How to Change the Joomla Homepage Meta Title

How to Change the Joomla Homepage Meta Title

One of our Joomlashack members asked this question:

How do I control the meta title on my Joomla homepage?

They wanted to have a meta title for search engines that would have a similar format to the one on this site: "Joomlashack: Joomla Templates, Tutorials, Free Joomla Templates - Joomlashack".

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to control the metadata on your Joomla homepage.


Video guide to changing the meta title


Text guide to changing the meta title

  • Go to the "Menus" link in your Joomla site.
  • Find the Joomla menu with the gold star. This indicates that this menu contains the link to your homepage:
joomla menu link
  • Find the menu link with the gold star. This is the link to your homepage.
Joomla homepage link
  • Open the menu link with the gold star and click on "Page Display Options":
Joomla homepage meta
  • Put your homepage title into the "Browser Page Title" field.
  • Set "Show Page Heading" to No.
  • If you want to control the rest of the meta description and keywords for the homepage, click the "Metadata" tab.
  • Save the menu link.
Now let's make sure our site name appears correctly in the metadata:
  • Go to System > Global Configuration.
  • Make sure the Site Name is entered correctly.
Joomla  site name metadata
  • Change the "Include Site Name in Page Titles" setting:
Joomla site name in page titles

The settings we've shown you in this tutorial will produce a homepage title in this format: "Browser Page Title - Site Name".