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page title, keywords, description

Thread began 5/27/2010 1:15 am by CraigR | Last modified 6/02/2010 7:20 am by CraigR | 2189 views | 7 replies |

CraigRBeta Tester

page title, keywords, description

i have attempted to make these page sections editable via the CMS interface, but as well as the relevant content, i get lots of superfluous text.

for example, within the title tags, instead of just the title, i get the following...

<div onclick="document.location.href='admin/contents_update.php?ContentID=15&returnPage=/index.php'" onmouseover="document.getElementById('content_19386_15').style.cssText=(' position:absolute;background-image:url(images/semi_transparent1.png); z-index:1000; width:'+this.offsetWidth+'px;height:'+this.offsetHeight+'px')" onmouseout="document.getElementById('content_19386_15').style.cssText='position:absolute;background-image:url(images/semi_transparent1.png); z-index:1000;visibility:hidden'">
<div id="content_19386_15" style="position:absolute;background-image:url(images/semi_transparent1.png); z-index:1000;visibility:hidden">&nbsp;</div>
<div style="position:absolute;z-index:1001;margin-top:-15px;margin-left:-17px">
<img src="images/CMSedit.png" border="0" onclick="document.location.href='admin/contents_update.php?ContentID=15&returnPage=/index.php'" />
</div><p>The page title text</p></div></title>
is it possible to format the content appropriately ?

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CraigRBeta Tester

fixed, i think

i changed the value of the final parameter in the WA_getCMSContent clause from false, to true.

seems to work, though i can't find reference to it in the documentation

In the html editor, unless i go to 'source' and remove them, paragraph tags are automatically added.

Whilst relatively easy to remove, do they have an effect on how keywords / description / title are read by search engine spiders ?

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Eric Mittman

To control the formatting of the source code you will need to make updates to a few pages in the site, you can do all of the changes at once with a global find and replace, here is a post with the details of what to look for and what to update it with.


in your original post were you referring to the format of the source code or did you mean that extra code you didn't want was being included? Let us know if there is still a problem and we will look into with you.

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CraigRBeta Tester

thanks for the reply eric.

in my original post, it was the additional code i was having a problem with.

changing the parameter as i mentioned has resolved this part.

the only issue I now have is the tags which are saved along with the text in html editor.

whilst looking at the source, i can delete these tags, but i wondered if i could do this programatically on the instances where i was editing the meta tags.

i also wondered if these paragraph tags within the meta tags have an effect on how keywords / description / title are read by search engine spiders ?

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Eric Mittman

I do not know the impact of having the extra tags in your meta tag area for SEO purposes but I think it would be a good idea to not have anything here that you did not intent on. I'm not aware of any settings that would suppress the tags from being created in the first place so you may need to strip them out either manually or with some scripting.

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CraigRBeta Tester

Thanks Eric, I now know what I am dealing with.

Here is my idea - who knows, it may be a wishllist feature for the next release.
If you can think of a neater solution, please advise

Add a field to pcms2_contents as a flag as to whether or not to have html formatting.

if no formatting is required, use the php strip_tags() function on the string in the contents field.
edit the contents_insert and contents_update pages accordingly

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Try naming your content "meta-keywords", "meta-description", and "meta-title".

That will automatically enable the editing of these fields using form text fields and memo fields so that the paragraph tag is not an issue.

It will work just like the optimization feature of the cms in site sculptor.

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CraigRBeta Tester

Thanks Ray.

this moves my 3 meta-content areas to 'page optimization' which I didn't know was there! - perhaps I should read the instructions better !

Saves me a bit of work.


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