joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukReview Global Settings

To review your website's global settings select the Global Configuration button in the Systems Panel of the Home Dashboard.

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The main Global Configuration screen enables you to:

  1. control whether search engine friendly URLs are enabled,
  2. change the site global meta description, and
  3. choose a content editor (other than the default editor provided, TinyMCE)

as well make a wide range of other changes which will impact upon website performance.

You can also review the Global Configuration settings for any one element (example, Users) by selecting the OPTIONS button from the top right of the screen in your website's Dashboard.

global config dashboard home

In this article we cover the key settings which can be changed in the main panel of the Global Configuration screen.

These settings are listed under the following SIX tabs:

  1. Site,
  2. System,
  3. Server,
  4. Logging,
  5. Text Filters, and
  6. Permissions.

Harden your website's security

From time to time the Joomla! Project issue a Post Installation Message which recommends that you change your website's Global Configuration settings to harden website security.

The changes covered below were included in Post Installation Messages prior to the launch of Joomla! 4.0.

Read more: Post Installation Messages.