How to Change Title in NextJS Client Component

In Next.js 13/14, the App router offers excellent functionality, but you may encounter difficulties when attempting to change the page title from a client component or one that utilizes 'useClient' at the top. However, I'll provide methods and techniques to demonstrate how you can successfully modify the title from a client component.


Imdadullah Babu

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In any web application, page titles play a crucial role in search engine optimization (SEO), user experience, and branding. Next.js provides powerful app routing and client-side rendering capabilities, enabling you to set page titles dynamically based on various contexts. This blog post explores different approaches to achieve this in your Next.js app


In a Next.js application, managing page titles dynamically can greatly enhance the user experience and SEO. Whether you want to set titles based on the current URL, manually inputted titles for specific pages, or dynamically fetch titles from other sources, Next.js provides flexible solutions. In this tutorial, we'll explore various use cases and implementation methods for dynamically setting page titles in a Next.js app.

Handling All Pages Title Dynamically

In this approach, you can dynamically set the page title globally based on the URL of the page.

For example:

  • If your current URL is https://www.imdos.in/, the title will be set to "Dashboard" or you can define the title for root page.
  • If your current URL is https://www.imdos.in/about, the title will be set to "About".
  • If your current URL is https://www.imdos.in/about/team, the title will be set to "Team".

To implement this, add the following code snippet to your parent or global component:

1'use client'
2import { useRouter } from 'next/router';
3import { useEffect } from "react";
5export default function Component() {
6  useEffect(() => {
7    const path = pathname.split("/");
8    const current = path[path.length - 1];
9    document.title =
10      pathname === "/"
11        ? "Dashboard"
12        : current.charAt(0).toUpperCase() + current.slice(1);
13  }, [pathname]);
15  return <Component {...pageProps} />;


  • This approach is suitable for setting titles dynamically for all pages in your app.
  • It leverages the useRouter hook to access the current pathname.
  • The useEffect hook updates the document.title whenever the pathname changes.
  • The code extracts the last part of the pathname, capitalizes it for readability.

Setting Titles for Specific Pages

This approach demonstrates how to set page titles for individual pages based on their specific data

1'use client'
2import { useEffect } from "react";
4export default function Component() {
5  useEffect(() => {
6    document.title = "Page Title"
7  }, []);
9  return <Component {...pageProps} />;

Setting Titles from External Sources

This approach retrieves page title data from an external API or other source

1import { useEffect } from 'react';
3export default function Home() {
4  useEffect(() => {
5    const fetchData = async () => {
6      const response = await fetch('https://example.com/api/metadata');
7      const data = await response.json();
8      document.title = data.title;
9    };
11    fetchData();
12  }, []);
14  return (
15    <div>
16      {/* Home page content */}
17    </div>
18  );

Additional Considerations

  • SEO Best Practices: Consider using structured data markup (e.g., JSON-LD) for richer information, especially for dynamic titles.
  • Performance: Minimize unnecessary title updates to avoid flickering or performance issues.
  • Consistency: Ensure consistency in title formats and capitalization across your app.

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