Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – Remove Basic Settings from User Profile

by Elaine on March 4, 2012

cmsmind joomla 2 5 basic settings hide Joomla 2.5 Tutorial   Remove Basic Settings from User Profile Joomla 2.5 – Edit Profile Displays Basic Settings

Joomla 2.5 Tutorials – This tutorial will step through how to remove/hide the ‘Basic Settings‘ from the User Profile.   When registered users log in to your Joomla 2.5 website, they have an option to manage their profile.  Users can click on the ‘Your Profile’ link and see and edit their name, username, password and additionally they are able to edit their:

Basic Settings:

  • Editor = No Information Entered
  • Time zone = No Information Entered
  • Frontend language = No Information Entered

Even for me, this information is confusing not to mention a user of your site.  You can opt to hide these options to minimize confusion this will cause.  Below I will show you how to hide these options.  This is the high level overview:

cmsmind elaine joomla25 hide create account 2 Joomla 2.5 Tutorial   Remove Basic Settings from User Profile 1.  Joomla 2.5 – Go to User Manager

1.  Go to User Manager Options in User Manager

  • Login to your Joomla 2.5 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Users’, ‘User Manager’
  • Click on ‘Options‘ button along the top right

2.  Edit Options for Frontend Parameters

In the Frontend parameters you will set the option to remove basic settings from the User Profile.

  • Click  on the ‘Component‘ tab
  • Scroll down to the option – Frontend User Parameters, set the value:
    • Frontend User Parameters = Hide
  • Click on ‘Save & Close’
cmsmind joomla 2 5 basic settings hide 2 Joomla 2.5 Tutorial   Remove Basic Settings from User Profile 2. Joomla 2.5 – Hide Basic Settings in User Profile

Now you can refresh your Joomla 2.5 frontend.  Click on ‘Your Profile’.  The Basic Settings will be hidden.  If you want to show these settings again, just repeat step 2 and set Frontend User Parameters = Show.  See screenshot below, my ‘Basic Settings’ are hidden:

cmsmind joomla 2 5 basic settings hide 3 Joomla 2.5 Tutorial   Remove Basic Settings from User Profile Joomla 2.5 – User Profile does not show Basic Settings

Thanks,

Elaine

 Joomla 2.5 Tutorial   Remove Basic Settings from User Profile

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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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

palos June 16, 2012 at 8:38 am

Wow Elaine,

You helped me for not editing any Joomla php for hiding this “necessary” feature…
Thank you!

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Elaine June 18, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Hi Palos,
No Problem. I’m glad my post helped you.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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Rob Calhoun June 27, 2012 at 12:17 am

Is there any way to hide the profile info entirely? I still have the fields-
Name:
Username:
Reg Date:
Last Visited date:
-
showing

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Rick September 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm

is it possible to remove the link “Edit Profile”?

thanks

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TomasH October 8, 2012 at 7:45 am

Hello, I need to know how remove only edit name in user profile… Can me help somebody?

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TomasH October 8, 2012 at 7:59 am

Well I find it!
For these changes you must edit “profile.xml”

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Birende Singh Rana February 12, 2013 at 6:47 am

Thanks……………..Help full article

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Camilo Rosero May 15, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Thanksssssssssss :)

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