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menu=>Site=>User Manager=>New


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User Level:

Administrator; Super Administrator.


User Manager [ User Add ]
User Manager [ User : Add ]


The User: New screen is used to create a new Registered User for the web site. It replicates all the actions that a new User would go through at the Front-end of the web site when registering for an account plus additional controls.

Toolbar Icons:


Save: Click Save to save any changes made during the current editing session and return to the User Manager screen.

note711_smallNOTE: The new User now appears in the User Manager with the settings displayed in the various columns.

Apply: Click Apply to save any changes made so far in the current editing session but remain in the User Manager User : Edit screen to continue editing. Once the editing session is complete click Save as above. The first time the Apply icon is clicked in this screen the screen title will change from User : New to User : Edit all the functionality will be the same, and it will now be possible to configure a Link to this User in the Contact manager.

Cancel: Clicking Cancel at any point ends the current editing session and returns the display to the User Manager screen. Any changes made since the session commenced, or since the last time Apply was clicked, will be lost. If the Apply icon had not been clicked at any stage then the User will not exist on the database and therefore will not appear in the User Manager screen.

Help: Click the Help icon at any time to view this Help Screen.

User Details:

Name: This is the "real name" of the User.

Username: This is the name (nickname) by which the User will be identified in the public areas of the web site when they are logged in, and on any Content that they may create whether it is a Forum post, News Item, or Web Link submission, for example, or just in any display of Logged In Users that the web site uses.

An open community internet web site is likely to permit the use of nicknames whereas a controlled, intranet web site, for example, may insist on the Username being the same as the real Name of the individual.

E-mail: Every User who registers with the web site must have a valid e-mail address. This does not mean that they cannot change this at a later date, or that it will remain valid, or indeed active.

Users should be encouraged to keep this entry current, to assist with password retrieval requests and to receive any e-mails from the web site or other Users - if this facility is activated in their individual profiles.

The e-mail address must be unique (there must only be one instance of it in the database).

New Password: Enter the User's password here.

note711_smallNOTE: Passwords should always be a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and characters. The Password will be encrypted within Joomla!/MySQL. Users should be advised to change their password once they receive it (or any subsequent replacements) as an e-mail is used to confirm the password, and e-mail is inherently insecure for this purpose.

Verify Password: Re-type the User's password to check that the entry is correct.

Group: A standard installation of Joomla! contains seven pre-defined User Groups. These are Registered, Editor, Author, Publisher, Manager, Administrator, and Super Administrator. It is not currently possible to alter or add to these Groups. Every User who has registered with the web site will belong to one of these seven Groups.

Registered Users have the least access rights and functionality. Super Administrators have full access rights and complete functionality.

Check the Administrator Manual pages for further details on each of these Groups as the detail is outside of the scope of these pages. See also User Access Control Levels.

Block User: Use this check box to determine whether or not the new User will be able to log in.

Register Date: Displays the date of registration with the web site. This date and time is automatically created by Joomla!.

Last Visit Date: Displays when the User last logged into the web site. This date and time is automatically created by Joomla!.


This gives the administrator the chance to select the WYSIWYG editor that this User can/cannot use. The User can alter this themselves at a later date in their Personal Details section if this function is active in the Front-end of the web site.

Contact Information:

Contact Information is linked directly to the Contacts Component of Joomla!

The field will only display when editing a User (not adding a new User) as the User must first be linked with the Contact in the Contact Manager. To Edit this item either click Apply or Save to save the new User to the database.

Only one User can be associated with a Contact entry. A User can be connected to more than one Contact.

Assuming a User is linked to a Contact then that Contacts details will be editable directly in this screen.

Related Information:

 User Access Control Levels  User Manager
 User Manager [ User : Edit]  Contact Manager

note icon NOTE: If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this Help screen then please post them in the Suggestions, Modifications, and Corrections forum in the User Documentation Work Group.

Thank you!


The User Documentation Team

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 April 2007 )
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