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Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by sander_v_bergen » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:54 pm

Hi,

In the META Options parameters I can change the META descr. and keywords. Why isn't there a field that let's me add a custom page title?
I can't find (a simple extension) where I can give each article a custom title.

Is there a way to change the titles? And where can I find this?

Thanks!

-Sander

EDIT: I meant 'page title' .. not meta title

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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by garthjones69 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:22 am

You have the option for a menu item under Page Display Options > Browser Page Title. For an article it will just show the article title.

In J2.5 under Global Config > Site > SEO Settings there is an option to include site name in page titles so you would then get "article title - site name" as your page title.

Alternativeley you could make the article name in the format you want the page title to be and then choose the option to hide the article title and then put in a different title within the article content - i don't like this approach though.

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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by tamnl » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:24 am

garthjones is right. You can follow it. You should include site name before page title. People need to know content first. Only big brands such as Amazon put site name before the title.
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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by sander_v_bergen » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:02 am

I've enabled including the site name in every page title. It shows the article title + site name now. This isn't exactely what I was looking for, but it is okay for now.
With Joomla 1.5 I had an extension wich made it possible to give every article a custom title.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by polpaulin » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:12 pm

same question but I want my own page title for articles
where in the template can I do it ? where ids the set page title for articles ?

thank you

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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by MoonfireArt » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:16 pm

There is no "set page title" for articles in the article manager, it is set from the menu item only.
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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by polpaulin » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:48 pm

... of course you can

in ./templates/YOUTEMPLATE/html/com_content/article/default.php

$document= & JFactory::getDocument();
$author = $document->getMetaData('author');
if(!empty($author)){
$document->setTitle($author);
$document->setMetaData('author','');
}

it could be any field that you don't use

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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by MoonfireArt » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:53 pm

Yes, but that's via a layout override, I was referring to core joomla functionality.
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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by ForumId » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:02 pm

If the page in question is linked via Menu (mine was "Home"), go to the "Page Display Options" and add your custom title to the "Browser Page Title"
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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by arathra » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:07 pm

And if it's not linked to via a menu item? How to set a specific browser/page title then?

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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by MoonfireArt » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:30 pm

You can't. That the short of it.
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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by dadangxtc » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:52 am

arathra wrote:And if it's not linked to via a menu item? How to set a specific browser/page title then?
+1 bro, really agreed this statement

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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by MarcusHT » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:33 pm

I've worked with this problem for about a year now. I think the best solution is to use "Easy frontend SEO" plugin.

It works like this: Install this free plugin. When you log in to the forum, you can click an object in the top to the right. After clicking you can insert a unique page title for the page you are looking at. I also has meta desciption etc.

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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by pishro » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:00 am

sander_v_bergen wrote:I've enabled including the site name in every page title. It shows the article title + site name now. This isn't exactely what I was looking for, but it is okay for now.
please see this links:
Help25:Content Article Manager Edit
http://docs.joomla.org/Help25:Content_A ... nager_Edit

Help25:Menus Menu Item Manager Edit
http://docs.joomla.org/Help25:Menus_Men ... nager_Edit
MarcusHT wrote:I've worked with this problem for about a year now. I think the best solution is to use "Easy frontend SEO" plugin.

It works like this: Install this free plugin. When you log in to the forum, you can click an object in the top to the right. After clicking you can insert a unique page title for the page you are looking at. I also has meta desciption etc.
Please introduce this plugin here.
thank you.

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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by MarcusHT » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:05 am

@pishro

You can see all the info here: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... I7fQ%3D%3D

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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by Palani Kumar » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:05 am

MarcusHT wrote:@pishro

You can see all the info here: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... I7fQ%3D%3D
We are facing the same issue, our website is using Joomla. I too want an option to enable adding custom titles for each and every page like in wordpress. Please let me know how to do it.

Also had someone used this plugin, I would love to know more information on how it works before installing it. Ours is a 700+ page website and any mistake could lead to really complicated issues.

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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by roma64 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:29 am

Sorry but I have to disagree with the comment 'put your site name before your title', Unless it is a page you don't want to have indexed, for example; 'Contact Us'!

I am sure your title contains your targeted keyword, or long tail keyword and if that is the case, then know your keyword should be located as early as possible in the title and not last.

If you want to include your site name in the Title, you can do so but I recommend position it at the end.

Because I want to have control of the title for SEO purpose, I always disable the option of including site name in page title. That way, I can write my title and if I still have enough room to add my site name, I insert it last.

Please note that Joomla is not WordPress. If you want to add the title to the page, you will need to use the Menu using the steps garthjones69 described above but here it is just in case:
  • Click on 'Menu' and select the desired page menu
  • Then click on the 'Page Display Options' tab
  • And under the 'Browser Page Title', enter your title
  • You are good to go. (again, this is Joomla and not WordPress, thus they might have similar options but located in different areas)
I hope this helps
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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by roma64 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:33 am

Additional:

There is nothing wrong with installing a Joomla extension(and there are a lot of good ones in the JED) but I only recommend that you do so when it's necessary and I truly believe that, in this case, an extension is not needed. Note that the more extensions you install, the slower your site might become, and this is bad for your readers, and you!

So only install extensions when it is needed/necessary!
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Re: Custom Page Title - Articles

Post by Hakeem707 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:44 pm

I agree with roma64 'putting your site name before your title' will hinder it from being indexed by Google


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