FAQs

Advanced Module Manager

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I want to assign my module to something not available in the assignments

If you are using the FREE version, see if the assignment is available in the PRO version.

In the PRO version there is also the ability to assign by custom PHP code. This gives you the opportunity to assign to just about anything you can think of. You just need to know what PHP code you should use.

With PHP you can call on all data/information available in the variables, url, database, etc. And then do your checks on this data. You can tell the module whether it should be displayed by ending the PHP code with a return true or false based on your checks.

For examples and ready-to-use PHP scripts, please see The PHP Assignment Guide.

Some modules can not be edited with Advanced Module Manager

Some modules (like RocketTheme modules) do fancy stuff in the administrator, causing conflicts with Advanced Module Manager. Stuff like overruling and styling core elements of Joomla, from toggle buttons to whole layouts.

That pretty much means you cannot use Advanced Module Manager to control those modules (until they stop messing with the layouts in the admin).

To access these modules using the core module manager, simply change the url from option=com_advancedmodules to option=com_modules. So you don't have to disable or uninstall Advanced Module Manager to get to those modules.

Installation

How can I install/upgrade it?

You can either install Advanced Module Manager by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful NoNumber Extension Manager.

Note: When updating Advanced Module Manager, you do not need to uninstall it first. The package will update all the files automatically.

Keep in mind that when you update to a major new version (or uninstall first), you might lose some configuration settings.

For detailed information, please see the Guide

Advanced Module Manager won't install...

If you have problems installing Advanced Module Manager, please try the manual installation process as described here: docs.joomla.org/Installing_an_extension

How can I uninstall it?

You can either uninstall Advanced Module Manager by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful NoNumber Extension Manager.

If you no longer use any NoNumber extensions, you can also uninstall the NoNumber Framework plugin by using the Joomla! core extension manager.

Where can I download earlier versions?

You can find old versions here: Download old versions

Note: Please note that I am unable to provide support on old versions!

Note: If you are logged in - and have an active subscription - you also have access the old Pro versions.

Joomla 1.5 version

To get a version compatible with Joomla 1.5, download v3.4.6 from the old versions.

PHP 5.2 compatibility

Uptodate versions all need PHP 5.3 or higher. To get an old version that installs on php 5.2 setups, look for one before the version that says 'Removed ability to install on setups with php 5.2 or lower' (around May 2012).

How can I downgrade to an earlier version?

If for some reason you need to install an older version, it is best to uninstall the extension first.

You will also have to uninstall the NoNumber Framework system plugin.

After that you can simply install the older version zip file using the Joomla! installer.

Note: Please note that I am unable to provide support on old versions!

NoNumber Framework

What is the NoNumber Framework?

The NoNumber Framework is a Joomla! system plugin that is installed along with every NoNumber extension.

This plugin contains all the common functions and language strings that the NoNumber extensions use.

If you use any NoNumber extensions, this plugin must be installed and published. They will not function correctly or they will not function at all without it.

What is the NoNumber Elements plugin?

The NoNumber Elements system plugin is no longer used and has been replaced by the NoNumber Framework.

If you have been using NoNumber extensions for a long time you may still have this Elements plugin installed.

The NoNumber Elements plugin can safely be uninstalled IF your NoNumber extensions are up-to-date.

More Questions

I cannot find an answer to my question

Is there no answer to your question in this list, please try out these options:

  • Pre-Sale Questions
    For general questions see the Pre-Sale Questions & Answers.
  • User Guides
    Advanced Module Manager has a user guide giving you in-depth information.
  • Tooltips
    All settings/options for the installed extensions have tooltips that explain what that setting is for. That should give you enough information to know how to use it.
  • Google
    Google is your friend! If you have some problem, get an error, have a question, try out Google. It usually gives you enough feedback to find an answer.
  • Forum
    For more specific questions or feedback, please use the Forum.
  • Live Chat
    If you have a PRO subscription and you are logged in, you can also contact me via the Live Chat feature on this website.
    And of course only when I am online.

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