Joomla 1.7 Help – Unpublished article showing up on the frontpage in a blue box

by Elaine on August 9, 2011

Joomla 1.7 Tips – Unpublished article still showing up on the homepage

Strange problem I came across the other day.  I unpublished an article in the Article Manager and some reason it was still showing up on the frontpage.   This time it was unlike the other times, it was showing up in a blue box.  Below is screenshot of the problem:

unpublished article showing frontpage joomla 17 Joomla 1.7 Help   Unpublished article showing up on the frontpage in a blue box

Joomla 1.7 - Unpublished Article on frontpage

Then I found out why!  Joomla will display unpublished articles on frontpage in a blue box if you are logged in as a user assigned as a Publisher of your website.   You can check the ACL user priviledges by checking the User Manager.

1.  Login to Joomla 1.7 administrator backend

2.  Click on ‘Users’ , ‘User Manager

3.  Click and edit your username

4.  Look under the heading ‘Assigned User Groups’

5.  See the checkbox for ‘Publisher’

If the checkbox for Publisher is checked that means you have explicit rights as a publisher to view unpublished articles on the Frontpage.  Once you log out of the Joomla 1.7 frontend and view your website as a public /non-registered user, you will not see the unpublished articles.

Thanks,

Elaine

 Joomla 1.7 Help   Unpublished article showing up on the frontpage in a blue box

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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