Joomla 4/5 User Manual

Manual Index

Administrator Modules

Introduction

The Atum Administrator template is provided with a complete set of Administrator modules installed and configured for everyday use. The following illustration shows the Home Dashboard landmarks to indicate where modules are located.

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In the illustration above the panels are instances of the Quick Icon module linked to quickicon plugins.

Notes on some Module positions

  • Custom Top is above the banner and is useful if you wish to publish a Custom menu or a Custom module containing an important message. For example, to warn Administrators that the site will close shortly for system maintenance.
  • Status is for the icons shown right aligned in the Banner.
  • Menu is in the left sidebar of the Atum screen, labelled Navigation above.
  • Toolbar is above the Main content area in list and edit screens but is not present in dashboard screens.
  • Top is below the Toolbar but above any System Message and component content.
  • Bottom is below the component content.
  • Debug is below everything.

Atum template positions by name

	<positions>
		<!-- used directly in the template -->
		<position>bottom</position>
		<position>debug</position>
		<position>menu</position>
		<position>sidebar</position>
		<position>status</position>
		<position>title</position>
		<position>top</position>
		<position>toolbar</position>
		<position>cpanel</position>
		<position>icon</position>
		<position>login</position>
		<position>customtop</position>
	</positions>

Add a Custom Module

You may wish to add a Custom module to advise Administrators of some system problem. Select Content  Administrator Modules from the Administrator menu. The list of installed modules is quite long:

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Select the New button and then the Custom module. In the Modules: Custom edit form enter a Title, a Custom message and select a Position for the module. In the example below the Top position has been selected. Also, in the Advanced tab, Module Class field text-center p-3 styles have been entered to centre the text and provide some padding. Save to see the result. Close to see the result on the Modules list page.

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When you have finished with the message you can just select the Status button in the module list to Unpublish the module.

List of Administrator Modules

  • Action Logs - Latest This module shows a list of the most recent actions.
  • Administrator Dashboard Menu This module displays an administrator submenu module.
  • Administrator Menu This module displays an administrator menu module.
  • Articles - Latest This module shows a list of the most recently created Articles.
  • Custom This module allows you to create your own Module using a WYSIWYG editor.
  • Feed Display This module allows the displaying of a syndicated feed.
  • Frontend Link This module shows a link to the frontend and is intended to be displayed in the 'status' position.
  • Joomla! Version Information This module displays the Joomla! version and is intended to be displayed in the 'status' position.
  • Logged-in Users This module shows a list of the Logged-in Users.
  • Login Form This module displays a username and password login form. It should not be unpublished.
  • Login Support Information This module displays some useful links to Joomla support sites on the login screen.
  • Messages This module shows the count of private messages and is intended to be displayed in the 'status' position. It is only displayed when there are messages to read.
  • Multilingual Status This module shows the status of the multilingual parameters and is intended to be displayed in the 'status' position.
  • Popular Articles This module shows a list of the most popular published Articles that are still current. Some that are shown may have expired even though they are the most recent.
  • Post Installation Messages This module shows a counter and a link to the latest post installation messages. It is only displayed when there are messages to read.
  • Privacy Dashboard The Privacy Dashboard Module shows information about privacy requests.
  • Privacy Status Check The Privacy Status Check Module shows information about your sites privacy status.
  • Quick Icons This module shows Quick Icons that are visible on the Home Dashboard (administrator area home page)
  • Sample Data This module lets you install sample data.
  • Statistics The Statistics Module shows information about your server installation together with statistics on the website users and the number of Articles in your database.
  • Title This module shows the Toolbar Component Title.
  • Toolbar This module shows the toolbar icons used to control actions throughout the Administrator area.
  • User Menu This module shows the User Menu and is intended to be displayed in the 'status' position.