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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: 3
I'm a Joomla! noob and a fairly experienced web designer (not developer though)

Joomla! made me a little nervous and building a commercial site for a hotel as my first project was a wee bit daunting to say the least.

My main problem was letting hotel staff add new articles to their site, and UAM seemed to be the ideal extension, but I hit a brick wall with showing titles. Despite this being more of a Joomla!noob problem, rather than a UAM issue, Rob went through it and with his help the problem was quickly whipped into submission.

Rarely seen support like that for paid-for services, never mind something completely free.

I'm installing UAM first on every future project.
Reviews: 12
Excellent intuitive tool for managing your own content and creating new articles in the frontend. I tweaked it to copy articles with today's date - makes it clean and simple for my users to add a new blog entry each day, using yesterday's entry as a template.
Lovely work - thank you.
Owner's reply

Thanks for the review. I like the idea of the copy article having "today's" timestamp on it. I think that's worth including as an option.

Reviews: 1
Thank you so much for bringing this extension to 1.7! I couldn't find anything else to use for easy front-end access to articles and i really needed to have that. I love the columns and the filtering. Thanks!!!
Reviews: 106
This is a pretty cool component. It makes managing content from the front end a bit easier and allows me to easily feature content which is a wonderful bonus. Thanks for continuing the development on this extension.
Reviews: 3
I was looking forward an update of "Frontend User Article List" for Joomla 1.6 / 1.7 ...
Thank you to Rob Sykes for having done it! It works fine with my site in 1.7.1 version.
This extension is essential for my work.
I have a wish : it would be nice to add the ability to Check items to view featured.
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