Demo Layout Setup

In this guide we will briefly go through the process to set up a layout similar to Vanilla's demo site.


By referring to the 'Configuring Menus' documentation, create a main menu for display on the front end.

Navigate to Vanilla template settings > Menu > Select Menu and select the menu which you want to display on the menu position.

Modules and positions

The modules and positions below are used in Vanilla's demo site.

Search: The search module is basically EasySocial Search module placed on the 'search' position. This module is assigned to all pages.

Right: The right side contains several modules. They are placed on the 'right' position and consists of:

  • EasyBlog - Biography Module, all pages except EasySocial conversations page
  • EasyBlog - Latest Bloggers Module, only on EasyBlog
  • EasyBlog - Most Popular Post Module, all pages except EasySocial conversations page
  • EasySocial Albums, all pages except EasySocial conversations page

Sidebar: Vanilla Sidebar Module is placed on the 'sidebar' position on all pages.

EasySocial Dropdown Menu module: Assigned to all pages at the 'topesmenu' position.

EasySocial Notifications module: Assigned to EasySocial and Joomla article pages at the 'topnotification' position.

EasyBlog - Navigation Button module: Assigned to EasyBlog pages at the 'topnotification' position.

EasyDiscuss - Navigation Button module: Assigned to EasyDiscuss pages at the 'topnotification' position.

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