When creating a Joomla menu item, you will find that most menu item types have Page Display settings. In this article, we are going to review two of the options found within Page Display settings: Browser Page Title and Page Heading.

What do these settings do?

In our testing, we are working with a Login Form menu item. We configured the title and heading settings as follows:

Browser Page Title: Login

Page Heading: Website Login

Before we made any changes, the page title (as seen in the top of our browser) was the title of the article and no heading was shown on the page. After making changes, you can see below that the Browser Page Title setting changes the name of the tab in our browser and the Page Heading simply adds a <h1> tag with the text we entered.

Please note! The Show Page Heading setting must be set to Yes in order for the Page Heading you enter to appear. You can see this setting in the screenshot above.

How to change Page Title and Page Heading settings in Joomla 3

  1. Login to your Joomla 3 admin dashboard
  2. In the top menu, click Menus and then click Menu Manager
  3. Find the menu item that you want to change and click on it
  4. Click the Page Display tab
  5. Enter in values for the Browser Page Title and Page Heading settings, ensure the Show Page Heading set is set to Yes, and then click the Save button in the top left of the page.
Continued Education in Course Joomla 3
You are viewing Section 25: Changing Page Display options for Joomla 3 menu items
Section 24: Target Window Settings in Joomla 3
Section 26: Using the Joomla Login Description Text and Login Image settings
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n/a Points
2014-04-17 4:46 pm

Only my front page displays the browser page title I have entered.All other pages displays the article title.

Have you heard about that problem?

9,968 Points
2014-04-17 7:33 pm
Hello ertmania,

Following the steps in this guide, you'd only be modifying the page title menu items. If you wanted to change the title on each of your articles, you'd need to go into the article editor and rename them.

Please let us know if you had any other questions at all.

- Jacob
n/a Points
2014-04-18 5:03 am

My problem is that it doesn't work.

Only my front page displays the browser page title I have entered.

All other pages displays the article title.


9,384 Points
2014-04-18 7:42 am
If you're not seeing the correct page title after you have changed it, you may have a caching issue. Try clearing your browser cache.
n/a Points
2014-04-18 9:55 am

Thank you, but I do that almost every day and I have had the problem for month.

9,384 Points
2014-04-18 9:57 am
If you are still not seeing it correctly, it sounds like you have some issues within your core Joomla installation or possibly caused by additional modules. I recommend disabling any additional modules and testing it from there or possibly reinstalling Joomla.
n/a Points
2014-04-18 10:59 am

ok Thank you

n/a Points
2014-05-16 7:48 am

I had created the menu item for mainmenu and added external url with section for creating a position in templatedetails.xml. I am not able to see the page display options in menu item edit. Could you please assist us whether we need to enable any settings for the same.

9,384 Points
2014-05-16 8:45 am
It may be different based upon the Joomla version that you are using. Coudl you clarify what specific version of Joomla you are using?

You may also want to click through the various tabs to see where it has been moved to depending on your Joomla version.
n/a Points
2014-05-16 8:53 am

hmm ok.I am using joomla 3.3. One menu item was with external link and other link was with Featured articles.I didnt notice it properly.

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