View Single Post
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 29th, 2010, 11:06 AM
jen4web jen4web is offline
Wrox Author
Points: 133, Level: 2
Points: 133, Level: 2 Points: 133, Level: 2 Points: 133, Level: 2
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 26
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Yes, that's right

The module positions dropdown in Joomla is populated by the positions you specify in the XML file.

NOTE: Even though it's a dropdown, you CAN type right in the dropdown and specify a new module position that may not be in the XML file. That's some of the worst usability out there... but there you go!

ALSO NOTE: Creating module positions is done by the jdoc:include code, NOT by anything having to do with the XML file. You could create 10 positions in your template but not specify anything in the XML. The result would be that the dropdown may not be populated with any positions (assuming this was the only template in use on your site). However, you could type them in as they occur.

If you add a module position to your template later (either by editing your template or via the loadposition plugin, pages 175-177), you do NOT need to re-edit the XML file to include that position.

Hope this helps clarify.