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  • Resolved leoneagle


    Hi, we are using an EDD based theme to sell music tracks. In our theme the “EDD downloads” are called “beats”.

    To automatically create SEO effective meta-descriptions,
    we need to make Yoast Seo plugin automatically populate seo titles and meta description of beats with correct taxonomies.

    To do this we use the default meta description, the one located in the “Search Appearance” section of Yoast SEO, in the “Content Types” tab. There we have a “Beat (download)” section, where we can insert the default Seo Title and Meta Description.

    Specifically we need these three taxonomies to be displayed:
    %%ct_download_category%% (used for the mood of the tracks)
    %%ct_download_tag%% (used for musical instruments)
    %%ct_genre%% (used for music genres)

    %%ct_download_category%% is the only one that is shown correctly in the google snippet preview.

    Among the snippet variables, Yoast SEO also recognizes %%ct_genre%% and %%ct_download_tag%%, but in the google preview these snippets are not displayed correctly.

    How can we solve this problem?
    I hope I managed to explain the problem.
    Let me know if it is necessary for me to explain further.

    Thanking you in advance,
    Kind regards,


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  • Plugin Support Md Mazedul Islam Khan


    We are sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with our plugin. In some cases, the snippet preview fails to output the correct value of the custom template variables but the values correctly appear in the front end part of the relevant page source code.

    In this case, can you please confirm whether you’re seeing the expected value on the relevant page front end part’s source code?

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Thread Starter leoneagle


    Hi Md Mazedul,
    first of all thanks for your kind reply.
    I hadn’t thought to do this check because I didn’t know what and where to look but actually, looking at the source code, I could see that the variables appear correctly.

    For example in this view-source:

    There was also another problem, but that too has been resolved. Anyway, I want to share it with you in case you want to solve it.
    We use WPML string translation to translate the default strings. I translate the default seo titles and meta descriptions with string translation, but in the Yoast preview you see the untranslated content. However in the source code of the page, the content is translated correctly.

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    Plugin Support devnihil


    @leoneagle Thanks for confirming your initial issue is resolved.

    Per the we ask that you please create a separate topic for the other issue you are experiencing. That way it’s easier to track issues and provide assistance on your specific concerns on your specific site. Plus, if others are experiencing the issue it’s easier for them to find the forum thread.

    You may make a new topic here:

    Plugin Support Priscilla Chapman


    We’re marking this issue as resolved.

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