So to increase my SEO score I require all tag pages to have a H1 title, for example website.com/tags/taghere would need the title: <h1>TagHere</h1> or simply <h1>taghere</h1>

I can go through each tag manually and add them but this would beyond tiresome to do for 1000+ tags, we're running the Avada theme and I can't see any option anywhere to do this automatically.

Is there a way I can create a function for the functions.php to do it automatically?

Essentially I want to do the same as what you see:

Hopefully someone can advise a solution, this would then also be usable for categories too.

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  • Guess you can output hidden h1 tag on tag page template, instead of typing it for every tag manually.
    – anton
    May 2, 2019 at 12:30
  • The only php files under my child theme are "functions.php", "header.php", "footer.php" and under "template" folder there is another "header.php"
    – Ryflex
    May 2, 2019 at 12:46
  • Can this hidden h1 tag with term name be pasted just after open body tag ?
    – anton
    May 2, 2019 at 13:03
  • @anton I don't see why not, it's hidden so it'll do nothing visually...
    – Ryflex
    May 2, 2019 at 13:27
  • Keep in mind most search engines can tell when something is hidden, so it's doubtful that adding hidden H1s will have any impact on your actual rankings - even if whatever you're using to "grade" each page gives you a nice green checkmark because technically there is one in the HTML.
    – WebElaine
    May 2, 2019 at 13:40

1 Answer 1

  1. Create custom action in function.php, which checks current page type (if it's category or tag page).

    function hidden_term_name_action() {
        if( is_category() || is_tag() ){
            $term_id = get_queried_object_id();
            $term = get_term($term_id);
                echo sprintf('<h1 style="display:none;">%s</h1>', esc_attr($term->name));
    add_action('hidden_term_name', 'hidden_term_name_action');
  2. Paste this code in header.php, which fires this action and pastes term title inside hidden h1 tag.

    <?php do_action('hidden_term_name'); ?>

P.S. Not tested, but give it a try.

  • Hmm, it doesn't appear to do anything. No errors, nothing.
    – Ryflex
    May 2, 2019 at 20:00
  • Did you inspect page's source code? To check if this custom action works, you may add else to if statement and echo something to check if get_term returns something or not. On my localhost it works well.
    – anton
    May 2, 2019 at 20:07
  • You're missing a bracket are you not? } is missing. I just checked my theme and it shows unexpected end of file
    – Ryflex
    May 6, 2019 at 23:45
  • yeap, first if statement is not closed
    – anton
    May 7, 2019 at 6:36

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