Experienced in PHP but new to WordPress, so excuse me if I'm not calling things the right things.
Basically my set up is that I want the pages to be called one thing in the admin area for ease of identification, but to use a more of a long tail keyword as the page's h1. By default both of these seem to use the_title().
So there are pretty much two approaches to this: 1) change the admin area to use something other than the_title().
2) Change the page templates in my theme to use something other than the_title().
I would imagine that changing the admin area would be more difficult to maintain, e.g. get overwritten by version updates. Are there any disadvantages to updating my theme files to not use the_title()?
Some input on best practice would be great, or advice if I should just use a plugin instead?