Introduction

MetaData, Open Graph, Custom fields

hotoMeta Is a plugin to enable article custom fields to be used as meta content. You can use the benefits of the custom fields to define your own tags and assign them to articles, default values for meta tags and assigning different tags to different article categories. There is no limit fo what meta tags to define, you can even create your own types.

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Content - hotoMeta

Note: Currently the plugin only supports "Text" and "Text Area" custom fields for meta tags.

Installation

  • Download the installation zip file from here (above link) or from the JED.
  • In the Joomla backend select Extensions -> Manage -> Install -> Upload Package File.
  • Browse for the installation zip file and select it for installation.

Configuration

To enable hotoMeta goto Extensions ->Plugins, find "Content - hotoMeta" and enable the plugin.

To change the Field Group that hotMeta will look for, edit the hotoMeta plugin, and change the title of the field group you assign meta fields to, also the name of the tab in content edit view to the desired label.

Usage

  1. Define a field group called "hotoMeta"
  2. Create fields (of text type) and assign them to the field group. The Title will be the property value of the meta tag output. Example: for open graph title the field title then should be "og:title". If you want the meta tag to have a default value. You can define the value in the field "Default Value".
  3. Set "Automatic Display" to "Do Not Automatically Display" so the meta field is not shown along the article content.

For open graph fields see http://ogp.me/

Changelog

1.1.0 - Added support for custom field type "Text Area". Bug fix: quotation marks error in output fixed.
1.0.1 - Spell correction in the language files.
1.0.0 - Initial release.

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Simple, But Powerful


Posted on 04 December 2018
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Functionality

Perfect for adding Facebook Opengraph Tags and other meta information.

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Ease of use

Quick read of the documentation was all I needed to get this going. If you are familiar with Custom Fields, then this will be no problem.

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Support

The developer was quick to respond to my bug reports and feature requests.

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Documentation

There isn't a lot of documentation, it fits on one page, but that's okay because that's all you need. The documentation was clear.

I used this to: A podcast website but any website you have articles you want to control what meta tags say.

hotoMeta

Version:
1.1.0
Developer:
Hometoll - John Moelholt
Last updated:
Dec 02 2018
Date added:
Nov 25 2018
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
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Compatibility:
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