Page Title

    The Page Title module gives you control over your meta titles.The meta title is found in your HTML head code and is surrounded by <title> tags. The meta title appears in the browser bar when people are viewing the page and it also appears on search engine result pages. Providing accurate Page Titles can improve your ranking on search engine results pages and can improve your click-through rate, as they tend to grab the viewer's attention.

    NOTE: The Page Title module will be enabled on IC sites upon request. If you do not see that path, please email us to request the module be enabled.

    DEFAULT FORMATS

    Drupal's default page title follows one of two patterns:

    • Frontpage: site:name | site:slogan
    • Default (for all other pages): current-page:page-title | site:name

    CHANGING THE DEFAULT FORMATS

    The Page Title module allows you to change the default formats in two ways. First, you can adjust the patterns using the placeholders given. This will change the way the default page titles are created. Second, on enabled forms you have the option of specifying a title that is different to the title of the item.

    NOTE: When using 'tokens' as in the examples below, the token should always be placed within left and right brackets.

    Example:

    Token Example

    OPTION 1: ADJUST THE PATTERNS

    Navigate to: Configuration > Search and metadata > Page Title

    Using the ‘Available Tokens List’ you can change the default formats for your page titles. Certain types of page title patterns have access to special tokens which others do not, depending on their scope. All patterns have access to the Global scope. Content type patterns have access to the Node tokens, vocabulary patterns have access to the Taxonomy tokens and finally the user patterns have access to the User tokens.

    Example:

    Content Type - Event
    Default: current-page:page-title | site:name Displays as: Father’s Day Sale! | ABA Test Site

    1. Change to: current-page:page-title | node:content-type
    2. Save

    Now if you visit a event page, the page title in the browser displays as: Father’s Day Sale! | Event

    OPTION 2: ADJUST THE TITLE PER NODE

    The ‘Show Field’ column of the module configuration page lets you quickly enable the Page Title option for each content type. This allows you to control the page title per node.

    NOTE: Option 2 will be overwritten if Option 1 is configured.

    Example:

    1. Enable the ‘Show Field’ toggle for the ‘Content Type - Event’
    2. Save
    3. Navigate to the node you want to edit
    4. Select the ‘Page title settings’ tab
    5. Enter a custom page title - Example: Father’s Day Event - St. Paul
    6. Save

    Now if you visit a event page, the page title in the browser displays as: Father’s Day Sale - St. Paul | Event

    TIPS

    Once this module is enabled, your site is automatically configured to use the default patterns, you DO NOT have to change anything. However, if you prefer to, the above examples should guide you through the process.

    • Keep your page title less than 70 characters
    • Use keywords pertaining to the content
    • Try to avoid the overuse of words that carry no value, such as: a, an, the, etc.