While the work has been sometimes laborious to get this blog finished and ready to view, one of the more difficult things was to get the details right in the <TITLE> tag. Many of the snippets of code out there suggest using various separators and little tricks to determine if the user is at the home page. What I was after was this:
If at the home page, display the blog’s name and description only. If on an article, display only the title of that article. The resulting code is a mix of php snippets found all over the web but one great way to make the links a search engine provides look better.
You’ll need to copy and paste this into your active theme’s header.php file. Click on the image below to get plain text of the code:
What the above snippet uses on line #1 is the is_home() php function to check for the home page and, with an if… else statement, perform some work. On Blogging Calwell, you’ll find this implemented on all pages.