SOLVED How to change article titles from <h2> to <h1>?

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SOLVED How to change article titles from <h2> to <h1>?

Postby Babelfish44 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:26 pm

I wonder if anyone knows if it's any simple modifications I can do to make my site code article titles in <h1> instead of <h2>? Now my template automatically displays article titles as <h2>, but for Google-reasons, I would like this to be <h1>.

I know I should ask the template provider, and I've posted the question in their forum also, but hasn't received any answer.
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Re: How to change article titles from <h2> to <h1>?

Postby 219jondn » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:06 pm

Most templates already place the article title as H1 - before changing anything I would use Firebug or just do F+12 in your browser and locate the article title and see if it is already H1.
If for some odd reason it isn't. that shouldn't be too hard to change in the template CSS

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Re: How to change article titles from <h2> to <h1>?

Postby Babelfish44 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:13 pm

I chekced with Firebug, and the article title is coded as <h2> - that's why I want to change it :) Any tips for what to look for in the CSS file?

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Re: How to change article titles from <h2> to <h1>?

Postby jmuehleisen » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:21 pm

It could be hard coded as <h2> in the template html override in the php itself.

look in /templates/template-name/html/com_content/ ...
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Re: How to change article titles from <h2> to <h1>?

Postby Babelfish44 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:32 pm

This is the reference for <h2> I find in /com_content/default.php:

<h2 class="contentheading<?php echo $this->escape($this->params->get( 'pageclass_sfx' )); ?> clearfix">

<?php if ($this->params->get('link_titles') && $this->article->readmore_link != '') : ?>
<span>
<a href="<?php echo $this->article->readmore_link; ?>" class="contentpagetitle<?php echo $this->escape($this->params->get( 'pageclass_sfx' )); ?>"><?php echo $this->escape(isset($this->article->page_title)?$this->article->page_title:$this->article->title); ?></a>
</span>
<?php else : ?>
<span><?php echo $this->escape(isset($this->article->page_title)?$this->article->page_title:$this->article->title); ?></span>
<?php endif; ?>
</h2>

I guess I've found the code line? Should I just try to move it into the <h1> tag?

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Re: How to change article titles from <h2> to <h1>?

Postby jmuehleisen » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:37 pm

Should I just try to move it into the <h1> tag?

Yes
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Re: How to change article titles from <h2> to <h1>?

Postby Babelfish44 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:55 pm

The whole code between <h2> and </h2>? And the code under <h1> into <h2>?

Sorry for beeing a noob, but I've only used Joomla! for three days :)

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Re: How to change article titles from <h2> to <h1>?

Postby jmuehleisen » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:01 pm

just change the <h2> to <h1> and the </h2> to </h1>

That should do it for you.
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Re: How to change article titles from <h2> to <h1>?

Postby Babelfish44 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:04 am

jmuehleisen wrote:just change the <h2> to <h1> and the </h2> to </h1>

That should do it for you.


Did that now, and it worked just fine, problem solved. Thanks for your help!


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