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[resolved] Can't set title with SEO Ultimate (7 posts)

  1. tkinkart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    SEO Ultimate automatically sets the <title> for all of my pages as Featured | "Blog Name". Featured is a category I have and "Blog name" is just the blog name. It says featured in the title even if it's posted in another category (such as blog or newsroom). Setting the tag in the html doesn't doing anything. In SEO ultimate where I can change <title> tags for each post and that doesn't change it. Here's what I have in my code <title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?><?php wp_title(); ?></title>. When I deactivate the plugin the titles that are on the template pages work, so I know it's the plugin causing the issue.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/seo-ultimate/

  2. Jeffrey L. Smith
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi tkinkart:

    What you are looking for is under Modules>>> Title Tag Rewriter>>> Default Formats>>> Simply change/remove the word {blog} from the default, page or post suffix after the pipe.

    If you make a mistake, you can always hit reset to reset the fields to their default setting. The {blog} field pulls from the websites tagline, but you can still customize the page, post, or blog homepage (or main site's homepage) with SEO Ultimate.

    Feel free to click the help tab once inside a module for detailed documentation of the features of that module (on the top right portion of the screen).

    Hope this helps, if so, then please mark as resolved.

  3. tkinkart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, that at least made it do something. Something only seems to happen when I change this setting under default formats: Category Title Format, even though I'm on a page that uses the single.php template the title only changes when I change the Category Title Format. And the only tags that work in that are {category} and {blog} every other tag just leaves a blank such as {post} | {blog} comes out as | Blog name

  4. Jeffrey L. Smith
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @tkinkart:

    If the other page and post outputs do not change, then perhaps the theme you are using is creating some unique class for the templates and not using standard wordpress hooks.

    To test, simply change themes to something like 2012 and test output there.

  5. tkinkart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, it does seem to be the theme. Do you have any suggestions on what can be changed in the theme to make it work with the plugin? Thanks for your help so far.

  6. Jeffrey L. Smith
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    With a wide plethora of coding styles, the way themes and plugins are coded can vastly differ. It's a can of worms at this point, but perhaps try a more popular theme or framework rather than delving into the code.

    The reason is (1) if they update something your work is lost if the feature or code becomes deprecated and (2) if we change something from our side in next update you are back to square one.

    However, if you must go that route, then you will need to pay a developer (unless you can code) to fix it and one hour of their time could buy you a new theme.

    Your call on this one.

  7. tkinkart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was able to fix the theme. The header was missing this hook: <?php wp_head(); ?>. Thanks for all your help!

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