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Postby overload » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:16 am

It's a great plugin as you can change the titles of each custom post category etc, however it doesn't seem to quite work with Made.

Is anyone using this successfully with Made??
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby IndustrialThemes » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:56 pm

I don't want to send this off topic and I'd love other people to answer overload's question. I just thought I'd quickly chime in and say that I know users have had success with All in one SEO but I am not sure about Yoast.

Any other users have success with Yoast???
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby overload » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:48 am

Thanks Brian. The only problem (maybe I'm missing an option with AIO) is that you can't drill down to the various taxonomies SEO etc?? But I'm open to any other SEO plugin suggestions as running short of time now :?
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby IndustrialThemes » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:24 am

See if there's an option in the Yoast settings to turn on custom post types. I know with a lot of plugins out there that custom post types are turned off by default until you go into the plugin settings and turn them on...
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby overload » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:03 pm

It's not that really - it works to an extent, even with custom post types but it's almost like the titles are hardcoded into the theme, so the title is effectively duplicated.
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby IndustrialThemes » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:49 pm

Aha, hmm... that is beyond my knowledge level then (I've actually never even worked with Yoast before)...
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby JackYu » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:39 pm

In my eyes, Yoast is still the most awesome SEO plugin that I don't want to miss. Getting this to work is actually no big deal:

Yoast hooks into wp_title() with a filter to change it and include SEO features. The Theme however, already includes a rather complex way to generate a title based on your sub-page. All you need to do is change:

<title>
<?php //Print the <title> tag based on what is being viewed
global $page, $paged;
wp_title( '|', true, 'right' );
// Add the blog name.
bloginfo( 'name' );
// Add the blog description for the home/front page.
$site_description = get_bloginfo( 'description', 'display' );
if ( $site_description && ( is_home() || is_front_page() ) ) echo " | $site_description";
// Add a page number if necessary:
if ( $paged >= 2 || $page >= 2 ) echo ' | ' . sprintf( __( 'Page %s', 'made' ), max( $paged, $page ) );
?>
</title>

towards:

<title>
<?php wp_title( '|', true, 'right' );
?>
</title>

This just replaces the made theme functionality with the standard WP function and leaves the rest to Yoast.
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby IndustrialThemes » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:43 pm

First of all, I just added your awesome post to the FAQ: http://demos.brianmcculloh.com/made/faq/

Second of all, thanks so much for taking the time to post this valuable info!

Lastly, wow, how haven't I figured that out up until this point? (I guess because I still haven't worked with Yoast...)

Thanks again!
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby Sir Pretender » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:11 am

We had a problem with Yoast SEO as well and specifically with the pages' titles. We kinda tried everything but the problem wasn't solved. So instead we used another SEO plug-in (All in One SEO pack) which responds fairly well :)
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby overload » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:03 am

Sir Pretender wrote:We had a problem with Yoast SEO as well and specifically with the pages' titles. We kinda tried everything but the problem wasn't solved. So instead we used another SEO plug-in (All in One SEO pack) which responds fairly well :)


Yep - that's what I'm using now. Are you able to change the titles for 'Custom Post Types'?? Ie. The taxonomy archive page?
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby overload » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:05 am

JackYu wrote:In my eyes, Yoast is still the most awesome SEO plugin that I don't want to miss. Getting this to work is actually no big deal:

Yoast hooks into wp_title() with a filter to change it and include SEO features. The Theme however, already includes a rather complex way to generate a title based on your sub-page. All you need to do is change:

<title>
<?php //Print the <title> tag based on what is being viewed
global $page, $paged;
wp_title( '|', true, 'right' );
// Add the blog name.
bloginfo( 'name' );
// Add the blog description for the home/front page.
$site_description = get_bloginfo( 'description', 'display' );
if ( $site_description && ( is_home() || is_front_page() ) ) echo " | $site_description";
// Add a page number if necessary:
if ( $paged >= 2 || $page >= 2 ) echo ' | ' . sprintf( __( 'Page %s', 'made' ), max( $paged, $page ) );
?>
</title>

towards:

<title>
<?php wp_title( '|', true, 'right' );
?>
</title>

This just replaces the made theme functionality with the standard WP function and leaves the rest to Yoast.


Aah, just saw this after I posted the above comment. Will give it a try! :)
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby overload » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:17 pm

Just a quick thank you to JackYu as I've now got Yoast SEO working!!!! :D
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby LocoLos » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:28 pm

So do I erase all the writing between the title and replace it with what you got under "Towards"?
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby JackYu » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:37 pm

Right. If you have installed Yoast SEO and you get a double-title, open header.php of your theme and look for the <title> ..... </title> tags. Replace everything that you find between <title> and </title> with <?php wp_title( '|', true, 'right' ); ?>.

Afterwards your title should look like this:
<title><?php wp_title( '|', true, 'right' );?></title>

Save header.php and your titles should be fine.
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby zeth » Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:29 am

So - I'm about to install an SEO plugin. Currently thinking of All-in-One SEO but there seems to be a lot of buzz around Yoast. Question is... which one is better and simple to setup and get running?
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby overload » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:22 pm

Yoast is 'better'
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby Swisss » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:31 am

A slight variation on @JackYu excellent solution ...

If you don't want your site name appended after the page / post / tag / etc / title use:

<title><?php wp_title(''); ?></title>

e.g., if you want:
* Keyword rich Page Post Tag Title - use the above code
* Keyword rich Page Post Tag Title | domain.com - use Jack Yu's code

We prefer the title without the domain appended so we have more space for primary and secondary keywords and descriptors.

And yes, Yoast SEO is better!
Just my two-penneth :-)
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby julingn » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:27 am

WOW that's awesome! Thank you so much for that post. Exactly what I was looking for.
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby cswkoko » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:58 am

thanks Brian for sending me here. Excellent!
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby cswkoko » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:03 am

another question on this plugin and the theme.
For every post I receive a red notification "The keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph of the copy, make sure the topic is clear immediately." while I included the keyword in the first sentence.

Any idea why and what is in the first sentence then? is this maybe one of the custom fields that appears to search engine as a "first paragraph"?
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby livingthecollegelife » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:23 am

ahh.. I've known this for a while. I should have passed the useful info on to everyone else on here. Sorry Brian haha.. but I also want to note that this was a problem that I had to fix on continuum as i think you set up the same. might want to let the others know about the yoast solution bc it drove me crazy at first.

please post on here if you find out more about Yoast and Made!!! :)
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby cswkoko » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:41 am

looking forward to responce
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby atomiks » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:38 am

Sorry, where I can find file wp_title() to make this changes? :?
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby steveb_77 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:30 pm

In your admin panel go to Appearance --> Editor. Then on the right find header.php and open this. That is where tit Title code is and you can replace the code as indicated.
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby atomiks » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:37 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby GediUK » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:40 pm

This is great! I have made the change to the code and now its all fine except, when you land on my home page it displays the name of the site 'The Ged Lab' and adds a ¦ behind it. Have a look at http://gedlab.com/ and check out the tab title and you will see what I mean. Is that normal?
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Re: Yoast SEO

Postby steveb_77 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:37 pm

This something that you can change in the SEO settings of Yoast. It;s under the Title's and Meta's options. You can choose how your site looks, some folks have -The the site name, others | then the site name. Hope this helps you.
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