Site Global Configuration

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Controls all critical global settings of the Joomla site, they include the following: Site, System, Server, Permissions, and Text filters.


The Global Configuration screen allows you to configure the Joomla site with your personal settings. Settings made in this screen apply to the whole site.

How to access

To access this screen you can either:

  • Click the Global button in the Control Panel, or
  • Select System → Global Configuration from the drop-down menus.



At the top left you will see the toolbar:


The functions are:

  • Save: Saves the global configuration settings and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the global configuration settings and closes the current screen.

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Quick Tips

  • Most, if not all, of these settings can be set once and then left alone.
  • If major modifications need to be made, then consider taking the site offline to test it and to make sure everything is in working order.
  • The settings are saved in '<Joomla-root>/configuration.php'. You have to either activate the FTP-layer or make the 'configuration.php' file writable to save your changes.

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