Your First Steps in Joomla: Other Control Panel Managers

There are a number of other managers in the Control Panel that haven’t been covered yet, including the Module Manager, the User Manager, Global Configuration, the Template Manager, and the Language Manager. They are described in the following sections.

1. Module Manager

The Module Manager is a collection of several independent executable units in which each executable unit can be a collection of any of the following:

  • Menus
  • Popular articles or related articles
  • Advertisements, banners, or random images

The main benefit of collecting several related items in a module is to gain better control. For example, you could make a module become invisible on the web site (which would be easier than unpublishing the individual items), apply a CSS style uniformly to all items in a module, change its Access level or position, and so on. By default, Joomla provides several built-in modules, and you can add more using the Module Manager. When you open the Module Manager, the list of modules present in it is displayed, as shown in Figure 3-45.

2. Language Manager

The Language Manager is used to manage the installed languages. You can define the default language for your web site with this manager. This is the language used in the Administrator interface. The example Language Manager in Figure 3-46 shows that only one language is currently displayed (English), but you can always install more languages by using the Extensions Install/Uninstall option.

Source: Harwani B M (2015), Foundations of Joomla!, Apress; 2nd ed edition

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