I'm trying to find a way of automatically updating page titles on my site - occasionally, connections (owners, trainers, jockeys of horses) will appear as a variation of their original name (i.e. Mr M Smith may pop up as Mr Matt Smith). I update these in the database, but the page titles are hard coded, so they generally remain in their original format until I find time to tweak them.

I understand that there is a way in which the page title/meta data can be pulled from a database, but I'm struggling to find tutorials to describe what I'm looking for. I've tried using a tuotrial below, but am just resulting in a blank white page. I wondered if someone could point me in the right direction, please?

Head.php include:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
if (isset($pageTitle)) {
echo $pageTitle;
} else {
echo "ARF Data";


<?php include($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].'/*****/******.php');?>  <-- db connection -->

$sql = "SELECT horse, h_ctry
FROM `horse` WHERE h_link = '00001.php'
$result = mysqli_query($sql) or die(mysql_error());
$row = mysqli_fetch_assoc($result);

$pageTitle = $row['horse'];

Any advice much appreciated.

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Last Post by jsuna

As @zagga suggested, put your code in the body to see it on the page, otherwise you won't see anything on the page... look at the browser tab to see your changes in the <title> element. cheers!

Edited by jsuna

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