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January 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm #11678
Hey all! I'm having a bit of trouble with the title in my browser bar. For some reason, it says the title of my latest blog post instead of the title of my website. I would like it to say "Natural Nutrition Health Coaching - Shamra Byrne, HHC" instead of "Getting Your Kids to Buy Into Healthy Eating - Natural Nutrition Health Coaching." How do I change this? I am using the Genesis framework with the Crystal childtheme.
The website is http://shamrabyrne.com if you need to check it out to see what's going on.
Thanks!January 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm #11679SusanModerator
Dashboard > Settings > General > Change site title. Save changes.January 13, 2013 at 5:41 pm #11690
I have the site title set to "Natural Nutrition Health Coaching" and the tagline set to "Shamra Byrne, HHC" which is what I want it to say. I am looking to get rid of the "How to get your kids to buy into healthy eating" that shows up in the browser bar when you're on the main page. Any suggestions for that?January 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm #11695SusanModerator
The site title is what shows up in the browser bar, so if it's not pulling that in, there's some other issue. Is this issue new? When did you first notice the issue? Have you made any recent changes to your site (upgraded? new plug-in?)
My recommendation at this point is to disable all your plug-ins, and see if the issue resolves itself. If it does, go ahead and re-enable your plug-ins one by one, and see if one of them is the culprit.January 13, 2013 at 10:49 pm #11752
Isn't this an SEO related issue in that either an SEO plugin or your Genesis->SEO Settings (Document Title Settings) is impacting this?
If you're using the Genesis framework's built-in SEO and your home doc title settings look correct, are you running any other plugin which would alter or filter your homepage title tag?
January 14, 2013 at 11:47 pm #12007
What I think it might be is that I changed the home middle widget section to display my latest blog posts using Genesis's "featured posts" widget. Now, it seems like it is pulling the title from my newest blog post - whichever one is displayed first in the home middle portion of the homepage. Is there any way around this? So that I can still display my blog posts in the home middle portion, but not have it pull the title for the browser bar?January 15, 2013 at 8:39 am #12042
@shamrockjzb - Interesting. Can you read my previous post and respond to those questions? That would help to clear this up.
January 15, 2013 at 9:50 am #12058
Of course! Here's what I tried:
I went to Genesis --> Theme Settings, but I couldn't find Document Title Settings or SEO Settings. I checked over everything there, and there is nowhere that I did anything to change the front page title. When I go to Appearance --> Themes --> Customize (for the Crystal child theme) the site title says "Natural Nutrition Health Coaching" and the tagline says "Shamra Byrne, HHC." The only plug-ins that I'm running are Align RSS Images, Broken Link Checker, Follow Me, Genesis Simple Hooks, Google XML Sitemaps, Jetack, pType Converter, WordPress SEO, WP-Cycle, and WP SuperCache.January 15, 2013 at 12:47 pm #12085
Ok. First, since you have WordPress SEO activated, your Genesis SEO settings have been deactivated. The settings I described are not part of Genesis->Theme Settings; they're part of Genesis->SEO Settings, which WordPress SEO is now handling.
So let's check your SEO->Titles & Meta settings. Click the Home tab, and for the Homepage, what is your title template?
Did you customize this template using any of the template tags on the Help tab?
January 15, 2013 at 9:08 pm #12191
I just deactivated the WordPress SEO and started using the Genesis SEO and it works! Thanks so much for helping me through this!January 16, 2013 at 12:06 am #12226
Glad it works for you. I don't think there was a problem with WordPress SEO. I think you just had a template tag configured incorrectly for your home page title, which is easily fixed. If you had made a lot of settings in WordPress SEO, you have to use the plugin SEO Data Transporter to move those settings to Genesis SEO. Otherwise, all of your configuration work will be lost. Also, keep in mind that WordPress SEO includes an integrated XML sitemap, something that is not part of Genesis SEO. You'll need a separate plugin for that functionality.
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