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Very Simple Meta Description

This is a very simple plugin to add meta description in the header of your WordPress website.

How to use

After installation go to Settings > Meta Description and enter a meta description of max. 150 characters.

If no meta description is entered the tagline will be used.

Extra settings

  • Use the meta description for homepage only
  • Use the custom post and page excerpt as meta description
  • Activate Open Graph tags
  • Set a default Open Graph image
  • Activate Twitter Cards tags
  • Set your Twitter username

Open Graph

Open Graph offers a sharing integration between your website and social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

This plugin supports the required Open Graph tags.

  • site_name = site title
  • type = type of page: website (default), article (post) or product
  • title = post or page title (in case of frontpage, homepage or archivepage: site title)
  • url = post or page URL (in case of frontpage, homepage or archivepage: homepage URL)
  • description = meta description, tagline (if no meta description is set) or custom excerpt (if set)
  • image = featured image or a default image (if set)

Twitter Cards

This plugin supports the required Twitter Cards tags.

  • card = type of content: summary
  • site = your Twitter username

For other required tags it uses the Open Graph tags.


This plugin also supports post type 'products' which is used by WooCommerce (and other e-commerce plugins).

This means that the custom product excerpt (short description) will be used as meta description for that product.

Requires: 3.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.3
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


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