Thanks but that did not work.
Here's my thing: I want to eliminate the (blank 'Permalink') title on my top article (it's a sticky) in my loop. The options in ATA SEO Post/Page Options seem to control showing/not showing the title on Single Post or Static Page titles only.
What I want is to have a post that's on my homepage as a sticky (which contains a slider) and I don't want the blank title to show as 'Permalink' (see attached "361wrong.jpg"). I want nothing to show. It worked that way in 3.5.3 and 3.5.1 without having to mess with any setting. I just have nothing in the title field in the post, and that space disappears (see attached "353right.jpg").
I would wire up the slider some other way if I could - but can't figure out how to get it on the top of the middle column on (important) the first page of the loop only.
Perhaps if you can't offer a solution to blank out the 'Permalink' on my post without a title, you could suggest how I could wire up the PHP for my slider (I know the code) so that it only shows on loop page 1 -- that would also solve me.
Help? Thank you!!!