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Written by Kim Pittoors
Monday, 10 October 2011 19:39

Some people might ask themselves the question: 'why do you want to add a user from the frontend to joomla?’ Well the answer to that question is very simple. The backend of joomla is too complicated for some users. If you are a webdeveloper or if you have a webdesign company you know what I am talking about.

adduserscreenshotClients can get confused when seeing so much data and options. They don’t know which fields to fill in and which fields to leave open. That’s why I decided to make this component. You can configure the component to only show the input fields which are really necessary.

You will never have to explain to your clients again how to add a user from the backend. With this component they can add users from the frontend in a very simple way. They will just see the fields they need to see.

Another nice thing about add user frontend is that you can use it to integrate with other joomla extensions. By default the component can be integrated with Community builder, Jomsocial and K2 without any knowledge of PHP/HTML.

But in addition to that webdevelopers can use it to integrate with any other 3rd party component. Therefore I kept the code as simple as possible. People who know a little bit about PHP and SQL queries can easily change this component and use it for whatever they want.

After I had made the component and published it in the joomla extension directory, I was surprised about the massive amount of positive feedback I was getting. It seemed everybody was waiting for this component to come out. In just a couple of months the component has been installed on thousands of websites worldwide.

I want to say thanks to all members of the joomla community that have helped me to debug the component, to make it more compatible, to migrate to Joomla 1.6 and 1.7 and to give me good ideas for new options in this component.


- Choose exactly which input fields to display in the parameters
- Autogenerate usernames and/or passwords
- Send notificationemails
- Generate generic email addresses
- Choose between user groups

For downloads and documentation go to:

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