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In this screen you have the ability to look at your users' list and sort them in different ways. You can also edit existing users and create new users. You can enter the User Manager by clicking on the User Manager icon in the Control Panel, or by clicking on 'User Manager' in the 'Site' menu on the Back-end of your Joomla! 1.5 installation.
In the table with all users from your Joomla! site displayed, you will see different columns. Here you can read what they mean and what is displayed in that column.
Checkbox: You can select this box to select a user. You will need to do this for several actions, for example editing and deleting.
Name: The (full) name of the user. When you click on this name, you will go to the edit page of this user. You can find the help screen of this part of the User Manager here: .
Username: The username of the user is displayed in this column. When a user wants to log in, he has to fill in this username.
Logged in: In this column you can see whether the user is logged in or not. A green hook is shown when the person is currently logged in. The column is left blanco when the user is logged out.
Enabled: In this column you can see wheter the user is enabled or disabled. A green hook is shown when the user is enabled, a red cross sign when the user is disabled. A disabled user did not activate their account by clicking on the link in the e-mail sended after registration. A disabled user could also be a user who was blocked by an Administrator or a Super Administrator. Click on the icon to toggle between enabled and disabled.
Group: The group of the user is displayed here. This can be: Registered, Author, Editor, Publisher, Manager, Administrator or Super Administrator.
E-Mail: The e-mail address from the user is displayed here. When you click on it, your Mail Program will open and you will be able to send the user an e-mail.
Last visit: Here you can see the date on which the user last logged in.
ID: Here you can see the ID number of a user. You can not change this number. The ID of the Super Administrator created during installation has the ID number 62.
Sorting of table
You can sort the rows of the table in different ways. You can also decide to only show the users for a particular group or only users who are currently logged in.
Name: Click on this column header to sort the users by name, ascending, or when you will click another time on it, descending.
Username: Click on this column header to sort the users by username, ascending, or when you will click another time on it, descending.
Enabled: Click on this column header to sort the users by their enabled or disabled status.
Group: Click on this column header to sort the users by group, ascending, or when you will click another time on it, descending.
E-Mail: Click on this column header to sort the Users by e-mail, ascending, or when you will click another time on it, descending.
Last Visit: Click on this column header to sort the users by the last time they logged in to your Joomla! site, ascending, or when you will click another time on it, descending.
ID: Click on this column header to sort the users by their ID, ascending, or when you will click another time on it, descending.
Select Group: Select from the drop-down box which group of users you want to display. All other users are not displayed anymore. When you choose for 'Public Front-end', all Registered users, Authors, Editors and Publishers are displayed. When you choose for 'Public Back-end', all Managers, Administrators and Super Administrators are displayed.
Select Log Status: Select from the drop-down box 'Logged in' to only display the currently logged in users.
Filter: Enter words to search for particular users. Click on the 'Go' button to search, and on the 'Reset' button to go back to the main screen of the User Manager and delete the search results.
Display #: Select from the drop-down box how many users there should be displayed on one page.
At the top right you will see the toolbar:
The functions are:
Logout: Select one or more users who are currently logged in and click on this button. The users will loose there logged in status.
Delete: Select one or more users and click on this button. The users you selected will be deleted.
Edit: Select one or more users and click on this button. You will enter the Edit page. More information about this page can be found here: .
New: Click on this button to create a new user. You will enter the New page. More information about this page can be found here: .
Help: Click on this button to access the Help Screen for the User Manager. That is the same screen you are reading right now.
The only differences between the Joomla! 1.0.x User Manager and the Joomla! 1.5 User Manager are about the sorting of the users. In the Joomla! 1.0.x versions you were not able to click on the column headers to sort the users by the specific column, ascending or descending.
You will use the User Manager when you want to do some actions with your user database. Here you will find some of the reasons for the use of this screen.
- You want to take a look at the users of your Joomla! site.
- You want to search for particular users, or sort your users in a specific way.
- You want to edit existing users, for example there name, group or language.
- You want to create a new user.
- You want to send an e-mail to a user.
- Click on the name of a user to edit this user.
- Click on the e-mail address of a user to send this user an e-mail.
- Click on the green hook or red cross in the Enabled column to toggle between an Enabled or Disabled status.
- Click on the Column Headers to sort the users by that column, ascending or descending.
Points to Watch
- You need to select one or more users when you want to log out the user(s).
- You need to select one or more users when you want to delete the user(s).
- You need to select one or more users when you want to edit the user(s).
- The sorting and filtering options overrule each other.
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