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WP SEO changes homepage title (10 posts)

  1. equorne
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi everybody,
    I started using WP SEO by yoast yesterday and since then the title of my homepage always changes into the title of the last published article. I tried different things in the plugin options but didn't find the solution. Does anyone have the same problem or know how to solve it?? This problem only occurs with the index page, all other pages work perfectly
    This is the part of the source code it can be found in:

    `<!-- This site is optimized with the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin v1.2.5 - http://yoast.com/wordpress/seo/ -->
    <title>______________this is where the seo title of the last published article stands</title>
    <link rel="canonical" href="http://localhost/wordpress/769/the_article_name" />
    <meta name="robots" content="noodp"/>
    <meta property='og:locale' content='de_de'/>
    <meta property='og:title' content='______________this is where the seo title of the last published article stands'/>
    <meta property='og:url' content='http://localhost/wordpress/769/the_article_name/'/>
    <meta property='og:site_name' content='my_website_name'/>
    <meta property='og:type' content='website'/>
    <!-- / Yoast WordPress SEO plugin. -->

  2. Ryan Sullivan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Equorne,

    There are various factors that come into play here.

    Here's a screenshot for the default settings for the homepage in Yoast SEO that display your website name followed by the description.

    http://i.imgur.com/tVbkj.jpg

    If that's how your plugin is set, then there may be an issue with the theme you're using. If you can post your site URL someone here can take a look. The fact that it's only an issue on the homepage makes me think there may be SEO settings or custom functions within the theme that are affecting the title output for the homepage.

  3. equorne
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hey ryan!
    i know it souns strange, but even though I am using a SEO plugin my website is still offline. I do that to get a good rank from the beginning.
    My theme is called 'Simple Grid' and is by dessign.net. I did modify it, but only a few things that don't have anything to do with the title or generally SEO.
    Thanks for the screenshot! I wanted to check that settings out, but on that page in the plugin options there's just some text that says sth like 'you can set the title and descriptions by editing the homepage itself'
    then there's a link, but when I click it, it only leads to the 'General' tab.

  4. Ryan Sullivan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Confirm that your name and site description are set in Settings --> General on your WordPress dashboard. If those fields are blank or aren't the values that you want, it won't display properly in your title tag.

    Screenshot:

    http://i.imgur.com/gpsUx.jpg

  5. equorne
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    both are filled

  6. Ryan Sullivan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you activate TwentyTen or TwentyEleven theme do you have the same problem? It seems to be an issue with the theme.

    However, when I choose "Force Rewrite Titles" on the General tab in the Yoast Plugin, my title tags look correct. (I downloaded and installed the simple grid theme for testing). You shouldn't have any issues if you choose the template tags from my first response and choose "Force Rewrite Titles" on the General tab of the plugin.

  7. equorne
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    with twentyeleven it's the same. let me check the rest...

  8. equorne
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i already had checked the 'force rewrite' box before and as I described I can't do the first thing you said with the temlpate tags

  9. Ryan Sullivan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I should have asked this first but are you using the latest versions of the WordPress SEO plugin and WordPress? My testing was done with WordPress SEO version 1.2.5 and WordPress 3.4.1. Using that setup and an unmodified version of the Simple Grid theme it's working fine.

  10. equorne
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    it's the latest version

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