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Do we really need the title on the front page?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by holder10, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. holder10

    holder10 Active Member


    I've always wondered why there is the page title in really big letters on the front page / forum list.
    It's always just the name of the site - but the name of the site is already in the header, the logo.


    In my opinion, the title there just takes a lot of space of the most used site in any forum.
    Sure, it makes sense because the title is needed on any other site. But it just takes a lot of space, doesn't look good and is unnecessary on the front page.

    Or is there any other reason I missed?

  2. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    uhm ... maybe it's something related with the SEO ...
    Nick likes this.
  3. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    h1 tag but if you don't want it you can easily remove it in the templating system.

    If you do choose to remove it, i commend you because you chose User Experience over SEO which most of us won't, like me lol
  4. Mark.B

    Mark.B Well-Known Member

    Yes, yes yes!!!

    I love the idea, and have even implemented on my own vB3.8 site, there's a title on every page.

    Dunno if it helps SEO or not, but it looks bloody good!
  5. holder10

    holder10 Active Member

    Actually, I'm asking this because I'm planning to make themes for XenForo.
    On my themes for other forum softwares, I've always removed the title there. I wondered whether I should do so with XenForo as well, but I figured I could just mark it as a suggestion as this is still an alpha and quite open to suggestions. :)

    Regarding SEO: You should make sites for users, not for search engines. Sure, you can optimize the site - but placing big, space-taking elements on your site for SEO would be weird.
    David Thomas likes this.
  6. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    Hope I can replace "xenForo Community" with "My(what ever) community" or set it blank
  7. David Thomas

    David Thomas Active Member

    Quoted for truth.
  8. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    If you're styling it, do it whatever way you feel is best for your styles. No one says you have to have it there, or anywhere at all. ;)

    Why would you think you'd be stuck with that title on your own installation? :confused:
  9. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Nope. You and every other customer will be forced to name your forum "XenForo Community". :p :D ... Of course you can change it! :p
    It has user purposes as well. Every thread has a title, so why shouldn't every page? Not everybody is forum savvy (or even Internet-savvy) yet - we still have a couple of generations to go before that changes - so, some people can easily get lost. Well, not literally lost, but unsure of what they're looking at or where on the site they are.
    Forsaken, EQnoble and Peggy like this.
  10. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    Thanks, now I can sleep a little better ... :D
  11. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I'm not even sure removing it has a positive effect on U.E., but I would probably remove it and place more useful content there (specific to our site). Otherwise things might get too cluttered.
  12. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    it is because of screen-reader.
  13. holder10

    holder10 Active Member

    Screen-readers should be able to read the alt-attribute of the logo or anything, right?
  14. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

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