Joomla 1.6 Help – How to Remove text “Open Source Content Management”

by Elaine on June 16, 2011

Joomla 1.6 Help –  You can add a site name and site description in your Joomla 1.6 website.  Your site name is defaulted to “Open Source Content Management” which shows up in the top banner of your Joomla 1.6 website.  Here I will show you how to remove this text in your Template Manager, or if you want, you can change it to your site name and description.

For example: I am using the Beez_20 template and want to change my site description to “Elaine’s Joomla Site”.

1.  Login to your Joomla 1.6 backend administrator.

2.  Click on ‘Extensions’, ‘Template Manager

3.  Edit your default site template, for my example, I will click on ‘Beez2 – Default’.

4.  Under the twistie heading ‘Advanced Options’, change the following values/delete them from here:

  • Site Title = Elaine
  • Site Description = Elaine’s Joomla Site

5.  Click  on Save & Close

After you refresh your website, you should see the site title and description removed or changed to the settings you defined in step 4.

Hope that helps,


 Joomla 1.6 Help   How to Remove text Open Source Content Management


Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Rajesh Nathani June 21, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Thank you for posting this basic tutorial. I spent a good amount time today trying to achieve this and finally hit upon what you have suggested by opening index.php and finding that span class heading1 had Site Description associated with it. I wish I had seen your article earlier. It would have saved me valuable time.
Thanks again,


Elaine June 21, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Hi Rajesh,
No Problem.
Thanks for your visit,


Gustav July 16, 2011 at 10:32 am

Olá Elaine!
Você merece um beijo! Sua dica me ajudou muito! Como o Rajesh, fiquei um tempão procurando por isto no codigo!
(escrevi em português de propósito)


Elaine July 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Hi Gustav,
não há problema! pós feliz minha te ajudou!
traduzido para o português de propósito também … hehe
Obrigado pela sua visita,


Alex February 28, 2013 at 5:38 am

I was searching in the Global Configuration first and then in the Control Panel first.

So with your information i was able to change the site description within 2 minutes.

Thank you for sharing!


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