LEO dictionary module
Written by kksou   
Sunday, 03 August 2008

This module complements the LEO dictionary component.

It allows you to add a LEO dictionary search form as a module. This means that you can place the search form in any module position you like.

When the user clicks the search button, the search result will be displayed in your Joomla main body by the LEO dictionary component.

Let me emphasize again that you need to have the LEO dictionary component installed for this to work.

Available for both Joomla 1.0.x and native 1.5.x!


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How to install

  1. First, make sure you have installed the component LEO dictionary component. This module DOES NOT work without the LEO dictionary component.
  2. Download and install the LEO dictionary module.
  3. Make sure the module is published / enabled.
  4. Select a module position where you want to place the module.

That's all you need to get started! You'll now have a LEO dictionary search form displayed in your selected module position, and the LEO dictionary search result displayed right inside your Joomla main body!

Customizing the Module

Note that the config options for LEO dictionary module resides in the LEO dictionary component. The rationale is that

  • The module and the component work in pairs.
  • Many of the options affect both the module and the component.
  • It's more convenient to be able to do the config settings all in one place.
Module config options:
  1. Width of Search Field: Specify the width of the search field in the module.
  2. Display search form in component:: Since you now have both the module and the component, by default, there will be a search form in the module, and another in the component. If you find this a bit distracting, you have the option to hide the search form in the component. Just set the option to "No" to hide the search form in the component.
  3. Display Last Search Value:
  4. If you wish to display the last search value in teh search form, just set this to "Yes". Default value is "No".

Module Class Suffix

Note that I do have one parameter added in the LEO dictionary module: the Module Class Suffix.

This is provided by some templates to give variations to the style of the module.

For example, in Joomla 1.5, if you're using the default "rhuk_milkyway" template, you can try setting this as _menu. You will find the module changed to a different style.

Note that this parameter is set in the Module Manager, not in the Component Manager.


 
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