How to view template module positions in Joomla! 2.5?

In Joomla! 1.5.x we used to append ?tp=1 at the end of the URL (i.e. http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php?tp=1) to view the module positions of the current template. In Joomla! 2.5, its same but you need to enable “Preview Module Positions”.

 

Following steps will help you to enable “Preview Module Positions” option from “Template Manager Options” of Joomla! 2.5.

 

 

    • Login to Joomla! 2.5.x administrator section (i.e. http://www.yourdomain.com/administrator)
    • Click on “Extensions” > “Template Manager”
    • Under “Template Manager: Styles” click on “Options”
    • Under “Template Manager Options” > Enable “Preview Module Positions” and click on “Save and Close”
    • Under “Template Manager: Styles” click on the template icon to see the modules positions of the style you want to preview as shown in the screenshot below
    • Alternative way to view module positions is to append ?tp=1 to the end of your URL (i.e. http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php?tp=1)
When you are done previewing module positions, remember to set “Preview Module Positions” to disable. Its recommend to disable the ?tp=1 function for security reasons.
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Hassan Janjua is a Sacramento, CA, USA based web designer specializing in Joomla! development. Hassan is involved in many aspects of the Joomla! and open source content management community. Hassan holds project manager postion with JoomClan.com where he is managing 3rd party Joomla! extensions like JoomRSS, JoomListings, JoomClip, and JoomDocs. Hassan has more than 8 years of experience in Mambo and Joomla!.

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  • Hassan Janjua is a Sacramento, CA, USA based web designer specializing in Joomla! development. Hassan is involved in many aspects of the Joomla! and open source content management community. Hassan holds project manager postion with JoomClan.com where he is managing 3rd party Joomla! extensions like JoomRSS, JoomListings, JoomClip, and JoomDocs. Hassan has more than 8 years of experience in Mambo and Joomla!.



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