My main problem is around the title. In my index.php, I have specified a title tag and inserted the following:

<?php wp_title(); ?> | <?php bloginfo( 'name' ); ?>

My problem is the it is only printing the blog "name" - wp_title() prints nothing

i.e. This is what is being printed from the above:

| Wordpress Test Site

NOTE: The Page Title should be: Home

Strangely, when I visit My Sample Page, it presents the following:

» Sample Page | Wordpress Test Site

And they are both using the same header.php file!

Am I missing a setup somewhere that doesn't work on the home page?

FYI - I've set the Page - Home as the static front page.



1 Answer 1


The title is empty at the front page in WordPress. Yes, that sucks.
Just put the separator into wp_title():

//        separator, print immediately, separator position
wp_title( '·',       TRUE,              'right' );
bloginfo( 'name' );

This prints out just the blog name on the front page and PAGE NAME · BLOG NAME on other pages.

  • thanks - I also looked into the function is_home() to print a static title Feb 27, 2012 at 21:19
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    is_home() fails sometimes on multisite installs. Not reliable. :(
    – fuxia
    Feb 27, 2012 at 21:27
  • actually, is_home() doesn't work - is_front_page() is the ticket! Feb 27, 2012 at 21:29
  • Same problem on multisite. For a breadcrumb plugin I wrote recently I had to hack around this bug.
    – fuxia
    Feb 27, 2012 at 21:31
  • thanks for feedback - this is a single basic site so should be ok Feb 27, 2012 at 22:18

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