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How do I set site description ofr search engine display? (4 posts)

  1. bazar-buyer
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    How do I set the text which describes what my website is about, for display when website found by search engine?

    e.g.

    http://www.mysite.com
    We are a small family firm who aim to provide top quality customer service, blah-de-blah....

    I only want this description to appear on the search engine returns, and do not want the site description displayed on my site's homepage.

    Many thanks in advance.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Generally, a SEO plugin will do that -

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=seo

  3. raven
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    You could use an SEO plugin, which would allow you to write a unique description for every page or post.

    Or, if you want to keep things very simple and use the same description for every page on your site, you can add a meta description tag to header.php, like this:

    <meta name=”description” content="We are a small family firm who aim to provide top quality customer service, blah-de-blah....">

    In the Dashboard, go to Appearance > Editor and select the Header file to edit. Be sure to paste this tag after the opening <head> and before the <?php wp_head(); ?> tag in the header.php file.

    Before you make any edits, I recommend copying the contents of header.php into a text file as a backup. Then if things go wrong, you can paste the original code back in.

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Before you make any edits, I recommend copying the contents of header.php into a text file as a backup. Then if things go wrong, you can paste the original code back in.

    Better yet, make any theme files changes in a child theme - so that they are not lost when the theme is updated.

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