For instance, if I have a position called 'position-1' and I've multiple modules in position-1. How can I get all module names based on position (in this case 'position-1')? Is it even possible? If so, how?

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If you mean programatically, JModuleHelper should return the info you need.

$modules = JModuleHelper::getModules('position-1');
  • What I get is - img.exs.lv/e/z/ezeliitis/Untitled_4.png Shouldn't I fetch two objects instead of only one?
    – Poo123
    Commented Mar 27, 2017 at 11:46
  • It should return an array of all the modules in that position. I've tested it both on a template and a module. Curious that the object it returns for you has an ID of 0 when they usually start at 1? Are you creating/assigning modules via the module manager?
    – RichardB
    Commented Mar 27, 2017 at 11:55
  • No, I do it like this: <jdoc:include type="modules" name="position-3" style="xhtml" />
    – Poo123
    Commented Mar 27, 2017 at 12:08
  • How are you assigning modules to that position, though? You seem to have a module position and a module which are both called position-3 - there may just be conflicts in your naming.
    – RichardB
    Commented Mar 27, 2017 at 12:20

If you wish to know which modules are assigned to a specific template position, simple go to Extensions->Modules, then click Search Tools and then specifie the disired position in the Select Position select box. Hope that's what you are looking for.

  • Not exactly. I want to do it through program code (Using PHP). I have custom template (maybe this makes things clear). I thought Joomla have some way to get module parameters (in this case name/title) of specific position.
    – Poo123
    Commented Mar 27, 2017 at 11:28

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