Joomla 404 – Component Not Found Error

by Elaine on October 30, 2009

If you are getting a 404 Component not found error message that looks like below, it could be because of the SEO Settings in your Global Configuration.    If you recently changed it to “yes” and you try to access your site you will get this 404 Component not found error message.

404 – Component not found

You may not be able to visit this page because of:

  1. an out-of-date bookmark/favourite
  2. a search engine that has an out-of-date listing for this site
  3. a mistyped address
  4. you have no access to this page
  5. The requested resource was not found.
  6. An error has occurred while processing your request.

Please try one of the following pages:

If difficulties persist, please contact the System Administrator of this site.
Component not found

There are 2 solutions to fix this:

Solution 1:  If you want your URL to remain non SEO Friendly

  1. Go to your Site, Global Configuration and change the SEO settings for “Search Engine Friendly URLs” = No.
  2. Watch the video.

Solution 2: If you want your URL to be SEO Friendly, and you followed the steps in Joomla Remove Index.php From URL, you missed a step.

  1. Go to your Site, Global Configuration and change the SEO Settings for “Use Apache mod_rewrite” = Yes.
  2. Watch the video.
 Joomla 404   Component Not Found Error

Elaine

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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