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  • I have WordPress 2.5 installed on a couple different hosts, but I’ve been having blog/page title issues on only one of them. I developed the theme myself, and am using this code to generate the page title:

    <title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?> &raquo; <?php wp_title(); ?></title>

    So let’s say the title of my blog is “Blog Title”. When I bring up the home page of the site, the title of the page (consequently what shows up in the title bar) is “Blog Title >> Blog Title”. When I navigate to the page titled “archives”, the page title is “Blog Title >> Blog Title >> Archives”.

    On top of this, the title of the RSS feed is “Blog TitleBlog Title”.

    Like I said, this is only happening on one host and not the others, so is this a server issue? Or is it something different that I need to set in WordPress?


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  • It seems to be a server error. I struggle with the same error.

    If the theme differs from server to server, this might not be a server issue but an issue of the theme. And I assume this will be more the case then a server error.

    First thing I would do is to check wp_title();. Is it a function released to be used in themes? I have used some wp_ functions that changed the way they worked and my plugins I used them in need to switch to the non-wp_ ones now. Maybe this is similar with wp_title()?

    I checked it for you, it is at least documented as a <i>Template Tag</i>:

    So I checked the code for you:

    function wp_title($sep = '&raquo;', $display = true, $seplocation = '')

    wp_title() just does for what it was coded for and displays the whole title. If you do not like what it outputs, use it the way you like the output. You are in command.

    Hope this information helps you both guys.

    No it doesn’t help. Have a look at and head over to one of the subpages. This is how the standard function looks on my blog.

    The same function call looks good on one of my other blogs.

    Well looks like a space is missing mainly. Please post the code of your template (just the <title>….</title> element).

    And remember: some plugins can register actions sothat wordpress title building is modified afterwards. When you switch all plugins off, does this happen as well?

    Aha . . . I think it was the Simple:Press Forum plugin. A great plugin for an integrated forum, but there are little quirks like this that keep popping up . . .


    I am using Simple:Press Forum too. That should be the error.


    add_filter(‘wp_title’, ‘sf_setup_browser_title’);
    //add_filter(‘wp_title’, ‘sf_setup_browser_title’);

    in sf-filters.php fixed it.

    The newest version of Simple:Press Forum has dropped the page title filter, so the problem has stopped.

    Still, the problem remains that my rss feed title is repeated . . . it’s still “Blog TitleBlog Title” 🙁

    search your sourcecode for more calls of add_filter(‘wp_title’, maybe this leads in the right direction as well. It would be great to have an analyze tool that displays registered filters in wordpress admin or so.

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