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Jun 23, 2012

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How to Edit Module's Article Content in Backend Admin in Joomla 2.5 in MINUTES!

First take a look at my Joomla version
Amazon The following is information shown by going to Site -> System Information.

PHP Built OnLinux ip-10-1-2-3 4.5.6-7-ec2 #18-Ubuntu SMP Mon Oct 18 21:00:20 UTC 2010 i686
Database Version5.1.61-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
Database Collationutf8_general_ci
PHP Version5.3.2-1ubuntu4.14
Web ServerApache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu)
WebServer to PHP Interfaceapache2handler
Joomla! VersionJoomla! 2.5.4 Stable [ Ember ] 2-April-2012 14:00 GMT
Joomla! Platform VersionJoomla Platform 11.4.0 Stable [ Brian Kernighan ] 03-Jan-2012 00:00 GMT
User AgentMozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/535.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/18.0.1025.168 Safari/535.19

As you can see I use Joomla 2.5.4, but this tutorial applies to every previous version of Joomla. If not let me know!

The Problem
Let's assume you need to display an article site wide, at some position of the template. Then you'd like to be able to edit it in the backend admin. How do you achieve this goal? Read on to find out. First let's log into the backend admin as a superuser.

By the way if you'd like to enable editing this article content in the frontend admin interface please read How to Edit Module's Article Content in Frontend Admin in Joomla 2.5.

Solution Summary
Step 1: You need to create a custom HTML module.
Step 2: You need to give your frontend admin edit access to the module.

Without further ado let's read on!

Step 1: You need to create a custom HTML module.
Go to Extensions -> Module Manager. Click New and select 'Custom HTML' as the module type. Then fill in Custom output's text area with whatever content you'd like to display on the website. Set the position accordingly in the Position drop down menu.

Step 2: You need to give your frontend admin edit access to the module.
Suppose your frontend admin is assigned to 'Publisher' user group. Simply go to Site -> Global Configuration -> Permissions and enable the 'Admin Login' for Publisher, giving your frontend admin the ability to log into the backend admin.

Now go to Extensions -> Module Manager; then click Options and you'll see permission settings for modules. Under Publisher you should make sure every value in 'Calculated Setting' column is Allowed.

Now log into the backend admin interface with your frontend admin's credentials, and you should be able to see and edit modules! However if you'd like to enable editing this module's content in the frontend admin interface please read How to Edit Module's Article Content in Frontend Admin in Joomla 2.5.

Any questions? Let me know!
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