Support » Plugin: Meta Generator and Version Info Remover » meta tags still there?

  • Resolved yolandal

    (@yolandal)


    Hi, I’m enabled your plugin and cleared all cache.
    But my site still shows these meta tags.

    <meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1, user-scalable=0″>

    Can you help out?

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author Pankaj Mondal

    (@gurudeb)

    Hi,

    Nice website.

    My plugin is specifically for meta generator tag i.e.
    <meta name=”generator” content=”WordPress 3.0.1″ />

    All meta tags are not bad. In fact meta generator tags are also not bad. But they reveal critical information about the WordPress version you are using. And some plugins also add their own meta generator tag. If someone knows the exact WordPress version, they can try to hack the website if there are security issues with that version. So by hiding it their job gets harder as they don’t know the exact version.

    Now the meta tag that you have reported: meta name=”viewport”.
    It is a very important meta tag. This meta tag manages responsive website design. Responsive website design is: In desktop your website looks different, in tablet it has different layout and in mobile it has different layout. You website is using that meta tag for its layout. Please do not delete that; if you remove it, it will completely break the responsiveness of your website.

    If you disable my plugin and recheck the view source, you will find the WordPress meta generator tag.

    Please don’t remove the meta viewport tag.

    Thanks,
    Pankaj

    Plugin Author Pankaj Mondal

    (@gurudeb)

    yolandal

    (@yolandal)

    Actually I don’t want to remove it, but change it. That’s the advise of the Google Audit: Ensure the viewport doesn’t disable text scaling and zooming.
    [user-scalable="no"] is used in the <meta name="viewport"> element or the [maximum-scale] attribute is less than 5.

    My site still has
    <meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1, user-scalable=0″>

    But how?
    So I’ve installed a meta tag manager, so I can add this tag.
    But then I need to remove the auto-generated first.
    Right?

    • This reply was modified 7 months ago by yolandal.
    Plugin Author Pankaj Mondal

    (@gurudeb)

    Hi,

    Although this is beyond the scope of this plugin, I think the meta viewport code is written in the header.php file of your website’s template (sometimes it may be in other file as well). You can check that file for the tag and update that.

    THanks & Regards,
    Pankaj

    yolandal

    (@yolandal)

    The description of this plugin says
    — It will also remove the Meta Generator in the head —

    which part of the meta tags in the header are removed by the plugin – and which are not?

    Plugin Author Pankaj Mondal

    (@gurudeb)

    The description is correct and it does remove the WordPress meta generator tag in head. You can go to the plugin’s settings page to see the available options.

    There can be many meta tags. Meta generator is a sub-part of those. Meta viewport is a different meta tag and is not under the scope of this plugin. Please let me know if I am not able to clarify your doubt.

    Plugin Author Pankaj Mondal

    (@gurudeb)

    If you want to compare, you can disable my plugin and check ‘view source’ and again enable my plugin and then compare the ‘view source’. That might clarify your doubt. Please let me know if you need any help.

    yolandal

    (@yolandal)

    That’s odd, I just typed a whole reply and it’s gone…

    Anyway, it’s not that I have doubts about your plugin. I just want to edit the viewport code.
    So I thought to remove the original and add a new viewport with the meta tag manager.
    But the old viewport stays active.
    Can you give me a tip how I can change or delete this?

    meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1, user-scalable=0″

    Plugin Author Pankaj Mondal

    (@gurudeb)

    Hi,

    Do you have access to the template files for your website? There you need to find the header file. That is most of the times named as header.php. Please download the template files and search with the meta tag name.

    It is difficult for me to guess where the file is. If you have Skype, you can find me with username “gurudeb”. With screen share I can guide you.

    yolandal

    (@yolandal)

    Yes, great tip, that worked!!

    Thank you for your offer to connect on Skype. When necessary I will certainly contact you!

    Thanks!

    Bye from the NL
    Yolanda

    Plugin Author Pankaj Mondal

    (@gurudeb)

    Great to hear that it got resolved, Yolanda.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Pankaj

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