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Joomla! maintains two primary classifications of user groups. The classifications are primarily '''front end''' and '''back end''' user groups. Front end users are only allowed to login using the public facing side of the website. '''Back end''' users are allowed to login on the administrative side of the web site. As a result back end users are also referred to as administrative users.
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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)].
  
Administrative logins are available by default at http://sitename/administrator.
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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.
  
'''Back end users are further separated into 3 groups:'''
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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 [[Logging in or out of the Administrator back-end|logged in]], you will see the Control Panel.
  
- Managers
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<gallery widths="500px" heights="500px" perrow="2">
- Administrators
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File:Admin login.png|The login screen for the Administrator application in Joomla! 1.5 {{JVer|1.5}}
- Super Administrators
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File:Control panel.png|The Control Panel in the Administrator application in Joomla! 1.5 {{JVer|1.5}}
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</gallery>
  
The most privileged of these users belong to the Super Administrator group. Super Administrators have the highest privilege level and can make changes or add new features or content to any section of a Joomla! site.
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<noinclude>[[Category:Application]][[Category:Glossary]][[Category:Landing Pages]]</noinclude>
 
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'''Points to note on Super Administrators''':
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- The default super administrator is 'admin' and is installed with every Joomla! site
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- Super Administrators are able to login on the front end or back end of the site
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- A Joomla! site may have more than one designated Super Administrator
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Revision as of 05:36, 21 June 2011

The Administrator application, also known as the Back-end, Admin Panel or Control Panel, is the area where administrators and other site officials with appropriate privileges can manipulate the site. You can set up how your template looks or you can add new extensions such as components, languages, modules, plugins and templates from the Joomla! Extension Directory (JED).

The Administrator can be reached by appending administrator to the URL of your site. If you usally access your site on http://example.com/, go to http://example.com/administrator to access the Administrator.

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, you will see the Control Panel.