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Joomla 1.6 Administrator Menu Changes

Joomla 1.6 administrator menu has been revamped and links have been moved around.  So, if you decide to upgrade your existing Joomla site from Joomla 1.5 version or from other version below, here are a few tips to find what you are looking for in the new Joomla 1.6.

1.  The Site menu has been trimmed down and now includes the Site Maintenance menu that used to be in the Tools menu and also system information.

2.  Users is a new menu item to manage users, groups, group access levels and ability to mass mail users.

3.  Content manager has been changed.  There no longer are sections since categories and sections have been combined together.  They renamed the Frontpage articles to featured articles.  You can also see the Media Manager that used to be under the site menu in Joomla 1.5.

4.  Component Manager is the same except there is a new Redirect component to manage all links that generate the 404 component not found, 404 module not found or 404 page not found error messages in Joomla.  For these 404 error links, you can specify permanent page redirects.

5.  Under Help menu they have included official links to all the Joomla pages to help you make great sites with Joomla

Also, thing to note is that Joomla 1.6 no longer supports Joomla legacy applications.  In the Plugin Manager you will not see a plugin to activate the Legacy mode for Joomla Legacy applications.  Joomla 1.6 does not support Extensions that are built for Joomla 1.0 or anything below Joomla 1.6.  All Extensions must be native Joomla 1.6 to work on the Joomla 1.6 platform.

Below is the directory tree of the new menus available in Joomla 1.6.


  • Control Panel
  • Site Maintenance
    • Global Check-in
    • Clear Cache
    • Purge Expired Cache
  • System Information
  • Logout


  • User Manager
  • Groups
  • Access Levels
  • Add New User
  • Add New Group
  • Add New Access Level
  • Mass Mail Users


  • Menu Manager
  • Menu *


  • Article Manager
  • Category Manager
  • featured articles
  • Add New Article
  • Add New Category
  • Media Manager


  • Banners
    • Banners
    • Clients
    • Tracks
    • Categories
  • Contacts
    • Contacts
    • Categories
  • Messaging
    • New Private Message
    • Read Private Messages
  • Newsfeeds
    • Feeds
    • Categories
  • Search
  • Weblinks
    • Links
    • Categories
  • Redirect


  • Extension Manager
  • Module Manager
  • Plug-in Manager
  • Template Manager
  • Language Manager


  • Joomla Help
  • Support Forum
  • Documentation Wiki
  • Joomla Extensions
  • Joomla Translations
  • Joomla Resources
  • Community Portal
  • Security Center
  • Developer Resources
  • Joomla Shop
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