From the Snippets component view, in the toolbar on the right, you will see the "Options" button.

When you click on that, you will be directed to the Global Configuration options for Snippets.

Here is an overview of the global configuration settings. All descriptions are available in the tooltips of the options.

Editor Button Options PRO

Enable in frontend If enabled, it will also be available in the frontend.
Button Text This text will be shown in the Editor Button.

Other Settings

Snippet tag The word to be used in the tag.
Note: If you change this, all existing tags will not work anymore.
Tag Characters The surrounding characters of the tag syntax. Default: {...}
Note: If you change this, all existing tags will not work anymore.
Options: {...}, [...], {{...}}, [[...]], [:...:], [%...%]
Variable Characters The surrounding characters of the tag syntax. Default: %...%
Note: If you change this, all existing tags will not work anymore.
Options: {...}, [...], {{...}}, [[...]], [:...:]%...%,[%...%]
Remove Paragraph Tags

Select to remove paragraph tags inside the snippet. Surrounding tags will be removed. Paragraph tags inside the content will be replaced with double breaks.

This option can be used when you want to use the snippet inline (inside sentences), where paragraph tags would create issue.

Strip Surrounding Tags Select to always remove html tags (div, p, span) surrounding the plugin tag. If switched off, the plugin will try to remove tags that break the html structure (like p inside p tags).
Disable on Components Select in which frontend components NOT to enable the use of this extension.
Remove in Disabled Components If selected, the plugin syntax will get removed from the component. If not, the original plugins syntax will remain intact.
Enable in html head Select to make the Snippet tags also get replaced inside the head part of the html output.

Select to let the extension fix any html structure issues it finds. This is often necessary to deal with surrounding html tags.

Only switch this off if you have issues with this.

Place HTML comments By default HTML comments are placed around the output of this extension.
These comments can help you troubleshoot when you don't get the output you expect.
If you prefer to not have these comments in your HTML output, turn this option off.
Show Update Notification If selected, an update notification will be shown in the main component view when there is a new version for this extension.
Show Copyright If selected, extra copyright info will be displayed in the admin views. Regular Labs - extensions never show copyright info or backlinks on the frontend.

User Actions Log

Log User Actions Select to store User Actions. These actions will be visible in the User Actions Log module.
Events To Log Select the actions to include in the User Actions Log.


The Joomla permission settings control access to the different actions for each user group. For more information on how these permissions work, see the Joomla docs: Access Control List Tutorial: Component Options & Permission