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seo-settings-include-site-name-in-page-titlesThe next Joomla 3.0 SEO Setting we will look at is Include Site Name in Page Titles. This setting will allow you to adjust whether or not your Site Name is included in your site's title.



Many users like to include their website's name in all of their title tags. For example, in the screenshot to the right you can see that | InMotion Hosting is added to the end of all page titles for our Support Center content.

In this screenshot, we specifically showed example Google search results to also pinpoint the fact that it is your page titles (which we are modifying in this article) that show in most search engine search results. Besides there, your page title will also show in a user's browser, and will be displayed as the title of the tab they have open.


To add your site name in your page titles:

  1. Log into your Joomla 2.5 admin dashboard
  2. In the left menu, click the Global Configuration link under the SYSTEM header
  3. You should see several tabs towards the top of the page. Ensure you are on the Site tab
  4. Towards the right side of the page, under the SEO Settings header you will see the Include Site Name in Page Titles setting. You can set it to any of the following settings:

    - No
    - Before
    - After

    You can see in our screenshot at the top of the page, our Site Name is currently set to Joomla 3 Testing. Below are examples of what our site title will look like when we toggle the different settings available:
    Include Site Name in Page Titles - NO


    Include Site Name in Page Titles - BEFORE

    Joomla 3 Testing - Home

    <title>Joomla 3 Testing - Home</title>
    Include Site Name in Page Titles - AFTER

    Home - Joomla 3 Testing

    <title>Home - Joomla 3 Testing</title>
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n/a Points
2015-02-11 7:03 am

Thanks. Very useful info.

n/a Points
2014-03-20 12:09 am

Very nice and interesting article, Joomla’s strength is in complexity. Deep level navigation, sections in sections, posts Great for community sites, you can create a regular site with it but I would regard that as overkill.

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2013-05-20 1:26 pm
Hello Ertmania,

I'm sorry to hear that you're having problems with the site name. I did attempt to find an account for you with our hosting services, but it appears that you do not have one with us. So, I couldn't look at your installation. We need a little more information in order to try to troubleshoot the issue. Mainly, version number of Joomla you're using and a URL or screenshot of the issue.

Make sure that your settings are set the way you want it to show. If you wanted NO page title, then the
setting should be Home. If you didn't change that, then you may still see a title.

Also, it is possible that the problem may have to do with caching. You need to clear your browser cache just in case the browser is retaining a copy of the page.

Let us know if you need any further assistance.

If you have any further questions, please leave a comment with more details and and we will be happy to review the issue for you. If we answered your question and it's a great solution for you, please make sure to mark the answer as the BEST answer. Or please leave a comment or note of thanks so that we know your issue is resolved or ongoing.

Arnel C.
Community Support Team
2013-05-19 2:50 pm
Hi Brad.
Thank you for your good articles.
I have an issue with page titles.
Include Site Name in Page Titles is set to no. Still my site name is is displayed.
Every page is added | 2012, and I don't know why.
Like this:(In Danish) <title> - Eksklusive hjemmesider til rimelige priser | 2012</title>

Do you know why?

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