Demo Site

Demo Site

  • Easily identify demo sites
  • Customize the banner
  • Useful for demo, dev or testing

The Demo Site plugin displays a simple notice to visitors in either Joomla! frontend or Joomla! Administrator - something very simple, that is actually very helpful if you're putting up a lot of different demo-websites.

Cost Free
Current version 0.0.10 (Stable)
Requirements Joomla 3.6 - Joomla 3.7
PHP 5.6, PHP 7.0.4 or higher
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License GNU/GPL (General Public License)


  • Customizable banner for displaying demo notice
  • Adds robots tag DEMO, NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW
  • Applicable to both frontend and backend

Getting started

  • Install the plugin in the Extension Manager
  • Enable the plugin in the Plugin Manager


  • Quick setup of the plugin to get started right away
  • Install and enable the plugin and you're done
  • Your demo site will be skipped by robots


When you put a demo-site live, you need to consider various things. Of course the security aspect is vital: You need to make sure users can only access those parts of Joomla! that are vital, protecting other parts. One high risk is that you leave open the Joomla! Media Manager - a hacker could easily misuse this by uploading various scripts.

This plugin - as of yet - only offers a simple message that is displayed on the top of the screen. However, our goal is to add more security countermeasures as well to this plugin.



The message-text can be modified through the plugin parameters within the Joomla! backend. If you want to modify the CSS-code involved, you can either override the CSS in your own template-files or add a new CSS-override file:



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