Title tag theme support in WordPress 4.1

Handling the title tag in WordPress 4.1 is easier than ever.

Tag tags are important for a few reasons. They are the document title for a web page and they also have a significant impact on SEO.

With this line of code pasted into your theme’s functions.php file you can ensure that your blog or website will properly display it’s title tag.

add_theme_support('title-tag');

 

For backwards compatibility you should use the code below. It’s taken from Automattic’s own starter theme, underscores.

 

if ( version_compare( $GLOBALS['wp_version'], '4.1', '<' ) ) :
	/**
	 * Filters wp_title to print a neat tag based on what is being viewed.
	 *
	 * @param string $title Default title text for current view.
	 * @param string $sep Optional separator.
	 * @return string The filtered title.
	 */
	function _s_wp_title( $title, $sep ) {
		if ( is_feed() ) {
			return $title;
		}
		global $page, $paged;
		// Add the blog name
		$title .= get_bloginfo( 'name', 'display' );
		// Add the blog description for the home/front page.
		$site_description = get_bloginfo( 'description', 'display' );
		if ( $site_description && ( is_home() || is_front_page() ) ) {
			$title .= " $sep $site_description";
		}
		// Add a page number if necessary:
		if ( ( $paged >= 2 || $page >= 2 ) && ! is_404() ) {
			$title .= " $sep " . sprintf( __( 'Page %s', '_s' ), max( $paged, $page ) );
		}
		return $title;
	}
	add_filter( 'wp_title', '_s_wp_title', 10, 2 );
	/**
	 * Title shim for sites older than WordPress 4.1.
	 *
	 * @link https://make.wordpress.org/core/2014/10/29/title-tags-in-4-1/
	 * @todo Remove this function when WordPress 4.3 is released.
	 */
	function _s_render_title() {
		?><!--?php wp_title( '|', true, 'right' ); ?-->
		<?php
	}
	add_action( 'wp_head', '_s_render_title' );
endif;

See it in action!

 

  • vsg24

    It worked perfectly! thanks.