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phpBB How To Remove Index From Home Page Title


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By default phpBB forum will display your home page title like "index page • web design forum". 9 times out of 10 most don't want "index page" to be in there for SEO purposes. Here is how to remove the index page portion and the • portion. Removing both from the home page only, and leaving the other pages to function as default.

Step 1: Navigate to forum/language/en/common.php.

Search for...
'INDEX'						=> 'Index Page',
Replace with...
'INDEX'						=> '',

Step 2: Navigate to forum/styles/prosilver/template/overall_header.html. This below edit essentially says if it's index page ingnore "•". And if it's all other pages use it.

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<title>{SITENAME} <!-- IF S_IN_MCP -->{L_MCP} &bull; <!-- ELSEIF S_IN_UCP -->{L_UCP} &bull; <!-- ENDIF -->{PAGE_TITLE}</title>
Replace with...
<title>{PAGE_TITLE} <!-- IF SCRIPT_NAME neq 'index'-->&bull; <!-- ENDIF --> <!-- IF S_IN_MCP -->{L_MCP} &bull; <!-- ELSEIF S_IN_UCP -->{L_UCP} &bull; <!-- ENDIF -->{SITENAME}</title>


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