There are many aspects to Joomla configuration

joomlaIn fact there are probably as many ways as there are sites.  To help you get started here are some tips for changes that you might want to implement.

Branding the footer

  1. To add your own information to the footer, edit /Languages/en-GB/en-GB.mod_footer.ini


SEF (Search Engine Friendly) names

To enable SEF for your Joomla website you must first rename /htaccess.txt to /.htaccess

  1. Go to Site > Global Configuration.
  2. Choose the Site tab.
  3. In the SEO Settingssection...
    1. Enable Search Engine Friendly URLs.
    2. Enable Use Apache mod_rewrite.
    3. Enable Add Suffix to URLs.

Now your URLs are much more human (and spider) readable!


Speed boost

Here are a couple of ideas to boost the page loading speed.


Optimise your database

Using phpMyAdmin you can optimise the tables in your database.

  1. Select your database in phpMyAdmin.
  2. Choose the Structure tab, and scroll to the bottom of the page.
  3. Click Check All.
  4. Choose Optimise table from the With selected: drop-down.


Install some extensions

A vanilla installation has a lot of features, but you will certainly benefit from investigating some of the extensions that are available for Joomla.


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