Questions tagged [user]

This tag is for questions about users, user management, access levels and other user related topics.

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How to let users delete their account from the frontend?

How can i let my registered users delete their own account from the front-end?
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Direct logout link

I know I can display the login/logout form with the following link: http://example.com/index.php?option=com_users&view=login But once logged in, this link will redirect the user to a page with a ...
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How to display user profile information?

I want to make a custom profile page which will only display the details of the user who has logged into my website. I need to display username name registered email Is it also possible to create ...
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What is the URL for user login (aka How to hide the login form?)

I do not wish to allow visitors to register on my website; however, I find a need to have a single registered user for testing purposes. For example, I will publish an article with restricted access ...
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Bot registrations even with Allow User Registration set to No

In the User Manager options (joomla 3.2) I have the "Allow User Registration" set to "No", yet I am still getting registrations from bots. Does anyone have any information about how this can happen ...
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Profile Pictures for Joomla Users?

I don't want to install any community plugin to do that. I want to provide a simple upload image form to my registered users, which will allow them to upload & change their profile picture any ...
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How to stop (fake) users from registering on my website?

I administer a website which does not require users to register. The only user that is needed is the Super User. The problem is that I found a large number of new registered users. First I want to ...
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Making Custom HTML User Profile Page by using Joomla Variables

I guess its going to be complicated but i will try my best to make you understand, what i want to achieve. All i want, is to make a custom HTML page, which will show the information of the user who ...
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Redirect users to the last page visited, after login from component

In Joomla 3.5.1, I want to redirect users to the page they were before logging in. If they login from mod_login, no problem, since the module is pending from the top menu, they just stay at that ...
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Plugin event only when Email activation

I am just referring the Joomla User plugin events in the URL https://docs.joomla.org/Plugin/Events/User/en onUserLogin onUserAuthenticate onUserBeforeSave Just wondering which one will help me to do ...
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How to avoid getting bulk registrations?

I'm receiving a lot of bulk registrations from emails which don't correspond with the name, probably generated from a list on my joomla pages. How to prevent it? It is any danger behind that?
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Restrict user access to specific com_content category

I want to restrict user access to only one specific category for content component. I have an idea to create new user group, give access to this group to edit this one category and then assign user to ...
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Configure Joomla to send an email at login

Can someone let me know how to configure Joomla so that I get an email each time someone logs into my site. At the moment, I get an email only when someone has registered. I'm running Joomla 3.5
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Adding text to registration form

I am running Joomla 3.6 and I just want to add some informational text at the top of the registration form. I have seen suggestions about language overrides but that doesn't mean anything to me. With ...
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One time form for Joomla Users?

I want to place a custom html/php form for my registered Joomla users but I want it to be submitted by the user only once, i mean if a user has submitted the form , the next time he'll open that form ...
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Is there a way to determine if a logged in user has been to the current page?

My goal is to highlight a help area the first time a logged in user goes to a specific page. The page has lots of complicated functions and it is a constant source of questions. Ideally this would ...
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Abandonware user self-registration procedure in Joomla core

Joomla 3.6 has two different controllers intended to create a new user: UsersControllerRegistration::register() defined in components/com_users/controllers/registration.php and UsersControllerUser::...
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How to know which usergroup/specific access level user belongs to

For determining whether user is a super user, we do something like this : $user = JFactory::getUser(); $isAdmin = $user->get('isRoot'); if ($isAdmin) { echo 'You are an Administrator'; What would ...
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Get user ID from username

I know I can get user information from any user with the getUser( $id ) object: $user = JFactory::getUser(); if (!$user->guest) { echo 'You are logged in as:<br />'; echo 'User name: ' ....
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Redirect users to the page pointed in the URL after login

In Joomla 3.5.1, I want to redirect users to a specific page, like: https://www.domain.com/login?return=L2YlQzMlQjNydW0tcGVyZ3VudGFzLWUtcmVzcG9zdGFzL2NvbnZlcnNhdGlvbi9yZWFkLmh0bWw/aWQ9MjU= Where the ...
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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 avoid fake users to register my Joomla site [duplicate]

I have a Joomla site that allows users registration. Form registration uses captcha plugin that comes with Joomla. The problem is that I am constantly receiving fake registrations. Most of them, ...
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Can Joomla send the user an email when admin approves them?

