Creating Content with Modules
Modules are a type of extension that provides you with additional functionality on your page. The container associated with a module determines how it is displayed.
- As an independent instance. The new module instance is not affected by configuration changes made to other instances of the same module type.
- As a reference to an existing module instance. If the module instance is reconfigured, even from another page, those changes will also be reflected on your page.
Each module on a page has its own action menu that allows you to configure the module and its behavior. Action menus are displayed when the page is in Edit mode.
- Edit menu (pencil icon)
- Manage menu (gear icon)
- Move menu (four-arrow icon)
- Custom menus specific to the module
Depending on module settings, site users could print, tag, and subscribe to the module's content.
- The HTML and HTML Pro modules allow you to enter static HTML text into your page.
- The Publisher module allows you to create articles, such as announcements, news, and press releases.
- The Module Creator enables a developer to create simple modules with custom functionality. (Requires administrator permissions on a local installation.)
You can also crowdsource your content by adding a Social module (e.g., Blogs, Journal, or Wiki) to a page in your site.