For example:


Perhaps you have never used this contact component and there is no menu item created for it, yet for most Joomla websites you can go to this link and open a page. This feels uncomfortable to me, 'cause it means after I install more and more components, there are going to be more and more pages of my website that I am unaware of; this could be a weak point for hackers and it sometimes distracts crawlers.

Is there a way to disable these links?

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Yes, disable all unused components

In the Joomla back-end via Extensions > Manage > Manage click [Search Tools] button and select: Unprotected + Administrator + Component

Select all unused components (probably banners, contacts, newsfeeds) and click "disable".

Do not uninstall, just disable them.


You can disable some unused components in Extension Manager.

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