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Provides an overview of the Access Levels available on a Joomla site. The screen is used to find, add, edit and delete Access Levels.

Access levels control which users can view which objects on your site. Objects include menu items, modules, categories, and component items (articles, contacts, and so on). Each object in the site is assigned to one access level. User groups are also assigned to each access level.

If a user is a member of a group that in turn has permission for an access level, then that user can view all objects assigned to that access level. It is important to understand that user groups can be arranged in a parent-child hierarchy. If so, then a child group has access to all access levels that the parent group has access to. So you don't need to assign a child group access to levels that its parent group already has access to.

How to Access

  • Click the Users button in the Control Panel
  • Select Viewing Access Levels in the left sidebar.
  • Select Users  Access Levels from the dropdown menu of the Administrator Panel.



Column Headers

In the table containing the Access Levels from your Joomla! site, you will see different columns. Here you can read what they mean and what is displayed in that column.

  • Ordering. Up-Down ArrowsHelp30-Ordering-colheader-icon.png User specified ordering, default is order of access level creation. When active, drag and drop ordering by 'click and hold' on the bars icon Help30-Ordering-colheader-grab-bar-icon.png then 'release' in desired position.
  • Checkbox. Check this box to select one or more access level. To select all access level, check the box in the column heading. After one or more boxes are checked, click a toolbar button to take an action on the selected item or access level. Many toolbar actions, such as 'Publish', can work with multiple access level. Others, such as 'Edit', only work on one item at a time. If multiple access level are checked and you press 'Edit', the first item will be opened for editing.
  • Level Name. The name of the access level.
  • User Groups Having Viewing Access. The groups that have viewing access.
  • ID. This is a unique identification number for this access level assigned automatically by Joomla. It is used to identify the access level internally, and you cannot change this number.

List Filters

Filter by Partial Access Level Name

  • Search Viewing Access Levels. In the upper left is a Search field and two buttons, as shown below.


Enter part of the level's name and press the Search to find matching names. Press Clear to clear the search field and restore the list of levels.


At the top left you will see the toolbar:


The functions are:

  • New. Opens the editing screen to create a new access level.
  • Edit. Opens the editing screen for the selected access level. If more than one access level is selected (where applicable), only the first access level will be opened. The editing screen can also be opened by clicking on the Name of the access level.
  • Delete. Deletes the selected access levels. Works with one or multiple access levels selected. Note that you cannot delete an access level that is currently being used. If you try to delete an access level that is assigned, a message showing where it is assigned will be displayed.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.
  • Options. Opens the Options window where settings such as default parameters can be edited.

Quick Tips

  • Click on the name of an access level to edit it.
  • Click on the Column Headers to sort the users by that column, ascending or descending.

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