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<title> missing in my theme

  1. Hello,

    I'm new to blogging with wordpress.com but I am very familiar with html. After a month of my blog being online, it only just occurred to me that it has no html title! The source code simply displays <title></title> with nothing in-between.

    I think the problem lies in my theme files because changing the theme seems to solve the problem. The theme in question is VOSTOK (currently the theme I am using, and wish to continue using).

    The blog is here: http://multiplerealities.wordpress.com/

    Any ideas how this can be rectified?

    Many thanks for your support

    The blog I need help with is multiplerealities.wordpress.com.

  2. This is what I see in your source code (currently you have Vostok theme):

    <div id="branding" role="banner">
    <h1 id="site-title">
    <span>
    <a href="http://multiplerealities.wordpress.com/" title="Multiple Realities" rel="home">Multiple Realities</a>
    </span>
    </h1>
    <div id="site-description">the delusions of an illusionist</div>
    </div>
  3. @multiplerealities -- Thanks for the report, that issue is fixed now.

  4. Hi 1tess, the particular code you have outlined is fine and displays correctly. What is missing doesn't actually effect the look of the page but is a piece of code that does the following:

    <blobkquote>
    -defines a title in the browser toolbar
    -provides a title for the page when it is added to favorites
    -displays a title for the page in search-engine results

    http://www.w3schools.com/TAGS/tag_title.asp

    It's pretty imperative for any website and the Vostok theme DOES support title tags (if it didn't, there's no way it would have appeared as a theme option on wordpress.com because of wordpress' support and appreciation for web standards)

    Funnily enough, my blog is now displaying the titles correctly. Did someone with theme access read this post and rectify the problem? It now correctly renders <title>BLOG TITLE</title>

  5. Ah brilliant, thanks lance, you just beat me to my last post.

    Top stuff!

  6. @multiplerealities
    Ah! understand now. Plus it's great that it works now.

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