Add basic meta tags and also Opengraph, Schema.org Microdata, Twitter Cards and Dublin Core metadata to optimize your web site for better SEO.
It is actively maintained since 2006 (historical Add-Meta-Tags home).
Add-Meta-Tags is one of the personal software projects of George Notaras. It is developed in his free time and released to the open source WordPress community as Free software. If you are looking for technical documentation, please visit the Add-Meta-Tags development website's wiki.
The goals of the Add-Meta-Tags plugin are:
Add-Meta-Tags is released under the terms of the Apache License version 2 and, therefore, is Free software.
However, a significant amount of time and energy has been put into developing this plugin, so, its production has not been free from cost. If you find this plugin useful and if it has helped your blog get indexed better and rank higher, you can show your appreciation by making a small donation.
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Add-Meta-Tags (referred to as AMT hereafter) adds metadata to your web site. This metadata contains information about the content, the author, the publisher, the media files, which have been attached to your content, and even about some of the embedded media (see the details about this feature in the relevant section below).
Metadata refers to information that describes the content in a machine-friendly way. Search engines and other online services use this metadata to better understand your content. Keep in mind that metadata itself neither automatically makes your blog rank better nor makes your content more useful. For this to happen the content is still required to meet various quality standards. However, the presence of accurate and adequate metadata gives search engines and other services the chance to make less guesses about your content, index and categorize it better and, eventually, deliver it to an audience that finds it useful. Good metadata facilitates this process and thus plays a significant role in achieving better rankings. This is what the Add-Meta-Tags plugin does.
Add-Meta-Tags automatically generates metadata for your content.
The main features of the plugin include:
Additional SEO and other features include:
NOODP,NOYDIRoptions to the robots meta tag.
NOINDEX,FOLLOWoptions to the robots meta tag on category, tag, author, time based archives and search results. The option to exclude the first page of each of the aforementioned archives from this rule is provided.
Customization through the User Interface
The generation of metadata is automatic. However, customization by the user is possible directly from the post editing screen. Add-Meta-Tags adds a metabox in this screen, the
Metadata box, which offers the following metadata customization features:
<link>elements are allowed by default), which are specific to the post.
Add-Meta-Tags supports advanced customization via the WordPress filter and action system. See the list of available filter and action hooks offered by the plugin.
Although this level of customization is mainly available for developers and power users, much sample code that just works can be found in the forums.
Moreover, the Add-Meta-Tags Cookbook, which is a collection of code snippets that perform specific commonly needed customizations, is also available. (Note: still work in progress -- needs much work).
Migrating to Add-Meta-Tags from any other plugin is extremely easy. In fact, if the 3rd party plugin stores data in Custom Fields provided by WordPress, no migration process needs to be done. Add-Meta-Tags can read data from multiple external fields by adding a small snippet of PHP code in the
functions.php file of your theme.
So, if you decided to use Add-Meta-Tags as you main SEO plugin or if you just want to test how it would work with the data you have inserted in another plugin, please check the Migrating to Add-Meta-Tags section of the Add-Meta-Tags Cookbook.
Add-Meta-Tags can work well along with plugins that add multilingual support to WordPress. Moreover, all the features, which could assist authors with publishing content in multiple languages, have been implemented. However, these features are not suitable for publishing translations of the same content. For this purpose, using a multilingual plugin is highly recommended.
Please read the technical notes regarding support for multilingual plugins
Join a team at the Add-Meta-Tags translations project and start translating right away from your browser.
Read more details about how to translate Add-Meta-Tags.
Add-Meta-Tags is released as Free software and comes with absolutely no support.
However, the developer and the community of users share their knowledge in the Add-Meta-Tags Community Support Forum. Feel free to ask your questions there and provide as detailed feedback as possible about the potential problems you encounter. It might take a while before someone responds. To avoid duplicate effort, please do some research on the forum before asking a question, just in case the same or similar question has already been answered.
Also, make sure you read the FAQ. An answer to your question might already exist there.
Commercial grade support is not available.
Check out other open source software by George Notaras.
Requires: 3.1.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.2
Last Updated: 2015-6-22
Active Installs: 100,000+
24 of 28 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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