I am trying to figure out a way to control which module is displayed in a given position on a given page in Joomla 3.1. What I want to do is as follows;
Have one module that displays three buttons (labeled A, B, C for the sake of argument), and for these buttons to control which of three other modules (let's call them module 1, module 2, and module 3) is displayed in a different position on the page.
So assuming for sake of argument that the module with the buttons is in position 2 (as defined in the template) and I have another module position defined as position 7 (for example), is there a way for the module displayed in position 7 to be determined by which button is pressed in the module displayed in position 2.
The result would be that if button A is pressed, module 1 would be displayed in position 7, if button B were pressed module 2 would be displayed in position 7, and if button C were pressed, module 3 would be displayed in position 7.
I can think of a way of doing this (I think) by having three separate pages, identical but for the module assigned to position 7, with each button linking to a different page, but that seems an unsophisitcaed way to do things.
I've been digging around online to find something like this but I can't find anything that even points me in the right direction. It may not be possible but I am not familiar enough with Joomla to figure out whether it is or not.