Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKRelease date: 4 October 2022.

PWT ACL extension, previously known as ACL Manager, enables easier control of user permissions in a complex multi-user website, for example, a school website.

PWT ACL 4 is compatible with Joomla! 4.

Read more: PWT ACL Change Log.

Read more: ACL Manager.

Experience ACL Manage Demo.


About ACL or Access Control

ACL stands for Access Control List.

The Joomla CMS enables website administrators to control who can gain access to what parts of the website, and what actions they can perform when they do.

However, the Joomla! ACL System is very complex and hard to understand.

For this reason if you administer a website that is:

  • serving the needs of a large multi-language community,
  • supported by a large number of contributors, each taking responsibility for different parts of the website

you may wish to consider using the PWT ACL 3rd party extension.

Example: Community Website

A club website with a number of blogs, each run by a separate club member.

The website administrator wishes to restrict each blogger to only being able to edit their blog and no-one else's blog.

Example: Multi-language Website

If you have a multi-language website you can allow a particular language user group access only to the menu of the language they manage on the website.


Back up before updating any 3rd party Joomla! extension

Any update can break your website.

Perform a FULL backup of your website (database and files) before installing any update.

Read more: How to back up your website.

Read more: How to manage 3rd party extensions.


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