What are the steps for creating a custom 403 Access Denied page in Joomla?
At Free Spirits, we understand how important it is to customize your website for your exact needs. Fortunately, in Joomla, the process to create a custom 403 access denied page is quite simple. In this article, we’ll walk you through each step of the process.
Setting Up the Access Denied Page
- Start by logging into the Administrator section of your Joomla site.
- Once logged in, select the “System” menu and then the “Global Configuration” option.
- You’ll be brought to the Global Configuration page. Find the “Error Reporting” section and make sure the “Yes” option is selected for “System Debugging”.
- Once the “System Debugging” setting is saved, navigate to the “Site” tab located in the same Global Configuration section.
- Under the “Site” tab, find the “System Error Handling” section. Within this section, you’ll find a drop-down menu labeled “Error Page”. Select “Custom” from the drop-down menu. This will allow you to customize the page a user sees when they are denied access to a protected page or directory on the website.
- In the same “System Error Handling” section, you’ll be asked to enter the “Error Message Page” URL. This is where you’ll enter the URL of the page you’ve created to serve as the error page for a denied access situation. You have the freedom to customize the page and can employ HTML and other web technologies to create an optimized experience.
- The last step is to save the option. Once saved, the page you selected in the “Error Page” field will be the page a user will be sent to when they are denied access.
Creating a custom 403 access denied page in Joomla is a straightforward process that should take you less than 10 minutes. You can get creative with the page you set as the error page and apply any styling and HTML elements you feel are necessary. If you need help getting your custom error page running, Free Spirits can help. We specialize in Joomla projects and provide fast and stable hosting through the CWP7 project.