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The '''Administrator''' application, also known as the ''Back-end'', ''Admin Panel'' or ''Control Panel'', is the area where [[Administrator (User)|administrators]] and other site officials with appropriate privileges can manipulate the [[Site (Application)|site]]. You can set up how your template looks or you can add new [[Extension|extensions]] such as [[Component|components]], [[Language|languages]], [[Module|modules]], [[Plugin|plugins]] and [[Template|templates]] from the [http://extensions.joomla.org/ Joomla! Extension Directory (JED)].
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The '''Administrator''' application, also known as the ''Back-end'', ''Admin Panel'' or ''Control Panel'', is the interface where [[Administrator (User)|administrators]] and other site officials with appropriate privileges can manipulate the look of a Jooomla! powered web [[Site (Application)|site]]. There are many tasks which can be done with the administrator interface. You can set up how your web site looks with the [[{{RVer}}:To_access_the_Template_Manager|Template Manager]] or completely change a web site's look by [[{{RVer}}:Installing_a_template|changing the template]] to another [[Template|template]]. You can also add new [[Extension|extensions]] such as [[Component|components]], [[Language|languages]], [[Module|modules]], and [[Plugin|plugins]].  Many of these are found on the [http://extensions.joomla.org/ Joomla! Extension Directory (JED)].
 
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The Administrator can be reached by appending <code>administrator</code> to the URL of your site. If you usally access your site on <code><nowiki>http://example.com/</nowiki></code>, go to <code><nowiki>http://example.com/administrator</nowiki></code> to access the Administrator.
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You can only log in to the Administrator if you have back-end privileges. For Joomla! 1.5, this means you must be a Manager, Administrator or Super Administrator. Once you have [[logged in (Application)|logged in]], you will see the Control Panel.
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[[File:Admin login.png|frame|300px|none|The login screen for the Administrator application in Joomla! 1.5 {{JVer|1.5}}]]
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[[File:Control panel.png|frame|300px|none|The Control Panel in the Administrator application in Joomla! 1.5 {{JVer|1.5}}]]
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==Logging In and Out of the Administrator (Application)==
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<noinclude>[[Category:Application]][[Category:Glossary]][[Category:Landing Pages]]</noinclude>
 
<noinclude>[[Category:Application]][[Category:Glossary]][[Category:Landing Pages]]</noinclude>

Latest revision as of 22:31, 7 July 2013

The Administrator application, also known as the Back-end, Admin Panel or Control Panel, is the interface where administrators and other site officials with appropriate privileges can manipulate the look of a Jooomla! powered web site. There are many tasks which can be done with the administrator interface. You can set up how your web site looks with the Template Manager or completely change a web site's look by changing the template to another template. You can also add new extensions such as components, languages, modules, and plugins. Many of these are found on the Joomla! Extension Directory (JED).

Logging In and Out of the Administrator (Application)

This page explains how to log into and out of the Joomla! administrator(commonly called Back-End) interface of a Joomla! powered website. You can only log in to the Administrator interface if you have administration or back-end privileges.

How to Log In

The Administrator interface(application) can be reached by appending the word administrator to the URL of your site. For example, if you usally access your web site on:

http://www.example.com/
 
 then go to http://www.example.com/administrator to access the Administrator panel
J3.x-Admin login.png
  • Enter your username and password into the relevant fields. If required, select your preferred language from the drop-down list.
  • Now click the Login button and if you are logged in successfully you should see the Administrator control panel screen which looks similar to this:
J3.x-Control-Panel.png

How to Log Out

  • To log out of the Administrator back-end, locate the Logout link in the top-right corner of the Administrator screen.
J3.x-Admin-logout.png

Logging out will return you to the Administrator login screen. If the Logout link is greyed out and nothing happens when you click on it, then you are probably in a screen where you have some resource locked for your exclusive use. Click the Cancel toolbar button first to release the resource, then click on the Logout link.