Meta title tags being rewritten

  • parkerwest

    #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?

    Prasanna SP

    #25840

    Stop using that buggy SEO plugin.

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #25841

    +1 to Prasanna’s suggestion.

    Prasanna SP

    #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

    parkerwest

    #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?

    Prasanna SP

    #25844

    Try WordPress SEO by Yoast. It is much better than All in One SEO Pack

    parkerwest

    #25845

    Thanks, I’ll try it out.

    parkerwest

    #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.

    Prasanna SP

    #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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