User Notes is a great new feature that has been added to Joomla 2.5 to help manage all those administrators and registered users that have accounts on your Joomla website.
In large websites with hundreds of user accounts it is sometimes hard to remember, over a period of time, who is who and what role each user may have on the website.
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+.
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.
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.