Navigation: "Forums" link does not point back to shortcode page
Was with you al the way to
I know that if I populate the Forum Root field with the same slug as my shortcode page the forum index and page contents show up, but what I lose is my Page Title Tag.
I think I am being thick, but what does having the forum root field as forum lose you? – can you give a view of what you want to see and what it is doing.
Thanks responding so quickly.
What I am trying to say is that my WP Forum Page using the shortcode has a Title Tag that comes from words I submit via SEO Yoast…so I have control over how the page title reads. And it looks like this, for example:
If I populate the Forum Root field with the slug “forum”, my WP page takes precedence over the Forum Root Field slug of the same name so the navigation words properly and the forum index page looks the same. But when one navigates back, the Forum Page has a different title tag. It changes to:
<title>Forums | Aquarium Care Basics</title>
…which I have no control over.
Actually your question has forced me to think this through again and I’m going to sleep on whether this is actually a difference that really matters. Because in the end, the version of the Forum Page that gets spidered the one with the optimized title, not the version of the Forum Page that exists via the navigation link.
Oh, since I changed the Forum Root field to create the above example, it no longer creates my optimized title tag <title>Aquarium Forum</title>, when I change it back to haw I had it before.
I think we only get one bite at the apple with this.
Anyway, this all may just be academic.
I reset everything to how I had it set up originally. The title tag I want is being used on this page:
http://www.aquariumcarebasics.com/forum/ <title>Aquarium Forum</title>
But if I put the word “forum” in the Forum Root field, clicking on the Home > Forums link brings me back to my forum index page but with this title tag: <title>Forums | Aquarium Care Basics</title>
Let me try to lay this out another way.
What I’m trying to do is get control of the title tag on my Forum Index page when using shortcode. As it stands now, my title tag seems to be getting overwritten from somewhere.
My page slug is “forum” and I put the word “forum” in the Forum Root field so the navigation works properly, but my page is getting a title tag from somewhere else.
My Forum Page: http://www.aquariumcarebasics.com/forum/
— SEO Yoast title for that page should be: “Aquarium Forum”
But the title tag reads: “Forums | Aquarium Care Basics”
So, my question is, if I use shortcode on a page, where does the info to create that page’s title tag come from?
Ok, I’m still struggling because what you describe is not what I see as you have the “DONOTWANTTHISTOBEWHATTHELINKPOINTSTO” still set, so I am not seeing your exact problem.
You should be able to
1. set the forum root to “forums”
2. set permalinks to postname in settings
3. set the “forum” page permalink to http://mysite.com/forums
4. Put the shortcode on that page
and then you can change the actual “forum” page to whatever title you like and as long, and it should all work – mine is set up exactly that way and works.
You could try disabling seo yoast to eliminate that as a problem.
what other plugins are you running?
Hey, I think you nailed it. Its a conflict with a plugin. Second time a plugin zinged me this week. You would think I would have learned by now. Thanks a million!
No problems, it was beginning to annoy me as well !
Hey Robin, just wanted to thank you for helping me sort this out. It’s been perplexing me for ages. I’m glad I finally got it resolved. These boards are so important because they really cause people to dig deep and think about things, especially with plugins and how they all interact.
Let me round of the discussion.
In Yoast, the “regular” way to populate a title tag is to enter the data in the appropriate field on the page or post. Which I was doing, but it didn’t work.
But with forums, the words for the forum index title tag have to be entered in:
SEO > Titles & Metas > Post Types > Custom Post Type Archives > Forums > Title Field.
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