I created a new usergroup (Administrator) to allow access to the backend, only to specific components in Joomla 3.7.2. These are the settings in Global Config for this group:

However, when a user belonging to this group logs in to admin, this is what she gets:

The top menu and admin dashboard are gone!

How do I get this right?

Thanks in advance!

  • Hi there, what did you set as the Group Parent * when you created this group?
    – NJA
    Jun 22, 2017 at 22:04
  • Yes, I set Public as parent Jun 23, 2017 at 15:48

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The solution is to allow access to the module for the Admin Menu for this usergroup.

Quite simple... :-)

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