At J and Beyond 2010, a question was posed: Should the Joomla core be as lightweight as possible, or should it contain a lot of features (to cover a lot of needs)?
Most people at the conference raised their hand in response to the first one, Joomla being as lightweight as possible. But there might be advantages and disadvantages to both approaches.
I'd love your comments on this - read on for more and leave your opinions in the comments. There are prizes to be won for the best commenters!
Most likely, you know that you can assign modules to specific menu items in Joomla. You can assign modules to all, none or specific menu items. This will make the module appear when clicking on the particular menu item.
That's fine, but what do you do when you don't have a menu item for the particular article?
In this tutorial, I will show you how to have modules appear even when you don't have a (visible) menu item pointing to it.