How to Manage Users in Joomla

Overview on how to use the User Manager feature of Joomla

This tutorial reviews the process of working with the User manager in Joomla. As the name says, this allows you to manage the users on your website – create new ones, edit their user groups or simply remove users from your website.

 

Step 1 Create a New User

To create a new user on your Joomla website via the User Manager, you need to log into your website as administrator. Navigate to the Users tab from the top-menu and then User Manager > Add New User.

 

 

Enter the following:

 

  • Account Details - Enter the details for the new account, such as name, login username, password, email address, etc.
  • Assigned User Groups - Choose the user groups for the new account.
  • Basic Settings - Choose what language/template/editor the new user will be using.

 

 

When you are ready with the details for the new user, simply click on the Save & Close button at the top to keep the changes.

 

Step 2 Edit the User Group of a User

To edit the user group for a certain user on your website, you need to log into your website as administrator. Navigate to the Users tab from the top-menu and then User Manager.

 

 

Click on the name of the user that you wish to edit.

 

 

Select the Assigned User Groups tab from the available ones. Then simply enable the user groups that you would like to apply on the user by ticking the respective check box.

 

 

Click on the Save & Close button to keep the changes.

 

Step 3 Block a User

To block a user, or a number of users on your Joomla installation, you need to log into your website as administrator. Navigate to the Users tab from the top-menu and then User Manager.

 

 

Tick the check box next to the user/s and then click on the Block button at the top.

 

 

Step 4 Delete a User

To delete a user, or a number of users on your Joomla installation, you need to log into your website as administrator. Navigate to the Users tab from the top-menu and then User Manager.

 

 

Tick the check box next to the user/s and then click on the Delete button at the top.


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