How to assign a Module to a Position

In other words, control WHERE it is displayed.

Published MODULES will not be visible in your website until they have been ASSIGNED to a POSITION.

A very simple Template might comprise of just two Positions:

  • Top (dark grey in the image below), and
  • Right (light grey)

and a MAIN BODY (the white area).

2col right

The MAIN BODY is where website ARTICLES are displayed.

It is not a Position, but it fulfills a similar role.

Published Articles are by default displayed in the MAIN BODY.

Published Modules will not be visible in your website until they have been assigned to a Position.

The Position determines when and where they will be visible (for example, at the Top or on the Right).

In a WYNCHCO website design, the Position to which a Module is assigned will also determine WHEN it is visible, depending upon:

  • the device and
  • screen size

used by the visitor.

The Position to which a Module has been assigned will determine whether it is visible on:

  • PCs & Tablets (landscape) only, 
  • Phones & Tablets (portrait) only, or
  • ALL devices regardless of screen size.

Example: Assign a Custom Module to a Position

The process is the same regardless of module type.

In this example we refer to assigning a Custom Module.

To open the Modules screen, select the Modules button from the welcome screen of your website's dashboard.

modules

Use the filters at the top of the screen to select a Module to assign.

The image below shows CUSTOM Modules in the BOTTOM-BAR Position.

Next, click on the Module name to open it and edit its settings.

exemplar content boxes

Under the MODULE tab you will find the POSITION field either:

  • to the right (on large screen devices) or
  • below (on small screen devices)

the TITLE field and the CONTENT EDITOR panel - see below.

custom module add content

The POSITION Field

Choose a  Position in which to display the Module.

module position field

Position Maps

The POSITION MAPS which apply to WYNCHCO Template Designs can be viewed in our separate article.

Read more: Template Position Maps.

Create new Positions

There are two ways in which POSITIONS can be created:

  1. by editing the Template, and
  2. by using the LOADPOSITION Command.

We recommend using the LOADPOSITION Command if you want to have more control over where content is displayed within your website.

Read more: How to use the LOADPOSITION Command.

 

Preview Positions

We show how to preview Positions via the Templates screen of your website's dashboard in our separate article.

Read more: How to preview Positions.

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