How to Use the "Default" Layout in Shack Article Layouts

"Shack Article Layouts" is a module you can place in a regular module position. But you can also load it inside a Joomla article. This gives you two benefits:

  • You will be able to display the module in the full width of the page.
  • You will be able to display the module as the main content on the page.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to display the "Shack Article Layouts" module inside a Joomla article using the "Default" layout.

Here are the use case requirements:

  • Embed the "Shack Article Layouts" module in an empty Joomla article
  • Display Joomla articles from the three preferred categories
  • Display only 9 articles
  • Display the articles in three columns
  • Display the articles in the "Default" layout.

Here is the final result:

final result

Here is how to set up the module you see in this screenshot.

  • Open up your module for editing.
  • Go to the "Module" tab.
  • Locate the "Category" setting, as in the image below, and select your required Joomla categories.
  • Set the "Number of articles to show" to the required number. For my demonstration, I set it to 9, as you can see in the image below.
  • Set the "Layout" parameter to your preferred layout. For this demonstration, I set it to "Default".
  • Set the "Columns" parameter to your preferred number of columns. Form my demonstration, I set it to 3.


  • Go to the "Menu Assignment" tab and assign this module to the menu item(s) of the required page(s).
  • Leave the rest of the module settings at there default.
  • Click "Save" or "Save & Close".
  • Embed this module inside your preferred Joomla article:

module embedded inside the joomla article

Please note in the example above "92" is the module id.

Now, whey you visit this article, you should see the picture similar to the one on the screenshot at the beginning of this guide.