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Can catalogues be displayed in a particular zone or one a particular page or are they bound to the page=catalogues? I don't see them available for a lot of things in admin where other content types are.

Can I hide side panels on some catalogs or all?


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I figured out the easiest way to deal with the side panels in my case was to create a zone without them and embed the catalogue(s) there. Either as catalogue or main module depending on how much wants to be displayed.

Another catalog or cms admin question. When you click on content there's a menu block with the different content types. What makes a particular catalogue show by itself there? I see all the standard ones that come pre-instaled are like that and a few but not all of the ones I made are showing by themselves and of course all are avalaible beyond the catalogues icon itself. I don't think I did anything different with them.

RE: my first question in my first post, let me ask it another way. Catalogues are a module. Can a module be replicated somewhere else.
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Hi,

First let's fix some terminology :).

"main module" - I believe you mean "main block". Joomla uses the word 'module' for what we call blocks, but in ocPortal terminology a module is a kind of full page and a block is something embedded into a page. This is an important point, as ocPortal modules and blocks are more or less opposites.

"a menu block", actually the do-next icons aren't driven by a block, but that's a bit pedantic of me so never mind ;).

To make a module show in another zone, you can use transparent redirects. Admin Zone > Structure > Redirects.

Why a catalogue shows in the CMS zone, well there is a limit basically, but I can see it's not coded very well, so it shows fewer than that limit. I've improved it a bit:
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main_cc_embed block or main_include_module block
Sorry about that. Been through quite a few CMS;s in recent months. Then in the site tree, catalogue is a module but blocks get embedded on a page. I'll get it down in time.  ;)
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