Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – How to Enable Administrator Toolbar

by Elaine on May 11, 2013

Joomla 3.0 Tutorial on how to enable the administrator buttons in your backend administrator site.  You should see admin buttons to manage your site and in the Article Manager, you should be able to save, save & close, close articles as well.  If you don’t see these buttons or admin toolbar, you can easily enable them in the Module Manager.  Below are 2 examples of what I mean:

In Article Manager: Articles, missing the admin toolbar:

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Joomla 3.0 Article Manager Articles Missing Admin Toolbar

Editing the Article, don’t see the save, save as copy, save & new, close buttons:

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Joomla 3.0 Tutorial Editing article do not see save, save & close, save & new buttons

Overview of how to get back your Administrator Buttons and Toolbar:

  1. Go to Module Manager
  2. Click on Administrator in Module Manager
  3. Search for Toolbar in Administrator Module Manager
  4. Enable Toolbar for Administrators

Steps:

1.  Go to Module Manager

Go to your Extensions, Module Manager.   Module Manager is where you control what displays on your site and in what position.

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Joomla 3.0 Extensions Module Manager
  • Login to your Joomla 3.0 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Extensions’, ‘Module Manager

2.  Click on Administrator in Module Manager

Site is where you manage the modules on your site.  Administrator is where you manage how you want to display information in your administrator control panel.

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Joomla 3.0 Tutorial Module Manager Administrator
  • Click on ‘Administrator

3.  Search for Toolbar in Administrator Module Manager

The toolbar on every page of your Joomla 3.0 Administrator website is controlled by the ‘Toolbar’ module in the Administrator.  You can see below that it has a red x beside it which means it is not enabled.

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  • Click the ‘red-x’ to enable the ‘Toolbar

4.  Enable Toolbar for Administrators

You will see a message that says: 1 Module successfully published.  The red-x beside the toolbar module is now changed to a green checkmark.

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Joomla 3.0 Administrator Toolbar enabled

As you can see in the red box I highlighted above, the administrator toolbar is back.  You will see the buttons for new, edit, duplicate, publish, unpublish, checkin, trash etc.  Also, when you edit your articles, you should see the save, save & close, save & copy buttons as well.

Thanks,

Elaine

 Joomla 3.0 Tutorial   How to Enable Administrator Toolbar

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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sam May 9, 2014 at 9:12 am

save icon missing in joomla 1.5 website admin

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