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[resolved] Possible bug: Custom SEO Title doesnt match the title shown in the feed (7 posts)

  1. Marcelo Pedra
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi. I just noticed that when you change the title using the Yoast SEO pane in the post/page editor, it will only show the custom title in the website, but the RSS feed is showing the original post/page title. Is this a bug? If not, why? If you show the same title in your feed and in the webpage, I think you can help to consolidate the user experience when the theme code is not enough.
    Is there any way to workaround this?
    Thank you

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

  2. jrf
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    The SEO title you can change is the <title> tag as used in the html head, not the "title" (<h2> normally) as is displayed in the body of the post/page.

    AFAIK, RSS feeds send a subject, not a title, and the subject should be the normal post title, i.e. the <h2> not the <title> or as you call it "original post/page title".

    So no bug, the plugin is working correctly.

    If you show the same title in your feed and in the webpage, I think you can help to consolidate the user experience

    Actually, all the more reason for the plugin not to change anything as the title on the page a user will see, is currently the same in RSS as on the website.
    Most users won't ever see the <title> from the html head (except may be in search results on Google) as - if it is shown by the browser at all - it is only displayed at the very top in the browser title bar (above the address bar and menus).

    Hope this helps.

  3. Marcelo Pedra
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hello jrf. Good to know this points. But, effectively, I need that window titles match the RSS feed titles, because it will look ugly if the right, long, keyword relevant, title is set. I can rewrite the titles of pages and post via Yoast's plugin, but I need the same applied to titles of posts in RSS feeds by adding the category to the normal post title.
    Do you know if there is any plugin/hook capable of doing this?

  4. jrf
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I suggest you have a browse through the WP native filter hook available:
    http://adambrown.info/p/wp_hooks/version/3.5

  5. Marcelo Pedra
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Thank you. Anyway, I was forced to rename all the post titles manually, because the category hooks for the feed didn't work in the theme used. :(

  6. jrf
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    You could of course ask the theme author to start supporting it ;-)

  7. Marcelo Pedra
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Nope. It's just me. It's just a complex requirement for this particular website. I'd already took the job of manually rewrite all the titles and reorganize the categories.
    This is it: http://historiasclasicas.com/

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