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Joomla 3.0

Joomla 3.0 Create a New Super User Account

In the previous post I mentioned that perhaps you want to have two Joomla 3.0 Super Administrators.  This will help in case you forgot the password for one, hopefully you didn’t forget the password for the second one.  So I created another Super Administrator account for my Joomla 3.0 website.    The new interface looks really pro, neat and clean.  It’s vastly different from before and so far I’m loving it.

Below are steps on how to Create a New Super Administrator account in Joomla 3.0

  1. Go to User Manager
  2. Create a new user in User Manager
  3. Enter in new user details in User Manager
  4. Change Assigned User Groups in user details in User Manager
  5. Change Basic Settings in User Manager
  6. See new user in User Manager

1.  Go to User Manager

The Joomla 3.0 user manager is where you can see all the users active or inactive on your website.  You can do many things in the user manager including create new users, change passwords, change groups, create groups, change user details, block users and more.

Joomla 3.0 User Manager
Joomla 3.0 User Manager
  • Click on ‘Users’
  • Click on ‘User Manager’

2.  Create a new user in User Manager

You will create a new super administrator user in the User Manager.  For best practice, don’t name any of your users admin or root.

Joomla 3.0 - Create New User
Joomla 3.0 – Create New User
  • In the User Manager: Users
  • Click on ‘New’

3.  Enter in new user details in User Manager

Here you will enter your new Joomla 3.0 super administrator details.  Please use information relevant to your website.  Enter in your own name and email address.

Joomla 3.0 - Create new User - Account Details
Joomla 3.0 – Create new User – Account Details
  • Click on the ‘Account Details’ tab
  • Enter in the following information:
    • Name:  <First name last name of the user>
    • Login Name:  <create a new super admin login name>
    • Password: <enter in the password>
    • Confirm Password: <enter in the same password again>
    • Email Address: <enter in a email address not already used>

4.  Change Groups in user details in User Manager

Now your Joomla 3.0 super administrator needs super administrator rights.  To do this, you will assign the new super administrator to the ‘Super Users’ group.

Joomla 3.0 - New Super Administrator - Assign User Groups
Joomla 3.0 – New Super Administrator – Assign User Groups
  • Click on ‘Assigned User Groups’
  • Click on the checkbox ‘Super Users’
  • Click on ‘Save & Close’

5.  Change Basic Settings in User Manager

You can select default screens for different template styles, editors, languages and more for individual users.   I just kept the defaults for all of them.
Joomla 3.0 - Create New User Basic Settings
Joomla 3.0 – Create New User Basic Settings
You can change Basic Settings for:
  • Backend Template Style
  • Backend Language
  • Frontend Language
  • Editor
  • Help Site
  • Time Zone

6.  See new user in User Manager

You are done creating a new Super Administrator account.  You will see the success message in the next window.

Joomla 3.0 New Super Administrator account created
Joomla 3.0 New Super Administrator account created
  • Success message:

Message

User successfully saved.

  • See the new user in the name, user name, groups

Creating a new Super Admnistrator was really easy in Joomla 3.0.  It wasn’t that hard in previous version either. The difference is that in Joomla 3.0 there is a separate tab for the ‘Assigned User Groups’ and Basic Settings.   The only gripe I have when creating a new user is that I can’t see the name of the user I’m creating.  I would have liked to see that when I changed to different tabs.

Thanks,

Elaine

3 comments
  1. kakaire

    i created a new user with super user rights but when i loggin from the front end using that account am told “you are not authorized to view this resource”.its a travel listing website and i want that user to be able to submit a listing from the front end.With the original super user account am able to do that from the front end.How can i go about that? thanks!

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