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dynamic meta name / description

Thread began 9/12/2009 2:29 pm by missbrashaw307820 | Last modified 9/14/2009 1:36 pm by Jimmy Wu | 1509 views | 3 replies |


dynamic meta name / description

Is there a simple way in dreamweaver to make the the meta descriptions and titles dynamic?
My site is built from PHP templates so the names / descriptions of each page are the same (from the template) and I would like each one to be more relevant to the individual page ie: include the product name.


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tom92909Beta Tester

I can think of 2 possible solutions for you.

1. Dynamic with an include file.
2. Dynamic pulling from a SQL table.

The external include file would be easier to explain here, so I'll give you a quick example...

Add the following line to any page you want to include metatags to

<?php include ('my_metatags.php'); ?> 

<?php echo MY_META?>


Create a file called my_metatags.php
Below are the contents that can be added to any and/or all pages on your website.


('MY_META' '<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<meta name="keywords" content="">
<meta name="description" content="">
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Here is the code I like to use to create page titles dynamically... this will generate the page title based on the page name.


$currentPage = basename($_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME'], '.php'); 
$currentPage = str_replace('_', ' ', $currentPage);
if ($currentPage == 'index') { $currentPage = 'home'; }
$currentPage = ucwords($currentPage);

Please note that it will do a replace to underscores with a space and then will capitalize the first letter of each word. So "this_page.php" becomes "This Page". You just then need to echo the $currentPage variable within your title.



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Jimmy Wu

Both those solutions look great. Thanks for helping out on this issue.

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