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I am on this screen of WordPress:

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And when I press save, the meta description tag for my home page gets set, but my <title> tag does not. Would anyone know why this happens?

Also, for some reason the <title> tag doesn't have the meta keyword in there on the home page. Would anyone know why that happens?


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Make sure you have wp_head() in your theme (most likely in header.php) see: yoast.com/wordpress/seo/faq/… Aside, UPDATE YOUR PLUGINS! – BandonRandon Jul 2 '13 at 17:38
@BandonRandon: But this plugins doesn't need wp_head to output title. Title should be printed out with wp_title function. And This plugin filters this value. Yes wp_head is important, but it wouldn't cause problems with title. – Krzysiek Dróżdż Jul 2 '13 at 17:55
So the question is: is there wp_title() function call in your themes header.php file? – Krzysiek Dróżdż Jul 2 '13 at 17:55
@KrzysiekDróżdż Thank you. How would I check whether there is that function? I am new to Wordpress. – Genadinik Jul 2 '13 at 18:21
@Genadinik: You can use FTP client (wp-content/themes/<YOUR_THEME_NAME>/header.php) and look in there. Or use editor in wp-admin (Appearance->Editor). – Krzysiek Dróżdż Jul 2 '13 at 18:26
up vote 2 down vote accepted

It's normal. If you entered a website title in Settings => General, this is the title will be taken into account.

WordPress SEO by Yoast SEO plugin doesn't rewrite the title chosen in WordPress by default.

Thank you that worked perfectly :) – Genadinik Jul 2 '13 at 18:32
You're welcome ;-). – Zistoloen Jul 2 '13 at 18:37

Expanding on Zistoloen's answer:

In Version 1.4.12 there is an option under the General tab of Titles & Metas to "Force Rewrite Titles" and this overrides the default mentioned.

That's incorrect. That setting is under the General Tab, not the home tab he has posted a screen shot of. – moobot Jul 3 '13 at 5:33
@moobot You are correct. I'll edit. – JCL1178 Jul 3 '13 at 17:37

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