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  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Help. Even WordPress for Dummies didn't have the solution.

    I downloaded a theme that is perfect for my site, which offers reviews of manly man things -- beer, motorcycles and cigars.

    Problem 1. The readers don't see the name of the blog. When I go into settings, the name field is blank. If I type it in, it appears twice in the heading. I subscribed to the blog as a test, and it shows in Google Reader as "title unknown".

    Problem 2. I want to add a tagline, but when I add that in settings, it doesn't appear.

    Problem 3. I see no convenient way for a visitor to subscribe to the blog. Clicking on the RSS links under META appear only to offer the MS generic something or other -- none of the other options. Some sort of plug-in needed?

    Site: http://www.beerbikesbutts.com

  2. webfwrd
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Problem 1

    - Check your header.php in the respective theme folder, and double check the content inside <title></title>

    Problem 2

    - For the tag line, you need to add description tag inside the theme file

    Problem 3

    RSS Links under META section are the raw RSS link, so if you are using IE, it probably use built-in RSS reader to output the content. If you like sophisicated RSS link, use the feedburner at http://www.feedburner.com

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you very much for responding. Here is the contents of the header.php file: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="<?php bloginfo('html_type'); ?>; charset=<?php bloginfo('charset'); ?>" />
    <title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?> <?php if ( is_single() ) { ?> » Archive <?php } ?> <?php wp_title(); ?></title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>" type="text/css" media="screen" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0" href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="text/xml" title="RSS .92" href="<?php bloginfo('rss_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom 0.3" href="<?php bloginfo('atom_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo('pingback_url'); ?>" />

    <?php wp_get_archives('type=monthly&format=link'); ?>

    <?php wp_head(); ?>

    </head>
    <body><div id="container"><div id="page">

    It's all Greek to me. The name doesn't appear anywhere, so I don't see how I would change it. Is this pulling from some other file that provides the details?

    >> For the tag line, you need to add description tag inside the theme file

    Thanks. Which is "the theme file"?

  4. AmyCelona
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I don't know if it is appropriate to chime in (I'm not a moderator) but if you put the title of your blog in the header.php file between the <title> </title> (remove all the other stuff), that's what I did for mine. That will fix the title.

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Amy,

    Thank you. Now at least the title appears on the browser title bar, and that should help with the search engines since the blog now has a title. But the blog still comes up as "title unknown" in the google reader. Something is missing that properly feeds the info to the readers.

  6. webfwrd
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It's because you used & inside the title, if you really want to use &, replace it with &amp;

  7. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Webfwrd,

    Hope you're right. Any idea where I would change that? Remember, can't use the WordPress dialog because it's not reflected there.

    Thanks.

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