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Questions tagged [administrator]

This tag is for questions related to the Administrator application (backend) of a Joomla site. The administrator site can be reached through the URL http://example.com/administrator.

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How to add separate admin menu for custom component

By default the custom component can be seen under 'Extensions' menu at admin side. But how can I create my own menu at the top near to 'Extensions' menu like 'My Component' and show sub menu links ...
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Pagination of lists at backend – how to add custom list size?

How can I add custom value to Site Settings > Default List Limit in Joomla 3.X? I can see dropdown menu with values 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100 there. I would like to add item 500. Can be the ...
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Is it possible to redirect a admin user to a specific component after login?

Not too much else to add to the question really, I'm trying to redirect a specific user group to a specific area after they log in to the administrator back-end, but I'm not sure if this is possible. ...
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Cannot log in to Joomla (front and back) after site move

I moved a Joomla 1.5 site to another hosting provider under different domain. Everything works fine, all pages load fine, but I can't log into administrator panel, not the front end. The username/...
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Joomla Administrator : Sub menus are getting displayed 6 times instead of one?

Whenever i select a category like users/content etc from administrator area the submenus are getting displayed 6 times. Like the below picture for Users. Debug: Administrator template (hathor/index....
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How do I preview an article in Joomla editor?

How do I preview an article? In Wordpress, there is a Preview button which pops up a window with how the page looks. In the Joomla editor page, I see this, with no links to a preview. I searched and ...
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How to enable error_reporting only for administrator?

There are many times that I need to debug issues on the administration area of Joomla and need to do so on the live site. But I don't want to enable error_reporting also for the front-end. Is there ...
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How to customize the look of the admin ISIS template with CSS? ISIS custom.css

I want to customize a bit the look of the ISIS admin template in Joomla 3. Need to add a few custom css for colours, and hide a few elements here and there. What is the best way to do this?
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It is safe to allow access to Joomla default Administrator user-group?

I need to allow access to an untrusted person to a site. I understand that the "Administrator" user-group is not allowed to upload or edit php files, install extensions, or any other stuff that ...
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How to add image/icon to the header of the administration pages of a component?

I am building my own component and I would like to add my icons/images left of the Title in the administrative pages of the component (backend), like the core components have. How to do this?
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Is there a way to have the article edit box stretch the full width of the screen in Joomla 2.5?

When editing articles with EDITOR set to NONE, is there a way to have the article edit box stretch the full width of the screen (in Joomla2.5)? I know you can resize the width manually, but I'd like ...
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How does the Administrator main menu come up with menu item text?

I had to change the text on an Administrator menu item, and found that some of the menu items yse the title, others use the alias. One used a language string in the title column, and it works, but ...
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Guide for using Bootstrap in Joomla backend

This is based in the Joomla backend, component development. I notice that the base features of bootstrap 2.3 that Joomla uses is modded, so it is missing icons and such. Is there any guide to show ...
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What do the options of component “Joomla! Update” mean?

In the options of the component Joomla! Update you can specify the update server. The current help info doesn't provide enough information to decide to use Custom URL and Currently configured (no ...
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NOT Super Administrator as default

I am new to Joomla, just added a website with a new account there today. By default I am the Administrator (not super) and missing some of the functionalities. Any ideas ?
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Administrative Login Permissions Disabled

Another Super User disabled login permissions for every group, including Super User; no one can login. Is there a straight forward way to reverse this from within the database? P.S. If anyone can ...
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Administrator page 404 not found

I can't access administrator's page; it returns 404 error not found. Although when I rename .htaccess to htaccess.txt, admin page works, but the whole site returns 404 error not found. When I rename ...
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Why doesn't the admin page for Joomla have https:// ssl encryption?

Is Joomla backend without https:// secure from hackers grabbing the password and login details? Can you get away without having an ssl certificate for a very basic site with no e-commerce or data ...
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You must provide at least one recipient email address (when saving Global Configuration)

This is somehow started happening recently on some Joomla 3.6.5 sites. Each time I save anything in the com_config - either on the global configuration, or a component's configuration, I am getting ...
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Joomla Administration menu auto-disable in the internal sections

When I go to a section in the administration, for instance Article -> Create, the administration menu turns disabled. It seems the reason is to prevent sudden click on the menus and turning away from ...
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How to set name for Administrator Menu Section of a Component?

According to Developing a MVC Component/Developing a Basic Component, proper place of setting Menu Section name is helloworld.xml file. Particularly <administration> <!-- Administration ...
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Permission for edit articles and users

It's possible, on Joomla 3.2, create a group with permission for: insert/edit/delete articles insert/edit/delete users and not permissions for manage extensions, configuration, templates..? Thanks!
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Joomla 3.4 Admin Template Override

I want to change the header in the default admin template Isis. This is the output now. <header class="header"> <div class="container-logo"> <img src="administrator/...
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Does joomla automatically populate the redirect component?

In com_redirect in the Joomla admin, there are disabled redirect entries that shouldn't be there. I'm certain that no one put them there. The column heading is "expired url". How do these get there, ...
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Remove elements from Joomla control panel admin menu

Im doing my internship as a web developer in a company. we got a customer that owns a blog site that was created with joomla 3.3 . the problem is that the customer is really curious and knows nothing ...
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What is best approach to update the user info in custom component user-info table?

