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R3D Floater Module

Version 2.5.0 for Joomla 2.5x - Based on DOM Scripting.
You can float in ANY other module from the left browser edge to the right as far as you wish... See it in action: visit www.r3d.de.

Instructions (for regular Templates):

Please follow all steps below - get it working first - and then start playing with the settings and positions ;).
NOTE: these instructions will most likely NOT work with any commercial Framework template! Read the paragraph on Framework Templates" first.
Open this readme.html in a separate browser window for convenience.

  1. Install the module using the Joomla Extension Manager.
  2. At first, we need to edit some template files (make sure you BACKUP and edit the template files in use!).
    Using an Editor of your choice, open /templates/my-template-in-use/templateDetails.xml and ADD two new template positions called floatercontent and floatercontainer, using the following code inbetween the positions tags (copy & paste the two bold lines below):
    <positions>
    ...
    <position>floatercontent</position>
    <position>floatercontainer</position>

    </positions>
  3. Place the floatercontainer position inside your template at the end (right before the body end tag)
    of your /templates/my-template-in-use/index.php, using the following code:
    <jdoc:include type="modules" name="floatercontainer" style="xhtml" />
  4. Now we need to go back to the Joomla Backend. Go to Extensions -> Module Manager and create a new module of your choice at the 'floatercontent' position.
    Example: Click New, select 'Custom HTML' and enter following settings:
    • Title: My Floater Content
    • Show Title: Hide
    • Position: floatercontent
    • Status: Published
    • Access: Public
    • Custom output: Hello World!
    • Module Assignment: On all pages
    To float in ANY other module (like Newsflash etc.) just publish it at the floatercontent position.

  5. Now open the R3D Floater module and edit to the following lines:
    • Show Title: Hide
    • Position: floatercontainer (NOT floatercontent!)
    • Status: Published
    • Access: Public
    • Module Assignment: SELECT THE MENU WHERE YOU WANT THE FLOATER
    • Basic Options: use the presets, later play with these settings until you are happy with the looks...

Framework Templates

This is a free extension, and we will keep it free.
That said, we simply can't provide free help for ALL Framework Templates out there. Each one of these follows their own logic. Examples of Joomla Frameworks are Gantry, Warp, Gavern, Zen Grid, Helix, Morph and JV just to name a few. Templates providers using Frameworks are gantry-framework.org, yootheme.com, joomlage.com, joomlart.com, gavick.com, joomlabamboo.com, joomshaper.com, joomlavi.com and many more!
You might just have to contact the template developers and ask them how to implement a custom position into their template.
If you just can't get it to work, please contact us at www.r3d.de.
For a small donation, we will get the module running on your website. Please provide the name of your template & your Joomla version.