<?php wp_title(''); ?>

This displays the page title in the title correctly everywhere except on the front page where it displays "Home | Motto...". How can I have the front page display the page title like it does everywhere else on the site?

  • Can you provide a little more context? Are you developing a theme? Are you using any plugins, especially SEO plugins? Are different templates being used? Are you calling wp_title() exactly the same way? This may help too: wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/43619/… – Nathan Johnson Feb 13 '17 at 18:43

I'm not very sure how is your title on other pages, but here is how you can modify your title:

<?php wp_title( '|', true, 'right' ); ?>

This will show your Blog's name right to your page's title, which will have seo benefits. The | separator will be used here.

If you want to customize your title further, you can use a situational if(), as the following:

<title> <?php if ( is_home() ) { //Your custom title here } else { wp_title(''); } ?> </title>

For custom title, you can use the following outputs:

bloginfo('name') = Displays the “Site Title” set in Settings > General

bloginfo('description') = Displays the “Tagline” set in Settings > General

Or you can simply type your desired title in text format.


why not replacing wp_title with add_theme_support function with 'title-tag' parameter. this method is more convenient then the other. maybe it'll help you.

function wpse_1012_setup() {

 add_theme_support( 'title-tag' );
add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'wpse_1012_setup' );

remove the title tag from head section and if wp_head is present in header.php then the page title should work correctly.


You can simply place a if around your wp_title function like this :

    if (is_home()){
        echo 'Your home title';
    } else {

Or the right way to do it would be to apply a filter on the title to alter it by placing this code in function.php.

add_filter( 'pre_get_document_title', 'generate_custom_title', 900 );
function generate_custom_title($title) {
     if (is_home()) {
        $title = "Your title here";
     return $title;

if you do use Yoast plugin for SEO, you can also add this line to apply title to the Yoast meta titles

 add_filter( 'wpseo_title', 'generate_custom_title', 900);

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