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Appending of numbers to title (44 posts)

  1. RichardWantsToKnow
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @mssbee,
    Good to know about the pending fix. Won't affect us though.
    Thanks again.

  2. sturtos
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My SEO > Title pages are blank in any browser. My header.php is differently structured and does not have the line of code listed above and because I use a Genesis theme, I do NOT have a post or page as the homepage, trust me that's not how this site is built. So unfortunately, none of these fixes work for me.

    Hopefully that update is coming sooner rather than later. In the meantime, I've deactivated the plug-in.

    Thanks.

  3. PhilEsq
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I also had the same problem. I deleted the numbers and they did not come back. I'm using appthemes classipress. I'll have to see what happens with other themes.

  4. RichardWantsToKnow
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Good luck Phil; I passed. Just too many problem reports for me, but that's just my personal opinion. I've decided to spend the time updating my knowledge to what the search engines are actually doing and less on learning how plugins which appear to have less-than-adequate documentation work. I'm finding it's not all that difficult, not that involved, and not that hard to manually edit. Once I got the hang of it, and understood some of the finer details, I arrived at the opinion that I need to focus on the actual results, not which plugin I use. I also have a concern that if a couple hundred thousand users, or million users of the same plugin are all doing the same things (and you know statistically that not 100% of those users are going to be [let's call it] 'operating with the acceptable limits of the search engines), I would not want to be painted with the same brush as they by the search engines, given that the search engines seem to look for trends and methods. I'm thinking it better to stay on the mailing lists of the webtools of the various search engines and follow them as my first resource. I've decided to put "easy-smeasy" secondary to performance and quick reaction time. We are also looking at farming out some of the work as well. We do some things well, but will be the first to admit that others do some things in business better than we do, and it only makes sense to let them help us.
    Good luck.

  5. thinkmedia
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I had to make a change in my theme custom_functions file to replace the theme developers code with this.

    function my_title() {
           wp_title('');
    }
    remove_action( 'themeblvd_title', 'themeblvd_title_default' );
    add_action( 'themeblvd_title', 'my_title' );

    Then definitely turn ON Force Rewrite.
    That got rid of the double post title but eliminated the appending site name.

    AND, when sharing or liking for FB, I still get double titles.

    Very frustrating.

  6. sturtos
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Updated plug-in but still having the 12345 issue... and the Titles & Metas page is blank.

  7. RichardWantsToKnow
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @thinkmedia,
    Thanks for the feedback. WP dashboard informed me that his latest update is available. (I have a couple of sandbox sites running for testing, and one still has WPSEO on it for testing and eval. I guess I was naive to trust that this update would follow past expectations.) I did perform the update on that sandbox and some of my original issues appear to remain. I then tried the Force Rewrite option, still no solution. I was able to remove the five digits however by editing the Title Template field under the Posts tab. This time it appears to have held. However, it didn't solve the entire problem.
    I think we will have to start our own wiki on issues and results.

    Was your theme a primary or child theme?
    Which theme are you using?
    I wish I could help you on the FB issue, but we farm that part out.
    I would like to hear if you find any other issues in the workings of any other plugins or if you change theme.

    I haven't had any time to review all of his code that appears to be relevant. There's quite a bit. I found it amusing that he would refer to a number of the WP plugin and theme community as "stupid":
    "Fix to force title rewrites in two places: call wp_reset_query for stupid themes and plugins." For some who get successful, arrogance can easily creep in. It's been my experience that they believe if others aren't on their level of knowledge on a subject, they can start to believe that those without benefit of that knowledge and their methods are inferior in someway, ie, 'stupid'. I'll share his comment with the theme and plugin people I purchase from.

    As a postscript, what really bothers me is that when we create and/or are responsible for administrating a client's website (not to mention our own), we want to remain in control of the site. That is part of our fidicuary responsibility. In the four years we have been using WP, I have never had a plugin or theme that upon install or updgrade, commandeers our existing settings. I can't think of an instance when an upgrade would not assimilate our existing settings and start from there. By doing so, we would have a relevant and obvious starting point. We could continue to depend on our maintenance logs. In this case, we assumed the status quo, only to apply the update, activate and find settings and results had changed. How many and which ones? We had no way of knowing, and that began hours of discovery and research; not to mention phone calls. We found no adequate notification prior to the event of what to expect. It is my opinion, the update system of WordPress was not well used. Granted, we backup every night and weekly, and maintain a backup library. But, we do not consider our live sites to be the test grounds or sandboxes for any plugin developer, any of them. What I would expect is for a developer to maintain an alpha and beta group of testers, and test THOROUGHLY before launching.
    But then again, I guess I'm considered one of the 'stupid' ones.

  8. RichardWantsToKnow
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @sturtos,
    Can you tell me what theme you are using?

  9. sturtos
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Backcountry

  10. RichardWantsToKnow
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just headed out the door to a doctor's appointment, but just to confirm, is that the theme by StudioPress? And, is it done in the Genesis framework? Is it Backcountry or Backcountry 1.0, the child theme?

  11. thinkmedia
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey @RichardWantsToKnow

    I'm using Theme Blvd - Alyeska
    The developer is great and very responsive.

    I am using a parent/child theme approach.

  12. sturtos
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes Backcountry is a Genesis Child theme from StudioPress and I built a child off of that....

  13. Akshay2598
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is still happening on my 3.4 WP site. It's only happening on my Multisite Home Page. Fix soon, Thanks.
    http://tech.akshayproductions.com/

  14. Crel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Finally figured out the bug. If your main page has no tagline, you get the 12345 appended to your title. Add a tagline, then uninstall and reinstall the plugin, no more 12345.

    This fixed it for me.

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