I have developed a custom component that store some user information in separate tables, I want to store/update user information when user deleted or updated from admin section or front end.
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Make the Message “Article successfully saved” Fade Away after x seconds

Let's say that I edit and save an article. The message "Article successfully saved"appears in the system-message-container div and sticks there. Let's say that now I am doing some editing and I am ...
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Where are plugins found in Joomla 4?

I'm working with the Joomla 4 alpha 7, and I don't see anywhere to enable / disable plugins. Are plugins not enabled yet? [edited to add alpha, not beta!]
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How does one find the menu path to an administrative option given a text string?

When encountering a problem, search engines will often return plethora of hits of people encountering a similar problem. These usually point to support fora in which solutions are offered in terms of ...
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Article Manager: “No Matching Results” when navigating in pagination after page 1 - Joomla 3.4.5

I am getting a weird issue on site I 'm setting up on Joomla 3.4.5. When in article manager trying to go the next page (so to show the next bunch of 20 articles), it shows no articles and a message "...
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Admin menu items disappearing

Weird thing happend to one of my websites: In admin panel (Joomla! 3.3.1 Stable - default backend template) after I click an item from the top dropdown menu (Articles for example) and then click ...
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Unable to log into administrator section of Joomla 2.5

Had a site up and running fine last night and today when I try to log in to the admin section it just send me straight back to the administrator log in page, no errors about incorrect username or ...
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Warning when setting Force HTTPS (running on IIS and Azure)

This is a copy of a question that I posted at the Joomla support forums: When I try to set the Force HTTPS option using the admin facility I get the following warning message: Warning HTTPS has ...
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Joomla administrator 404 page design not working

We have built a website in Joomla 3.0 but joomla administrator is not redirecting it to default 404 error page. . How I can redirect it to defualt joomla error page with design.
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ModSecurity returns 403 forbidden in administrator article manager

I am getting 403 Forbidden messages in the Joomla 3.6.5 admin panel when I (as Super User) attempt to: Select any page from 2 to end Change the articles per page from the default 20 Search for an ...
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Inject HTML overrides in admin Template

I would like to create some html overrides for a given Admin Template (isis). So I could throw in all the code into the template's directory, but I guess an update will wipe out all my changes, so ...
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Users can't save new article in backend (buttons does not show)

I've got an annoying problem and can't solve it. I need to create a lower-level admin access in my website backend, which can only create and edit articles. I started creating a new group (Admin ...
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Joomla - one admin panel for multiple sites [duplicate]

I'm trying to find some possible solutions to manage multiple Joomla sites through one administration panel, but couldn't find anything relevant. Does anybody know if it is possible in Joomla 3.x? ...
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What to do with hacker attempts to guess my Admin Password and login in backend?

In all my Joomla sites, I find too many errors on the Logs/error.log like below: Joomla FAILURE: Username and password do not match or you do not have an account yet. I think this indicates ...
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Default menu assignment for a new module

While creating a new module, is it possible to change the default menu assignment from 'All pages' to 'no pages'? I haven't be able to find anything that would allow that switch in the global ...
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Take notes in backend

Sometime I have some idea for my site and I want to write it somewhere. I'd like to find a way to write these notes, save and read them inside Joomla, but only in the backend; I don't want to show ...
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Resetting 'view all users' back to 10 per page

I have approx 14,000 users on my Joomla website. I wondered what would happen if I tried to view all the users on one page. Predictably, it wouldn't let me view all the users and now gives me a ...
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Unable to Access My Site

Can someone please explain to me why I'm suddenly unable to access the administrator section of my site. Each time I try to login I get the following message, see image. Your speedy help will be ...
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Load a Single Admin view with multiple tables and forms

We have 2 tables that have data and we need to bring data from both the tables and show in one single view. We have one single XML file which holds the fields of both the tables. The function '...
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Change Date Format in Article Editing page on Publishing tab

I would like to change the date format of the following fields Article Editing page on Publishing tab): Start Publishing Finish Publishing Created Date Modified Date The format is by default Y-m-d H:...
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How to add CSS/JS/an Image to a module backend

I have long wondered how to change my admin particularly for my custom modules. For many cases using an XML file is fine and I can use the built-in Joomla! form fields. In some cases, I'd like to ...
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Component Development - Custom Admin Menu Link

I have a component listed on the JED that I am currently updating to fix a bug. I noticed however that when creating a custom Administrator menu in the backend, my component does not show up in the ...
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Show frontend pages in backend

I have a component (in fact it is a ticket system) that only provides ticket editing in the front-end. However since most of our other important admin functionality is in the backend (administration)...
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Getting a blank page after logging into administration on non-SU account

I want to give certain users permission to access the administration panel, but no permission to modify things aside from that which I've specifically allowed. I created a group called "John" in ...
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Administrator logout not logging out

One of my sites was hacked the day after I got the notice that there was a vulnerability with 3.4.6. Sitelock cleaned it (this particular site is on Bluehost). They told me I was good to go. Since ...