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[resolved] Manual META Description not overriding auto generated on RSS (5 posts)

  1. parajuris
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I noticed that when manually inserting a META description for a post using All-in-One SEO, that, while it does override the META description on the page itself when rendered, it DOES NOT do so for the RSS feed. Rather, the RSS feed just picks up the autogenerated description.

    Per All-in-One SEO plug-in: "The META description for this page. This will override any autogenerated descriptions."

    I tried clearing both the site wide and RSS caches, as well as playing around with the settings by turning autogenerate descriptions on and off, deactivating plug-in and turning it back on, etc., all to no avail.

    Am I missing something here?

    Any suggestions on how to make RSS feed match that of the page would be appreciated.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/

  2. Peter Baylies
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    parajuris,

    This is correct; All in One SEO Pack will not change your RSS feeds, this is by design. You'll see this if you search for is_feed() in aioseop_class.php. If you need a custom feed for your content, I suggest starting here and doing it in your theme.

  3. parajuris
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Thank you Peter for the reply.

    All in One previously matched the RSS feed to the META descriptions with no word or sentence stoppage. I recently updated both Wordpess (to 3.7.1) and All in One together and the RSS matching broke. I'm not sure which update was the cause.

    I really liked the manual excepts in both my RSS feeds and META descriptions, as I could dictate what text was relevant to put in there, in addition to not having line breaks in the middle of sentences. It just made everything flow perfectly for me.

    Was it WordPress or was All in One that changed the matching? I have tried to revert back to older WordPress and older All in One, but the funny thing, it still does it now. So now, I'm not sure where or what to begin editing to change it back, i.e., match the RSS to the manual META description. I'm trying to wrap my head around this.

  4. Peter Baylies
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    parajuris,

    If All in One SEO Pack was doing this before, then it was likely due to either a difference in how the RSS feed was being generated originally, or a bug in All in One SEO Pack; as I said, we use is_feed() to check for RSS feeds, to avoid changing them. You would have to make a custom RSS feed for this to work, and then hook into All in One SEO Pack's facilities for displaying the description for the posts in question.

  5. Peter Baylies
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    If you need help with that part - how to access the description once you've set up your RSS feed template - let me know.

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