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Modules Anywhere

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The {module} tags are not being converted

The Modules Anywhere plugin is not published

Check if the Modules Anywhere plugin is published. Go to Extensions >> Plugin manager and search for the system plugin "System - NoNumber Modules Anywhere". Then publish it.

There is markup on the {module} tags

If you have copy/pasted code directly into your editor, you might also have copied along hidden HTML tags. So this will also cause the {module} tags to break:

{<span>module</span> ...}

Remove the extra styling or other html tags around and in the {module} tags that might cause problems.

The module does not work

Javascripts and/or Stylesheets are not placed

Some slidershow modules or other fancy modules will not work properly when placed through Modules Anywhere.

Some javascript based modules don't like to be placed any other way than through a module position. Which is quite understandable, frankly.
Modules Anywhere outputs the modules in areas where they shouldn't really be (they not designed with that in mind at least).

So modules that rely on javascripts might not work, because they can't place the scripts in the right way or something.

The same issue might arise for some modules that place stylesheets (css).

The workaround is to place the module in a hidden module position.
Make a new module position in your template called 'hidden' (or something else if you want), and wrap it in a hidden div.
To do that, add this to the bottom of your templates index.php (above the </body> and debug module tag):

<div style="display:none;"><jdoc:include type="modules" name="hidden" /></div>

And then assign the module to your new hidden module position.

Module cannot be placed multiple times

Some modules (also javascript based ones) don't like to be placed more than once. These won't work either if you place them twice on one page using normal module positions.

In this case, try to not have the module in the side or somewhere else if you want it in the article.

Installation

How can I install/upgrade it?

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

Note: When updating Modules Anywhere, 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

Modules Anywhere won't install...

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

How can I uninstall it?

You can either uninstall Modules Anywhere 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 v2.3.3 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!

How can I upgrade from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3?

The upgrade of Joomla itself is a one-click process. But that just takes care of Joomla.

Many templates and extensions will not work the same or at all after upgrading to Joomla 3.

I personally advise against using the built-in upgrade process, and advise starting from scratch by installing a fresh copy of Joomla 3.

If you do want to upgrade Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3, you will need to do this with regards to the NoNumber extensions you have installed:

  1. Disable or uninstall all NoNumber extensions.
    (Uninstalling NoNumber extensions will make you loose any global configuration settings for that extension. You will not loose any saved items)
  2. Upgrade Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.
  3. Re-install all NoNumber extensions you want installed.

For a detailed step-by-step migration process, see: https://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_2.5_to_3.x_Step_by_Step_Migration

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

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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
    Modules Anywhere 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.
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    And of course only when I am online.