Changing ss_site_title?

Permalink 2 users found helpful
My site has an element called ss_site_title at the top, and I can't seem to access the element to change it. It also has ss_site_title at the bottom near the copyright. How do I remove or change this to reflect the actual title of my page?

When I did a search, I found dozens of pages that have ss_site_title listed as part of their tittle, so this seems to be a common thing, but I don't see anything on how to actually access this element to change it. I have set a name for the page, and that shows up on a few templates, but most of the templates show ss_site_title.

I like Concrete5, but I can't use it if I have to live with ss_site_title showing up as my page name on Google like so many others. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

If it matters, I'm on bluehost

View Replies:
nicholsona replied on at Permalink Reply
OK, I guess I figured it out.

I went into MySQL and found a row with ss_site_title in the Config table. I changed that to my company name. That didn't do anything, but then I stumbled on a Site Name option under System & Settings. At this point I'm not even sure if that's the same one I had changed before, but at least it's fixed.
nicholsona replied on at Permalink Reply
I did a little poking around after solving this to see where I had changed this the first time, and it looks like there are two places where you'll find an option called "Site Name." So I thought I would add some details in case someone else has the same problem.

The first time I had set Site Name through Dashboard > Stacks > Site Name. This is where others on the internet were directing users to go. That didn't seem to stick. Then, when I clicked on System & Settings on the path below the Dashboard, and then clicked on Site Name, it stuck. They appear to be the same thing, but when I went through the System & Settings route it still said ss_site_title, so I guess they're not.

It seems that Concrete5 could make this less confusing for the beginner.
jclazure replied on at Permalink Reply
Well thank you very much, this have solved my issue with this too!
nicholsona replied on at Permalink Reply
I'm glad it helped you. I encourage people to post their solutions, even when they solve their own problems, so that the next person can benefit.

I know it's a common problem because when I was researching it, I found lots of sites with the title: ss_site_title::home

I really like Concrete5 but having two locations for the Site Name is just bad design. This should be fixed. I understand that some hosts ask for this in the setup scripts, but not all do. As a result I came really close to installing a competing product both times I uninstalled Concrete5. Why lose users over such an easy to solve issue?
PPPills replied on at Permalink Reply
thanks - that saved me tons of time. I was able to quickly edit that.
( that took some digging so I'm impressed - I never would have looked under "System & Settings" cause it was far down in the dialog box.

I still would like to get at the style for that footer and make it smaller and change the color - etc.. but this will do for now.
Again - thanks that was a lifesaver.
gonebdg replied on at Permalink Reply
Thank You!
This very helpful for newbie like me :)
Ulysses1 replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks for this tip! What a time-saver.
johndoerayme replied on at Permalink Reply
I changed my site name and while it's showing up correctly when I preview it in concrete5 it's not showing up on the actual website.
Nevermind figured out I had to debug and clear my cache. Thank you this tip saved my sanity!