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Editing page titles

Pages on your site have three titles with different purposes, and they don't need to match exactly. In this guide, you'll learn how to edit them so your pages display how you'd like them to in places like browser tabs, your navigation menus, or on the page itself.

The three page titles are:

  • SEO title - Displays in browser tabs, search engine results, and social shares.
  • Page title - Displays on your site in some templates. If there's no SEO title, the page title appears.
  • Navigation title - Creates the link name in your site's navigation menu.

Here's an example from the York template:

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Tip: Updating a page title doesn't automatically update the URL slug.

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Best practices

  • Titles are a great place to add your target keywords.
  • For best results, keep the length to 70 characters or fewer and give each page a unique title.
  • You can customize how the titles display in browser tabs and in search results.
  • Avoid using angle brackets around your text in the navigation title or page title, like this: <Page title>. Angle brackets used this way renders as code and may make parts of your title invisible or cause other issues.

Change an SEO title

SEO titles appear in browser tabs, search engine results, and social shares. Clear, informative page titles like "About South St. Cafe," "Book a Vinyasa Yoga Consultation," and "Sculptor Jane Cabbott" provide more information to search engines, helping visitors understand the page's purpose.

To change a page's SEO title:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages.
  2. In the Pages panel, hover over the navigation title.
  3. Click the  next to the title.
  4. Click the SEO tab, and enter your SEO title in the SEO Title box.
  5. Click Save.

Collection items

You can also add SEO titles to individual blog posts, products, and events. In version 7.1, you can add them to portfolio sub-pages.

To add an SEO title to a collection item:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages.
  2. Click a Blog Page, Products Page, or Events Page.
  3. For blog posts and events, hover over the item and click Edit.
  4. For products, double-click the product.
  5. For portfolio sub-pages, click ..., then click Settings.
  6. Click the SEO tab, and enter your SEO title in the SEO Title box.
  7. Click Save.

Change a page title

The page title is useful if your template displays page titles and you want it to be different than what displays in browser tabs or search engine results. In most cases, you only need to add the SEO title.

To edit a page title:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages.
  2. In the Pages panel, hover over the navigation title.
  3. Click the  next to the title.
  4. In the Basic tab, add the Page Title. Page titles must be 100 characters or fewer.
  5. Click Save.

Repeat this process for every page needed.

  1. Tap the Pages tab.
  2. In the Pages tab, tap the navigation title.
  3. Tap the ... icon or  in the top-right corner.
  4. Tap into the Page Title field and enter a new title. Page titles must be 100 characters or fewer.
  5. Tap Save.

Repeat this process for every page needed.

Change a navigation title

Navigation titles create links in your navigation menus. They also appear as the page's name in the Pages panel or tab when you're logged into your site.

Keeping navigation titles short makes your site easier to navigate and saves space in navigation menus. For example, if the page title that displays on your site is "About Our Team," you could use the navigation title "About."

To change a navigation title:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages.
  2. In the Pages panel, hover over the navigation title.
  3. Click the  next to the title.
  4. Enter a new title under Navigation Title. Navigation titles must be 100 characters or fewer.
  5. Click Save.
  1. Tap the Pages tab.
  2. In the Pages tab, tap the navigation title.
  3. Tap the ... icon or  in the top-right corner.
  4. Tap into the Navigation Title field and enter a new title. Navigation titles must be 100 characters or fewer.
  5. Tap Save.

How templates use page titles

Page titles and page descriptions display on your site in some templates. In other templates, they don't display. To learn more, visit Page titles and descriptions by template.

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