Why remove the Joomla meta tag generator?
All Joomla websites come standard with the following meta tag:
<meta name=”generator” content=”Joomla! – Open Source Content Management” />
Removing the Joomla meta generator tag is one crucial aspect of securing your website. The Joomla Meta Generator tag tells hackers that your website is a Joomla website. Then, once they figure out your Joomla version, they know what vulnerabilities your site has. Thus the need to remove all traces that your website is indeed a Joomla website.
To remove the Joomla Meta generator tag, do this:
- Go to your template’s index.php file (/public_html/templates/index.php)
- Enter the following code at the top:
// remove the joomla meta generator
Remember, that you will need to add this code to not only the main index.php file, but to the offline.php and error.php files as well.
This meta tag update works for all Joomla 2.5.x and Joomla 3.8.x.
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