Meta title tags being rewritten
AnonymousMarch 9, 2012 at 3:36 am #3776
Hey I’m not %100 sure that the last theme update caused this, but I wanted to post here to see if it might be the case. I noticed that my title tags have been modified throughout my posts. I use the All in One SEO plugin to control how they print in the <title> tag and my post titles used to/are supposed to follow this rule: %post_title% | Merchant Account Reviews & Ratings
This would normally print my titles in the source code as something like “Square Reviews & Complaints | Merchant Account Reviews & Ratings” but within the last update of the theme they printing like this: %post_title% >> %blog_title% | Merchant Account Reviews & Ratings
It’s as though the %post_title% command now includes the blog title. I haven’t changed any of All in One Seo’s settings or updated the plugin. Pretty much the only thing I can trace it too is the theme update. Is it possible that the update changed something about how title tags print in the source?
AnonymousMarch 9, 2012 at 3:44 am #25840
Stop using that buggy SEO plugin.
AnonymousMarch 9, 2012 at 4:06 am #25842
Apparently, you can omit title settings in All in One SEO pack and change your title structure in Graphene Options –> Display –> Miscellaneous Display Options –> Custom content pages site title to
#post-title | Merchant Account Reviews & Ratings
AnonymousMarch 9, 2012 at 6:06 am #25843
I would love to be able to use Graphene’s display option to control it but, unfortunately, All in One SEO controls a couple other important functions. For instance, adding canonicals to the source of the page and displaying an alternate <title> tag that differs slightly from the title the user sees. Do you have any suggestions for alternatives to All in One SEO? Also, is the consensus that the theme update is not the culprit for my current problem?
AnonymousMarch 9, 2012 at 6:08 am #25844
Try WordPress SEO by Yoast. It is much better than All in One SEO Pack
AnonymousMarch 9, 2012 at 6:15 am #25845
Thanks, I’ll try it out.
AnonymousMarch 9, 2012 at 6:44 am #25846
By the way, I switched to Yoast and it’s a great plugin but I’m still seeing the same issue. It looks like the last update to the theme added a function to tack on ” – %blog_title%” to the end of post titles. If so, This is extremely frustrating because it causes search engines to completely reindex the site and could cause potential penalties in search rank. I understand improving on a theme but altering things like page titles should be off limits.
AnonymousMarch 9, 2012 at 6:51 am #25847
AnonymousMarch 9, 2012 at 6:53 am #25848
From 1.6 onwards, Graphene uses
<?php wp_title(''); ?>for generating title which is required for most of the SEO plugins. So, I don’t blame that move.
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