Core Enhancements, Performance

Mootools is loaded by default in Joomla! 2.5.x. This plugin gives you the control of when is loaded Mootools. Disable Mootools for all your website except for specified items or just enable for all except for specified items.


  • Save up to 600KB per page load
  • Choose the default Mootools mode between enabled or disabled
  • Add exceptions directly from menú entries
  • Allows the user to add scripts to disable.
  • Nulls any window.addEvent calls.
  • Removes JCaption calls
  • Autoenable mode for content edition.
  • Autoenable mode by component ( thanks Hans Kuijpers!).
  • Autoenable mode for frontend com_users.
  • Joomla! 3.0 compatible.

Install / Configure:

  1. Download the ZIP file on the right panel
  2. Install it in your Joomla! through Extension Manager
  3. Go to Extensions > Plug-in manager and search a plugin called "System - Mootools Enabler/Disabler". Click it to enable / configure the plugin and select the desired default mode.
  4. In your menu entries you will see now a new panel called: Mootools enable/disable. Use it to specify if Mootools has to be enabled/disabled in this item.

Available Languages:

  • Dutch. Thanks to Rene Kreijveld!
  • English
  • German. Thanks to Johannes Hock!
  • Polish. Thanks to Pawel Frankowski!
  • Portuguese (Brasil). Gracias a Mary Mar Alejo!
  • Spanish

This extension is free. If you like it please write a review.

Enabling with defaults fixed Google ReCaptcha not working due to mootools. Backend admin continues to work with mootools where expected.
Ease of use
Easy to use in my case as the default plugin settings worked for my site.
I used this to: Using with Joomla 3.10.12 and BreezingForms extension to fix Google ReCaptcha fields not working. ReCaptcha checkboxes would simply spin when clicked and never validate. They now work.


Posted on 24 August 2023
No pensábamos ni creíamos que fuera así de sencillo, per resulta funcionar tal como se describe.
Ease of use
En menos de un minuto tienes la extensión funcionando, con la configuración estándar.
No ha hecho falta contactar con soporte, por la facilidad y buena explicación de la descripción.
Con la descripción que aparece en JED ha sido más que suficiente para entender el funcionamiento de esta extensión.
I used this to: Un joomla 3.x que tiene conflicto con mootools que no se sabe donde y qué lo carga.
Does exactly what it says on the tin - prevents the dinosaur that is Mootools from being loaded on your J3 site.
Ease of use
One-click install, enabled...done. Ready for deployment to your J3 production sites.
I used this to: Preventing prehistoric Mootools from loading on Joomla 3 sites, and that is exactly what this plugin does!
Autoenabled components не винаги дава очакваните резултати. Вижте по-скоро в менютата къде искате mootools и го разрешете само там.
Ease of use
Лесна употреба.
Не е бил нужен.
Няма много, но и не е нужна. Вижте блога на автора, защо е хубаво да се изключва mootools.
I've tried another plugin and editing the index.php and head.php but these did not remove the js error showing up in the console. But this plugin did, straight-off. Enough said. If you need to disable mootools or, at least, control their application this will do it.
Great, handy plugin.

I was trying to unset(...); mootools on my template, but it was being added again buy some extension's helper.

Tried the plugin and job was done.

Maybe a feature request would be the ability to also disable the system's jquery-migrate and system's jquery.min.

Perfect so far.

Thanks for the work
comparison method of unsetting mootools in index.php, this is much, much better. Because it is more than likely, that once you realize, that you need mootools on some site. And then you can allow it only for that particular site with Enabler/Disabler.
Great plugin, fast and easy. Install, enable and the mootools libraries disappeared


Thanks to developer!!!

Quick, Easy & Effective

Posted on 09 January 2014
This plugin is great. It resolved a scripting error and provided a significant improvement in performance.

I highly recommend using this for Joomla 3.x websites that rely on jQuery over Mootools.

excellent plugin

Posted on 07 November 2013
it does what it promises ,,,excellent little plugin,,thank you so much for this excellent free plugin,,i wish you more success :) best regards


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Mootools Enabler/Disabler

Roberto Segura
Last updated:
Jul 12 2023
1 year ago
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System


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