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XF 1.5 Thread title for seo?

#1
Hellooo,

Is it possible to change the title of the page for seo?

Currently my page titles to threads are like this: [Thread Title] | [Website Name]

Is it possible to have titles like this: [Thread Title] | [Name Of Category The Thread Is In] | [Website Name] ?

Thanks,
 

rainmotorsports

Well-known member
#2
All those details are in the html 5 meta data I believe. Not sure but good search engines should already be seeing that. In fact Google is capable of understanding the full path of your breadcrumb
 

n00bsaibot

Well-known member
#4
Google will append or change your title as they see fit anyway... they actually append my domain url even though I don't want it. Guess they don't like my titles! :cry:
 
#5
All those details are in the html 5 meta data I believe. Not sure but good search engines should already be seeing that. In fact Google is capable of understanding the full path of your breadcrumb
Oh, Google aren't picking it up :/ So i thought there might be an option i'm missing?

I would drop the website name --- just make it [Thread Title] | [Name Of Category The Thread Is In]
Anyway of doing this in the back-end?

Google will append or change your title as they see fit anyway... they actually append my domain url even though I don't want it. Guess they don't like my titles! :cry:
Thanks for the info, shame there isn't an option as far as i know :/
 

Joeychgo

Well-known member
#6
Anyway of doing this in the back-end?
Im not familiar enough with XF yet --- but in the page container template, the line that controls is this:

<title><xen:if is="{$title}">{xen:raw $title} | {$xenOptions.boardTitle}<xen:else />{$xenOptions.boardTitle}</xen:if></title>
You would need to edit that line --its how I'm not sure of at this point.
 
#9
Same, it didn't take me long to figure out Wordpress without any help - XF seems a bit complicated, i brought a style, so i'm not sure if i should be editing the core XF files, or the style for changes i need. The support and community is great :)
 

Steve F

Well-known member
#11
Personally, I wish XF had a system like wordpress where an admin could make the change without altering templates.
XF has Template Modifications. When I want things to carry across multiple styles or simply just don't want to edit a template I create an add-on and attach the template mods to it that way it carries through upgrades in most cases. All our sites have a small add-on with just template mods for various things.

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fionix

Active member
#12
Did you ever found a valid solution to get this work? for instant using the extra.css ? I would prefer if only the thread title shows up not the website title efter it.