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ByeByeGenerator Plugin

Anyone can change the generator tag - This is the only generator extension that can remove the generator tag entirely - even from your RSS and ATOM feeds!

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4/26/2012 - Joomla 1.5/1.6/1.7 availability and support withdrawn.

All of my extensions are free and none of my extensions display advertisements or links to my sites or services. If you feel that I have blessed you, then you can bless me by making a contribution to fund future development. Visit the "Website" link to make a contribution.

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2014-07-16
Reviews: 3
Joomla 3.3.1, K2 2.6.8, Page-source, RSS...
Just wonderful! Thank you!
2014-05-29
Reviews: 5
This is great! Works like Charm, does exactly what it is meant to do
2014-05-13
Reviews: 1
Download and install process is 5 minutes, turn it on and never worry about the generator tag again.

Really happy and it makes my clients happy.

Only tip is it would be even better if you could install it from the backend in 3.3..
Owner's reply

I appreciate the review - but I don't really understand what you mean about installing in the back-end in joomla 3.3. The ONLY way to install it is in the backend.

Do you mean you want to remove generator tags in /administrator? I suppose it could be modified to do that...

2014-01-22
Reviews: 3
I am very happy with this plugin. It spared to me a lot of time. Earlier I needed to do everything in the manual. Now it does a plugin in 2 minutes. I express huge gratitude to the developer for his work. It really very qualitative and necessary product.
2013-12-12
Reviews: 5
Did exactly what we needed! Thank you for making this plug-in. Support is great too! We made a donation.
2013-11-28
Reviews: 12
Excellent plugin to remove "Joomla! - Open Source Content Management" from your Joomla code.
2013-10-31
Reviews: 8
This could not be simpler -- instal, enable and save. Brilliant job guys. Thankyou.
2013-08-04
Reviews: 1
Thank you for this plugin... Installed and working in Joomla 3.1!
2013-07-16
Reviews: 5
Thank you! This is a great extension. Installed it activated it and it works like a charm in less than 2 minutes! I'll be looking for more of your extensions and plugins.
2013-05-14
Reviews: 1
This is the easiest extension I have ever installed. It was really like magic the way it removed the Joomla Generator tag. I removed the tag from 3 Joomla sites in about 5 minutes. I am definitely a Joomla novice.

Thank you for creating this.
2013-05-07
Reviews: 16
If you're in a hurry and want to remove the generator tags from your source quickly without touching the template code for whatever reason, this is handy. Thanks for sharing
2013-04-09
Reviews: 4
Had No Problems at all !!!

*** Remember to publish this plugin !

and your Good to Go !!!

Thanks again :)
2013-03-13
Reviews: 2
Simple and easy solution for the generator tag. No brainer install. And it does exactly what it says it does. I had been looking for all the core files I would need to change and dreading every minute of it knowing I'll be updating some day and either have good notes or good memory. BYE BYE eliminated it all for me.

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2012-09-27
Reviews: 4
Very nice! Quick and easy too!
2012-08-08
Reviews: 2
With a Joomla site, this plugin is essential. That's it.
Thnaks for your job.
2012-06-21
Reviews: 10
One comment though. The author says it is not really needed in 2.5 becaude you can edit a template file, though it seems that when you update to a new version then you have to re edit the file. The plugin saves you from having to do that after each new Joomla release.
Owner's reply

That is very true! Any template that is a candidate for an online update will lose any modifications, such as the one described above. For those who roll-their-own templates though, it's a lighter solution than my plugin.

2012-06-06
Reviews: 1
Michael Richey, All your Extensions are perfect, Keep up the good work
2012-05-23
Reviews: 5
Hi guys, great job.

I know Joomla 1.5 is not supported anymore, but some of my customers still have 1.5.
It would be great if you could make it available again. Anyway it works perfectly in 1.5 and 2.5
2012-04-29
Reviews: 22
Excellent plugin, removes generator tag (or edit as you'd like).

Should be part of Joomla core!
2012-04-20
Reviews: 6
I'm using Joomla! 2.5.4 and it's not working at all. The tag still exists in my RSS and ATOM feeds.

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).
Owner's reply

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.

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