Technology PHPBB Community Forum - Remove ViewForum

    Published on January 7th, 2010 | by James Simpson

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    PHPBB: Remove Viewtopic/Viewforum From Title

    I’ve been working on a new version of a website I currently have up and running (and has been for a few years now) but this is running old software that seems to have been falling apart.

    Anyhow, I am now in the process of upgrading to the new version of PHPBB3.x, and I’m trying to get the look and feel spot on, and one of the problems I had with the out of the box package of PHPBB3 is the way META Titles are displayed.

    In my opinion, all page titles on bulletin boards should begin with [Topic Title] | [Site Name] but for some strange reason PHPBB does [Site Name] Viewtopic/Viewforum [Topic Title].

    Now I feel when people search sites like Google, they will type in exactly what they want to find, and the more info you can get into the title, the better, so removing Viewtopic/Viewforum will give you that extra bit of space, plus putting the topic title first, means there is less chance of search engines cutting the title short (may chop your website name off short though, but this doesn’t matter too much)

    To do the above, follow these steps:

    To remove Viewforum

    Open viewforum.php

    Find

    Replace

    To Remove View Topic:

    Open viewtopic.php

    Find

    Replace

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    University Graduate from Teesside, currently residing in the big city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Interests in the automotive industry and technology, and blogging about things which I feel would interest the readers of the world wide web.



    2 Responses to PHPBB: Remove Viewtopic/Viewforum From Title

    1. Ravi says:

      This worked absolutely fine, but as you yourself said in your article, it will make more sense when we have topic first and then the site name. Can you please tell us how can we achieve that?

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