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Auto Generate Meta For Posts/Pages (26 posts)

  1. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello.

    I recently changed over to SEO Ultimate and so far so good.

    I have a feature suggestion I think the developer should highly consider. Since I am new with this plugin I can't go back and add meta description and keywords to over 3000 posts so I think the plugin should allow auto-generation of meta description and meta keywords from information in the post.

    For example, meta description takes first few sentences of a post and meta keywords can use the post's tags. Same thing for pages.

    Feel free to share your thoughts and/or support this feature request. I think it would be very useful.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/seo-ultimate/

  2. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'd also like to add that if an editor includes meta data within a post edit page it should overwrite the auto-generated meta data.

    In other words, I would enable the auto-generation for already existing posts but for posts from then on would manually type in keywords which would overwrite the auto-generated ones from the post's tags.

    I hope that made sense. I think this would be a very beneficial feature. Please show support.

  3. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I feel like I wrote a lot so I'll break down what I'm looking for in a simple list:

    • option to auto-generate meta keywords and description from post
    • meta description would grab the first 160 characters in a post (first few sentences)
    • meta keywords would use a post's category and tags
    • if custom meta is edited through a post edit screen it overwrites the auto-generated meta info
    • a mass edit meta description screen for posts/pages
    • a mass edit meta keywords screen for posts/pages
  4. John
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 4 years ago #

    All the features you mentioned are already in the works for future releases.

    Thanks for your feedback.

  5. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That's awesome! Can't wait.

  6. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    By the way, what kind of turnaround can we expect for these features to be included?

  7. John
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 4 years ago #

    I expect many of the features you listed to be launched by the end of July.

  8. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Awesome.

  9. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I also wanted to add that auto-generated meta should only apply to single post pages and regular pages, not main index pages. This would prevent conflict of keywords.

  10. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I noticed the recent updates included new changes to the meta options but no auto-generation or overwrite for custom meta. Is this still a planned feature?

  11. John
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, they are still planned features; I just didn't get them done as soon as I originally planned.

  12. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Awesome!

  13. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The new page excerpt option doesn't work for auto-generation of meta descriptions for pages and posts.

    Also, any ETA on the auto-generation of keywords through tags? Besides for the other things in this thread.

    Thanks!

  14. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Any word on the dynamic meta keyword/description generation feature?

    This is important for SEO ;).

    Thanks!

  15. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok...I guess this feature is being delayed?

  16. jeremanu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, that would be awesome. Just that little thing with generating description in pages and posts, because that {excerpt} doesn't work.

  17. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What happened to the development of this plugin and these features?

  18. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Does no one work on this plugin any more? That's a real shame.

    I was hoping for at least a mass single post meta keywords editor, kind of like the meta descriptions editor. It doesn't help much with the tags already in place but at least it's something.

    Is this plugin's development dead?

  19. John
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Development is not dead. On the contrary, there are many new features being developed behind-the-scenes. There will be a series of new releases in the next few days. The keywords editor is coming very soon, probably in the next 24 hours.

  20. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply. I was getting worried :-/.

    I saw the update go through. I await the mass meta keywords editor :D.

    Thanks!

  21. jeremanu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    But what about descriptions auto-generator? It still doesn;t work.

  22. John
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 4 years ago #

    @mtroche13: The keywords editor is in the new version 4.6

    @JereManU: The descriptions auto-generator works fine for me. The {excerpt} variable pulls whatever you have typed into the post's "Excerpt" box. Does it fail to work for you even if you type in an excerpt?

  23. jeremanu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I don't know if this works with excerpt box, but it doesn't work fine with doing excerpt from the posts content, I mean the description isn't done, there's just no any description generated.
    Sometimes it generate but in a strange way, for example with wordpress plugin like 'yet another releated posts' when there is added 'no releated posts' then seo ultimate does the description tag with content="no releated posts", lol.

  24. mtroche13
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok so the update went through and so far so good, but it would be better if keywords editor displayed by latest posted (which is default for viewing posts list in admin) instead of alphabetical.

  25. jeremanu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Okay, is there any command instead of {excerpt} which can I write in meta descriptions menu? I would like to have auto-generated description from post, like in other seo plugins it works fine. I think it would be good, because excerpt box is often not filled up (don't remember to do it usually, it's not that important). Answer, please.

  26. jlomaga
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Any update on auto generated keywords? I'm planning on switching over as I need to ditch our rating plugin, and this seems to be the only SEO with Google Rich Snippets. But Keyword generation based off WP Categories and WP Keywords is a biggie in my book.

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