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.
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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.


9,942 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.

9,942 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.

9,942 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.

n/a Points
2014-10-03 3:35 pm
I want to change the text in a menu item box that appears on my home page. I thought I was in the right place. I wasn't
18,399 Points
2014-12-10 11:52 am
Hello Paula,

Apologies for the delay in the answer (this question was missed earlier for some reason). If you are working in menus, please review our Joomla Menus section in the Support Center.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-12-09 10:11 pm


I'm getting <div class="page header"> showing on articles that are not linked to a menu item but are a link on a page.

Is there any fix to remove this. I've tried turning all options to hide and it isn't working.




18,399 Points
2014-12-10 12:16 pm
Hello Arlene,

Sorry for the problems in Joomla. I did look into this, but we need to have the clarified a bit. When we visit the URL that you have provided, I'm seeing the < div class="page header" > at the beginning of the page. I do not see a link. It's difficult to determine where you wanted the link. Did you want it at top of the page ? I did not see a link other than the menu on the left hand side. You might want to review Linking to other articles if you are trying to create a link elsewhere on the page.

I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-12-10 1:17 pm


Sorry for the confusion, the link I provided was showing the page where the <div class="page header"> was showing up on the page. The page with links to the pages that are having this issue is http://leavealegacysouthsask.com/index.php/professional-advisor-articles. I hope you can help me with this problem. I will read what is posted in the link you suggested.

Thank you

18,399 Points
2014-12-10 1:52 pm
Hello Arlene,

Thanks for the reply. I've been going through the links you've provided, and the only time I see the

It's possible that you're using an older browser, or you may want to clear your browser cache . If you continue to see the problem, let us know what browser you're using, or get a screenshot and send it so that we know we're looking at the same thing. The link below leads to the screen cap that I took of your website.

Screen capture


Arnel C.

n/a Points
2014-12-10 2:04 pm


Thanks for your replies.

I am trying to remove this "Leave A Legasy™ SS" which is being displayed by this code <div class="page-header"><h1> Leave A Legacy™ SS </h1></div>.

It is only showing up on the pages that are linked to from within this page http://leavealegacysouthsask.com/index.php/professional-advisor-articles and not from any pages that are linked to the menu item. If I go to the article from the submenu the page header code is not there, but if I go to the page from the link on the http://leavealegacysouthsask.com/index.php/professional-advisor-articles page I am getting that. I see it in Chrome as well as Safari.

I'm viewing it in Firefox 34.0.


18,399 Points
2014-12-10 2:45 pm
Thanks Arlene,

That is the information that I needed to understand what you were trying to do. Surprisingly, this was a heavily discussed issue in several forums. I'm not sure what version of Joomla you're using, but if it's version 3.0, then you should be able to do this:

Go to the tab named Advanced Options in Menu Manager: Edit Menu Item.

Then go to Article options => Show Title => Hide

This should let you hide the title of the article which are linked to that menu item's link.

I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-12-10 6:54 pm


This is in reply to the last email you sent me.

I am trying to get in touch with the site admin to ask if she can set up a user name and password for you. In the meantime I am trying different suggestions from the link you sent me that I haven't already tried.


n/a Points
2014-12-10 8:34 pm

I ended up going into the css file and setting display to none for page header. Hopefully the site won't need to use that anywhere down the line.

Thanks for your help.

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