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Another Noob having trouble with Page Titles (8 posts)

  1. ryan1981
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello all,

    Trying to update my page titles and I can't seem to figure it out. I've been looking in the "editor" section for something obvious and I've done some searches on this forum but nothing is really clicking.

    Could someone please point me in the right direction?

    I was able to update my footer :)

  2. racer x
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you clearify what are you saying?
    - When you change the page titles in the editor the change is not reflecting on the front end?
    - Are you referring to the permalink not changing?
    - Links to the page aren't changing?

  3. ryan1981
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey, sure. Sorry for being cryptic. I'm trying to be cautious about what I"m asking for. Often times what I think I need to do, isn't what I actually need to do.

    I'm referring to the page title my browser shows at the top of the screen.

    If I view the page source, the text I want to change is:

    <title>Contact Us | Atlanta | Austin | Nashville | New Orleans </title>

    Thanks for the reply!

  4. Shaan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    To change your titles follow these steps:
    1. Go to "General" under "Settings" in your Dashboard
    2. The first two options are for you to change your page titles
    Hope this helped!

  5. ryan1981
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I show that as the "Site Title" and "Tagline"

    The "Site Title" seems to be consistently at the end of all my Page Titles across the board.

    My guess was that, for what I want to accomplish, I needed to change a setting in my "header.php" file.

    Basically, I want to remove some of the cities from my current page title. I have the "Company Name" set as the site title, and it's always at the end of my all page titles throughout the website.

    What I want to update:

    <title>Contact Us | Atlanta | Austin | Nashville | New Orleans | Company Name</title>

    Where I think the setting is in my "header.php" file:

    <title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?> <?php if ( is_single() ) { ?> ยป Blog Archive <?php } ?> <?php wp_title(); ?></title>

    When I refer to the page title I think of it as the title of the page according to my browser. For example, as I'm editing this post, the top of my browser shows the page title as "WordPress > Support >> Another Noob having trouble with Page Titles" I'm I mistaken about what a page title is?

    Thanks again!

  6. Shaan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You do not need to edit any code. If you change the Site Title and Description, you will see the change in your browser. For example, your Site Title has the title of your site, which, to my knowledge, you want to keep the same. The Site Tagline is what you want to edit. It probable has what you want to update. If this does not work for you, could you give us your website address and the theme you are using. I would be able to help you out more with this information.

  7. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please post a url.

  8. ryan1981
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Basically, everything is fine except for the contact page.

    http://ow.ly/a7xsd

    Thanks!

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