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    Guys I'm new to Joomla. I did some templating, but I don't think this is exactly what I want out of Joomla.

    I want to design my own static pages using CSS and HTML in Dreamweaver, but insert dynamic content powered by Joomla, like a Latest News section, updatable images or a Voting Poll. How is this possible? Where should the files be located in order to achieve this?

    I think this will be more helpful to me as designing will be much easier and I wouldn't need much of the Joomla capabilities. In theory, I should be more in control of the positions of these elements and in which pages they appear.

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    In Joomla, you can only specify where module sections, not specific modules, are placed within your template.

    However, Joomla has a lot of specific module sections that you can use for individual modules, such as user_1, user_2, etc.

    What you should do is place your modules in those blocks, then place those in the areas that you want them to appear in your template.

    Definitely not a typical or suggested Joomla implementation, but it should do what you're looking to do, I think.

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    Oh, wait, I just got what you're saying... you actually want your page content to be static? Not possible with Joomla... it's full-site content management system. You can't just plug components of it into a static site.

    What you should do if you want a mostly-static site is look for individual plug-in components, e.g. PHP News to handle the dynamic parts of your site.

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    That's exactly what I want - phpnews. Thank you!


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