Joomla 4/5 User Manual

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Changing user groups

Changing User Groups

You can change a user's group by following these steps. You must log in as an Administrator or a Super User to be able to change a user's groups. Also, an Administrator cannot make himself or others a Super User.

  1. Log into the Administrator Backend via the /administrator URL.
  2. Click on Site, then User Manager
  3. Click on the check box next to the user you want to change, then click Edit in the top right corner.
  4. In the User Details section, change the user's group.
  5. Click Save.

Access Control List (ACL) for Joomla

The following lists the Access Control List (ACL) for Joomla. The user group is listed, and the bullets below describe the permissions associated with that group.

Frontend Groups


  • View public site and public articles


  • Guest Group privileges
  • View registered articles


  • Registered Group privileges
  • Create new articles
  • Edit articles they own
  • View special content


  • Author Group privileges
  • Edit all articles, including unpublished ones


  • Editor Group privileges
  • Publish articles

Backend Groups

These groups allow you to log into the Administrator via the /administrator URL.


  • Publisher Group privileges
  • Access Administrator Backend


  • Manager Group privileges
  • Create new users
  • Install extensions

Super User

  • Administrator privileges
  • Change site template
  • Change global configuration