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Up and Running with Joomla by R. Allen Wyke, Skip Matheny

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Section 2: Adding and Managing Users

With Joomla installed and the initial functional components set up, it’s time to delegate. For the most part, configuring, managing, and maintaining user accounts in Joomla is pretty easy, and works as you would expect. This section shows you how to set up users, assign them to permission Groups (aka Access Levels), link them to Contacts, and get them ready to start creating content.

Managing Users

All of the user management features within Joomla can be accessed either by clicking the User Manager icon on the main Control Panel page, as shown in Figure 17, or from accessing the User Manager submenu under the Site menu—both within the Joomla Administrator backend.

Accessing the User Manager

Figure 17. Accessing the User Manager

Adding Users

Once you have access to the User Manager, you are ready to add, edit, or delete users. For all practical purposes, there are three ways to go about this:

Manual

Add them manually by clicking the New button and filling out the information on the resulting form, as shown in Figure 18.

User Registrations

Assuming you have not disabled user registration when configuring Joomla, you can have users click the Register link on the Login Form module and fill in their information. Once it’s complete, you, the Administrator, will get an email, whereby you can now go in and assign them the correct access permissions.

Import

If you have a lot of users, do not ...

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