[REVIEW] mosShowHead

Last reviewed: 16 December 2005


Assembles the head tags for the document. This function is called by the template to display the head block of the document.

The function sets up the following meta tags:

  • description (based on the $mosConfig_MetaDesc configuration variable.
  • keywords (based on the $mosConfig_MetaKeys configuration variable.
  • Generator (this displays the product name and copyright information)
  • robots (robots are set to index and follow)

The function then displays the head tags, displays a base href tag for search engine friendly operation, displays the live bookmark information for site syndication and displays a link tag to refer to the site icon.

Search Engine Friendly information is enabled and disabled via the $mosConfig_sef configuration variable.

Live bookmarks are enabled and disabled via the live_bookmark parameter.

The site icon is specified in the $mosConfig_favicon configuration variable and should be located in the <path-to-Joomla>/images directory. By default this is called 'favicon.ico'.

If the page was requested by a logged in user ($my->id is not 0), then code is displayed to include the /includes/js/joomla.javascript.js file.


void mosShowHead ( )

Defined in

(includes/frontend.php prior to Joomla 1.1)


Example: Display the contents of the page header


might produce:

<title>Joomla Stable Site - Home</title>
<meta name="description" content="Joomla - 
                      the dynamic portal engine and content management system" />
<meta name="keywords" content="Joomla, joomla" />
<meta name="Generator" content="Joomla! - 
                      Copyright (C) 2005 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved." />
<meta name="robots" content="index, follow" />
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="" />

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Last Updated ( Monday, 25 December 2006 )