Extensions Module Manager Login

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Login Module


How to access

You can access the Login module by either opening an existing Weblinks module in the Module Manager or by creating a new Login Module. You can access the Module Manager by going to Extensions > Module Manager


This Module displays a username and password Login form. It also displays a link to retrieve a forgotten password. If User registration is enabled in the User Settings of the Global Configuration screen, then the link "Create an Account" will be shown to invite Users to self-register.




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  • Save: Saves the module and stays in the current screen.</translate>


  • Save & Close: Saves the module and closes the current screen.</translate>


  • Save & New: Saves the module and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another module.</translate>


  • Save as Copy: Saves your changes to a copy of the current module. Does not affect the current module. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new module.</translate>


  • Cancel/Close: Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.</translate>


  • Help: Opens this help screen.</translate>


Basic Options


  • Pre-text. Optional text or HTML to display above the login form.
  • Post-text. Optional text or HTML to display below the login form.
  • Login Redirection Page. The page to load after a successful login. Select from the drop-down list box. If no page is selected, the home page will be used.
  • Logout Redirection Page. The page to load after a successful logout. Select from the drop-down list box. If no page is selected, the home page will be used.
  • Show Greeting. Whether or not to show the simple greeting text, for example, "Hi Administrator".
  • Name/Username. Whether to use the user's Name or Username in the simple greeting.
  • Encrypt Login Form. Whether or not to encrypt the login form using SSL. Do not enable this option if Joomla! is not accessible using the "https://" prefix.

Advanced Options


  • Alternative layout Apply an alternative layout or template override
  • Module Class Suffix Apply a CSS suffix to the module
  • Caching. Use Global/No Caching. Whether or not to cache the content of this Module. A setting of "Use Global" will use the Cache Settings from the Global Configuration screen.

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