Can any one suggest how I can call the Users default controller's methods, like activate or any other, that I have created in User controller of Admin site with argument?

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You would not call the controller methods to activate a user as this would then set a redirect as well - you need to be calling the model. Basic PHP, not really Joomla related.

So you would first include the model

include_once JPATH_ADMINISTRATOR . '/components/com_users/models/user.php';

and then instantiate the object:

$usersMdl = new UsersModelUser();

define your array of user ids to activate (as only variables can be passed by reference):

$myIds = [1, 2, 3];

and then call the models methods:


where 1,2 and 3 are the user ids you want to activate.

(code tested and working in Joomla 3.4+)

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