Where's the UserMenu in Joomla 2.5?

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I read the Education Channel article about the User Profile plugin, and the following article about viewing User Profiles. It said that when a user is logged in, they will see a User Menu. (Yes, I've enabled the User Profile plugin.) But no such menu is showing up. I thought maybe it was there, but just not assigned to a position, but no such menu is even in my list of menus. I need a menu that gives individual users different options, such as editing their profile, and viewing information specific to them. I can see how to do this with User Groups, but not with individual users. I would prefer not to have to create a new User Group for every user. And I've looked for an extension that does this, but can't find one? So... twofold question: Why can't I find the User Menu? And, how can I give users the option to view individual information without assigning each one of them to their own User Group? Thanks:-)
Hello Jampff, Thanks for the question, and apologies for the confusion with the User Profile tutorial. It appears that the user profile plug-in is geared to simply get the plugin loaded so that it can be accessed by an admin only. Otherwise, it appears that you need to create a link with different permissions to allow registered users to view the user's profile, or actually use a different plugin for that purpose. This information is detailed in the following post: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=624&t=791333rel="nofollow" target="new">Allowing Users to edit their own profile. It also sounds like you've possibly added multiple user groups. You can give user groups different permissions and all users that you add to that user group should inherit that groups permissions. This means that you should not have to create a new user group for each individual person. Once you create a group, everytime that you assign a user to it, that user should inherit the permissions associated with the group. I really hope this helps to clarity the answer for you. If you have any further questions, please let us know. Regards, Arnel C.