If you're using the Yoast SEO Wordpress plugin and experiencing an issue with your site's title appearing twice (ie. 2Bluesolutions Tech Blog - What Is Kickstarter - 2Bluesolutions Tech Blog), then there is a simple fix that seems to work for many people.
You need to edit the header.php file for your Wordpress theme.
My particular Wordpress theme had this for the title meta tag:
<title><?php wp_title('«', true, 'right'); ?> <?php bloginfo('name'); ?></title>
You need to change it to something much more simplistic. What you should replace it with is this:
<title><?php wp_title(''); ?></title>
That seems to fix the issue, at least for my sites.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I've created a few Wordpress sites now that I know there are a few tips to do right off the bat that will save you grief later.
Time - I always seem to forget to set the time zone settings found under Settings - General. Without this properly set, you get the annoyance of having your post times be set to UTC-0 which is fine if you live on London.
Remote Publishing - Within Settings - Writing, be sure to check the box for XML-RPC so that you can use Wordpress apps to post from your mobile device.
Media Settings - be sure to go into Settings -> Media and change the default sizing for thumbnails, medium, and large images so they better match the dimensions of your site. I prefer to make large the largest size, medium exactly half and then keep thumbnails the same.