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Many people come to Joomla! in order to use a site that is already up and running. In this case, you will need to know something about the site and where the Articles are that you are going to work with. This will vary a great deal from site to site, so is not covered here (obviously!)
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Many people start to use a web site that has been set up using Joomla! and get started by logging in and exploring an existing site. You are especially likely to do this if you are going to be adding content to an existing site and do not expect to go further with managing the site.
  
You are likely to want to do this if you are going to be adding content to an existing site and do not have much computing experience.
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There a few important introductory peices of information to help you feel that you are not just using a mysterious back box. You do need to know something about the site and where the Articles are located. This will vary a great deal from site to site, so cannot be covered here (obviously!) in detail
  
=== Usernames and permissions===
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===How to login===
Joomla! allows content to be created and edited by visitors who have a username (sometimes called a login) with appropriate permissions. The usernames are created, and the permissions defined, by the person who looks after the Web site, usually called the Administrator.  
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You will need a username with the right permissions for what you are going to do, such as add and edit articles. You also need  the right permissions to be able to use this hands-on Manual.
  
If you are using an existing site, you will need to make sure that you have been given a username with the right permissions for what you are going to do. So you will need a username in order to be able to add and edit articles, and thus be able to use this hands-on Manual.  
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You will certainly be given a username (sometimes called a login) to allow you to alter the content of a site. This shows you how to login once you have a username and password.
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--[[User:LornaS|Lorna Scammell]] December 2010
 
--[[User:LornaS|Lorna Scammell]] December 2010

Revision as of 11:08, 25 December 2010

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Many people start to use a web site that has been set up using Joomla! and get started by logging in and exploring an existing site. You are especially likely to do this if you are going to be adding content to an existing site and do not expect to go further with managing the site.

There a few important introductory peices of information to help you feel that you are not just using a mysterious back box. You do need to know something about the site and where the Articles are located. This will vary a great deal from site to site, so cannot be covered here (obviously!) in detail

How to login

You will need a username with the right permissions for what you are going to do, such as add and edit articles. You also need the right permissions to be able to use this hands-on Manual.

You will certainly be given a username (sometimes called a login) to allow you to alter the content of a site. This shows you how to login once you have a username and password.

  • Find the LOGIN area: this is usually to the left of the page but it can be elsewhere.

The screen may look slightly different on different sites, for the name and the position depends on how the site is designed.

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There are separate boxes for entering your Username and Password.

Type your username into the Username box
Type your password into the Password box
Click the LOGIN button

When you have logged in you will probably be able to see more Menus and other content on the site. If you have the right permissions, you should also be able to edit some of the content. Look out for the edit icon Edit.png

Usernames and permissions

Joomla! allows content to be created and edited by visitors who have a username with appropriate permissions. The usernames are created, and the permissions defined, by the person who looks after the Web site, usually called the Administrator.

There are four levels of permission relevant to adding and editing Articles in a Joomla! Web site.

  • Some website visitors never login and are just able to read the content. They may also be limited in the pages they can see.
  • Others can login but have 'read only' access to the site - in other words they cannot alter anything.
  • You will need to be given a username (with a password) by your Administrator with a level of access that will allow you to edit and create content.
    • You may be given 'author' or 'editor' permissions, which allows you to edit and add Articles, but does not allow you to 'publish' them. An author can only edit he articles that they have created.
    • You may have 'publisher' permissions, which allows you to add and edit articles, but you can also make them visible on the site - that is to say you can publish them.

More about usernames and permissions. This lists the various things that people with different permissions can do.



--Lorna Scammell December 2010