Module Configuration


To edit a module's configuration, select the 'Configure Settings' item from th module's chrome menu.  This will display in groups, all the available settings for the module.  Some settings groups do not apply to individual modules.

Module Configuration Guide

Module Specific Settings

Most modules have settings specific to that module which are grouped under the name of the module.  However, there are some common settings which may be found in this group of settings.



This feature allows modules to share similar content (items between different pages/modules/views).  An example is having a calendar page with a (separate) list of upcoming events on the home page.  Each of these modules use the same items, so changing an item in one module is reflected in the other.



This feature may be enabled for the module which allows items in that module to be 'grouped'. Each item may optionally be assigned only one category. Categories must be created before they can be selected, and are specific to a single module type. Modules with the category feature have special views which functionally group items by category in various ways (list headings, accordion sliding, tabs, etc...) Item categories are specific to a module in nature. The feature may be optionally enabled for the module. You may also choose to NOT sort the items by category, but have the category assigned (if you still wanted the list sorted by date, etc...) You may also assign the default label to use for 'un-categorized' items in place of 'Un-Categorized.'


EAlerts (Email Alerts)

This feature may be optionally enabled for the module which allows logged in users to subscribe (or unsubscribe) to module content changes.  If enabled, there is a checkbox on the item create/edit screen to send out an email alert.  If you have NOT selected the auto-send setting, you'll be taken to a second screen after saving the item to compose and then send the email alert.  Otherwise, if auto-send is enabled, the email alert is composed and sent based on the e-alert settings.  Users may manage subscriptions with the optional e-alerts profile extension.



This feature allows you to disable adding comments, disable the nested comment feature, allow disabling new comments per-item, or hide all comments, for modules with a comment feature.



This feature allows module items to optionally display a Facebook 'Like' button associated with that item.  Not only will it allow Facebook users to 'Like' the article, but will display how many 'Like's there are.  The available settings are used to tailor the display of the button



This feature allows you to add attachments to a module item such as a photo or file download.  You may select from several options of how the attachments are handled such as downloadable files, image gallery, image showcase, or image slideshow.  This should not be confused with the ability to insert graphics into an item using the WYSIWYG editor, nor with the additional management features of the File Download and Photo Album modules.


Module Settings

The display is somewhat similar to the 'Add Module' display, however the module type may not be changed.  Additionally, you will see and be able to set view specific settings which change as different actions and displays/views are selected.  You may also show/hide the mandatory Module Title from being displayed and create/edit an optional module description which is handy in multiple page displays.



This feature allows you to control the multi-item pagination settings.  In most cases the default is to display the paging links at the top and bottom of the items and place 10 items per page.



This feature allows you to create an RSS/Podcast feed from the module.  The link for this feed will then be available as an icon next to the module title.  The feed may also be optionally advertised to the web browser for special display.  The number of items and feed update interval affects how the feed reader software operates.



This feature allows module items to be 'tagged' with one or more word or words (comma separated).  This may help locate similar items later.  Tags are created on-the-fly and a list of existing tags is presented in the tag entry area for easy selection.  Tags are not specific to a module or module type, they are site-wide in nature.  This feature may optionally be disabled for the module.



This feature allows module items to optionally display a Twitter 'Tweet' button associated with that item.  This will allow Twitter users to quickly 'Tweet' about the article, since the tweet will automatically contain article information.  The available settings are used to tailor the display of the button


iCal Configuration

These settings are similar to the RSS/Podcast settings, but for setting up to publish an iCal Events feed used by many calendar programs.  To enable the iCal feed feature, it must be enabled.  This will also present a link next to the calendar name.


Pull External iCalendar Feed

This display is used to add external iCal calendar feeds to be displayed on this calendar.  External events are NOT aggregated to other Exponent Events calendars, nor are they published in an icalendar feed (have your calendar application directly pull it in).


Event Reminders

This display allows you to set up your Events calendar to be used to send html/text formatted email reminders of upcoming events. You'll need to also set up a 'cron' scheduled task on your web server to automate the sending of reminders, but it may be initiated manually within a browser.