Joomla 1.6 – Disable New Account Registrations

by Elaine on February 11, 2011

With your new installation of Joomla 1.6, the login/register forms are automatically shown.  If you want to manually create your users and disable users to register or create their own accounts on your website you can do that easily in the backend.  User management has changed in Joomla 1.6, it’s no longer under the ‘Site’, it has it’s own Menu called “Users” .  To remove the register link on your Joomla 1 .6 site, here is how to do it:

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Joomla 1.6/1.7 Disable User Registration

1.  Login to your Joomla 1.6 Administrator backend.

2.  Click on ‘Users’, User Manager’. Click on the button on the right side  Options‘.

3.  Set ‘Allow User Registration’ = “No”

That’s it.  Save your options and refresh your site.  You will see in the login part of your screen, the Register link is no longer there.  To add it back you can go through the same channels and set ‘Allow User Registration’ = “Yes”.

If you enable user registration, there are so many features now you can control with Joomla 1.6.  Looking down at all the options, you can specify which default group the new user will be assigned to once logged into your Joomla website as a registered user, if the new user can activate their account themselves via email or if the admin has to approve all account creation, and you can also specify which user group a non registered viewer has access to.   Joomla 1.6 has so many New Features, so many things to look into and play with.

Elaine

 Joomla 1.6   Disable New Account Registrations

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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javi March 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Thanks. I’ve looking for this for a while.

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Elaine March 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Hi Javi,
No problem. Thanks for your visit.
-elaine

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Alpha June 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Thank you. you saved my day.

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Elaine June 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Hi Alpha,
No problem.
thanks for your visit,
elaine

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Dave June 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Thanks for taking the time to post this!

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Elaine June 16, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Hi Dave,
No problem. Hope it helped you.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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George July 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm

How to login directly on the website after registration without asking the administrator of the site?. Thanks.

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Elaine July 27, 2011 at 1:31 am

Hi George,
The administrator of the Joomla site must provide the login form before you can login.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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vladimir October 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Thanks!!!

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Elaine October 6, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Hi vladimir,
No problem.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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