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Editing Articles from the Front End (Joomla 2.5)

Many Joomla! users are traditional consumers of the content management system. They access the Administration area (the back end) of their site to create and edit categories, articles, menus, and modules. Did you know that you can also create a user account login area on the front end of your site for creating and editing articles? This article explains how to edit an article from the front end of your site to increase the site’s overall functionality.

To effectively edit an article through the front end of your site, you must first establish a login module in the front end. Read these instructions to learn more about creating a login module. Administrators can also create articles from the front end of their site. Read these instructions to learn more about creating an entire new article from the front end.

To edit an article, log in to the user account from the front end.

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Once you’ve logged in, open the article you’d like to edit. Look for the icon that looks like a sheet of paper with a pencil. This is the edit article link.

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Once you select that icon, you will see an editor open up that looks similar to what you have in the Administration area (the back end) of your site. From here you are free to edit the article and assign publishing, language, and metadata details as you wish. Be sure to save your work.

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Once you save your work, you will return to the regular view of the front end of the site. You have now successfully edited an article from the front end of your Joomla! site. Congratulations.