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Quickly access and edit your user profile as a Joomla! administrator.
  
== How to Access ==
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==How to access==
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To access this screen you can either:
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* Select '''Site → My Profile''' from the drop-down menus, or
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* Click the '''Edit Profile''' button on the [[Help25:Site_Control_Panel|Site Control Panel]]
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
The "My Profile" page lists personal information about users such as, name, username, email, their personal preferences(editors if applicable), and their time zone setting.   
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Available to users with administrator or backend access to a Joomla! installation. The '''"My Profile"''' page allows an site administrator the ability to edit their personal information. These include the following: name, username, email, and personal preferences(editors, administrator backend template choice, help, time zone and language settings).  
 
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Your Login name, Password, and Email are automatically populated from your initial installation.  Here, if desired, you can change or edit those settings.   If you change Password please remember that it is case sensitive. 
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==Screenshot==
 
==Screenshot==
[[File:MyProfile.png]]
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[[File:Help25-site-my_profile-screen.png]]
  
 
==Toolbar==
 
==Toolbar==
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At the top right you will see the toolbar:
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[[Image:Help25-Toolbar-Save-SaveClose-Close-Help.png]]
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The functions are:
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{{Chunk25:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Save|user}}
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{{Chunk25:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_SaveAndClose|user}}
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{{Chunk25:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Cancel}}
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{{Chunk25:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Help}}
  
 
==Form Fields==
 
==Form Fields==
If you have several users with Backend access, it is here where a user can select their own Administrative template for the Backend. 
 
  
If multiple languages are installed, you can select the language you want to use as the default language when you log in.
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'''My Profile Details'''
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{{colheader|Name}}
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*'''Login Name'''. The user name that will be entered during login.
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*'''Password'''. The password that will be entered during login.
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*'''Confirm Password'''. The same password again (to make sure the password is entered correctly).
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*'''Email'''. Email address for this user.
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*'''Registration Date'''. The date this user was registered.
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*'''Last Visit Date'''. The date this user last logged into the site.
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{{Chunk25:colheader|Id}}
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'''Basic Settings'''
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*'''Backend Template Style'''. The template style to use for this user in the administrative backend.
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{{colheader|Backendlang}}
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{{colheader|Frontendlang}}
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*'''Editor'''. The editor to use for this user.
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{{colheader|Helpsite}}
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{{colheader|Timezone}}
  
Many users will install more than one editor and here is where you would select your default editor if different from the site's default editor listed under Global Configuration.  If you use an extension such as Editor Switcher, then you would in addition to setting the Editor setting to Editor Switcher here, you would go to the Plugin manager under the Extensions tab and open Editor Switcher and select the default Editor you would want to use.
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==Quick Tips==
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*Your login name, password, and email are automatically populated from your initial installation.  If desired, you can change or edit these settings by using this interface.  If you change your password remember that it is case sensitive.
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*You can also access and edit your administrator account from the [[Help25:Users User Manager Edit|Users User Manager Edit]] screen which is available through the [[Help25:Users User Manager|Users User Manager]].
  
Another important setting is the setting for Time Zone so your site is synchronized to the time zone you are in.
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==Related Information==
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*See [[Help25:Users_User_Manager_Edit|Users User Manager Edit]]
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<noinclude>{{cathelp|2.5|User Manager Help Screens}}</noinclude>

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Contents

Quickly access and edit your user profile as a Joomla! administrator.

How to access

To access this screen you can either:

  • Select Site → My Profile from the drop-down menus, or
  • Click the Edit Profile button on the Site Control Panel

Description

Available to users with administrator or backend access to a Joomla! installation. The "My Profile" page allows an site administrator the ability to edit their personal information. These include the following: name, username, email, and personal preferences(editors, administrator backend template choice, help, time zone and language settings).

Screenshot

Help25-site-my profile-screen.png

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

Help25-Toolbar-Save-SaveClose-Close-Help.png

The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the user and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the user and closes the current screen.
  • Cancel/Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Form Fields

My Profile Details

  • Name. The (full) name of the user.
  • Login Name. The user name that will be entered during login.
  • Password. The password that will be entered during login.
  • Confirm Password. The same password again (to make sure the password is entered correctly).
  • Email. Email address for this user.
  • Registration Date. The date this user was registered.
  • Last Visit Date. The date this user last logged into the site.
  • ID. This is a unique identification number for this item assigned automatically by Joomla!. It is used to identify the item internally, and you cannot change this number. When creating a new item, this field displays 0 until you save the new entry, at which point a new ID is assigned to it.

Basic Settings

  • Backend Template Style. The template style to use for this user in the administrative backend.
  • Back-end Language. Here you can select the back-end language of the user. All installed languages for the back-end will be displayed in the drop-down box. Default is the language set in Language Manager.
  • Front-end Language. Here you can select the front-end language of the user. All installed languages for the front-end will be displayed in the drop-down box. Default is the language set in Language Manager.
  • Editor. The editor to use for this user.
  • Help Site. Set the help site of the user. Default is the Help Server set in the Global Configuration.
  • Time Zone. Set the time zone of the user. Default is the Time Zone set in the Global Configuration.

Quick Tips

  • Your login name, password, and email are automatically populated from your initial installation. If desired, you can change or edit these settings by using this interface. If you change your password remember that it is case sensitive.
  • You can also access and edit your administrator account from the Users User Manager Edit screen which is available through the Users User Manager.

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