Easy WP Meta Description

Description

This plugin lets the user write a separate description for each post, page, front page or custom post type post which is added as a meta description to the html head.

The individual description for a post or page is typed and edited in a separate text field just below the text field for editing the post text.

You can also add meta description to category, tag and custom taxonomy archive as well as front page.

To add description to a category, go to Dashboard > Posts > Categories. Select a category in the table to the wright or create a new category. Type the description in the text field Description, Weather or not this description will be viewed for visitors on the site is up to each theme. The Easy WP Meta Description plugin will add the description as meta information in the html head.

Descriptions for tag and custom taxonomies are edited in similar fashion.

To edit a front page description you would go to Dashboard > Settings > General and edit Front page meta description.
If you use a static page as Front page the static page Meta description will be used and Front page meta description at general setting will now show.

This plugin relies on the wp_head() action hook. It will only work if the theme uses it. Most themes do.

When deleted uninstall script runs which deletes all changes in the database perfomed by the plugin.
If you dont want to delete your descriptions and other settings only deactivate and dont delete.

Docs & Support

You will find more and updated information about the plugin at the plugin website

Screenshots

  • Type your description

Installation

From your WordPress dashboard

Go to Dashboard > Plugins > Add New
Search for ‘Easy WP Meta Description’
Click install
Click Activate Plugin

From WordPress.org

Download the package from wordpress.org Plugin Directory
Unzip the files
Upload the unzipped files with FTP to the plugin directory in your wordpress installation
Go to Dashboard > Plugins to activate

FAQ

How to translate the plugin?

Use the file wp-content/plugins/easy-wp-meta-description/languages/easy-wp-meta-description.pot and Poedit to create a .mo file for your language. Put the file in wp-content/plugins/easy-wp-meta-description/languages.

Installation Instructions

From your WordPress dashboard

Go to Dashboard > Plugins > Add New
Search for ‘Easy WP Meta Description’
Click install
Click Activate Plugin

From WordPress.org

Download the package from wordpress.org Plugin Directory
Unzip the files
Upload the unzipped files with FTP to the plugin directory in your wordpress installation
Go to Dashboard > Plugins to activate

Reviews

Almost perfect

Very helpful plugin, but it uses the tagline as the meta description for the front page. This gives me a very long title on my page since the tagline is appended to the title. I would like to se a settings-page where I could enter a meta description for the index page instead of using the tagline.

Edit (v1.2):
Perfect…

This works perfectly!

It does what it says and is easy to use.

It would be nice if we had a page with all the pages listed where we could easily add the descriptions.

that's the way i like it

convenient and concise, perfect.

unfortunately, the meta description is placed far away from the title in the head (maybe a theme thing?).

would be great if exactly the same functionality for an optional handcrafted meta title in this plugin or in a sibling plugin would be added.

thank you very much, this should be in the core.

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Contributors & Developers

“Easy WP Meta Description” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1 Character count function added

1.2 Field for edit Front page meta description has been added.
Uninstall script added which deletes all changes in database