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[resolved] Is there a way to change the blog titles for the dashboard only? (4 posts)

  1. Sheriseology
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi, we decided to go with a multisite solution for the blog in addition to using the Multilingual Press plugin.

    Now there is just one nagging cosmetic issue: telling the blogs apart on the dashboard.

    Both blogs will have the same title. Since various things depend on site name defined in the setting I didn't want to edit the site name (especially if they have a change of heart and want to change it in the future).

    However, on the dashboard it makes it difficult to tell which site you are working on.

    Granted, I could look at the URL as well as just remember the the first one in the list is in German and the last on on the list is the English version, but I can't count on people remembering to double check that as life gets hectic and the task of writing posts gets passed around to different people.

    So anyone have some tips for customizing the backend on MU? Thanks!

  2. Without changing the site title in the settings achieving what you want would require some custom coding. I've never done it and I don't recommend it either.

    What do you have that depends on the site name defined in the settings? If you could add "DE" to the end of the German site title you could tell it apart easily.

  3. Sheriseology
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    What do you have that depends on the site name defined in the settings?

    Mainly the Yoast SEO plugin since it pulls the defined sitename for the page titles with %%sitname%%.

    I could just manually write out the names in the SEO plugin and then adjust the sitename to something different, and I have done that for now.

    But the end users are a lil fickle. So I wouldn't be surprised if they decide to change the sitename again after I'm gone, and then end up calling me at a random hour wondering why the change isn't reflect on all the pages.

    But anyways, it is just a minor issue. So for now I'll just change the site names to EN DE and then use the SEO plugin to manually adjust the name that appears.

  4. Yes, that's what I would do too :)

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