How to specify what media can be uploaded in Joomla

Joomla New Admin series

How to specify what media can be uploaded in Joomla

This tutorial assumes you are already logged in to your Joomla admin panel

In order to specify what types of media can be uploaded to your site, you will need to set the allowed file extensions

1) Click Site

2) Then Global Configuration

3) Go to the System settings

Scroll down

4) Next to Legal Extensions, enter the file types you want to allow and separate each with a comma

You can also change the maximum file size and the paths to the media and image folders

5) If you would like to allow any users to be able to upload files, click No next to Restrict Uploads

Scroll up

6) Click Save

That’s it! You now know how to specify what file extensions can be uploaded in Joomla

How to use the Media Manager in Joomla

Joomla New Admin series

How to use the Media Manager in Joomla

This tutorial assumes you are already logged in to your Joomla admin panel

1) Click Site

2) Then Media Manager

The Media Manager is just like a file manager except it shows only media files in your image directory

Let’s create a new folder and upload an image

3) Type a new name for your folder

4) Click Create Folder

5) Now, click to open the folder we just created

Scroll down

6) Click Browse

7) Select your media file and click Open

8) Now click Start Upload

Now let’s see how to delete a file

We can see our uploaded file here. Note that larger files may take several minutes to finish uploading

9) Click the red X under the file

The file we uploaded has been deleted. Now let’s see how to change the way items are viewed

10) Go back to the main directory

11) Select Detail View

Scroll down and right

Instead of just thumbnails, the files are now shown with their dimensions and size

That’s it! You now know how to use the Media Manager in Joomla

How to block or delete a Super Administrator in Joomla

Joomla New Admin series

How to block or delete a Super Administrator in Joomla

This tutorial assumes you are already logged in to your Joomla admin panel

Joomla does not allow you to block or delete a super administrator directly, so you will first need to change the user’s group

1) Click Site

2) Then User Manager

Let’s see what happens when we try to delete a super admin

3) Check the box next to the user

4) Then click Delete

Joomla will give you an error message

Now let’s change the user’s group

5) Select the user

Scroll right

6) Click Edit

7) Choose a new group for the user

Scroll right

8) Click Apply

Now that the changes have been applied, we can either block or delete the user. Let’s see how to block a user first

Scroll down

9) Check Yes next to Block User

Scroll up and right

10) Click Save

The user has now been blocked as is indicated by this red icon

Now let’s see how to delete a user

11) Check the box next to the user

12) Then click Delete

The user has now been deleted

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to block or delete a super administrator in Joomla

How to manage the cache in Joomla

Joomla New Admin series

How to manage the cache in Joomla

This tutorial assumes you are already logged in to your Joomla admin panel

Joomla will create temporary cache files to improve the performance of your site. If you have made any major changes, your cache files may be out of date, in which case, you will need to clear your cache

1) Click Tools

2) Then Clean Cache

This page will allow you to delete specific cache files

3) Select the cache group

Scroll right

4) Click Delete

You may wish to purge all of your expired cache files

5) Click Tools

6) Then Purge Expired Cache

Scroll right

7) Click Purge Expired

Purging all expired cache files may take up to several minutes on large sites that have many items

That’s it! You now know how to manage the cache in Joomla

How to install Joomla in Installatron

Installatron series

How to install Joomla in Installatron

Let’s see how to install Joomla from Installatron.

1) Click Applications Browser.

2) Scroll down until you find Joomla in the list.

This page will show you more information about the script.

3) When ready, click Install This Application.

4) Click Next to begin.

5) If you have multiple domain names, select the one where this application should be installed.

6) Enter the path here.

7) Click Next.

8) Choose the version that should be installed. You should choose the latest version unless you require an older release.

9) Click Next.

You must accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) before continuing.

10) Click I Accept.

11) Set the database management settings here. Leave the default if you want Installatron to automatically create and setup a database.

12) Click Next.

13) Enter the admin username, password, website title and email you wish to use for this installation.

14) Enter the FTP username, password and path, then click Next.

15) Click Submit to install.

After a moment the software will be installed and a page containing information about the installation will be displayed.

16) Click Complete.

17) Use this link to view your newly installed application.

Here is our new installation of Joomla, ready for use.