How to use the User Manager in Joomla

Joomla New Admin series

How to use the User Manager in Joomla

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

1) Click Site

2) Then User Manager

Here is the list of all the users that have registered for your site. Let’s see how to add a new user

Scroll right

3) Click New

4) Type in a name for the new user

5) Enter a username

6) Type the user’s email address

7) Enter a password and verify it

8) Set the back-end and front-end default languages

9) Click Save

Once a user has been created, you can edit it if needed

10) Click on the user’s name

11) Let’s change the user’s group

12) Click Save

Now let’s delete the user we just created

13) Click the checkbox next to the user

14) Click Delete

The last thing we’ll do is see how to force a user to logout

15) Select the user

16) Click Logout

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

How to enable caching in Joomla

Joomla New Admin series

How to enable caching in Joomla

Caching is a method programs use to speed up processing time by saving frequently used and infrequently changing content to the hard drive

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

1) Click Site

2) Then Global Configuration

3) Go to System

Scroll down and right to the Cache Settings

4) Click Yes next to Cache to enable caching

Cache Time controls how frequently, in minutes, the cache is refreshed. The default of 15 should be okay

5) Choose a Cache Handler from the list. The default is Memcache, but that might not be installed on your server. Choose File if it isn’t

Persistent connections to a server such as Memcache are kept open constantly and can sometimes provide a boost in speed. This is especially useful when connecting to a server that isn’t located on the same computer as your website

If Joomla slows down after you enable caching, try turning on Memcache Persistent

Enabling Memcache Compression might also provide a performance boost

Lastly, enter the host and port where your memcache server is running. The default is localhost:11211. If this isn’t the case for you, or you just aren’t sure, contact Support

6) Type localhost

7) Now type 11211

Now, let’s scroll back up and save these settings

8) Click Save

Caching has now been enabled! If you have problems with Memcache, remember you can always change the cache handler to File.

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.