Now that you have a grasp on the terminology of ACL, let's implement a simple system where different users see different content on a website. To follow along with this example, you should be working with Joomla 1.7 or higher.
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The article below is targeting more advanced users, who have some knowledge in HTML and preferably in PHP. We expect that you have knowledge on Joomla! plugin system and template overwrites. Otherwise, it will be very hard for you to figure out how to do it.
Clients grumble too often about a hard-to-use CMS. The problem, often, is delivering to clients edit screens that are unchanged from how they come out-of-the-box. We can do better. In this example we’ll be tailoring a complex edit screen into something streamlined for a particular client. The technique shown here can be applied to any extension and for any client with specific needs.
The brief was to design and build a new online news portal for the offline publication, FTSE Global Markets, with complete SEO best practice, site monetisation and user database leveraging preferences, interest areas and email alerts. Their target audience is Institutional Investors.