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User Article Manager Component

The User Article Manager (UAM) gives users the ability to create, edit and publish items from a list of articles displayed in the front end of a Joomla! Installation. The project has been forked from the popular Frontend User Article List (FUAL) extension written for Joomla! 1.5 by Felipe Quinto Busanello (the details of which can be found at

Translations provided by:
Français - Marc Bénita, Michel Cercueil, G Costas
Deutsch - Jojo Murer
Español - Marcos J. Diep
Italiano - Luca Ratti (frontend)
Русский язык - Vladimir, JanRUmoN Team
Nederlands - Daniel van Keulen
Dansk - Jakob Dalsgaard (frontend)
Język Polski - Leszek Boroch
Norsk (bokmål) - Goran Aasen
Português (Brasil) - Bernd R
中文 (简体及正體) - Xiaogang Zhang
فارسی - Abdulhalim Pourdaryaei
العربية (Unitag) - Maad Saad (frontend)
български език - Stefan Stefanov
Svenska - Mats Arvendal, Stefan Lewitas (frontend)
ελληνικά - Nicholas Antimisiaris
Suomi -
Română - Mystic Angel

My sincere thanks to all who have helped out!

com_uam_v0.18a released - minor updates

1) Author link to CB now off by default
2) Version number should now upgrade properly

Added Romanian translation (front-end) - thanks to Mystic Angel


Further release history can be found on the website

Briefly: in Joomla! 1.5 Authors were able to create and edit their own articles (in any category); Editors could, in addition, edit articles created by other users; and, finally, Publishers were the only users who could publish or unpublish articles. From version 1.6, article categories can grant a mixture of ‘Edit Own’, ‘Edit’ or ‘Edit State’ permissions to the defined user groups. A user may have ‘Edit Own’ permissions for some categories and full ‘Edit’ permissions for others. ‘Edit State’ can be distributed to yet a third combination of user groups and categories. The full range is decided by the site administrator when setting up categories and user groups; readers should refer to the Joomla! documentation for the full details.

The UAM aims, for any given user, to collect the editable articles and display them in an accesible manner.

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Reviews: 6
Lots of small bugs and a big one(a user can see and edit others articles even if you set the setting to No). Problem reported but no reply. Development seems dead since 2013. Too bad, this is what we needed for our editors but had to uninstall it because of the bugs.
Reviews: 3
Awesome to resolve a blackout in joomla in order to achieve this! Great work thank u so much for the comp!
Reviews: 6
I wanted to enable all my blog's author-level users the ability to view and edit all their articles from the same page, published or not. I just installed this extension and set the respective menu item and BAM! Problem solved! I didn't even need to tweak extension's settings.

The only thing easier than using UAM is to give it 5 stars.
Reviews: 14
I am developing a Portal, where some user will have the power to edit and create articles. I was having a problem, there isn't a way to create a menu with the users' articles only (so simple, so basic and Joomla doesn't offer this kind of menu item yet). After trying to find a solution, I've bumped with UAM.
Very simple, direct, easy to install, fast to setup and does the job very well.
If I could point something that could be polished is the layout, which could be done using divs instead of tables, to acomodate better with responsive templates, aside this tiny little detail, the component is brilliant.
Thanks for offering such a great tool for free.
Reviews: 1
but I miss the option for auto publish the articles.
I have a website where 50+ users should write from the frontend. There is no way to superwise all of them, but I don't want to give them "Publisher" right (the are now Authors). Is there a way to make auto publishing possible?
Reviews: 7
This component is very good and has promising benefits to joomla websites. Though there are some issues need to be fixed, and also more features needed.
Reviews: 6
Great job, I really recommend it for those wanting to have a performant frontend article management.
Reviews: 4
As a longtime user of FUAL, I switched of course to UAM when Joomla 2.5 arrived. This extension does what it promises, but there is one thing I miss (because that option is left out in Joomla 2.5, while it was available in 1.5) and that is the ordering and reordering option of an article from within the article editing page. Right now, one can only do that from the backend. I'm not a developper, so I don't know if that would a possible thing to achieve or not. Anyway, Thanks for this great extension.
Reviews: 2
This is very good extention which i needed badly.
Thank for your reply.
Reviews: 1
Hi, great extension, but in setting "Category Options" is missing the selected button selection for assigning default category, very important to make fixed and not be selected by the user on frontend.
It would be great in backend setting if it was manageable all fields setting on "Publishing" and "Metadati" (display on/off in frontend).
Reviews: 17
It was 1st time I need to let my users to manage their own articles. UAM works VERY well, so now there are no reasons to switch to Wordpress ;-)
Reviews: 1
This fixed an exact need. Thank You. I went to go donate since it is so excellent, but I didn't see the option. :-(
Reviews: 1
Very good extension. For me is very useful. It should belong to core.
Reviews: 1
Just what I was desperately seeking! Unbelievable that this functionality is not in the Joomla core! Keep on the good work.
Reviews: 7
I've used the Article Manager on a couple of sites now and have found that it gives me just the right amount of control over article submissions from site users.

I would agree with other commenters that it would be really useful to be able to delete an article entirely from the manager. Currently the most that can be done is put it into trash. However, this is a wish list item - the extension is already good enough in my opinion for an 'Excellent' rating.
Reviews: 1
For me the component would be perfect if it would give the possibility to the user to delete (not only trash) their article from the table of articles in the front end.
I looking for on the net if there are some possibility but I don't find any solution.
Reviews: 1
I like UAM. The good stuff makes users to list, edit, and delete their articles easily.
Reviews: 1
I downloaded it and it installed great and looks ok on the front end.

I would like however to see if the developer can put a way for any user on the frontend to submit articles and then a captcha and admin approval. I want any user being able to submit articles. Great product and hope you keep coding!
Reviews: 4
I was looking for something that the "author" could go back and edit your own article. But as the status was "unpublished" could not make it work by the Joomla 2.5.x. With this component achieved easily list all articles of an author, even unpublished.
Only I'm afraid not work for Joomla 3.5.x in the future. But they say that already works for Joomla 3.0'm calmer.
Owner's reply

Hi and thanks for the review. A 'native' Joomla 3 version is in development. This will not rely on legacy classes and so should survive into 3.5 and beyond

Reviews: 1
Just getting my first Joomla site going and installed this extension. Does everything I wanted and needed it to. I had a minor problem and Rob Sykes was quick to respond and help me with it.

A big thanks to him and I'd have to say this is essential to have if you have multiple people needing to submit articles to your site.
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