Tab titles in PDFs in WordPress

On many of the corporate sites that I built and maintain, I load our newsletters as pdfs in WordPress’ media library. When I opened those as their own tab, the tab opens with a different name in it. I thought this was a setting in WordPress, but it is not. It’s the properties panel in Acrobat.

You can find the properties panel in the file menu or access it with CTRL D or CMD D.

Now that I found the problem, I am actually not going to change the existing pdfs as this would involve reloading them and breaking the existing links or setting up redirects. I’m about to redo this site, so I can address the issue on rebuild.

I’m documenting it here in the event someone else has this issue.

The properties panel in Acrobat will contain information that will populate the tab of your WordPress site. Take note!