How to Create and Modify a Joomla User (Step by Step)

(Last Updated On: September 14, 2019)

At a point, you would want to create and add more Joomla users that would help you manage your Joomla website. You may find it difficult if you are new to Joomla!

Joomla’s flexibility lets you create Joomla users for your website. This is also common in other CMSs (Content Management Systems) even In Wap builders.

Joomla users are the registered users of your Joomla website, they are not your website visitors.

Your Joomla users on the other hand may be referred to your Joomla website visitors depending on what the person mean.

A registered Joomla user can help you manage/moderate your Joomla website if given the appropriate permission. A Joomla user can be assigned to the level of the super user, which is the highest user level among Joomla users.

To be able to create a Joomla user, the user you are creating an account for has to have an active Email account, as this will be used for the verification and retrieval of the account. The Joomla user Email happens to be very important!

You can also allow users to create an account by themselves.

This Joomla tutorial will walk you through on the steps to create a Joomla user account.

How to Create and Modify a Joomla User (Step by Step)

This Joomla tutorial that teaches you how to create a Joomla user is written with easy steps and everything is well explained!

This Joomla tutorial is divided into 6 sub-sections; these sub-sections are;

  • How to create a Joomla user
  • How to edit a Joomla user
  • How to block/unblock a Joomla user
  • How to assign a user to a Joomla user group
  • How to change a Joomla user language and server time zone
  • How to change a Joomla user Email address and password

How to Create Joomla User

The following sub-sections will show you how to create a Joomla user.

Step 1

Log in to the Control Panel of your Joomla website. The login page of your Joomla website could be accessed by adding /administrator to the end of the homepage URL. For example; if your Joomla website URL is http://example.com, adding /administrator to the end of http://example.com becomes http://example.com/administrator. When the go or enter button is pressed, it displays the admin login page of your Joomla website. You can now enter your admin username and password.

Step 2

Since we are creating a Joomla user, we will click on users.

Click on users » manage. This page shows you all of the users in your Joomla website.

On the user management page, click on new and you will be taken to the new user creation page.

Alternatively, you can click on users, it is located at the left side of your Joomla Control Panel.

If you are new to Joomla, we recommend you see how to learn Joomla and how to use Joomla.

Step 3

There are three tabs on the new user page. Each of them let you set advanced features for the user. The three tabs are:

  • Account details
  • Assigned user groups
  • Basic settings
Tab 1 – Account Details

This page lets you enter the name (usually the real name of the user), login name (your display or nice name), password, Email, receive system email (comments, new registration, etc.), user status (set to block if you would like to block the user), require password rest and ID of the user.

On the account details page, they are three fields marked with an asterisk sign (*), meaning that they are required and can’t be left empty.

These three required fields are: name , login name and Email.

Fields without an asterisk sign (*) can be left empty (and be completed later).

Tab 2 – Assigned User Groups

This tab gives you the ability to assign a user to any group. The available Joomla user groups are:

  • Public
  • Guest
  • Manager
  • Administrator
  • Registered
  • Author
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Super user
Tab 3 – Basic Settings

The basic settings page lets you select the backend template style, backend language (usually the language the user understands), frontend language (usually the language the user understands), editor (the editor the user is most comfortable using), help site (the website the user would like to get help from), and time zone (where the user is accessing your Joomla website from), of the user.

Step 4

Click the save button after filling the input fields.

Editing a Joomla User

If you would like to edit a Joomla user, click on the name of the user (in the manage user page), or, tick the check box beside the name of the Joomla user » click edit to open the user edit page.

Blocking/Unblocking a Joomla User

If you would like to block any Joomla user, click on users. On the manage users page, tick the check box beside the name of the user » edit.

On the account details tab, find user status, then change the status from enabled to blocked. Save your new setting.

To unblock or enable a Joomla user, change the user status from blocked to enabled, and save.

Assigning a User to a Joomla Group(s)

On the users management page, click on the name of the user you want to assign a group to, or tick the check box and click edit. You will be taken to the account details tab of the user.

On the account details tab, click on the assigned user group tab. When it opens, tick the check box beside the group you would like to assign your user to and save.

If you would like to create a Joomla user group, see our Joomla post on how to create Joomla user group.

Changing the Joomla User Language and User Time Zone

To change the language or time zone of any Joomla user in your website, click on the name of the user and you will be taken to the account details tab of the user. Click on the basic settings tab. Locate the front/backend language, and the time zone field. Change the values to what you would like and save.

Changing a Joomla User Email Address and Password

To change the Email address and password of a Joomla user, click on the name of the user and you will be taken to the account details tab. Locate the Email address and password fields, change the values to what you want. Save when you are done.

Quick Recap: How to Create a Joomla User

  • Log in to your Joomla control panel.
  • On the control panel, click on users » manage » new.
  • On the new user’s page, enter the information for each field.
  • Click the save button to create your new Joomla user.

Conclusion – How to Create a Joomla User

This JovialGuide has shown you how to create a Joomla user.

Joomla supports different group levels, each of them have what they can do and what they can’t do (except the super user group). Select the Joomla user group that best matches the user account you are creating.

To learn more about Joomla, visit our Joomla section for more.

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