I need to set the article title as page title. Please, note that my articles are not menu items because my menu is built on a custom module. Please, advise. Thank you.

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    and what is your current page title? is it other than your article title?
    – FFrewin
    Commented Dec 7, 2016 at 10:30
  • my current page title in the articles is the main page title, on all articles
    – manton
    Commented Dec 8, 2016 at 12:12
  • @manton please progress this page to a system-recognized resolution. Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 21:03

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You can create a plugin for this event:


and code something like:

$doc = JFactory::getDocument();
$doc->setTitle( $article->title);

I can give you a more elaborated code if you needed.

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    Yes, I 'd be grateful if you did, because I am not an expert on coding. Where should I place that code? Thank you very much for your interest.
    – manton
    Commented Dec 8, 2016 at 12:14
  • @Piero please respond to the above comment. Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 21:01

You can change the page title in Backend Global Configuration. The URL is


if you want to define the separator check: Where can I configure the page title separator from "-" to "|"?

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