I have a pretty general question about Joomla I was hoping to find some simple answer about. As I understand, when you want a module to appear on an article, you need to select that article out of a menu that exists on the page. The issue that I've discovered is that, if you navigate to that article via a link, i.e. you do not use a menu item to navigate to that article, the modules do not appear.
I have an article named "Products," and in my MainMenu on my site I have a menu item that is an article layout. If I want my video player module, "Video" to appear on Products, in the module manager I click on Video, and under "Menu Selection," under the Main Menu section, I choose Products. Now, when in my site, if I click on the "Products" link, the video player appears fine, but if I build a custom link myself in the content of another page, i.e. an <a href>, directly to Products, it goes to Products but does not include Video.
I hope that this is a clear question. This is a little bit frustrating, simply because I've been building some navigational pieces this way. Has anyone else run into this issue, developed a workaround, or know where one is available?
Thank you very much for your time!