This component is a good solution when your clients dont know how to add a user from the backend. You dont have to explain to your clients anymore how to do this. With this component they can add users from the frontend in a very simple way.
- 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
Community builder and Jomsocial support:
This components also supports Community builder but you need to switch it on in the components parameters after installing! Once set to CB mode the component will also insert the user data in Community Builder, the added user will be approved and confirmed. This component is also Jomsocial compatible.
Add user frontend for Joomla 1.5 has multiple security measures to make sure that only Super Administrators and Administrators can add users from the frontend.
Add user frontend for Joomla 1.6/1.7/2.5 is more flexible because it operates under the Joomla 1.6/1.7/2.5 ACL system. This version also allows authors and above to add users. if you configure it like that. By default only Super users have acces. So be carefull with those ACL settings.
Usage of the component:
This component is very simple and can be used by everybody. But its actually intended for webdeveloppers. They can add more input fields in the "add user form" and create additional SQL queries to insert data in the database. This can come in handy when you want to integrate with other joomla extenions.
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.
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get the K2 user sync plugin for Add user frontend at:
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New in version 1.3.5:
- Fixed problem (Changed onAfterStoreUser to onUserAfterSave for J.2.5)
- Some minor bugs fixed
New in version 1.3.4:
- Fixed security issue that made it possible for users to add users with higher ranking then themselves. This issue appeared in the Joomla 2.5 version only! This version is a security release. If you are still using A.U.F 1.3.2 or A.U.F 1.3.3 you certainly must update! A.U.F 1.3.1 and lower are safe.
New in version 1.3.3:
- Fixed small password bug
New in version 1.3.2:
- Choose usergroup frontend
From developer prespective i had the need to change "password" field to show "bullets" instead of the password. In my opinion if you are building a component you need to stay as close as possible from MVC structure defined by joomla to make it easy to extend and understand. In your component, despite of the great work, you have mixed model/view in same file, making it dificult to understand.I spent more time finding the "input element" than changing it.
Well actually this issue has to do with your database collation. Scandinavian characters are saved to the database correctly ;)
This component is AWESOME. I found it this morning, put it on his site, and then called him and had him try it. He loves how easy it is.
Thanks and keep up the great work!!
The component is good and does exactly what is required. But this has a security threat, Registered users also can create users from frontend bu just typing the URL : http://yoursiteurl/index.php?option=com_adduserfrontend&view=adduserfrontend
These are my questions to the developer :
Also, can we have some captcha code integrated with it? Why are there no configuration options in the backend.
Will try to implement what I have mentioned
Well just like i wrote in the description text of the component: "always publish it with the menulink set to special, otherwise anyone can add users to your website!". If the menulink to the add user frontend component is set to special, just typing the URL : http://yoursiteurl/index.php?option=com_adduserfrontend&view=adduserfronten wont get you anywhere. Why do we need captcha? This component is intended for usage by Administrators. Why force them to fill out captcha?