How can a page title name (not meta) be different from the Category "Name"?

For example:

Main Category 1: ABC

Sub-Category (under ABC): DEF

On the navigation menu, the main category is displayed as "ABC" and the sub-category as DEF. However, when I user clicks on the DEF sub-category, how can the page title (on the page) be something other than the (default) DEF name? For example, DEF Stuff.

In other words, how can we have a page title (on the page; not meta) that is different from the category Name (field)?

  • Which Magento version are you using? The page title can be different from the Name and therefore this should answer you question?
    – seb
    Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 9:04
  • currently
    – Mak
    Commented Feb 12, 2016 at 12:14
  • Indeed there is a different field for Page Title but from what I see the data entered there appear on meta (browser Page Title) and not on the actual page (title).
    – Mak
    Commented Feb 12, 2016 at 12:16
  • When I'm back to a place with normal internet I can paste the code I've used to do that so Monday morning ;-)
    – seb
    Commented Feb 12, 2016 at 12:28

1 Answer 1


you can add a new category attribute called page_title. Here is a tutorial on how to do it.
Then edit the template app/design/frontend/{package}/{theme}/template/catalog/category/view.phtml and replace

<h1><?php echo $_helper->categoryAttribute($_category, $_category->getName(), 'name') ?></h1>


<?php if ($category->getPageTitle()):?>
    <?php echo $_helper->categoryAttribute($_category, $_category->getPageTitle(), 'page_title') ?>
<?php else: ?>
    <?php echo $_helper->categoryAttribute($_category, $_category->getName(), 'name') ?>
<?php endif;?>

now you can fill in for your DEF category the field page title with DEF stuff and it will be displayed on the page. If you don't fill in the page title field, the category name will be used.

  • Thank you very much, Marius! I'll follow you your instructions and get back to you!
    – Mak
    Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 14:47
  • @Marius, I have same issue. I tryed this solution but not work on my site magento Do you have another suggest?
    – Joso
    Commented Nov 30, 2016 at 17:25
  • Suppose you want the page title also as the html ahref title attribute in the menu? (Navigation php block)
    – snh_nl
    Commented Feb 4, 2019 at 14:15

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