Joomla Remove Component From URL

by Elaine on October 30, 2009

Even though you select the SEO Friendly URL option in your Global Configuration, Joomla does not create SEO friendly links to Components on your site.   Once you link a component from your menu item Joomla appends /component/ path to your URL making it hard to read and redundant.

Example the link is showing:


Should be showing:


The work around to help you fix this problem is to create a create menu link to that component.

  1. In your Menu Item Manager (Menus, Select a Menu) .
  2. Create a new Menu item, Select your Component from the Menu Type Options
  3. Enter in the Menu Item Details Title and Alias.  The title will now be the text shown as the link and will remove the /component/ from your URL.

Watch the video.

 Joomla Remove Component From URL


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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James March 19, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Thank you so much buddy:)


Randell April 26, 2010 at 8:36 am

Huge help. Solved my problem. Many thanks!


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