NOTE: This plugin generates the meta data "on the fly" when the page is loaded, it does not save the meta data to the content's meta data fields seen in the Joomla editor. These fields can then be used to override the auto-generated meta description generated by this plugin. To see the plugin at work, you must view your page's source in your browser.
** SEOSimple 2.0 Features **
** Ability to customize how the front page meta description is handled. You can choose between having it auto generated based on the front page's content, or using the default Joomla site-wide meta description.
** HTML page title configuration. Set your page titles in three different ways:
1. [CONTENT TITLE] | [SITE NAME]
2. [SITE NAME] | [CONTENT TITLE]
3. [CONTENT TITLE] (Joomla 1.5 default)
You can also customize what the separator is (in this ex. it's a pipe |, but can be any character).
** Additionally, you can customize the front page of your site's title tag in a number of different ways (or not at all). Layouts include:
[Disable - Use Joomla Default]
[Custom Title] | [Site Title]
[Site Title] | [Custom Title]
[Site Title] | [Default Title] *NEW*
[Default Title] | [Site Title] *NEW*
[Custom Title] | [Default Title] *NEW*
[Default Title] | [Custom Title] *NEW*
** *NEW in 2.0* We have added the ability to set your category pages to "noindex, follow" -- a common meta robots setting for such pages to avoid duplicate content penalties.
All feedback is greatly appreciated and will go towards making future versions even better. Enjoy!
The only change I could see was att the "generator" and the cange was from joonla to SEOSimple.
Title and description meta was the same before and after installing and activating.
So Im thinking this is a cheap way for the author to get free advertising for the extension and the webbsite!
Please correct me if Im wrong, and do tell me what this extension really do!
Hopefully you don't just install plugins without first asking yourself if you need them and then reading about how they work. The instructions for this plugin are clear, as are how it works. The credit meta (a useless piece of meta that serves little in the way of advertising) can easily be turned off via the plugin's options.
As for what it does -- it does what it says it does -- automatically generates meta descriptions on the fly for Joomla articles, saving users the need for manually entering meta descriptions for each article.
Hi dmohr, the plugin "simply takes the starting chunk of text from the page’s content and applies that as the value for the meta description tag in the page’s head". It does not write anything to the articles themselves. It does this all dynamically when the page loads. Simply view the source of your page and you'll see it in the HEAD tags.
Thanks Max. The conflicts with 3rd party extensions in the backend should be resolved in the next version (v1.5) of the plugin, which I'm hoping to have time to release in the next several weeks.
I don't know if really the search engin aren't looking for meta keywords, so I'm hoping the next version will have at least for the long articles some keywords generation features!!!