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Replacing content in your articles

joomlaExtensionsBeing able to replace content in your articles is a neater trick than you might first think.

For example you could use a tag called {end-article} and place it at the end of all your articles, and then use ReReplacer to replace it with your design for an article footer.  You could include a copyright notice and a backbutton for example.

This would not only save you time when you write articles (you've only got to add {end-article} to the bottom), but also allows you to have whole site control from one place.

Note that ReReplacer doesn't replace the actual text in your database, it replaces the text dynamically when a browser makes a request.

Learn how to install Joomla extensions to get yourself started.

Visit the Joomla extensions site to review ReReplacer and to get the latest version.


Install this component

  • joomla15joomla25zip


  1. Go to Components > ReReplacer.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter a name and description.
  4. Enter the text that you want to search for.
  5. Enter the text that you want to replace it with.
  6. Go to Search areas > Enable in area, and choose Articles (and Sections and Categories) from the drop-down.

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