mp_productlist.php page title not showing


With the main aim of just getting a custom sidebar on the store pages (that's another story) I'm having to create custom pages for product listings etc.

After a rather steep learning curve for me, delving into the themeing marketpress and template-functions pages, all is going fine with the exception that I can't get the page title to appear with my custom mp_productlist page.

On the main prodcts page no title appears, and on category pages the post title is duplicated as the page title.

I've been searching and I thought that maybe this was the problem:

But I tried it and it didn't help, though it's possible I didn't edit the correct part.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,


  • shaunyk
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    That's how it is set up at the moment but the_title() function returns empty, though it's not in a loop. I just tried putting it in a loop and it didn't make any difference. I even tried with my unedited page.php file and that also didn't work.

    It works fine without a custom mp_productlist.php page though so that seems to be when the problem arises.

    Here's my code:

    <div class="entry clearfix post">
    <?php $titletext = get_the_title(); ?>
    <h1 class="title"><?php the_title(); ?></h1>
    <div class="clear"></div>
    <?php mp_list_products () ?>
    </div> <!-- end .entry -->

    Ideally I'd just like to be able to copy the code from the default page that MP creates, though from what I gather it's not quite that simple?



  • shaunyk
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    I've managed to get somewhere close to what I want by using:

    <h1 class="title"><?php is_home() ? bloginfo('name') : wp_title(''); ?></h1>

    instead of:

    <h1 class="title"><?php the_title(); ?></h1>

    In an ideal world I'd rather just have the words 'Online Shop' instead of the blog name on the home section but I couldn't find a way of doing it using the above code. I think I need a 'if - else' statement for that but I've already spent more time than I wanted to so I'll leave it as it is for now.

    If any PHP whizz out there can show me how it's done I'll be very grateful.

    All I wanted was a custom sidebar - LOL! Oh well I'm glad I've been forced to learn a bit of PHP so can't complain but it's delays like this that eat your profit margin!



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