Joomla 2.5 - Editing From the Front-End

Joomla 2.5 - Editing Your Website From the Front-End (Sample Client CDS)


To login to the front-end of the website click on “Admin” or "Login" at the very bottom of the homepage next to the copyright information. It will take you to this page where you can enter in your username and password.


To edit an existing Article:

Once you are logged in go to the page on the site you want to edit. You can edit any article on the site with a pencil and paper icon. pencil paper edit icon

Once you click on the icon you will see the editor.


Editor Window Front End

You can change text, add text or delete existing text. When you are done making your changes always save your changes. If you click on another page before saving your changes will be undone.

Save and Close the article when finished.


Uploading an image from the front end editor:

To upload an image, click on the Image button below the editor window. image button




A pop-up window will open and allow you to select images in your database or choose a file on your computer to upload.

Once uploaded click on the image you want to use. Then add a description and click insert (upper right button).

pop-up media viewer window

Save and Close the article when finished.


Adding Hyperlinks:


To make a hyperlink select the text or image, then click on the link icon. A pop-up window will appear.

hyperlink window

Paste the full link with the prefix http:// into the link url field.

If you want the link to open in a new window you can change the target to “Open in new window” if not simply click insert.

Save and Close the article when finished.


Adding Metadata (Keywords):

Every page should have Meta data (page description and keywords relevant to that page). You can change this at any time. The description should be a sentence (punctuated sentence). The keywords are search phrases separated by commas.



Save and Close the article when finished.