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Editing Articles from the Front End (Joomla 2.5)

Many Joomla users  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 learn how to create a Login Module on the front end. Once the Login Module is created, log in as the Super User using the username and password that were created when you launched the site. If you'd like to give additional users the ability to edit an article from the front end, read our User Manager documentation to create a specific user group and adjust permission settings.

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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.