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Post by Stoker » 26 Jul 2011, 21:00

Title: PhpBB3 SEO Title
Version: 1.0.0 RC
PhpBB Version: 3.0.5 & 3.0.6 & 3.0.7
Demo: This board
Author: Greenweaver Revison by Stoker
Description: This mod is based on the Page Title Number MOD by Greenweaver (for pagination of titles) This will prevent search engines to see topics with several pages as dublicate content. It will also make the titles much more userfriendly.
How ever I feel that some improvements easily can be done.

This mod does two things. We are taking out the sitename in the titles and paginating topics and forums with page numbers.
Both are great for SEO.

Before doing this mod our titles will look like this:
Viewing a forum: PhpBB3 BBCodes · View forum - Announcements & News
Viewing a topic: PhpBB3 BBCodes · View forum - SEO Simple

After doing this mod our titles will look like this:
Viewing a forum: Announcements & News (if multiple pages: Page 2)
Viewing a topic: SEO Simple · snippets (if multiple pages: Page 2)

We dont want the "Site name" of the board, or the "View forum -" and "View topic -" to appear in the titles.
They dont have anything to do there.


Open language/en/common.php
Find:

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'INDEX'						=> 'Index page',
Replace with:

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'INDEX'			=> 'Name of your board',
Notes: Replace "Name of your board" with the name of your board. In my case it is PhpBB3 BBCodes.

Find:

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?>
Before add:

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// Page Title Number MOD
$lang = array_merge($lang, array(
	'TITLE_PAGE_NUMBER'	=> 'Page %s',
));
Open viewforum.php
Find:

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page_header($user->lang['VIEW_FORUM'] . ' - ' . $forum_data['forum_name'], true, $forum_id);
Replace with:

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page_header($forum_data['forum_name'] . ($start ? ' - ' . sprintf($user->lang['TITLE_PAGE_NUMBER'], floor($start / $config['topics_per_page']) + 1) : ''), true, $forum_id);
Open viewtopic.php
Find:

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page_header($user->lang['VIEW_TOPIC'] . ' - ' . $topic_data['topic_title'], true, $forum_id);
Replace with:

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page_header($topic_data['topic_title'] . ($start ? ' - ' . sprintf($user->lang['TITLE_PAGE_NUMBER'], floor($start / $config['posts_per_page']) + 1) : ''), true, $forum_id);
Open styles/your_style/template/overall_header.html
Note: This is the same for both prosilver and subsilver2
Find:

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<title>{SITENAME} &bull; <!-- IF S_IN_MCP -->{L_MCP} &bull; <!-- ELSEIF S_IN_UCP -->{L_UCP} &bull; <!-- ENDIF -->{PAGE_TITLE}</title>
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<title><!-- IF S_IN_MCP -->{L_MCP} &bull; {PAGE_TITLE}<!-- ELSEIF S_IN_UCP -->{L_UCP} &bull; {PAGE_TITLE}<!-- ELSEIF SCRIPT_NAME == "viewtopic" -->{PAGE_TITLE} - {FORUM_NAME}<!-- ELSEIF SCRIPT_NAME == "viewforum" -->{FORUM_NAME}<!-- ELSE -->{PAGE_TITLE}<!-- ENDIF --></title>
Purge cache and refresh templates.
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Post by Blackwolf » 27 Dec 2011, 03:51

Will doing the overall_header tweaks mess up the tweaks done in the Topic SEO description and keywords mod :-?
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Post by Stoker » 27 Dec 2011, 07:17

Yes, the edits will conflict.
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Post by Blackwolf » 27 Dec 2011, 07:27

Stoker wrote:Yes, the edits will conflict.
Thanks... :thumb:

The other edits will be okay though?
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Post by Stoker » 27 Dec 2011, 08:54

Shoul be, but you have to test it.
I dont use the topoc seo mod.
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