I have created tags module as well as menu item

But if i insert tags in articles, url gets website.com/component/tags/tag/1-abc

How can we remove component/tags and convert links from website.com/component/tags/tag to website.com/tag/1-abc

I am using Joomla! 3.4.3 Stable

3 Answers 3


The only native workaround I know is to create new menu items to all tags you have (you could put them inside a hidden menu if you want to). This will make all tag links on your website will be having the same url.

  • I just created Tag menu item in hidden menu. But I am putting multiple tags in articles and it will be really painful to create menu item for each tag.
    – Naeem
    Sep 7, 2015 at 14:23

You can use Joomla Rewriting and .htaccess file:

  • System >> Global Configuration >> Use URL Rewriting YES;
  • Rename htaccess.txt to .htaccess in your root folder;

Implement in your .htaccess file one rule like this:

## Mod_rewrite in use.
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^component/(.*)$ $1

You can see complete explanation how rewrite works here: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/misc/rewriteguide.html

  • Thank you Max: One more question is raised that if i add rewrite rule in htaccess, will google index both urls? with Components/tags/tag/ and without component in url?
    – Naeem
    Sep 7, 2015 at 15:13
  • I think, by logic, the rewrite rule override any external access. Only your server know real path.
    – Max
    Sep 7, 2015 at 15:20

I would suggest using K2 for blogging and tagging, but if you don't want to go that route then Webchun answer would have my vote.

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