Yoast and Simple Press Titles

All of the page titles on the forum section have the same title - the main title of the forum itself: http://www.sempdx.org/forum/search-specifics/

Using that page as the example, the title is SEMpdx Search Marketing Forum which is the same no matter what your viewing on the forum. What we need it to show for the title is the title you see in the light blue bar which is Search Specifics.

Neither Yoast or Simple Press have a solution for this. They feel that it's picking up the title correctly, which wordpress's wp_title, yes it is, but now we have over a hundred listed pages with that exact same title.

Anyone have any ideas on how to pick up that next title in the blue bar so we have unique page titles? I think even getting the deepest level in the url could be a decent solution as long as the dashes could be replaced with spaces and the first letter of each word capitalized.

Thanks for any help.
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GaryConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can try

$urlparts = explode("/",$_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"]);

$title=ucwords(str_replace("-"," ",$urlparts[count($urlparts)-1]));

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And hardcode the $title in the meta tag.
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GaryCommented:
Agree with them, whatever plugin you are using for the forums is not setting the page title correctly.
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DzynitAuthor Commented:
Right. But I'm not going to pay for the support membership and continue arguing with the plugin author because the forum there at sempdx is no longer active for new posts. But the forum is staying in place so people can still read previous posts.

That's why I'm thinking the simplest solution would be to grab that last section from the urls and use them as the title. I just need help with some php that would grab that and then convert it into a visually correct title.
Like /search-specifics/ should convert into Search Specifics.

Do you agree something like that would work?
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GaryCommented:
Not knowing the plugin you could delve into the code, see what variable it is using for the title and use that in the page meta title tag.
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DzynitAuthor Commented:
I tried, but the plugin is so bulky. My customer doesn't want me to spend a pile of time on this either. Simplest solution is the best.
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Richard FrancisCommented:
It's not the most optimal solution but you could get the page title from the contents of div with the id spTopicHeaderName. You could then set the page title with jQuery.

Something like:

$(document).ready(function() {

  Var newTitle = $( "#spTopicHeaderName" ).text()
  $(document).prop('title', newTitle);

});

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GaryCommented:
Using javascript search engines et al will still list the original title
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DzynitAuthor Commented:
Thanks Richard, but I was thinking the same thing as Gary. Gary, I'm going to try your suggestion here shortly. I have something else to finish up then I get back to that site and try it out.
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Richard FrancisCommented:
No worries. As I said it wasn't the most optimal solution.
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DzynitAuthor Commented:
Gary, I had to make one edit on the count to -2 because it was counting the trailing slash that's auto added and it works great.

Here's what I used:

to the theme's functions.php
function forumtitle() {
	$urlparts = explode("/",$_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"]);
	$title=ucwords(str_replace("-"," ",$urlparts[count($urlparts)-2]));
	if ($title == 'Forum') { $title = 'SEMpdx Search Marketing Forum'; }
	return $title;
}                                          

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In the header.php (id of course being the forum's main page id #)
<title><?php if(get_the_id() == 392) { echo forumtitle(); } else { wp_title(); } ?></title>

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Thank you very much!
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