Replacing the Joomla Native Login Screen With Hello Me Module


Being a Joomla component, JomSocial does not have its own user object and many users can't figure out why sometimes registration and login form lead to native Joomla forms.
This can cause users to be out of the sync which usually reflects with missing custom profile fields, or avatars.
You can easily access these pages via these links:

  • For login page

If you visit your site using this link, you will be presented with the following screen

  • For registration page

Using this link will allow all users to register with Joomla and completely avoid the JomSocial registration flow.

This is expected behavior, because Joomla is an user-based CMS, designed to work without JomSocial installed

How to Remove These Pages

You can't.
As mentioned earlier, these pages are standard part of Joomla and they are always available on every single Joomla-based website but, you can utilize the template overrides which is also a built in feature of Joomla.
We have prepared the override for Joomla users component which will show a HelloMe module replacing native Joomla login and register forms.
All you have to do is to follow this simple three-steps guide:

  • Step 1: Download this zip file and unzip it to your desktop
  • Step 2: Upload extracted files to JOOMLAROOT/templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html folder. If html folder is not there, feel free to manually create it.
  • Step 3: Create a new Hello Me Module and publish it in the position hellome_override on all pages. You must enter that position name manually


If everything went well, you will now see the HelloMe module instead native Joomla, but if using the template with wide component area the design might be a little off

Hellome joomla.png

In such cases, you will most likely want to edit these two files and add your custom styling to these pages.

  1. JOOMLAROOT/templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/com_users/login/default.php
  2. JOOMLAROOT/templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/com_users/registration/default.php

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