Simple User Notes

A simple notes field for the user manager

  • Last updated: 11 Aug 2019
  • Version: 2.3.1
  • Type: System plugin

Tutorial for Simple User Notes


Simple User Notes is a Joomla! system plugin.

In most cases, the overly complex built-in Joomla! User Notes is an overkill if you just want to add a simple note to a user.

Simple User Notes replaces the Joomla! User Notes system with a clean & simple textarea field in the user edit view.

How to use it

Simply install it, and it is ready to use.

To add a note, go to any user in the User Manager (user edit view) and click on the tab labelled Notes and add your desired notes in the textarea field.

Notes tab in the User edit view

Note: By default Simple User Notes removes links to the built-in Joomla! User Notes system, like menu items and 'Add a Note' buttons. If you want to use both Simple User Notes and the built-in Joomla! User Notes side-by-side, you can disable this parameter within the Simple User Notes system plugin.


You can either install Simple User Notes by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful Regular Labs Extension Manager.

Note: When updating Simple User Notes, you do not need to uninstall it first. The package will update all the files automatically.

Keep in mind that when you update to a major new version (or uninstall first), you might lose some configuration settings.

Regular Labs Extension Manager

It is very easy to install/update any Regular Labs Extension using the Regular Labs Extension Manager.

Please see the Tutorial for the Regular Labs Extension Manager for more detailed information...

Joomla! Extension Manager

To install via the Joomla! Extension Manager, just follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Joomla administrator;
  2. In the menu, choose: Extensions >> Extensions;
  3. Choose the tab: Install from Web (or enable it if you haven't done so yet);
  4. Select the search field and enter Simple User Notes and hit enter;
  5. Click on the Simple User Notes listing;
  6. Click on Install;
  7. Click on Install to confirm.
Installer Web

Or if cannot install via the 'Install via Web' method for some reason:

  1. Download the extension install file (.zip);
  2. Log into your Joomla administrator;
  3. In the menu, choose: Extensions >> Extensions;
  4. Choose the tab: Upload Package File;
  5. Click on the Choose File button and select the extension zip;
  6. Click on Upload & Install.
Installer Upload

If you have problems installing Simple User Notes, please try the manual installation process as described here: