WordPress Solution: Is your site title appearing twice?

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You must be wondering why your website title is appearing twice every time you are creating any post or a page. Don’t worry. This is normal. This may have many reasons but what I can figure out is whenever you install a plugin or a theme onto your WordPress website, you need to do some tweaking which is very easy. You basically have to remove add_filter which I will talk later in this post.

You might have just started blogging on WordPress framework and for search engine optimization(SEO) , there are many plugins but the common ones are ‘WordPress SEO by Yoast’ and ‘All in One SEO’. Whichever plugin or a theme you may choose, a newbie finds it difficult to get rid from this irritating problem.

How to fix your website title on every page/post?

Just follow what I say and you’ll get over with the problem in a minute. I will give you an example from my website title, i.e. Digital Via Me. Here we go,

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Like you can see from above screenshot, that the site name is appearing twice in a snippet. When you go to a site, you’ll see the exact same meta title tag and of every post you’ll see double site title. So , now we will look into how can you change this and why it should only appear once.

Step 1:- 

  • In your WordPress editor, Appearance –>Editor –> Header (header.php)
  • Ctrl+f and find wp_title and whatever you find on that, just replace it to -
                                        <title><?php wp_title(); ?></title>
  • Update the file

Step 2:-

  • In your editor section, Click on Theme Functions (functions.php)
  • Ctrl+f and find add_filter
  • You’ll get something like this-  add_filter(‘wp_title’, ‘some_function_name’ ); 
  • Remove this line and update the file

Follow these 2 easy steps, and your site title will only appear once. This makes your blog/website neat and clean. After all, its all about improving your blog.

Feel free to ask me anything if you find any problem, I’ll be happy to help you.

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