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cheat sheet
cheat sheet

How often have you struggled to remember the wierd and wonderful syntax of a plugin?

How often have you wondered how you tricked Joomla into doing something?

How often have cursed yourself for not making notes?

Every site I build has it's own built in set of documentation. Nothing fancy just a list of quick notes to remind me of the syntax etc.

And the great thing is that Joomla comes with everything you need to create this yourself,

"no addons required!!"

Stage 1 - Use Module Manager in administrator mode

administrator moduleWhat we are going to do is to create a new administrator module.

This is rarely done so you probably didnt even spot the administrator option in module manager.

Stage 2 - Create a new module

select custom htmlOnce we are in Administrator mode we can now create the new module from the toolbar.

Select a New module of the type Custom HTML as this lets us create a simple module that will display any text or images that we want.

Stage 3 - Set the position and order

set the position and orderOnce you have entered the text for your Cheat Sheet you must set the module to appear in the "cpanel" position.

If you want it to be always open at the start order it at the very top.

Stage 4 - The final results

cheat sheet module
Once you have saved and published the module it should look something like this.

Remember that if it is the first module in the cpanel position then it will be "open" by default.

There are some other ways to do this but this is perhaps the easiest and does not require any addons.

J o o m l a !

Brian Teeman

Brian Teeman

Who is Brian?

As a co-founder of Joomla! and OpenSourceMatters Inc I've never been known to be lacking an opinion or being too afraid to express it.

Despite what some people might think I'm a shy and modest man who doesn't like to blow his own trumpet or boast about achievements.

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