Update: Turns out the meta tag was there however, it does not replace the primary meta tags already in place on your page. This is why I missed it. The original description tag that has no content is still at the top of the page; this is what is read in your Google search results. The tag input by this plug-in occurs later in the page; I don’t think this is good mark-up as I think the search engine still reads the first meta tag. The main point of updating your meta tags if for SEO.
Use the simplest setting, updating the meta description, and this tag is still unchanged on site. Oh well…
- This topic was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by msjentay.
I don’t think it’s an issue with the plugin, likely a caching issue because I see a description tag on your site. I’ve replied to your thread just now – https://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-meta-tag-manager-not-working-description-meta-tag-content/#post-8785490
I hope you consider giving it another chance and change your rating of the plugin.
Thanks for updating your review.
I still don’t think there’s much we could have done here, as you were expecting the plugin to do something it can’t, which is replacing the meta data your theme or another plugin outputs.
The point of this plugin is to be as lightweight as possible. Scanning your output pages for meta tags, replacing output to avoid duplicates etc. will slow your site page loads down and be a detriment to your user experience. I think the trade-off for speed is worth it.
One thing we could consider in the future (which I have noted down in my wishlist previously actually) is to scan the pages your created meta tags will be on and warn people within the settings page of a duplicate tag. However, it is a time-consuming feature and as this is a free plugin it will take some time to implement, unless someone volunteers 🙂
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