Modules Management

Control your modules! (Joomla 3.6 compat)

…by date, time, recurring time, GeoIP (country of viewer), browser type and language, user name, group, page within other component (e.g. Virtuemart, K2), on-page text, article keywords, by article, section/category, domain, referrer…

…and much, much more!

MetaMod is a "Meta Module" - a module that includes other modules, according to a set of rules.

By installing the free GeoLite Country or City database from MaxMind, you can switch modules based on country names/cities/states etc.

Suggested uses:
★ VirtueMart: hide or show different modules at checkout, cart, product pages, categories etc.
★ Timed modules: recurring daily/weekly times and dates (great for radio/TV/broadcasting sites)
★ Languages: show different menus/modules based on the front-end language the user has selected (e.g. with JoomFish), or according to their browser language
★ Users: show a module for users registered for more (or less) than a certain time period, or target modules to certain users or groups
★ Switch between 2 modules for logged-in users and guests
★ Section/Category-specific modules: target modules according to the section/category of the displayed article
★ Domain & referrer: display different modules depending on which domain is being used for the page, or which site the user linked from
★ Browser detection: switch modules depending on the user's browser & browser version (e.g. show a different module for people viewing the site with Internet Explorer IE)
★ Control modules based on text found in the main component of the page
★ Control modules such as RSForm (show a different form based on where in the world someone is connecting from, etc)
★ Target modules onto specific pages in JReviews, CommunityBuilder, SOBI and almost any other component
★ Dynamically control the parameters of other modules on the page as well as whether the modules appear or not
★ and so much more!

Many more uses can be found in the documentation on the site, and in the forums. See you there!

★ v3.x is compatible with Joomla 1.7/2.5/3.0-3.6
★ v2.x is only compatible with Joomla 1.5.
★ Please download and install the right module for your Joomla version.


v3.27 (1 Jun 2016)
* J3.6 compat

v3.21 (13 Apr 2015)
* J3.4 compat
* improved detection of IE and Safari browsers

v3.16 (24 Mar 2014)
* HikaShop support
* various VM fixes

v3.13b (10 Jul 2013)
* added K2 support
* fixed minor issue in VM handling

v3.13 (27 Nov 2012)
* fixed crasher in GeoLiteCIty support
* added support for VM 2.0.14; JomGenius now detects new pagetypes notify/recommend/manufacturer product listing.

v3.11 (03 Sep 2012)
* Added compatibility with JoomFish for J2.5

v3.10 (23 Jul 2012)
* Added Categorizr support to JomGenius, for detecting mobile, desktop, tablet and tv devices.

* Multiple improvements to JomGenius support for VM 2.x

Very easy to use and get operating. Our IT team had a more efficient experience with this extension than many others that we have tried.
Ease of use
MetaMod is easier to troubleshoot and solve than other products on the market. Stephen, the creator, is exceptional in helping brainstorm.
Stephen, thank you, thank you, thank you! The customer service, help you gave was a breath of fresh air! We appreciate everything you did!
Easy to work with, easy to use. A++.
I used this to: Advertising content on our site.

Great extension

Posted on 27 June 2016
It offers the possibility to personalize your website exactly as you need it.
Ease of use
Easy to set-up, great "recipes" for beginners, requires minimal PHP knowledge for some custom "recipes"
average 5 minutes response time from the dev. More than great.
Very detailed documentation provided.
I used this to: Various website customizations

Wonderful extension

Posted on 25 April 2015
Everything is here
Ease of use
Nothing to report
No support needed
Allow site designer and developer very high degree of flexibility to show, hide or manipulate module display.
Ease of use
Very easy yet generate fantastic result.
prompt support with great tips. High degree of willingness, enthusiastic, welcoming, kind-hearted in helping subscriber to get best solution
The site is filled with very practical How-To recipes and great tips. The forum is very active.
I used this to: a ecommerce site. I just subscribed their other extension - Chameleon.

Works like a dream

Posted on 02 January 2015
Ease of use
no problem
no needed
needed some google work to find country codes
I used this to: works like a dream. Needed offer visitors from the US an option to go to the US site. Done in five minutes flat!

Great extension

Posted on 20 October 2014
Great work, easy to use and extremely useful !

At last, no more innumerable hidden menus.
This module is excellent, really usefull, it saved me lot of time!
This extension provide an extremely flexible module management for my online shoe store website. When combine with other extensions like VirtueMart, this module make a real difference! Great job!

You can't ive without it

Posted on 30 December 2013
One of the best piece of code I never met.

You figure something about module visualization and Metamod, in a way or in another, can easily do it for you.

Excellent support.

Thanks Stephen!
I have used this extension for more than one year but something just dropped it in my heart that I was owing the developer so much. I needed a system that would display module based on the logged-in CB user. When I first saw metamod, I did not believe it could do even much more than I conceived. I believe this extension could even be creatively used to achieve what the developer did not have in mind. I wanted a rating higher than EXCELLENT but I didn't see so I had to choose it. Thanks to the developer!
Paid download


By Stephen Brandon
Chameleon changes the way your site looks and acts under different conditions. It's like a multi-site extension, except your site can respond to much more than just domains… e.g. - use different template for mobile/tablet devices. - create sophisticated web personalization: change branding/menus on your site for visitors coming from an affiliate or from a different country (GeoIP). - restrict a...


Stephen Brandon
Last updated:
Jan 08 2017
4 years ago
Date added:
Nov 01 2007
GPLv2 or later
Free download

This extension does NOT implement the Joomla! Update System


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