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1000ideen

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It is some time ago that I discovered that the titles in the browser are not very fortunate. The display says site_name followed by the title of the story. For SEO you need it the other way round and I changed the lib-common.php around line 905 from

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      $pagetitle = ' - ' . $pagetitle;
    }
    $header->set_var( 'page_title', $_CONF['site_name'] . $pagetitle );
 


to
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       $pagetitle = '   ' . $pagetitle;
    }
    $header->set_var( 'page_title', $pagetitle . $_CONF['site_name'] );
 


Wordpress offers a plugin for that called optimal title http://elasticdog.com/2004/09/optimal-title/ and I thought that this might become a variable in the GL config.php

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jmucchiello

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Shouldn't the hyphen split the new page and the site name?
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    $pagetitle .= ' - ' ;
    }
    $header->set_var( 'page_title', $pagetitle . $_CONF['site_name']);
 

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1000ideen

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Yes, but whatever I did it stayed at the begining of the title and did not split page and site name. I even added 2 spces at the beginning:

$_CONF['site_name'] = '  Geeklog-site';

Anyway, thanks for responding. I`ll come up with some more ideas soon.

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ronsteenvoorden

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Hi, I edited libcommon.php but dont see any changes in the pagetitle.

Here is the code i entered on line 905:

$pagetitle = ' ' . $pagetitle;
}
$header->set_var( '$page_title', $pagetitle . $_CONF['site_name'] );

furthermore i didn't understand the $ sorry i am no php-programmer.

Strange enough the pagetitle is always correct when i choose the print-page layout.

does anyone have a clue? Many thanks.

ps the site in question is: http://blog.islayinfo.com
blog.islayinfo.com

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1000ideen

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With version 1.4.1rc1 it is the following code change:

Original lines 967-969:
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        $pagetitle = ' - ' . $pagetitle;
    }
    $header->set_var( 'page_title', $_CONF['site_name'] . $pagetitle );


Hacked lib-common.php:

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        $pagetitle = $pagetitle . ' - ';
    }
    $header->set_var( 'page_title',  $pagetitle . $_CONF['site_name']);


I think this should definitely become a variable in config.php to be switched either way.

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