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How To Access

To create a new User Login Menu Item:

  • Select Menus  [name of the menu] from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation (for example, Menus  Main Menu).
  • Click the New Toolbar button to create a new menu item.
  • Click the Menu Item Type Select button Help30-Menu-Item-Type-Select-Button.png and then click the User Login Menu Item link under Users Manager.

To edit an existing User Login Menu Item, click its Title in Menu Manager: Menu Items.

Description

Used to create a 'User Login Form' page for users to login to the website.

Screenshot

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Details

Details Tab

For more information please see Menu Item Manager: Details Tab

Required Settings

  • Menu Title. The title that will display for this menu item.
  • Menu Location. The menu that this menu item (choice) will be part of. The menus defined for the site will show in the list box.

Advanced Tab

Basic Options

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-User-Login-basic-options-screenshot.png
  • Login Redirect. URL to redirect to after a successful login. (Must not be an external URL)
  • Login Description. (Show or Hide) Show or hide the login description.
  • Login Description Text. Enter text to display on Login page.
  • Login Image. Choose image to display on Login page.
  • Logout Redirect. URL to redirect to after a successful logout. (Must not be an external URL)
  • Logout Text. (Show or Hide) Show or hide the logout description.
  • Logout Description Text. Enter text to display on Logout page.
  • Logout Image. Choose image to display on Logout page.

Common Options

See Menu Item Manager: Edit/New Menu Item for help on fields common to all Menu Item types, under the Advanced Details Tab which includes:

Module Assignments Tab

See Menu Item Manager: New Menu Item for help on fields in Module Assignments for this Menu Item.

Toolbar

At the top left you will see the toolbar:

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The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the menu item and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the menu item and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the menu item and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another menu item.
  • 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.

Front End Screenshot

Example Front End Site images are generic images using Joomla! core installation supplied free Front End Templates. The actual view can depend on the installed custom template used and the template's style for those views on a Joomla! website.

User Login shown:

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Quick Tips

  • The Login and Logout URL can be used to send a user to a specific page('article') created to provide some feedback to the user. For example, a page titled, 'You are now Logged In' with some general information. The use of a User Module to show links for Updating User Profile, Viewing User Profile and other User functions could be shown on this page enhancing a user's site experience.

Related Information

Related Help Screens Description
Menus Menu Item User Password Reset

Used to create a form which allows a user to reset their password with an email sent to the user's email associated with the account.

Menus Menu Item User Profile

Used to create a form which allows a user to edit their profile settings.

Menus Menu Item User Profile Edit

Used to create a form which allows a user to edit their profile settings.

Menus Menu Item User Registration

Used to create a default User Registration form for user registration. Default form contains basic information: Name, Username, Password, and Email Address.

Menus Menu Item User Reminder

Used to create a form which allows a user to request an e-mail with their username.