How to Disable User Registration in Joomla

How to Disable User Registration in Joomla
This article explains how to disable user registration in Joomla. Also this article offers an alternative to disabling user registration in Joomla.

You can manage user registration settings such as disabling registration or requiring admin approval for all registrations.

  1. Once logged in to the back end.
  2. Go to Users > User Manager.
  3. Click on Options.
  4. Change Allow User Registration to No to disable user registration(marked by red arrow in picture below).

Alternatively, you can leave user registration enabled and change new User Account Activation from Self to Admin(marked by blue arrow in picture below) so all new users are approved by an admin.


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