Site Management

TJ Set Generator Tag allows you to change to default Joomla! generator meta tag to anything you like!
With this plugin you do not have to modify neither template's nor Joomla!'s core files. Install it, configure it and you are ready!

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So far, the most common way to change the generator meta tag is to modify the 'index.php' file of your current template. If you change your template, then you will have to modify the new 'index.php' file again. TJ Set Generator Tag does not depend on templates nor it modifies any of their files. Feel free to change as many templates as you want. The generator meta tag will remain intact.

Another way to change the generator meta tag is to modify a Joomla!'s core file. But by doing so you are risking of losing the modification when you upgrade Joomla! to a newer version. No more worries with TJ Set Generator Tag.

A tip for you:
If you leave the generator tag field empty, then no generator meta tag will be shown in your site's source code!

TJ Set Generator Tag was previously known as "Set Generator Tag". It is developed and maintained by the same team as before.


Posted on 24 February 2016
Fatal flaw: The generator tag is only removed if the field is set blank. But default value on the field means that you can't set it to blank
Ease of use
Easy to use if you want to change the generator tag. Impossible to use if you want to remove it entirely.
I used this to: Removing the generator meta tag identifying the site as Joomla. This is to make it harder for automated hacking tools to work out what CMS we're using. Unfortunately I had to modify the plugin to make it work as intended. I removed the default field value from the plugin's XML.


Posted on 23 October 2015
Works as describes,no problems at all.
Ease of use
easy to install and set up
To empty tag must be set to an empty default value in tjsetgeneratortag.xml file:
Ease of use
You wrote:
„A tip for you:
If you leave the generator tag field empty, then no generator meta tag will be shown in your site's source code”

worx like a charm

Posted on 12 September 2014
instead of going into the code, just installed this little plugin.

all you need to do is type in the new Generator-Tag, and set the plugin to Enabled.

Finished :v

Great Tool

Posted on 11 March 2013
I have used this little plugin on many sites as it does make it much easier than editing the files. thank you sir for the simplicity.

Works Great

Posted on 01 September 2012
Running on Joomla 1.5.25. Installed and working with no issues.


Posted on 11 June 2012
Installed and enabled on J2.5.4, only a text field to set (or leave blank).
With Joomla 2.5.4 ist works perfect for me. I´m using Version 2012.04.23


Sorry but...

Posted on 04 April 2012
Don't work for me joomla 2.5.4 :(
Owner's reply: It seems that some changes have been made in Joomla! 2.5.4 causing the plugin to not work. The plugin will be fixed in the following few days to be compatible with the latest Joomla! version.


Posted on 15 March 2012

Set Generator tag

Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download

This extension does NOT implement the Joomla! Update System


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