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I'm a beginner with Joomla and so far I am encountering a particular problem. I've installed Joomla 1.7 on a Windows 2003 server and I access the administrative panel with Windows 7. The default templates work fine, but when I try to upload and use a template from the web,for instance, I can't seem to make the menus appear and the functionality seems limited. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Joomla's functionality comes from placing modules in particular positions.

For example, in one template you may have the Main Menu appearing in a position called "TopMenu", but in another template the position TopMenu doesn't exist - instead it may be called "MainNavigation".

From the Modules menu in Joomla, you will see a list of modules and there position. Click on the Main Menu module and you'll then have the option of choosing a position. Make sure you choose one that exists in the template you are using.

Most templates will come with a readme file giving you details for what the layout positions are called, and where best to put the various modules.

Takes some getting used to but once understood, it gets easier :)
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I chose a template that had a readme file and changed the position according to the instructions and it worked. What do I do with a template that doesn't have a readme file or how do I know which elements are supposed to be positioned where? I guess I have a lot more to learn.
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Hi avir,

Thanks for the points.

Templating in Joomla is fairly straight forward, although if you're new to it, it can seem a little complicated. Basically, each template comes with a file called templateDetails.xml - have a look in there and you'll see a section called <positions> - these are the names of the positions available in that particular template.

You can view the names and locations of these positions by adding ?tp=1 to the end your sites address:

www.yourdomain.com/index.php?tp=1

You can find more info about that here - http://www.joomlahackers.net/joomla-1.6-tutorials/module-positions-joomla-16.html
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Great, thanks for the tips.
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