Hmm, is page number in the title important to SEO?
It is an attempt to avoid duplicate content penalty?
Because Google already understands bbPress forum layout, they are very clever like that.
It’s a combo of SEO and HCI.
Having a different title for each page makes life easier for humans, as well as not being bad for SEO.
In the strictest sense, Google (et al) state that every page should have it’s own and unique title, and if relative should be linked with a canonical link.
(though, there is no doubt that they’re clever enough to work it out).
You know what, this idea grew on me, I like it and off to apply it.
It could be done a little fancier via the filters on
bb_get_title ie. the page could be injected between the forum name and the topic name, but this will do for now.
_ck_ I updated my plugin 2 weeks ago.
I’ll post it here in 20 when I’m home. I thought I’d put a download link on my website, but i must have bumped it with all the talking over the last week.
Hey good work.
Let me make a strong suggestion in your code technique.
All those variable names being tossed around as globals is somewhat dangerous – someone is going to accidentally “step” on one someday.
Instead how about an array or object instead?
and then no matter how many items you just pass one pointer in your functions
The added benefit is you can later loop through all the elements if you make an admin menu.
Also, when switching based on page type, constantly calling all the different functions, ie is_forum, is_front, is_topic etc is “expensive” because of how bb_get_location works
and then look at what it sends you in the string which is ultra fast for each of the comparisons.
Really apprecaite the hints.
I’m definately not a PHP coder by trade, so these sorts of tips are invaluable.
Is this plugin (Kevin’s) officially released?
Because the php file seems…unfinished.
Finished is not quite the word i’d use to describe it, but it works as intended.
I generally like to scope out all of the thing I want a plugin to do, and then I can add to it incrementally, which is why there are 4 functions with no code in them (but they’re never called, it’s more placeholders).
The code isn’t released under a GPL yet, not that I’d try submitting them here anyway given past horrors with the system, but please feel free to use it on your forums Bob, and shout me if you’ve any issues.