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

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