There already exists a couple of questions on this, but they are mostly about actually wanting multiple copies of the same module on a page.
My problem is the layout and templating. Templates often have different names for the positions. I want a standardised semantic naming in templates, please ;-)
As I'm experimenting with a new template for my site I want to be able to switch back and forth between my old and new templates and compare them. And I don't want to go through all modules and give them new positions every time.
A solution would be to allow a module to be placed in multiple positions, specifically, in different module positions in different templates. E.g. "top" in Template A and "over content" in Template B, because that would make my site look similar whatever template I choose.
Is this possible? Wasn't that a feature of Joomla 1.5 or am I just dreaming? (Turns out I was dreaming...)
In essence I'm looking for a way to work seemlessly with a site upgrade, including its template. My wanted workflow would be something like
- create a duplicate site
- install new template
- figure out new module positions
- add new module positions on original site
- install and activate new template on original site
The fourth step is the one I'm seeking a solution to.