Quick Start 1.0

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Basic configuration instructions for MetaMod on your Joomla! 1.0.x installation. Please read carefully!

Note: this page is for MetaMod 1.0, on Joomla 1.0 only. For the Quick Start Guide for Joomla 1.5, see here.

1. Set up a the module you want to display in a module position as normal

Except instead of selecting the “Menu Item Link(s)” to link it to your particular page, select the “None” or “Unassigned” menu items. The “position” you assign the module to at this point is irrelevant.

2. Make a note of the module ID of the module(s) you want to display

If you have installed the Joomla patch (see this page), these ID numbers will be shown to you on the MetaMod page.

3. Set up a MetaMod module

  • Give it the “Position” you want it to appear in
  • Set “Published” to Yes
  • If you want to use basic date/time or GeoIP controls, take a note of the ID numbers of the modules you wish to include from the list provided.
  • Add these ID number(s) into the boxmarked “Quick Module ID Include”.
  • If you want to use more complex “PHP”-based rules, don’t use the “Quick Module ID Include” box. Just return the module ID number(s) that you want to include, from your block of PHP.

4. That’s it

The original module you wanted to display will be displayed by MetaMod, on the page and module position specified by MetaMod, not the page and position specified by the original module.


Making a Second MetaMod

In Joomla 1.0.x, the only way to make another copy of a given module type to to take a copy of an existing module of that type.

  1. Go to the “Modules -> Site Modules” administrator menu
  2. Find an existing MetaMod in the list of modules
  3. Click in the check-box next to the MetaMod
  4. Click on the “Copy” icon in the menu bar.
  5. Edit the new MetaMod, which will have been set to Unpublished.
If you had deleted the last MetaMod, then you will need to un-install MetaMod, then re-install it. This will give you a brand new module to configure and/or copy.
If MetaMod is set to PUBLIC access, it can include modules that are set to REGISTERED or SPECIAL, but these will only display if the logged-in user has permissions to see them.
Last Updated on Saturday, 20 February 2010 09:55