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Allowing users to modify user details

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Video: Allowing users to modify user details

When users are able to login to the front end of a Joomla site, there is an Account Management screen you can give them access to. In this movie, we'll create a link to the screen and go over the settings front end users can adjust. Let's go to the Main Menu in the backend. We're going to add a link to this menu so that front end users can adjust their settings. Let's click New. From this list, select User. From this list there are several views you can choose.

Allowing users to modify user details

When users are able to login to the front end of a Joomla site, there is an Account Management screen you can give them access to. In this movie, we'll create a link to the screen and go over the settings front end users can adjust. Let's go to the Main Menu in the backend. We're going to add a link to this menu so that front end users can adjust their settings. Let's click New. From this list, select User. From this list there are several views you can choose.

The one we want to use is User Form Layout. We're going to title this link Change your details. If we publish this link as is, this link would appear in the front end of the website. Everyone would be able to see it. This might confuse users who are not logged into the system. Let's hide this from visitors who don't have a login. Scroll down. We're going to set the Access Level for this link to Registered.

Only people who are registered on the website will be able to see this link. Scroll back up to the top. And hit Save. Let's go back to the front end of the website now. Click Refresh. You'll notice that the link we just added does not appear in the menu. This is because we're not logged in. Let's login as Jim Callaghan. We added Jim as user in the system in the previous video. Now that we've logged in, you'll notice there's a Change your details link.

This is the link we just added in the backend. Click it. There are several details on this form that we can change. We can change the name, the e-mail, and we can also change our password. We can also change the user interface language that Joomla uses when displaying elements. Currently English is the only selection. We'll learn more about adding more languages in another chapter. We can also change our time zone. However, we cannot change the username.

Let's change Jim to James and then click Save. It now shows that Jim's details have been saved. His name is now changed to James Callaghan. When you create a link to the User Form Layout, users can set their own preferences without your intervention. This link can be hidden from visitors who are not logged in to avoid confusion. When logged-in users click on the link, they'll be able to set preferences for the functions they have access to.

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68 video lessons · 44047 viewers

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  1. 5m 46s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. What is a content management system?
      2m 49s
    3. What is Joomla!?
      2m 5s
  2. 17m 48s
    1. Overview of the installation process
      1m 20s
    2. Installing MAMP
      3m 51s
    3. Installing WAMP
      2m 55s
    4. Using other services and resolving issues
      2m 12s
    5. Installing Joomla! 1.5
      5m 9s
    6. Using the example files
      2m 21s
  3. 22m 36s
    1. Adding content to the front page
      1m 44s
    2. Using Read More
      2m 35s
    3. Creating individual pages of content
      3m 31s
    4. Dividing long articles using page breaks
      3m 10s
    5. Formatting content
      4m 13s
    6. Adding an external link
      1m 22s
    7. Adding article images
      3m 41s
    8. Deleting content
      2m 20s
  4. 18m 49s
    1. Creating sections and categories
      3m 34s
    2. Organizing content
      2m 21s
    3. Using the Blog Layout options
      2m 24s
    4. Using the List Layout options
      3m 14s
    5. Modifying section and category details
      3m 55s
    6. Adding section and category descriptions
      3m 21s
  5. 16m 6s
    1. Setting Global Configuration parameters for articles
      3m 3s
    2. Setting individual article configuration parameters
      2m 29s
    3. Setting content access parameters
      1m 54s
    4. Ordering articles
      1m 38s
    5. Setting publishing parameters
      2m 38s
    6. Setting article icons
      2m 12s
    7. Setting metadata
      2m 12s
  6. 20m 42s
    1. Using menus
      4m 7s
    2. Using other menu items
      2m 16s
    3. Creating parent menu items
      1m 54s
    4. Setting menu item details
      2m 43s
    5. Setting the menu item page title
      1m 50s
    6. Creating additional menus
      3m 43s
    7. Changing the default menu items
      1m 55s
    8. Deleting menu items
      2m 14s
  7. 17m 28s
    1. Creating a sidebar
      1m 41s
    2. Configuring modules
      3m 34s
    3. Assigning modules to menu items
      1m 40s
    4. Creating a login module
      3m 28s
    5. Creating a breadcrumb module
      3m 1s
    6. Creating a syndicate module for RSS feeds
      2m 4s
    7. Using other modules
      2m 0s
  8. 16m 48s
    1. Using the content component
      3m 25s
    2. Creating a contact component
      4m 25s
    3. Creating a poll component
      3m 7s
    4. Creating a search component
      5m 51s
  9. 11m 18s
    1. Creating a user
      1m 55s
    2. Granting user permissions
      3m 20s
    3. Allowing self-registration
      2m 57s
    4. Allowing users to modify user details
      3m 6s
  10. 13m 51s
    1. Modifying global configurations
      3m 12s
    2. Reading and writing private messages
      2m 31s
    3. Using the Mass Mail feature
      3m 10s
    4. Using the Media Manager
      2m 54s
    5. Using Joomla! help
      2m 4s
  11. 7m 6s
    1. Changing the look of the site using templates
      2m 18s
    2. Assigning templates
      1m 34s
    3. Adjusting templates with the HTML Editor
      3m 14s
  12. 10m 57s
    1. Using plug-ins
      2m 37s
    2. Using extensions
      2m 24s
    3. Managing languages in the site
      1m 57s
    4. Joining the Joomla! community
      3m 59s
  13. 10m 7s
    1. Launching your site
      4m 15s
    2. Understanding SEO
      5m 52s
  14. 50s
    1. Goodbye
      50s

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