How to disable user registration in Joomla 2.5

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If your Joomla 2.5 website is not community driven, for example you don’t have a forum or you don’t allow comments on articles, then there is not a need to allow users to register and sign up for accounts. In this article we’ll walk you through the steps of disabling new user registration in Joomla 2.5.

To disable new user registration in Joomla 2.5:

  1. Log into your Joomla Dashboard
  2. Click the User Manager icon
  3. Click the Options icon in the top right
  4. Under the Component tab, set Allow User Registration to No and then click Save & Close

  5. You have now disabled user registration! Your Joomla 2.5 website will no longer have the new user registration option.



4 thoughts on “How to disable user registration in Joomla 2.5

  1. I was bothering that how would i disable the user registeration in my view point. thanks for your valuable suggestion. I will try this procedure for sure and will get rid of my problem.

  2. Thanks for the tip but what about when using VirtueMart 2.6.6 with a menu link to “Virtuemart account maintenance” annoyingly, the option to register appears! I’ve struggled for hours trying to find a way of disabling it or removing the code in the appropriate file but no luck, would appreciate your help, thank you.




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