How to add New Module Positions to Joomla 2.5 and 3.x

In this tutorial I will show you how to add a new module position to your current Joomla template. This tutorial works for Joomla 2.5, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.5 versions.

Step 1: To add the new module position, you will have to open up the index.php file of the template, locate the position where you want to add the new module position, and insert the following code, changing the your_position name to your desired module position:
<jdoc:include type=”modules” name=”your_position” />

Step 2: Now you have to make this module position visible in the Joomla backend. For this open up the templateDetails.xml file of the template and add the following code between the <positions></positions> tags:

<position>your_position</position>

Here is an example of how the code should look like:

<positions>

<position>top</position>

<position>left</position>

<position>right</position>

<position>your_position</position>

</positions>

Now go to the template manager, create a new module and publish it on your_position.

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