The following is a quick introduction to the Content Management System (CMS) called Joomla! This article will be on how to submit an article for publishing on the website.
There are three basic types of Users: Unregistered, Registered Front-End Users and Registered Back-End Users.
The Unregistered users are typically visitors to the website who have not logged in and may not be registered. They are also called Public Front-End Users.
The Registered Front-End Users are given modification privileges. They can access the What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) editor (Joomla Content Editor - JCE) to post or edit articles. The four subgroups that are held under the registered front-end users category have varying submission capabilities. The four types of front-end users are as follows:
- Registered: Registered users can access restricted content (if available) but they are not allowed to submit new content articles. They can submit web links.
- Author: Authors can post and modify their own articles and determine the publishing and stop publishing dates for their articles. Their articles must be approved by a moderator before they will show up on the website.
- Editor: Editors, like Authors, can post and modify their content, as well as the content supplied by other Authors.
- Publisher: Publishers can perform any operation available to an Editor and may also publish or un-publish content from the site.
The Registered Back-End User Groups contain the various administrative users of the site. They have the ability to change access permissions, alter the site template, create new sections and categories, install new components, and other functions. The three groups for back-end users are as follows:
- Manager: The Manager has the lowest authority in the back-end group. They have limited access to the administrator Control Panel. They can confirm registration and perform basic maintenance on articles, sections or categories.
- Administrator: The Administrator can install and uninstall extensions, change the selected template, change the layout of page, and modify the permissions of anyone with a lower security level than themselves.
- Super-Administrator: The Super-Administrator is the person in charge of the website. They have no restrictions on the system. Therefore there are very few Super-Administrators for security reasons.