Site Module: Edit [ Newsflash ]



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Site Module: Edit [ Newsflash] Newsflash Module Display


Module Type: mod_newsflash

The Newsflash Module displays selected Content Items from a specified Section/Category list selected from all the Section/Categories that are available. The Module Parameters permit the way in which the display is delivered to be modified.



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. 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 - if the option to Show is selected below. The Page Title is also used by the Module Manager to identify it in its display list.

Show title: Select the No or Yes radio button to set whether the Title, entered above, will be displayed or not in the Front-end of the web site.

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 the place for this Module in the order of all Modules that are assigned to this Position in the Template to be set, and therefore its place in the Front-end display of the Template.

Access Level: Identify which User Group level can view this Module. Select from Public, Registered, or Special. 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 If there is no check mark in the check box, then the Category is Unpublished.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.


Category: Select the Content Section/Category combination from which this Module should select the Content Items for display.

Style: Select the selection/display style for the Module from the drop down list of options. Choose from Horizontal, Vertical, and Randomly choose one at a time. Horizontal and Vertical will show a multiple of Content Items in either orientation, the third option is pretty self explanatory. The Vertical and Random versions are better suited (though not exclusively so) to displays in the Left and Right side Module Positions of the screen. The Horizontal version would be better suited when the Module is Positioned centrally.

Show images: Select No or Yes to set whether any images contained within the actual Content Item will also be displayed within the Newsflash Module.

Linked Titles: Select Use Global (the default), No, or Yes to set whether the actual Content Item Title provides a link to the full Content Item. Use Global will adhere to the settings made in the Global Configuration->Content Tab. This setting will only take effect if the Item Title field below is set to Show.

Read More: Select Hide or Show to set whether the Read More... link is added to the bottom of the Newsflash Item.

Item Title: Select No or Yes to set whether the Content Item Titles are displayed in the Module.

No. of Items: Enter the number of Content Items that will be displayed in the Newsflash Module. This will set how many Content Items are displayed side by side or one above the other in the Horizontal and Vertical Styles if selected above.

Enable Cache: Select No or Yes to set whether the Cache will be enabled for the content of this Module. This will speed up delivery of the content - particularly where changes are less frequent - as the information is held within the web server in a "holding file" rather than the database having to be queried each time a request is made to view the content.

Module Class Suffix: Enter the suffix for the CSS class of this module, for example: .moduletable-sections. In this example, the -sections is the suffix. This suffix class must currently be in the template CSS Style file. This allows individual CSS classes to be applied to certain modules independent of the site's default Template CSS classes.

Pages / Items:

Menu Item Links: Choose the Menu/Menu Item locations that this Module should be displayed on in the Front-end display of the web site if has been Published. In addition to individual pages it is possible to assign the Module as follows:

  • All - The Module will appear on every Menu/Menu Item location.
  • None - The Module will be active but not present on any Menu. It can however, be selected directly by a non-standard link.
  • Unassigned - Where a Content Item is not targeted by a specific Menu/Menu Item link select Unassigned for the Module to appear on that and all other unlinked pages.
note icon NOTE: Further clarity is being sought on the Menu / Menu Item options None & Unassigned.

Related Information:

 Global Configuration  User Access Levels
 Module Positions  

note icon NOTE: If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this Help screen then please post them in the Suggestions, Modifications, and Corrections forum in the User Documentation Work Group.

Thank you!


The User Documentation Team

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 April 2007 )