On any Joomla website you can login to the front end of the website without needing a specific link to the front end login page. You may ask, why you would want to login to the front end of the website? In some circumstances, an administrator may wish to login to the front end to see content that is marked in their group as 'special' and can only be seen on the front end after logging in.
You could easily add a login form on the website or a direct menu link to the login page but as an administrator you may not want regular users accessing the login page at all, and hence displaying a login module or login link may not be acceptable.
The User Manager options configuration screen will allow you to control and configure how you want your users administration to work in Joomla 1.6+.
Managing users in Joomla 1.6 is all controlled in the User Manager area in the backend of Joomla. In the User Manager area you can add new users, delete, deny access, user groups and permissions of those user groups to the content management system.
This tutorial will just look at the basic user management areas of Joomla 1.6+.
Site optimisation is a factor when it comes to ranking well in search engines. The speed at which your site loads increases website usability for users on mobile devices and slow internet connections, decrease bounce rate and enables bots to crawl your site faster!
When configuring your Joomla 1.6 website there are several check list items that you need to check to make sure that it is performing at its best.
Site maintenance menu that has been added to Joomla 1.6 collates all of the general site maintenance features that are in Joomla.
A new user management feature in Joomla 1.6 is the addition of the "Edit Profile" button that has been added to the control panel of Joomla. It is a very minor addition but it still saves a lot of time. A great usability addition.
When you log into the backend you will see the new icon on the dashboard.
Once you have logged into the backend area of Joomla you will be presented with Joomla 1.6 control panel which is the first point of call when performing tasks and functions in your Joomla website. This tutorial will give you an overview of all the different areas in the main control panel of Joomla 1.6.
On the left hand side of the control panel screen you will see the main functional icon buttons. These are the most common buttons and functions in Joomla that you may use on a daily basis when managing your Joomla 1.6 website.
Installing an extension into Joomla 1.6 is is very easy. The same process to done for all Joomla addons / extensions including, templates, plugins, modules and components.
For many Joomla 1.5 websites there was a problem with bots automatically creating accounts on websites and thus websites having massive lists of users that are all fake. Even when account activation was required there was still an issue of automated approval bots being used to create the accounts.
In Joomla 1.6 this problem has been addressed with the admin approval process of users that register on a website. This means that a website administrator has to approve the newly registered user before they can gain access.