View Full Version : Board Optimization - Forum Title

Michael Biddle
19 Dec 2007, 03:50
Forum Title

Well, someone asked for this, and I thought it was a good idea also, so I went ahead and added it.

What does this do?

This will allow you to change the title that shows up per forum.

Why Would I want to do this?

Well, I cant really answer that. What it does do is allows you to keep the same display name for the forum on forumhome, and allows you to have something more descriptive in the title of that forum. Great for SEO.


Import the Product


Go into Forum Manager, Scroll to bottom to find: Forum Title adjust to how you want.


This is an update from this hack (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=156894).

Thats It!

Please Click Install if you use!!!

19 Dec 2007, 03:57
thanks i try this 1

Derek Chai
19 Dec 2007, 04:14

19 Dec 2007, 06:09

19 Dec 2007, 09:19
Very nice idea. however will it also remove {1} (your site name) or will that still be added after the forum title.

19 Dec 2007, 11:05
Thanks for this!

19 Dec 2007, 15:15
reserved thnx

24 Dec 2007, 00:45
Right on man. Handy :) Thnx.

24 Dec 2007, 01:13
good . i need it. it used for seo very good. thank you

Michael Biddle
24 Dec 2007, 06:20
Please click install if you use.

24 Dec 2007, 09:19
Thank you for this hack, Mickael ;)

31 Dec 2007, 20:36
Hi, and this is make what changes on forums??? Regards

07 Jan 2008, 18:04
Thank you very much. Cheers! :)

Michael Biddle
08 Jan 2008, 16:52
Please click install if you use.

28 Jan 2008, 01:36
For what this does your description doesn't do it justice.

This especialy cool for me as i have a lot of sub-forums and they will appear much clearer on my forumhome if i use this.

Nice 1 and thank you.

Clicked installed

Brandon Sheley
28 Jan 2008, 01:40
Please click install if you use.

/me clicks install! :up:

29 Feb 2008, 04:10
This is a nice mod.

Took me a few minutes to figure out what it does...Change the page title that search engines see and what is displayed at the top of the browser.

Good job :)

09 Mar 2008, 16:33
Excellent, works on VB3.7 B6. Thanks! Installed!

18 Jun 2008, 01:25
Had to uninstall 3.6 version first, error came out. But, we're fine now after reinstall. 3.7.1 P1 reporting for duty. :D

Michael Biddle
19 Jun 2008, 03:07
How was it not working on your 3.6?

Forum Lover
03 Jul 2008, 15:50
I cant uninstall it. its showing database error. :(

Forum Lover
06 Jul 2008, 02:36
Is thare any support for this hack at all?

Michael Biddle
06 Jul 2008, 04:39
Updated to fix error. Please try again.

06 Jul 2008, 05:30
I don't see what this does.

Michael Biddle
06 Jul 2008, 06:01
Please see this thread, it explains it more: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=156894

06 Jul 2008, 16:44
whitemike, should we update if it's been working okay for us?

Michael Biddle
06 Jul 2008, 22:04
Nope. Not needed if its working.

07 Jul 2008, 03:54
Thanks, installed but dead postbit_legacy.

Michael Biddle
07 Jul 2008, 03:58
This has nothing to do with postbit_legacy....

07 Jul 2008, 09:18
This is not working for me...
I have VB 3.72 Installed, I uninstalled older one, and got this one Installed and nothing seems to be working?

Michael Biddle
07 Jul 2008, 21:16
Please try the new version. I updated the file.

10 Jul 2008, 09:55
Yeh thanks it works now, after re-installing this new file its working good.

13 Jul 2008, 16:43
Not working for me at all at www.Hellboyforums.com.. I scrolled down and fill in the title click save and nothing.

Michael Biddle
14 Jul 2008, 04:18
You can PM me access to your AdminCP and I can take a look at it for you.

18 Jul 2008, 23:10
I have read the other thread, but I am still not sure why this would help. At the top with 3.7.2 it already shows the name of the forum. Why is this necessary?

Michael Biddle
19 Jul 2008, 05:17
It will allow you to customize what exactly you want it to say without having to change the entire forum name.

21 Sep 2008, 16:26
This sounds like it could be a great hack. Do you think that you can make one that allows you to change title, description, and keywords meta tags all the way down to threads.


21 Apr 2009, 18:29
very interessting. is it working with vbseo 3.3 and vb 3.8.2 ?

Michael Biddle
21 Apr 2009, 22:25
It should be working with both. Have not tested yet.

01 May 2009, 12:52
thanks for this hack! works great, especially when you have sub-forums that have images instead of actual names.

i was wondering if there was a way to add the option to do the same thing with the actual site name. we are wanting to add an image for the site name to appear on the pages but the title on the menu bar at the top of the screen just shows the html code. would this be possible?

let me know if you need a screen shot if i am not being clear.

Michael Biddle
02 May 2009, 02:15
Not sure what you mean. A screen shot would be useful.

05 May 2009, 00:51
Screenshots? I have no idea what it does after reading the description.

Michael Biddle
05 May 2009, 01:38

09 Jul 2009, 23:46
Works great on 3.8.3

Michael Biddle
10 Jul 2009, 03:57

11 Nov 2009, 05:06
How do I change the homepage title to a lengthy one other than thru vboptions?

24 Dec 2009, 11:14
I have a question and i hope someone to answer ,
How i can made this mode work in forumhome
I've add the $foruminfo[forum_title] for all this templetes


I think there are a Hook edit or a file edit to get it works

03 Jan 2010, 14:52
This is a good mod that does the work.

21 Jan 2010, 08:07
Does this mod works for vB4?

Michael Biddle
24 Jan 2010, 07:29

18 Oct 2010, 18:46
thanks for this mod. But it truncates the title after x chars? If so, how to increase the size of the title?

Thank in advance

04 Aug 2013, 20:52
Awesome mod! Just what I needed/was looking for. Found it so quick it made me smile. Works with 3.8.7 and VBSEO 3.6.0. Thank you very much Michael.