I am looking to fix the "page name vs title (in the Title field)" issue in SharePoint 2013. Currently, whatever name is given to the page (EX: default) shows on the page in the title area.

I would like to actually show what is put in the "Title" field to show as the title on a page (

EX: page name = default and title field is Coffee Bean Company) = page title should show "Coffee Bean Company".

P.S. I am working in SharePoint 2013, cannot alter the Seattle master page (not an option in our company) and the site is a Publishing site.

Any thoughts would be so greatly appreciated!


You have two Titles in your Page

  • Site Title (Colored by red).
  • Page Title (Colored by green).

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To Edit the Site Title (Colored by red):

  • Go to Site Setting.
  • Below Look and Feel > Title, Description, and Logo > Edit Title as you prefer.

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Alternatively, you can use SharePoint Designer as the following

  • Open SharePoint Designer > From the left navigation > click on Home Page Name > Edit the title field as shown below

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Both ways lead to the same result :)

To Edit Page Title (Colored by green):

  • From Site Setting> Select Edit Page.
  • At Title Field > change your page Title as you prefer.

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Alternatively, you can also edit the page properties from the Pages library in the Site Content as the following:

  • Open Site Content > Pages > Find the default Page > Click on Edit Button.
  • Edit the Title Field as you prefer

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  • Hi there, Thank you everyone for the posts.... However, on a publishing page, whatever gets put into the "Title" field does not show up on the page. Lists, wiki pages, doc libraries will show the title field however not for a publishing page.... I believe I saw the masterpage has this option commented out.... This same issue exists when linking into a page that shows data into a folder....lots of %20 for spaces etc.... I will try to grab some screen shots in the next post... thanks much csm – CSM Nov 9 '17 at 20:44
  • Not sure how to post an image...sorry – CSM Nov 9 '17 at 20:53
  • the above steps for publishing page! you can edit your question and add the image ! – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Nov 9 '17 at 21:18
  • super...I am adding a shot of what I am getting and what I need to show on publishing pages.... I have tried adding title code in a layout page but not getting the results I was looking for or the page would error... hope this helps. any thoughts? thanks so much csm – CSM Nov 13 '17 at 17:28

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