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  • Wanted to programatically update my meta descriptions, but doesn’t allow me to do this. Typical WP behavior should’ve allowed me to do this, but AIOSEO prevents me from doing this. This is unfortunate.

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  • Plugin Support Steve M

    (@wpsmort)

    Hi @alekmitch,

    Can you please provide more information about this issue, including screenshots?

    All in One SEO allows full control of your SEO either through the plugin UI or through our REST API. There should never be a case where you can’t set your SEO meta data using either method.

    Thread Starter alekmitch

    (@alekmitch)

    Is the REST API method for Pro users only? I’ve been using AIOSEO plugin for years just the free version, but now I have the need to update my meta descriptions automatically over REST API. I’d like to use AIOSEO plugin free version for now, but I’d like my meta descriptions free for me to modify over API with the free version. As far as I understand it, this is impossible.

    However, meta descriptions should be free for me to edit programmatically without the plugin. If it’s not possible to edit with the plugin, that means the plugin has taken my meta description hostage, because I was using the typical WP fields for meta descriptions. I also tried the custom AIOSEO fields, but I may have missed the true names of these fields…

    All I want is to send meta descriptions in my ‘post_data’ over REST API, that is all. I thought there was an option that would allow me to do this.

    P.S. I will give one more star because the plugin deserves it, but I’m not happy that I cannot edit my meta descriptions.

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    Plugin Support Steve M

    (@wpsmort)

    Hi @alekmitch,

    The REST API addon for All in One SEO is only available with the pro plugin.

    However, we have a filter hook that you can use to programmatically set your meta description – https://aioseo.com/docs/aioseo_description/

    WordPress doesn’t have fields for meta descriptions. Meta descriptions aren’t a feature of WordPress, they are added using SEO plugins.

    In All in One SEO, there’s a Meta Description field that you’ll see in the AIOSEO Settings section on the Edit Post or Edit Page screen. You can type any text in that field, or you can use our smart tags to add information such as author, category, dates, and even information from custom fields.

    https://aioseo.com/docs/setting-the-seo-title-and-description-for-your-content/#aioseo-setting-the-seo-description

    Thread Starter alekmitch

    (@alekmitch)

    Hi there,

    Thank you for the reply.

    Did not know about the hooks. Let me try those.

    I understand now that SEO plugins add these custom fields – I thought these were available at the getgo. I also found a workaround already to this issue, but I’ll try the hooks as well.

    I’ll also add another star since I might have been wrong about this.

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