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  • bazar-buyer

    (@bazar-buyer)


    How do I set the text which describes what my website is about, for display when website found by search engine?

    e.g.

    http://www.mysite.com
    We are a small family firm who aim to provide top quality customer service, blah-de-blah….

    I only want this description to appear on the search engine returns, and do not want the site description displayed on my site’s homepage.

    Many thanks in advance.

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  • WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Forum Moderator

    Generally, a SEO plugin will do that –

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=seo

    raven

    (@ravengildea)

    You could use an SEO plugin, which would allow you to write a unique description for every page or post.

    Or, if you want to keep things very simple and use the same description for every page on your site, you can add a meta description tag to header.php, like this:

    <meta name=”description” content="We are a small family firm who aim to provide top quality customer service, blah-de-blah....">

    In the Dashboard, go to Appearance > Editor and select the Header file to edit. Be sure to paste this tag after the opening <head> and before the <?php wp_head(); ?> tag in the header.php file.

    Before you make any edits, I recommend copying the contents of header.php into a text file as a backup. Then if things go wrong, you can paste the original code back in.

    WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Forum Moderator

    Before you make any edits, I recommend copying the contents of header.php into a text file as a backup. Then if things go wrong, you can paste the original code back in.

    Better yet, make any theme files changes in a child theme – so that they are not lost when the theme is updated.

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