Admin Module: Edit [ Pathway ]





menu=>Modules=>Administrator Modules=>Module Manager->Edit

User Level:

Administrator; Super Administrator.


Admin Module: Pathway


Module Type: mod_pathway

The Administrator Module: Pathway controls the display of an administrators position in the Administrator Back-end. It is generally positioned (at least in the standard included Joomla! templates) beneath the horizontal Menu bar.

It identifies the current location in relation to the site name (in fact it is the Control Panel itself) and displays each level that has been navigated to reach the current position. The intermediate steps are generally clickable links to that particular position in the Pathway. In the following example: My Domain / com_modules / editA - My Domain is the Home page (Administrator Control Panel, com_modules is the Component that is being used, and editA is the task that is being carried out and is the current location of the administrator.



Preview: To check the appearance of the current Module in a browser-style window, click the Preview icon. A pop-up display page will appear. Close the pop-up by clicking anywhere upon it.

Save: Click Save to save any changes made during the current editing session, and return to the Module Manager screen.

Apply: Click Apply to save any changes made so far in the current session, but remain in the Module screen to continue editing. If the current action was creating a new Module it will now have been saved, and will appear on the Module Manager list. In addition, the current session now becomes an Edit action rather than the Add action it was previously. Once the editing session is complete click Save as above.

Close: Click Close at any point to end the current editing session and return to the Module Manager screen. Any changes made since the session commenced, or since the last time Apply was clicked, will be lost.

Help: Click the Help icon at any time to view this Help Screen.


Title: Enter a name for the Module being created. This will be displayed at the top of the Module display page. The Page Title is used by the Module Manager to identify it in its display list.

Show title: Not editable for Administrator Modules.

Position: Select the position in which this Module will be displayed, from the drop down list of all available Positions. These positions are determined by the Template in use and the menu=>Site=>Templates=>Module Positions screen.

Module Order: This option allows setting the place for this Module in the order of all the Modules that are assigned to this Position in the Template, and therefore its place in the Back-end display.

Access Level: Not editable for Administrator Modules. There is a fixed Access level of Administrator and above. See User Access Levels for further details on these.

ID: The unique Module Identification Number that Joomla! (MySQL) has assigned to the Module.

Published: Check this check box to Publish the Module. If there is no check mark in the check box, then the Category is Unpublished.

Description: Enter a description of the Module that explains its function in the open text field. The text will be displayed within the Administrator Back-end only and is for future reference purposes.


Whilst this field is displayed, this Module does not have any active parameters associated with it.

Pages / Items:

Menu Item Links: Whilst this field is displayed, it is not active for the standard installed Administrator Modules.

Related Information:

Module Manager [ Administrator]

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Thank you!


The User Documentation Team

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 April 2007 )