Looking at the Account Activation Levels
Joomla 1.6 now has three levels of account creation approval built into it.
- Auto approval
All users that register on the website will automatically have their registered account approved on the website
- User approval
Any user that registers on the website will have to verify their registration by clicking a link that is normally sent to them via an email address.
- Admin approval
This step now requires a website administrator to approve the new users account before they can have access to the website.
Modifying the User Approval Level
In the User Manager area of Joomla 1.6 you will find an options button that will pull up a new options screen in Joomla.
Once the new screen appears, next to the "News User Account Activation" drop down menu, choose the desired approval level from:
Once done hit the save button and you're done.