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Feature Proposal: Ability to change page titles on a per-page basis


Sometimes we don't need or want to see the standard Foo < Blah < Whatever breadcrumb trail in the browser title bar for a given page. A one-line change to the running template can allow this to be overridden.

Description and Documentation

I was able to make this feature work by simply changing the 'windowtitle' definition in constants.pattern.tmpl from the current default to:

%TMPL:DEF{"windowtitle"}%<title>%TMPL:P{"titleaction"}%%IF{"defined PAGETITLE" then="%PAGETITLE%" else="<nop>%TOPIC% &lt; %WEB% &lt; <nop>%WIKITOOLNAME%"}%</title>%TMPL:END%

Now, on any given page, I can add 'Set PAGETITLE = Foo' and the browser title bar will reflect that after saving. All other pages maintain their default breadcrumb trail title.


Impact and Available Solutions


-- Contributors: OwenMehegan


-- OwenMehegan - 15 Mar 2007

To add weight to this both natskin and zengarden skin use PAGETITLE smile

-- SvenDowideit - 15 Mar 2007

Terrific Idea. I posted a similar query to Support recently: Support.OverridePageTitle. The template change is slightly different in that case though both work well.

The ugly part about editing the template, of course, is, well, you have to edit the template! (and have server access. :-( Putting this capability into TWiki (or into a Plugin) would be well appreciated.

-- VickiBrown - 13 Jul 2007

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