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MetaGenerator plugin automatically generates description and keywords meta tags by pulling text from joomla content. With this plugin you can also control some title options and add canonical url meta tag.

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Breaks Joomla

Posted on 22 December 2014

Doesn't work.


Lots of spelling errors in plugin instructions.

I used this to: Installing this breaks 3.x installed with new PHP. Because it is using an obsolete PHP tag called "DS". Modifying the code to add:
if(!defined('DS')) define('DS', DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR);

Fixed the error. However, it still is not generator metatags for pages.

OK! This plugin I use for more than 4 years on different web sites and it saves a lot of time for webmaster by allowing website optimization in few steps, by using this together with Joomla! default settings. It automate job of web master by adding automatically keywords, The only one reason I get 4 star to author is canonical settings in this plugin that could be very dangerous when it comes to SEO. I suggest author to improve canonical settings, because for now by following constructor description this plugin cause some importan error.

If you activate canonical tag in this plugin as author suggested with entering URL like this main pages is not indexable that show a lot of seo software analysis tools, for example seo doctor, but all other pages are have properly set canonical tag. If I correct error and enter URL like this, full path, then main page is OK, but all other pages are not indexable because their URL get one more slash /. And page, for example about-us, look like this

I hope that autor will consider these changes and publish new plugin with properly set canonical tag, or to exclude that option from the plugin. Plugin is free, I appreciate this, but if this has serious error like this, than free can cost much more when judges come to crawl website, for example google bot, ect.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your feedback.

There is no error and no problem of using canonical URL with or without slash, it is just about preference. Pick up what version do you prefer and use it. The only problem with Metageneratos is that it doesn't let you to choose what version of the URL you prefer and only support top level domain URL without slash.

If you don't belive me, read this from Google Webmaster Blog and from Matt Cutts:


Very good!

Posted on 16 July 2013

It seems to be a very good component to me. Unfortunately it doesn't fit my needs because I'm looking for a component which also writes the keywords into the database, so Joomla's related-items-plugin is able to compare them. If you only need it for SEO it is, of course, excellent.

So top of the cream would be the optional feature to let the component add the automatically generated keywords to the database.

I wish I could put in ten stars! This plug-in works perfectly for canonicals!!! When I converted to 2.5, I changed my navivigation and lost my inbound links. So I recreated an unpublished menu for the hidden pages to recreate the old pages, which gave me duplicates in search. The plug-in was easily installed and HAS PERFECT CANONICALIZATION FOR JOOMLA 2.5!!! Thank you very, very much!

Very good

Posted on 11 June 2012

Very usefull and easy. In the global configuration must be disabled the show site name in title or you have it doubled

Hesitant at first!

Posted on 03 February 2012

I was looking for two things, keywords taken from articles to populate Meta description and tags. This did it and best of all, IT'S FREE. Can't get better than that, thanks!

Great little plugin

Posted on 26 September 2011

This is a great simple plugin, that took a load of work out of my hands. It does exactly what it says. The beauty is that it doesn't override manually set Titles, descriptions or keywords. So it just fills the article you forgot.

High quality product

Posted on 21 September 2011

Blacklist and golden words - a smart feature. For half an hour, i optimized the keywords in almost every article of up to 90%, great plugin, thanks to the developers for a very high quality product, you saved us a lot of time and effort.

PS: I really did not understand why Canonical URL

Thank you very much!

Posted on 21 August 2011

Plugin is very good, he decided to challenge my canonical url. Tested to Joomla 1.6 and 1.7, meta tags work perfectly

Works very well for me on Joomla 1.6. Developer's been very helpful and promptly answered any question.

Be noted that it pulls meta from and for articles only, which was exactly what I needed. A really good extension altogether.



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Juan Padial
Date added:
Jan 15 2010
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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