Any version of Joomla comes packed with dozens of built-in modules that offer many possibilities, which skillfully used cause that you can build many different types of websites. Most of the items you can around the edge of front page are modules; even the menu or login form is a module. This can be compared to a building with Lego bricks. Yes, do you still feel this sentiment to a youthful playground?
You can manage all these elements with Module Manager which provides an interface for controlling the system’s numerous Site (and Admin) modules. The difference between the modules is largely in the parameters that are available for each module. Skilful change of the parameters enables you to adapt the modules to your (or client) needs.
Let’s see what news has brought us a new version of Joomla, and what additional functionality offers a Advanced Module Manager (www.nonumber.nl) – common extension for Joomla! 1.5. By the way I am a little disappointed that they don’t added a few interesting solutions from AMM to the new CMS distribution.
|Description||Default Joomla! 1.5||Joomla! 1.6||Advanced Module Manager|
|Permissions for Module Manager||–||+|
|Permissions for Module||+||+||Improved|
|Set the default language utilized by the module||–||+||+|
|Start and Finish publishing of module||–||+||Improved|
|Assignments to seasons, months, day of the week and time||–||–||+|
|Assign to article (meta) keywords||–||–||+|
|Assign to URL or component||–||–||+|
|Assignment to browsers||–||–||+|
|Alternative Layout||Only by overrides in the templates||Improved|
|Hide if empty||–||–||+|
|Custom Description (in admin)||–||–||+|
|Custom Color (colors to modules for display in list)||–||–||+|
|Active Modules tab in menu items||–||–||+|