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TOPIC: Title tags work on some pages but not home page

Title tags work on some pages but not home page 14 years, 7 months ago #9039

We cannot get our custom title tags to work on the home page or on the criminal defense page here
www.tfmattorneys.com It is working on other pages. There doesn't appear to be anything different with these pages. Why would this work on some pages and not others?

Joomla 1.5.14
Latest version of JoomSEF, whatever that is. I can't find a reference to it in the admin. If it's there, please tell me where.

In looking further, title tags, beyond what was mentioned previously, on all the other pages are doing some strange things. For example, this url www.tfmattorneys.com/areas-of-expertise/...ent-domain-attorneys , this was entered into joomsef control panel title tag area "Eminent Domain Lawyer, Durham, North Carolina, Personal Injury Attorneys" and what is actually showing up in the on-page title is "Eminent Domain Lawyer Durham, North Carolina, Attorneys Thomas, Ferguson and Mullins - Thomas, Ferguson and Mullins" .
For this page the same thing, this was entered into control panel for this page "Durham Personal Innjury Lawyers, North Carolina Attorney, Durham Law Firm" and what shows up on the acutal live page is this "Durham Personal Innjury Lawyers, North Carolina Attorney, Thomas, Ferguson and Mullins Law Firm - Thomas, Ferguson and Mullins"
www.tfmattorneys.com/about-us/attorney-recognitions

The homepage title tag is not picking up any of the information entened into the control panel, likewise for the criminal defense page www.tfmattorneys.com/areas-of-expertise/criminal-defense

This site is very small, simple, with nothing complicated going on. The only add-on is joomsef, and it is, and has not worked right since it was installed. If we can not get it to work on a small simple site not sure how we can get it to work on larger sites we work on. It has taken much of our time trying to get this working.
Last Edit: 14 years, 7 months ago by katandmouse.
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Re:Title tags work on some pages but not home page 14 years, 7 months ago #9047

  • jaku
Hello,

1) as regards the criminal-defense page
I. make sure there is not a duplicate SEF record and that you are editing the right one
II. make sure to clear JoomSEF cache after defining the title

2) ad homepage
I. make sure to choose "show links to homepage"... if no exists, you need to create it (use empty value for SEF URL) (if you are using frontpage layout then original URL is index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1)

3) ad other page titles
I. if you see something else than what you have entered, again, make sure there are no duplicates created; if there are, set the one you want to be used as "active"
II. decide, if you want to append the Joomla sitename defined in Global settings in your titles
III. again, after each change, make sure to clear JoomSEF cache
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Re:Title tags work on some pages but not home page 14 years, 7 months ago #9052

Thank you very much, clearing cache worked.

I am not understanding item #2 where you say the following:

"2) ad homepage
I. make sure to choose "show links to homepage"... if no exists, you need to create it (use empty value for SEF URL) (if you are using frontpage layout then original URL is index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1)"

The front page is "home-page" ( real url = index.php?option=com_content&catid=3&id=11&view=article&Itemid=18 ) and I set the metadata in joomsef contol panel for "home-page".
When in article manager the article title for that page is "The Law Office of Thomas, Ferguson & Mullins" and this is what is showing up in title tag, not what I entered in joomsef control panel.

Thank you for your assistance.
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Re:Title tags work on some pages but not home page 14 years, 7 months ago #9067

Update:
Tried following from manual "To define title and/or meta tags for your homepage (that has not really an URL generated by SEF, but composes just from your site base URL), create a new entry in the URL list where the SEF URL will stay blank and the original URL will say just index.php.", and it worked.
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