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  • Anonymous

    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?


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  • webfwrd


    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


    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” “”>
    <html xmlns=””>

    <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(); ?>

    <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”?



    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.



    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.



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



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


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