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If you want users to be able to contribute content as soon as they register (without manually assigning them to Author group) follow the steps below to make new users Author by default.


To disable Joomla 1.7 User Registration go to:

Users -> User Manager

Click the Options button in top toolbar.

This opens the User Configuration settings.

In the Component tab set "Allow User Registration" to No.

Click "Save" button at top.

This will remove the "Create an account" link from the Login page and Login Module.

This also blocks direct access to index.php?option=com_users&view=registration


gear-checklistUpgrading from Joomla 1.5 to 1.7 requires "migration".

The Joomla 1.5 Template may need editing, or a new Template for J1.7 might be available at your Template designer's site.

This tutorial explains how to convert a Joomla 1.5 template to 1.6+.

It is possible to migrate directly from 1.5 to 1.7 bypassing version 1.6.

jUpgrade will migrate Joomla directly from 1.5 to 1.7.

This tutorial at explains how to migrate from 1.5 to 1.6 and up.


gear-checklistUpgrading from Joomla 1.6 to 1.7 is a simple upgrade, not a migration.

The Joomla Quick Update feature in Joomla 1.6.5+ will auto-upgrade to 1.7.

This tutorial at explains how to upgrade Joomla 1.6 to 1.7.


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joomla_17The string "Created on" in Article Date can be edited in the com_component language file at:


Search file for COM_CONTENT_CREATED_DATE_ON="Created on %s"


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