How to disable Joomla user registration

Learn how to disable Joomla user signups

How to disable Joomla user registration

In this article we are going to share how-to disable Joomla's user registration proccess and avoid users signups. You can disable user registration in just a few steps.

Joomla is one of the most advanced CMSs (content management system) which is chosen by millions of websites all over the world. It's used for corporate, business, community, government and every sort of websites.

But for some website types you don't need to have user registration and user registration is enabled by default in Joomla. Since everyone can reach your user registration page from the following URL, you can not stop people from registrations:

index.php?option=com_users&view=registration

Maybe at first it doesn't sound so bad but when you think about it for the second time it can be very problematic for you because of the reasons below:

  • Useless database records in your users table
  • Useless spam user signups

If you don't use a feature it's always better to disable it. So here how you can disable Joomla's user registration:

Login your back-end and naviagate to Users > User Manager page.

Joomla user registration

Then click on the Options button at the top-right of the page.

Joomla user registration

And finally make sure that you have disabled Allow User Registration option by clicking on Off button. That's it, from now on your website won't allow user registrations.

Joomla user registration
Enes Ertugrul

Enes Ertugrul

Founder of Optimum Theme. Joomla addict. Loves travelling. Lives in Istanbul.

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