About half of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) stack websites that I develop or sysadmin for use the Joomla CMS. I like Joomla because it has a number of excellent extensions, including Mosets Tree – my favorite web directory software. A problem that I ran into recently while installing their latest 2.1 release was that by default, the root directory’s page is givenĀ  a page title of “Directory” with no way to be updated within Joomla. Here’s how I updated the title to something more search engine optimization friendly.

  1. Open up the language/en-GB/en-GB.com_mtree.ini file with your favorite text editor.
  2. Update the following line with your title of choice:

ROOT=Directory