I have a request from a client that the joomla 3.2 is sending email to the admin to approve and to the user that they must wait to be approved, but they would like to have email also sent to the user ...
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Bypass password reset 'confirm' page

The standard Joomla password reset process takes three steps: Enter email address and request reset token Complete the 'confirm' page with username and reset token (either by copying the token from ...
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Assign template to user

Thanks in advance for your response. I would like to assign (as we can do for admin back-office template), assign to user or a group of users a specific template ? It's possible ?
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Migrate users account from Joomla 3 to another Joomla 3 manually

I'm trying to migrate Joomla 3 user's information to another Joomla 3 installation. From PHPMyAdmin I exported _users table and _user_usergroup_map to the new Database. The users appear in the user ...
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Create user from administrator and send email

In Joomla 3, when creating a User from the administration panel I want him to receive a confirmation email. In global configuration I set New User Account Activation to Self and Send Password to Yes ...
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You cannot access the private section of this site

On a Joomla 3.3.3 site which was upgraded from 2.5 (latest version at the time), we are having some issues with regard to user logging in. Some users have reported that after registering, they are ...
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Joomla Variables for optional Profile Fields?

I have enabled some optional profile fields for the registered users of my website (using the User-Profile plugin), What are the Joomla variable which will return the value of these fields? I mean, ...
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What is the correct way to programmatically delete a joomla user and their data?

I want to remove a set of users by id from a Joomla 3.x database. I am trying to figure out from the documentation if this is possible without having to write my own SQL for each database table. ...
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Move Users from 1.5 to 3.x

I am looking for details on the database changes specifically relevant to the users from 1.5 and 3.x. I need to move 40K users manually, and want to write a script to convert all the registered user ...
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Custom action on User block operation in user management

I am developing an application in which I want to perform some action on user block operation from Joomla User management screen. In custom MVC component we are doing with the use of file which is in ...
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Add field to Users table of joomla

Can we add extra field directly to users table? We have one concept like user can get notification or not. Here if we add data to profiles field we can not compare that field directly in SQL query as ...
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How to customize user registration in Joomla 3.7?

Now that Joomla 3.7 supports custom fields, can anyone point me to documentation or a YouTube video that outlines how to customize user registration? I assume that additional work is also required to ...
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Changing redirect login path for guests?

Suppose a menu's (or article's) access is set to registered users only. Path to the page : http://localhost/menu when this URL is directly access by any GUEST USER, he's redirected to : http://...
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User group in joomla 3.2.1

Please help me. I have a problem about user group in joomla 3.2.1. I created a new user group(name: Hoa Si) then i create a new user(abc) for Hoa Si group. But i can not login with new user(abc) on ...
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Adding Multiple Users in Joomla

How can to add multiple users in Joomla 3 without using an extension? Thank you! :)
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A Custom Page for Registered Users showing particular elements to a particular user?

Ok then Joomla Masters, Fasten your seat belts! It's quite complex but I will try my best to elaborate my goal. I want to make a custom page which will only be accessible to the Registered users of ...
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How to display user profile fields on an article?

When using the TinyMCE editor, how can I display the username at the top of an article?
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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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Get contact details from article override

I need to display the contact information of a contact on an article override (addresse, phone number...). I can get the user with : $user = JFactory::getUser(); but how can I get a user contact ...
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User Enabled but not Activated

I could see few users in Joomla User Manager as below Enabled = true Activated = false Last Visit Date = 2015-10-31 12:06:20 It looks weird, how a user is enabled without activation? Note: Right ...
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Check if a user account was activated by administrator

We have a Joomla system where users can self-activate their accounts. However some users have had problems with this (eg the activation email never arrived) and have had their accounts activated by ...
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How to Create a Joomla!-based Online Course

I'm creating a website on the Joomla! 3.5 platform (This is so I can tie in directly to another Joomla! site user database.) that is a simple 5-section training course used to train a company's ...
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Contus HD Video Share - User onCreate Hook?

I'm using the Contus HD Video Share component on my site. The component adds a table that tracks whether or not a user can upload videos. Unfortunately this table is not kept in sync with the users ...
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Redirect users after they reset their password

Is there any way to force a redirect after a user has reset their password without modifying core files? From what I can tell, there aren't really any variables that Joomla! sends back confirming a ...
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How can I validate a new users Name (not username)

By default, Joomla will insure that a username and email is not already in use. I need to extend that to insure that the user provides a first name and last name (and is unique). What is the best ...
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Dynamically Showing Articles Of The User Who Has Logged In?

I want to make a custom page/module/iframe or whatever which, when opened, will display only the articles written by the user WHO HAS LOGGED INTO MY JOOMLA WEBSITE. Is there any way to do that? ...
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A solution to enter Username instead of E-mail for “Reset Password”

I currently work on a project where all the users have unique usernames but not unique email addresses. This is a problem when using the Reset Password feature because out of the box you need to ...
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Edit profile redirect on submission

How can I make the core edit profile form redirect to a specified page on submission?