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Revision as of 13:28, 17 January 2011

How to access

You can access the User Manager by clicking on the User Manager icon in the Control Panel, or by clicking on 'Users' in the 'Site' menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation.


In this screen you have the ability to look at a list of your users and sort them in different ways. You can also edit and create users, groups and access levels.


Help16-Users access-level-screen1.png

Column Headers

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

  • Checkbox. Check this box to select one or more items. To select all items, 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 items. Many toolbar actions, such as Publish and Unpublish, can work with multiple items. Others, such as Edit, only work on one item at a time. If multiple items are checked and you press Edit, the first item will be opened for editing.
  • Level Name. The name of the access level.
  • Ordering. The order in which to display items. If the list is sorted by this column, you can change the order by clicking the arrows or by entering the sequential order and clicking the 'Save Order' icon.
  • 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.
  • Display #. This list box shows at the bottom of the screen, below the list of items. You can select the number of items to display on one page. If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages. Note that if you have a large number of items, it may be helpful to use the Filter options, located above the column headings, to limit which items display.


At the top right you will see the toolbar:

Help16-user groups-toolbar.png

The functions are:

  • New. Click on this button to create a new item. You will enter the New page for this item.
  • Edit. Select one item and click on this button to open it in edit mode. If you have more than one item selected (where applicable), the first item will be opened. You can also open an item for editing by clicking on its Title or Name.
  • Delete. To delete one or more items, select them and click this button. The selected items will be deleted. Note: only empty items can be deleted.
  • Options. Opens the Options window where default settings for Users can be edited. See Users Options.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.

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.

Help16-Users User Manager-Access-Level-Search-screen.png

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

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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