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An Overview of the Different User Types in Joomla

This tutorial will help you understand the four different user types in Joomla and what each can do.   A Joomla site is just an empty shell without an active user base. The first user group is the Registered group. This group does not have any kind of access to write, edit, or publish...

How to Add Custom HTML to Your Joomla Site

This tutorial is going to show you how to add custom HTML to your site in Joomla. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will assume that you are logged into your administrative panel of your Joomla site.   In the menu bar in the upper menu, click on Extensions, then on Module Manager. This...

How to Change the Default Admin's Username in Joomla

This tutorial will teach you how to change the default Admin's Username in Joomla.   You need to be logged in to your Joomla account, and at your admin panel.   From the menu at the top left, select and click on Site.   Now from the drop-down, click on User Manager.  ...

How to Change Your Front Page Content in Joomla

This tutorial is going to show you how to change your front page content in Joomla. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will assume that you are logged into your administrative panel of your Joomla site. The front page manager allows you to choose what content will show up on the home page of...

How to Log in to Your New Joomla Account

This tutorial will teach you how to log into your new Joomla Account. Registering on a Joomla site will give you varying levels of increased access, depending on your user group. Once you have registered and activated your account if necessary, you will then be able to log in. Scroll down, and on...

How to login to Joomla as the Default Administrator

This tutorial will teach you how to login to Joomla as the default administrator. You should have your Joomla administration login page open in your browser. If this is your first time logging in as the root administrator, the default username is admin. Enter the password you created during...

How to Manage Articles in Joomla

This tutorial will teach you how to manage articles in Joomla. You will need to be logged in to Joomla and on you admin panel. Joomla organizes articles into sections and categories. Sections are the top level of organization followed by categories, which are ordered by the section they belong...

How to Manage Global Settings in Joomla

This tutorial will teach you how to manage the Global Setting in Joomla. You will need to be logged in to your Joomla admin panel. Make sure that your configuration.php file, which is located in your Joomla root directory is writable. Otherwise some changes will not be saved. Begin by clicking on...

How to Manage Modules in Joomla

This tutorial is going to show you how to manage modules in Joomla. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will assume that you are logged into your administrative panel of your Joomla site. The Module Manager is where you can add and edit modules, which are used to display content and media around...

How to Register a New User Account in Joomla

The purpose of this tutorial is to teach you how to register a new user account in Joomla. Registering on a Joomla site will give you varying levels of increased access, depending on your user group. Scroll down, and click on Create an account. In the registeration section, type your name. Next...

How to Specify What Media Can be Uploaded in Joomla

This tutorial will teach you how to specify what media can be uploaded in Joomla. You will need to be logged in, and and at your admin panel. In order to specify wha types of media can be uploaded to your site, you will need to set the allowed file extensions. Begin by clicking on Site on the top...

How to Use the Mass Mail System in Joomla

The purpose of this tutorial is to teach you how to use the Mass Mail System in Joomla. You will need to be logged in, and at your admin panel. The Mass Mail system allows you to email all registered users or those in a particular group. Click on Tools in the top menu. Select Mass Mail from the...

How to Use the Category Manager in Joomla

This tutorial is going to show you how to use the Category Manager in Joomla. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will assume that you are logged into your administrative panel of your Joomla site. Articles are organized into sections and categories in Joomla. Sections are the top level of...

How to Use the Media Manager in Joomla

This tutorial will teach you how to use the Media Manager in Joomla. You will need to start by logging in to your Joomla admin panel. Now click on Site in the top menu. Select Media Manager from the drop-down menu. This opens the Media Manager window. It is just like a file manager except is...

How to Use the Menu Manager in Joomla

The purpose of this tutorial is to teach you how to use the Menu Manager in Joomla. You should be logged in to your Joomla admin panel. The Menu Manager allows you to create custom menus for your Joomla site. Click on Menus on the menu in the upper left corner. Select Menu Manager from the...

How to Use the Section Manager in Joomla

This tutorial will teach you how to use the Section Manager in Joomla. You will need to be logged in, and at your Joomla admin panel. Articles are organized into sections and categories in Joomla. Sections are the top level of organization. Start by clicking on Content in the menu along the top...

How to Use the Trash Manager in Joomla

The purpose of this tutorial is to teach you how to use the trash manager in Joomla. You will need to be logged in to your Joomla admin panel to begin. Deleted articles are sent to the trash manager where you can either delete them completely or restore them. To delete an article, go to Content...

How to Use the User Manager in Joomla

This tutorial will teach you how to use the User Manager in Joomla. You should be logged in, and be at your Joomla admin panel. In the top left hand menu, click on Site. From the drop-down menu, select User Manager. The User Manager screen will have a list of all the users that have registered...