Joomla 3.3 Tutorial – How to Delete or Block a Super User

by Elaine on May 25, 2014

I’ve been reading other forums and I guess in previous version of Joomla it was not possible to delete Super Users.  I just upgraded my Joomla to 3.3 and now I’m able to block or delete SuperUsers.    You must login as a super user to be able to delete another Super User.

See below:

1.  Block a Super User in Joomla 3.3

  • Login to your Joomla 3.3 as a Super User
  • Click on ‘Users’, ‘User Manager
  • Select the Super User to Block
  • Click ‘Block’
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Joomla 3.3 Tutorial Block a SuperUser

2.  Try to Log in as the Blocked Super User

If the super user tries to login to their account, they will get an error message:

“Warning: Login denied! Your account has either been blocked or you have not activated yet.”

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Joomla 3.3 Tutorial – Blocked Super User Tries to Log in

3.  Delete a Super User in Joomla 3.3

Select the super user to delete and click on delete.  Be careful when you delete because there is no way to retrieve a deleted user.  If you want you can choose to just change the Super User group or block the user instead.  Steps below to delete a Super User:

  • Login to your Joomla 3.3 as a Super User
  • Click on ‘Users’, ‘User Manager’
  • Select the Super User to Delete
  • Click ‘Delete’
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Joomla 3.3 Tutorial – Delete Super User

4.  Try to Log in as the Deleted Super User

If the super user tries to login to their account, they will get an error message:

“Warning: Username and password do not match or you do not have an account yet.”

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Joomla 3.3 Tutorial – Deleted Super User Tries to Login

Hope that helps,

Elaine

 Joomla 3.3 Tutorial   How to Delete or Block a Super User

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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