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  • Hey, I have an unusual problem here.

    On my website i noticed that every time i create a post, my “homepage” title (natural health remedies) gets added to all my post titles.


    If i create a post called “how to clear acne” … instead of my post title saying “how to clear acne” it shows up like this, “how to clear acnenatural health remedies”

    As you can see, “natural health remedies” gets put on to the end of the title.

    This happens with every post and with every theme i have tried.

    I have tried everything onsite to solve this problem but cannot find out what’s causing this.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. All my rankings have dropped and it seems this could be the culprit.

    P.S. I am currently using the “amazing grace theme” which fixes this issue, but every time i use another theme the problem comes back. This not only happens on one of my websites, but on all 5 of them.

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  • Chip Bennett


    Theme Review Admin

    What Plugins do you have active?

    Hey Chip,

    I have the following plugins installed:

    Broken Link Checker
    Contact Form 7
    Google Analytics for WordPress
    Google XML Sitemaps
    Jetpack by
    Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu
    Simple 301 Redirects
    W3 Total Cache
    WordPress SEO
    Select WP

    I have already disabled all of them but nothing has changed.

    Thanks for reply..

    Chip Bennett


    Theme Review Admin

    This issue occurs with all Plugins disabled, and when using Twenty Eleven Theme?

    I just disabled them all to see if there would be any changes. I then activated them one by one. They are all active now and i have never used the Twenty Eleven Theme Chip.

    The “amazing grace” theme is the only one that doesn’t cause this issue. That’s the theme I’m using at the moment. The problem is that it is on all my websites.

    Chip Bennett


    Theme Review Admin


    They are all active now and i have never used the Twenty Eleven Theme Chip.

    Sorry for being unclear. I’m asking you to test on Twenty Eleven, and verify whether or not you observe the issue.

    oh i see Chip, that was my fault, should have noticed the question mark at the end of your reply.

    I just tried twenty eleven theme and the problem is still there.

    Just as a note:

    I have a static homepage with the title “natural health remedies” .. i have a feeling this could be causing an issue, but when i took it off “static” and just had my recent posts as the homepage, the problem is still there, so I’m not so sure. just thought I’d mention it.

    If it would help any, i could change my theme so you can see how the duplicate titles show up.

    Chip Bennett


    Theme Review Admin

    Can you post a screenshot of the issue? Even better would be an example of both static page as front page and blog posts index as front page, showing the issue.

    (I can’t recreate it, so I’m trying to get an idea of what you’re seeing.)

    Hey Chip,

    I just changed my theme, if you go to my website you can see the duplicate title at the top of your browser. Even when you click on a post, you’ll see the title is messed up.

    Thanks again for your help Chip.

    Chip Bennett


    Theme Review Admin

    Okay, I see the Site Title being displayed in the site header, and the Page (or Post) Title being displayed in the content area.

    Which of these is the one that you consider to be “broken” or “messed up”?

    OOOOH! Wait: I get it. You’re talking about the HTML title tag.

    I see you’re currently using Carrington Blog. The reason that you’re seeing your site title there is because of this line in header-default.php:

    <title><?php wp_title( '-', true, 'right' ); echo wp_specialchars( get_bloginfo('name'), 1 ).$title_description; ?></title>

    (Other Themes do similar things.)

    If you want to change it, simply ensure that your <title> tag looks like this:

    <title><?php wp_title(); ?></title>

    Then, either write your own filter, or use an SEO Plugin, to modify the output.

    Finally!! I can’t thank you enough Chip. Fair play to you for staying with this and helping me out. This is a big weight off the old shoulders 🙂

    Thanks again, very much appreciated. Have a wonderful day.


    i’m also in same problem with blog blog and was searching for way to reslovew it. I found your helpful idea and content, i will try to implement this method. Thanks

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