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Add Meta Tags

A Free yet feature rich metadata plugin that can optimize your web site for more efficient indexing and easier sharing of your content.

Add-Meta-Tags is a Free metadata plugin for the WordPress Publishing Platform that can optimize your web site for more efficient indexing of your content by search engines and easier sharing on social networks. It achieves this by generating machine friendly information about your content, called metadata, according to widely used standard specifications.

More specifically, Add-Meta-Tags can generate the description and keywords meta tags, Opengraph, Schema.org microdata and JSON+LD data, Twitter Cards and Dublin Core metadata for your WordPress content and archives, your WooCommerce products and product groups, BuddyPress profiles, and more.

It also supports advanced title customization letting you take control of the title generation on every part of the web site. Moreover, a basic breadcrumb trail generator is provided for use with hierarchical post types. Last, but not least, it lets you customize the locale on a per post basis generating a proper hreflang link for a signle language and, also, is out-of-the-box compatible with WPML and Polylang multilingual plugins (through the WPML language configuration file that ships with the plugin). Finally, support for Accelerated Mobile Pages as generated by the AMP plugin has been implemented.

Add-Meta-Tags supports internal caching of the generated metadata of content and media pages and thus contributes to the preservation of system resources on high traffic web sites. Metadata caching can also lead to slightly faster page load times in several cases.

Add-Meta-Tags is actively maintained since 2006. Please visit the Add-Meta-Tags historical homepage.

This plugin 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.

Is Add-Meta-Tags an SEO plugin?

Add Meta Tags is a great tool to assist you with the search engine optimization (SEO) of your web site. However, neither the plugin nor its developer provide you with any SEO advice or rating of your content. Any decision regarding SEO is still your own responsibility and subject to your own research. This is by design.

Moreover, although we have nothing against the strict compliance with any SEO rules, such practice has never been part of our mindset. We perceive such rulesets and checklists as something temporary, which could change at any time as technology advances. Hence the lack of any such guidance by the plugin. Our general suggestion to users has always been to focus on research and on writing natural, high quality and original content and thus provide their readers with something truly useful. Keeping the general webmaster guidelines and the SEO practices in mind at any given moment is always a Good Thing™ and highly recommended, but, quite frankly, the real problem is never those extra 50 characters of the description.

We think it would be a lot better if you invested your time in writing more useful content and researching more efficient ways to reach your specific audience. The fully standards-compliant metadata generated by this plugin can technically facilitate indexing and sharing of your content and thus one could say that it could make the engagement with your target audience a little easier at a lower level. If people are interested in your content, products or services, chances are that the search engines will notice it and recognize your value.

We could say that this plugin is not an SEO plugin. Then again, the feature set lets you customize the generated metadata in various ways and comply with any SEO rules you see fit. So, we are going to leave the judgement about this to you as it really depends on the standpoint and such discussion is definitely not in the developer's interests. One thing is certain. Your success does not depend on this plugin. By being a single tool of a greater toolchain which in turn is only a part of your marketing strategy, Add-Meta-Tags can help a little. But, your overall success with search engines and your target audience is really up to you. It is you who set the priorities and goals, make the decisions and do the hard work.

This Q/A is part of the plugin FAQ.

Official Project Homepage

More information and documentation about the complete feature set, together with technical information regarding migration and customization, can be found at the Add-Meta-Tags Development Web Site.

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Support

Add-Meta-Tags is released without support of any kind.

However, you can still get support free of charge at the issue tracker at Github. Feel free to post your questions, suggestions, bug reports, feature requests about the Add-Meta-Tags project (free registration is required in order to post).

The issue tracker at Github is the recommended support channel for faster communication.

Legal Notice

Add-Meta-Tags is Copyright (c) 2006-2015 George Notaras. All rights reserved.

Permission is granted to use this software under the terms of the Apache License version 2 and the NOTICE file that ships with the distribution package.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CONTRIBUTORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS WITH THE SOFTWARE.

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Requires: 3.5.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5
Last Updated: 4 days ago
Active Installs: 100,000+

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4.9 out of 5 stars

Support

9 of 11 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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