The SEO title output for the plugin doesn’t work as expected
You've set up a template for your titles, but things get added to it when they're output? For instance, you're getting double titles? Your branding is showing up twice? The title doesn't match what you've entered into the settings?
If your theme is compatible with WordPress 4.1, it should declare theme support for the
title-tag. Your theme should use add_theme_support() in the functions.php file in order to support title tag, like so:
add_theme_support( 'title-tag' );
Note: If your theme does not support this, contact the theme's developer to have it fixed. If the issue remains, please use one of the following fallback methods.
If your theme does not declare theme support for the title tag, you have two options: edit your theme files or force a rewrite.
Edit Your Theme Files
Search your theme's files for the title element. This is typically found in the header.php file. Change the title element to just this:
<title><?php wp_title(''); ?></title>
Force a Rewrite
The second option is to enable "Force rewrite titles" on the SEO -> Titles & Metas page.
- Log in to your WordPress website. When you're logged in, you will be in your 'Dashboard'. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on 'SEO'.
- The ‘SEO’ settings will expand providing you additional options. If you don't see the 'Titles & Metas' setting in your 'SEO' menu, please enable your advanced settings first.
- Click on 'Titles & Metas'.
- Under the 'General' tab, check the box "Enable force rewrite titles".
- Save changes.