button, this way it is much easier to find.
Did you bump into this issue? How did you find the solution?