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User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Posted on 27 September 2011 by

Joomla Tutorials

In this Joomla Tutorials, i will be using User Groups in Joomla 1.7. Joomla 1.7 has introduced a new feature for adding user defined groups.

For creating and deleting user groups in Joomla 1.7, you have to first login through the administrative panel of joomla by simply entering the yoursite.com/administrator in your browser.

Enter the username, password and leave the Language to Default, click on Login.

After logging in to the backend, a control panel page opens.

The Control Panel provides access to many default Joomla! functions and features. From the Control Panel, you can create and manage articles and categories. Other features available in the Control Panel are the media, menu, language, and user managers.

In the top menu, locate the link – Users. Click on Users, from the drop down menu that appears click – Groups as shown in Image 1.

Image 1: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 1

A list of user groups is displayed as shown in Image 2. From here you can manage all user groups – Add new, edit and delete groups. A list of user groups is displayed as shown in Image 2. From here you can manage all user groups – Add new, edit and delete groups.

Image 2: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 2

Add New User Group:

To add a new user group, click on New at the top right hand corner as shown in Image 3.

Image 3: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 3

In User Group Details, enter the name of the Group in the Group Title and then select the parent group under which you want this group to appear.

Click on Save and Close as shown in Image 4, in order to save the group and close the edit screen.

You can either click on Save, in order to save the group and stay on the editable screen.

NOTE: Choosing the right parent is important as the permissions inherit down the user group tree.

Image 4: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 4

Group successfully saved” message is displayed as shown in Image 5. Ensure that the group is created.

Image 5: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 5

Change Access Level Control:

The access level of the newly created user group can be edited through Global Configuration settings.

Do this by navigating to Site -> Global Configuration as shown in Image 6.

Image 6: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 6

There are four tabs: Site, System, Server and Permissions.

From the above given tabs click on Permissions as shown in Image 7.

Image 7: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 7

From here you can manage the permission settings for the each of the user groups. Click on the user group created as shown in Image 8.

Image 8: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 8

On clicking the user group, settings related to that user group expands and is displayed as shown in Image 9.

Image 9: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 9

Change the settings required. Click on Save as shown in Image 10, in order to save the settings and stay on the editable screen.

You can either click on Save and Close, in order to save the settings and close the edit screen.

Image 10: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 10

Configuration successfully saved” message is displayed as shown in Image 11. You can view the status of the calculated settings.

Image 11: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 11

Edit User Group:

To edit any user group navigate to Users -> Groups. Select the checkbox next to the user group and click on Edit at the top right hand corner as shown in Image 12.

Image 12: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 12

Change the settings as required.

Click on Save and Close as shown in Image 13, in order to save the group and close the edit screen.

You can either click on Save, in order to save the group and stay on the editable screen.

Image 13: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 13

Group successfully saved” message is displayed as shown in Image 14.

Image 14: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 14

Delete User Group:

To delete any user group navigate to Users -> Groups. Select the checkbox next to the user group and click on Delete at the top right hand corner as shown in Image 15.

Image 15: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

Image 15

One Action Permission Group successfully deleted” message is displayed as shown in Image 16.

Image 16: User Groups in Joomla 1.7

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