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Old 06-20-2008, 03:11 AM   #1
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Default Joomla help needed

I'm stuck here. In 1.0.13, I used a fix to display page aliases (instead of site name/page title) as the page title tag if the page title was very short (as attached). After upgrade to 1.0.15, this no longer seems to work, but I'm not a good enough PHPer to see why.

I did think it might be one of the settings in configuration.php I'd forgotten about, but playing with them seems not to make any difference.

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Old 06-20-2008, 04:50 AM   #2
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Why hack the code? There are plugins that can allow you to set meaningful page titles, such as Joofox or there is Joomlatworks SEO patch.

Most of the plugin development is now for Joomla 1.5.x, I have noticed that many of those for the 1.0.x series are no longer available.

   
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It seemed easier at the time not to have extra plugins, especially as SEO ones seemed to generate lots of forum posts. Do you recommend either of those?

I'm working on getting agreement to upgrading the sites to 1.5, believe me!
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I have used the Joomlatworks patches, which work very well. They also provide patches for the 1.5.x series and are providing the code to the 1.6 series. Note that these are patches, not bots, so there is less likelihood of a client playing with the settings. This is also a lot more capable for SEO than a simple title fix.

   
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Aha: I am therefore going to use that as leverage for upgrading to 1.5! I just tried Joofox on a test site and it does just what it says on the tin, so will use that for now. Thanks so much for the suggestions! Less hair to be pulled out now...
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