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icon Artof User is a component for Joomla 1.5 with extra features to manage your web site users.

It allows you to manage your users more easily by providing extra features in the user list such as filtering by activation and by registration time.  You can add notes to users and also put blocked users into categories.

It also allows you to create new custom user groups just like in Joomla 1.6 and put users into one or more of those groups. 

Integrates with Kunena 1.6.1 and Joomla's Mass Mail component.



  • Enhanced user list:
    • Filter by activated and pending activation;
    • Filter by enabled and disabled (blocked) users;
    • Filter by time users registered (today, last 7 days, last month, last year and more);
    • Filter by custom user groups;
    • Displays registration date;
    • Enable and disable multiple selected users at once;
    • Manually activate users pending activation.
  • Add custom user groups to organise your users better.
  • Add notes against users.
  • Put user notes into categories.
  • Put blocked users into categories.
  • Have a custom message display when a block user tries to login (based on the category they are in).
  • Optionally turn off sending the password with new user emails.


  • Joomla 1.5.15+
  • PHP 5.2.4+

Packing List

All extensions are automatically installed from the one package.

  • The Artof User administrator component (com_artofuser).
  • The Artof User user plugin.
  • English and French (partial) language files.

License and Support

This extension is free to download and use on any number of Joomla web sites. It is released as Open Source under the GNU General Public License.

No official support is provided.  However, usage difficulties can be reported on the Art of Joomla project tracker.

If you find any this extension useful, please consider paying us forward (not paying us back) by supporting one of our nominated charities or World Hope Australia and help fight world poverty! Let us know if you do.


Thanks to Toowoomba Regional Council for sponsoring the development of this tool.