Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Joomla! 1.7 and Joomla! 2.5: Access Control Lists in Depth
Illustration by John Hersey

Joomla! 1.7 and Joomla! 2.5: Access Control Lists in Depth

with Jen Kramer

Video: Welcome

Hi! I am Jen Kramer. Welcome to Joomla! 1.7 Access Control Lists In Depth. Access Control Lists are often referred to as ACL. Now that you've worked with Joomla! for a while, and you've completed Joomla! 1.6 and 1.7 Essential Training, you might be ready to build a more complex website. We'll configure ACL, so three groups of users are delivered different content for viewing on the front end of the website. Next, we'll configure ACL, so that someone can create and edit content within a specific category from the front end of the website.
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 12m 43s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 46s
    3. Restoring the chapter starting state exercises
      8m 35s
    4. Difference between Joomla! 1.7 and Joomla! 2.5
      1m 30s
  2. 21m 35s
    1. Introduction to ACL
      4m 19s
    2. Defining users
      3m 50s
    3. Defining groups and using the default groups
      3m 29s
    4. Understanding core permissions
      7m 29s
    5. Defining access levels and their role
      2m 28s
  3. 1h 17m
    1. The goal of this project
      2m 4s
    2. Creating new groups
      3m 56s
    3. Assigning core permissions to groups
      3m 15s
    4. Creating users and assigning them to groups
      6m 45s
    5. Creating access levels and assigning groups to them
      4m 33s
    6. Creating access level-specific categories and articles
      6m 21s
    7. Creating a user menu
      6m 18s
    8. Assigning access levels to modules
      6m 22s
    9. Configuring the login screen and logout button
      10m 37s
    10. Customizing the login screen
      9m 30s
    11. Testing various logins
      7m 6s
    12. Creating a different look for different access levels
      10m 20s
  4. 22m 27s
    1. The goal of this project
      1m 21s
    2. Creating groups, assigning core permissions, creating users, and assigning access levels
      6m 45s
    3. Adjusting permissions for categories and articles
      4m 13s
    4. Adding menu items
      3m 58s
    5. Providing access to the Media Manager
      4m 3s
    6. Testing logins
      2m 7s
  5. 23m 50s
    1. The goal of this project
      2m 0s
    2. Creating groups, assigning core permissions, creating users, and assigning users to groups
      2m 30s
    3. Adding a back-end access level
      4m 25s
    4. Adjusting permissions for each category of content
      4m 30s
    5. Enabling access to the Media Manager and menu items
      4m 33s
    6. Allowing access to web links
      3m 35s
    7. Testing logins
      2m 17s
  6. 34m 19s
    1. Hiding a site behind a login with the offline access permission
      3m 15s
    2. Customizing the offline access page by changing the logo
      3m 1s
    3. Customizing the offline access page to HTML and CSS
      7m 49s
    4. Setting the default user group for site registration and approving registrations
      6m 38s
    5. Nicholas's debug tip for ACL
      3m 47s
    6. Posting a note in the back end with specific information for certain access levels
      4m 54s
    7. Using ACL Manager
      4m 55s
  7. 1m 35s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 35s

Watch this entire course now —plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
please wait ...
Watch the Online Video Course Joomla! 1.7 and Joomla! 2.5: Access Control Lists in Depth
3h 13m Intermediate Dec 20, 2011

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

In this course, author Jen Kramer uses access control lists (ACLs) to define and implement user permissions on a Joomla web site. The course covers granting access to front-end content, customizing a login page for different user groups, delivering specific content to certain user types, and creating a simplified back end. The course also includes tips and tricks for styling the offline access page and working with the ACL Manager extension.

Topics include:
  • Introducing access control lists
  • Defining users, groups, and access levels
  • Assigning core permissions
  • Creating users and assigning them to groups
  • Assigning viewing access levels to modules, articles, and categories
  • Customizing back-end editing for improving client usability
  • Adjusting permissions for each category of content
  • Hiding a site behind a login
Subjects:
Developer Web CMS
Software:
Joomla!
Author:
Jen Kramer

Welcome

Hi! I am Jen Kramer. Welcome to Joomla! 1.7 Access Control Lists In Depth. Access Control Lists are often referred to as ACL. Now that you've worked with Joomla! for a while, and you've completed Joomla! 1.6 and 1.7 Essential Training, you might be ready to build a more complex website. We'll configure ACL, so three groups of users are delivered different content for viewing on the front end of the website. Next, we'll configure ACL, so that someone can create and edit content within a specific category from the front end of the website.

We'll also create a simplified backend for our client, so they see only the menu items that they need. Finally, I'll cover some handy tips and tricks when working with ACL, including, styling the offline access page and working with ACL manager, a third-party extension. So if you're ready, let's get started with Joomla! 1.7, Access Control Lists In Depth.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Joomla! 1.7 and Joomla! 2.5: Access Control Lists in Depth .


Expand all | Collapse all
please wait ...
Q: After following along with the exercise files, all has gone well until I installed JCE. When I did this my control panel on the backend came up with the following "strict standards" error:

( ! ) Strict standards: Non-static method WFEditor::getInstance() should
not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in
C:\wamp\www\administrator\components\com_jce\models\model.php on line 112

Please advise. I looked for a way of uninstalling JCE and could not find one. The exercise site seems to work quite well otherwise, although I can't change the profile of JCE as instructed because of similar messages throughout the JCE profile.
A: Anytime you receive an error about "strict standards" when work with WAMP (any additional messaging doesn't matter), please apply the following fix. This fix is also described in the Joomla! 3 Essential Training Chapter 11 video, "Turning off WAMP error reporting."

Because the error reporting is an issue with WAMP and not Joomla!, this fix works for Joomla! 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, and 3.0, as well as later versions of Joomla.

1. In WAMP, find the icon in the system tray and click it.

2. Choose PHP - php.ini from the list.

3. Search the php.ini file for the following line:

error_reporting = {there will be some kind of value in this place}

4. Change whatever value is there on that line to the following:

error_reporting = E_ERROR

5. Save and close php.ini, then go back to the WAMP menu and choose "stop
all services", followed by "start all services" to reboot Apache.

6. You should no longer see errors. If errors are still present, then do
the following:

a. follow steps 1 and 2 above

b. Search the php.ini file for the following line:

display_errors = off

Change this to

display_errors = on

c. Follow step 5 above.
 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now Already a member? Log in

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Joomla! 1.7 and Joomla! 2.5: Access Control Lists in Depth.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Learn more, save more. Upgrade today!

Get our Annual Premium Membership at our best savings yet.

Upgrade to our Annual Premium Membership today and get even more value from your lynda.com subscription:

“In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.