Enable Preview Module Positions in Cassiopeia template

The Cassiopeia template is a popular Joomla template that is known for its flexibility and customization options. One of the features that makes Cassiopeia so powerful is its support for module positions. Module positions allow you to place modules in specific locations on your website.

By default, the Cassiopeia template does not display module positions. This can be helpful if you are new to Joomla or if you are not comfortable working with CSS. However, if you are more experienced, you may want to enable preview module positions so that you can see where the module positions are located on your website.

Please be aware that this rule is applicable to all Joomla templates that you are currently using!

How to Enable Preview Module Positions

To enable preview module positions in the Cassiopeia template, follow these steps:

  1. Go to System > Site Templates in the Joomla administrator.
  2. Click the Options button next to the Cassiopeia template.
  3. In the Template tab, set the Preview Module Positions option to Enabled.
  4. Click the Save button.

Enable Preview Module Positions

Once you have enabled preview module positions, you will be able to see the module positions displayed on your website. To do this, simply preview your website in the Joomla administrator.

Benefits of enabling preview module positions

There are several benefits to enabling preview module positions in the Cassiopeia template:

  • It can help you to visualize your website layout: By seeing where the module positions are located, you can better plan how you want to layout your website.
  • It can help you to troubleshoot module positioning problems: If you are having problems with a module not displaying in the correct location, you can use preview module positions to see if the module is assigned to the correct module position.
  • It can help you to learn about CSS: If you are interested in learning more about CSS, you can use preview module positions to see how the CSS classes for the module positions are applied to your website.

How to use preview module positions

To use preview module positions, simply preview your website in the Joomla administrator. The module positions will be displayed as colored boxes. To see the name of a module position, hover your mouse over the box.

Module Positions in Cassiopeia template
Module Positions in Cassiopeia template

To assign a module to a module position, simply drag and drop the module from the module manager to the module position box on your website.

Once you have assigned modules to the module positions, you can save your changes and preview your website again to see how the modules are displayed.

Conclusion

Enabling preview module positions in the Cassiopeia Joomla template is a great way to visualize your website layout, troubleshoot module positioning problems, and learn about CSS. If you are using the Cassiopeia template, I recommend enabling preview module positions so that you can take advantage of these benefits.