This simple plugin allows the site administrator to customize the generator tag or remove it entirely. As of version 1.7 - also removes the generator tags from RSS and Atom feeds!
2.5+ users - you don't really need this plugin unless you're not comfortable editing your template index file. To do it in the template and save some system resources - just add this and Joomla will do the rest:
JFactory::getDocument->setGenerator(''); For newsfeeds - this plugin is still required!
If you're one of the many who think the generator tag is the last Joomla reference you need to remove, I'd like to direct you to my Clean Response plugin.
On request of rasterblaster, now optionally removes the robots tag too.
If you use Joomla Caching, be sure to place ByeByeGenerator before the "System - Cache" plugin in plugin ordering. This will ensure that cached pages also have the generator removed. The same thing goes for using the Jbetolo extension.
Version 1.10 resolves a PHP Strict Standards error - nothing serious.
Version 1.11 - added translations and prepared Joomla 3.x compatibility
4/26/2012 - Joomla 1.5/1.6/1.7 availability and support withdrawn.
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Though, I'm giving 4 stars because the idea is very good and I believe that this extension is working in older Joomla versions (that I've not tested).
It appears that you're correct about the generator tag in the atom feeds, but the plugin is working perfectly in RSS and HTML output on my test system running 2.5.4. You should have contacted me to report a bug instead of doing it here in the JED.
Those extra settings are found when editing the plugin configuration. By default, the plugin removes the generator tag. By modifying the settings, you can do the other things listed in the description.
Send me a message if you need some help.
Suggestion - possible feature to add is the ability to remove other meta tags to strip out un-needed stuff to speed up the site and get more love from Google.
(for example, is not really needed.. so if we can enter "robots" as a parameter, it will kill that tag?
Fantastic, thanks for creating this. :o)
I'll upload version 1.1 in an hour or so, with a robots removal option.