Joomla has a lot of built-in modules you can use on your website. A log-in form is one of the most powerful Joomla built-in modules. You can use log-in forms for things like membership sites. In this article you are going to learn how to create a log-in form on Joomla 1.5.
Go to Extensions and then click “Module Manager” from the main Joomla admin menu.
To add a new module click “New”.
Click on “Log-in” from the modules list.
Enter the title. You can enter something like “Log-in”. Make sure enabled is set to “Yes” and then choose your position.
Under Module Parameters, enter “Pre-text” if you want to. The information you enter here will appear on top of your form. You should enter information that gives more details about the form to the visitor.
Still under “Module Parameters”, enter “Post-text” if you want to. Information on the post-text will appear at the bottom of the form.
Choose “Log-in Redirection Page” if you want. This is the page visitors will be redirected to when they login. You can make it a welcome page or whatever you want.
Choose “Logout Redirection Page” if you want. The log-out redirection page is where people will be redirected to when they logout.
Set Greeting to “No” if you don’t want the greetings message to appear when people log-in. Then choose to display people’s names or user-names when they log-in.
Set “Encrypt Login Form” to “No”. You should set it to “Yes” if you have a server with SSL.
That’s it for our tutorial on how to create a log-in form on Joomla.