Chapter 10: Managing Your Site's Users
IN THIS CHAPTER
Working with the Joomla! User Manager
Understanding the system's user hierarchy
Adding new users to the system
Managing your existing users
Working with user groups
Setting up user registration
Specifying what users can see
Specifying what users can do
Users are the lifeblood of any site. Proper user management is needed both to inspire repeat visitors and to protect the integrity of a site. Whether your site is large or small, fluency with the Joomla! tools for user registration, user management, and access control is essential for good website management. Joomla! makes it possible for you to offer site membership to your visitors while also protecting your security. You can create multiple users and multiple groups of users, and control what they can see and do while on the site.
In this chapter, I take a detailed look at the Joomla! User Manager and how you can use it to create and manage the registered users on your website. I also examine the connections between users, user groups, access levels, and permissions and how they relate to the management of your site's many content items, components, modules, and plug-ins.
Introducing the User Manager
The User Manager handles the creation and management of all registered users in the Joomla! system. If you want to add a new user to your system, or manage the details associated with any existing users, you can perform these tasks with the tools located in the User Manager. ...