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Login

This Module displays a username and password Login form. It also displays a link to retrieve a forgotten password. An example is shown below:
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The Module Type name for this is "mod_login". If User registration is enabled in the User Settings of the Global Configuration screen, then the link "Create an Account" will be shown to invite Users to self-register.

This module is not related to any other component. Similar functionality can also be provided with a Menu Item of type Default Login Layout. See the Menu Item New/Edit screen for more information.

Module Parameters

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  • Caching. Caching is not allowed, so "Never" is always selected.
  • Module Class Suffix. A suffix applied to the CSS class of the Module. This allows you to create customized CSS styles that will apply just to this module. You would then modify the "template.css" file of your template to apply styling to this new class.
    • Enter this parameter with a leading space to create a new CSS class for this module. Enter the parameter without a leading space to change the CSS class name for this module.
    • See the tutorial Using Class Suffixes in Joomla! 1.5/1.6 for more information.
  • Pre-text. Optional text or HTML to display above the login form.
  • Post-text. Optional text or HTML to display below the login form.
  • Login Redirection Page. The page to load after a successful login. Select from the drop-down list box. If no page is selected, the home page will be used.
  • Logout Redirection Page. The page to load after a successful logout. Select from the drop-down list box. If no page is selected, the home page will be used.
  • Greeting. Whether or not to show the simple greeting text, for example, "Hi Administrator".
  • Name/Username. Whether to use the user's Name or Username in the simple greeting.
  • Encrypt Login Form. Whether or not to encrypt the login form using SSL. Do not enable this option if Joomla! is not accessible using the "https://" prefix.