Explanation of standard parameter settings for modules

Module Settings Parameters

This page documents the standard parameters that can be used with all or many modules. A module may have additional parameters that are specific to it - see Index of Modules for links to the documentation of individual modules with information about module-specific parameters.

Standard Parameter List

Below are the standard parameters used to configure modules, grouped into the main types of settings.

With PluginModule, use the "Parameter" column for the parameter name, not the "Label" column. The label is what appears on the Admin->Modules form used to enter settings.

Except for Module Name, these Basic settings are not used with PluginModule, only with Admin->Modules

Label Parameter Accepted Values Description
Module Name module With PluginModule, the format is "last_blog_posts" for example Select the module to display. Both pre-configured modules and any custom modules you may have defined will be available.
Position n/a left or right
With Tiki7:
Top Bar
Page Top
Page Bottom
Select which area the module should be displayed in.
Order n/a number from 1 through 49 Select the order for this module. Will be displayed in ascending order within each area, with module 1 shown first.
If two or more modules have the same order number, Tikiwiki will randomly select a which module appears first. You can use the Assigned Modules area to move modules up or down, within a column
Cache Time n/a numeric The amount of time (in seconds) that the module's content can be in the cache (regardless of this number some modules are never cached). If a module can be cached then it will be refreshed after the indicated time passes.
Use 0 to never cache the module.
Groups n/a any valid group name Use to select which groups will see the module. You must select at least one group — or no one will be able to see the module. If you select more than one group, the module will be shown to users who belong to any of the selected groups.
Visibility n/a This option appears only if you have selected the Users can configure modules on the Admin Modules page. Use this option to specify if users who have customized their modules will be able to see the newly assigned modules. Select from the following options:
Displayed now for all eligible users even with personal assigned modules
Displayed now for all eligible users with no personal assigned modules
Displayed now, can't be unassigned
Not displayed until a user chooses it
This setting can be affected in other ways by the overall admin settings for modules - see Module Admin for more information.

With version 3x and before, the parameters setting is where all parameters were set, as explained in the Interface and Syntax section above:

Label Parameter Accepted Values Description
Parameters n/a Parameter settings separated by "&", Example: "notitle=y&lanf=fr" Add any parameters here.

Label Parameter Description Version
Module Title title To override the title of a menu, enter title=Menu. To have no title, use the param notitle=y
No Box nobox Values are 'y' or 'n', default is 'n'. It's advised to use nobox=y as parameter for modules including phplayers menu. When nobox=y is used with the MODULE wikiplugin (as an argument), only the module data is displayed. The surrounding div.box-shadow, div.box, div.box-title and div.box-footer tags are not used. This parameter has no effect for modules assigned on the admin modules page for the left and right columns. The decorations=n parameter should be used for a "nobox" effect in these locations. 2.0
Decorations decorations Suppress module decorations by entering decorations=n. This is unlikely to be useful for most admins (it is provided to enable module content to be embedded in other CMS sections). This param does not affect the title (see notitle param for that)
No Title notitle To not show the title for the module. Values are y or n - default n 2.0
Flip flip To make a module shadeable - to toggle the module contents, so that only the titlebar is displayed - by entering flip=y in the parameter field. This causes the module to display a button on the title bar that will toggle module contents on and off. The module defaults to unshaded (contents shown) and the state is stored in the users' session cookie. Entering flip=yc defaults the module to shaded. See also the Users Shade Modules feature.
Style style CSS styling for positioning and formatting the module (valid CSS attribute syntax).
something like this 'border: 1px solid black; margin: 0 auto;'
Class class Custom CSS class 7.0
No Numbers nonums If set to "y", the module will not number list items. Doesn't apply to all modules
Rows rows The maximum number of rows a module will display, if applicable to that module. For example, when selecting a "ranking" or "listing" module, use this setting to configure how many items to display.
Default = 10.
Overflow overflow If you are using PHPLayersMenu vertical, the menus need to overflow out of the module and into the middle section. Use overflow=y. 1.9.8
Background Color bgcolor To override the background color of the title box. The value can be a color name (ex: bgcolor=blue) or an hexadecimal value(ex: bgcolor=#FFEBCD) 2.0%%%Used only with PluginModule
Color color To override the text color in the tile. (ex: color=white) 2.0%%%Discontinued after 2.0

Label Parameter Description Since
Perspective perspective to filter module to only this list of perspectives. Starting in 6.2, you can also indicated 0 as the default perspective 4.0
Language lang To display a module based on the language of the site. Enter lang=fr for example, which means the module will be displayed only if the current language is French. You may also enter lang[]=en&lang[]=fr what will display the module only if the current language is French or English. See a list of possible language strings in http://tikiwiki.org/TikiWikiInternationalizationAndLanguages
Section section To cause a module to only appear in one section. eg. wiki page or mytiki. For a full list of sections, see the Sections Page
Page Filter page The module will only be displayed with the wiki page indicated, for example: "page=HomePage". Separate multiple values with semi-colons. From Tiki 6.0 custom user modules you have to put page[0]=Page1&page[1]=Page2. Non wiki pages unsupported. 2.0%%%Multiple values work after 3x.
n/a page[] To specify multiple page use page[]=hello&page[]=What+to+do, the module will appear on any of these pages. 3.0%%%Replaced after 3x by ability to specify multiple pages using the page parameter
No Page nopage Module will not show when on this page. To specify more than one page use nopage[]=daisy&nopage[]=ripe+tomato. The module will appear only when not on one of these pages 3.0
Theme theme The module will only be displayed if the theme is 'theme'. Example: theme=strasa.css 2.0
Creator creator Value is 'y' or 'n': If you are in a wiki section and if you are on a page, it will display the module only if you are the page creator if creator=y, only if you are not the page creator if creator=n. 2.0
Contributor contributor Value is 'y' or 'n': If you are in a wiki section and if you are on a page, it will display the module only if you are one of the contributors if contributor=y , only if not if contributor=n - contributors are the users that the page history knows who edited the page (Notice: if the history is cleared or if the history is not activated, the contributors list is empty). 2.0

Where To Go From Here

To learn about any module-specific parameters related to an individual module, please see Index of Modules for links to the documentation of individual modules with information about that module's specific parameters.

Or go to the next page in the Module Admin series to learn about Creating User Modules.


Created by system. Last Modification: Friday 19 February, 2021 14:33:05 GMT-0000 by Bob.


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