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Drupal how-to tutorial: Meta Tags Quick module
What is Meta Tags Quick module?
SEO (Search Engine optimization) is a pivotal way to increase the visibility of your content to the public. To achieve this purpose, you need to make your content not just human readable but also machine readable. This can be achieved using meta tags. Using this module, you can create meta tags fields into your content types for you to key in metadata when creating a node.
What are Meta Tags Quick functions/features?
o Add meta tag fields into content type
o Use field to enter meta tags when creating a node (not auto)
o Define path based tags
Path based tags is needed for pages like front page, view and panel because these pages are not from node creation that you can enter meta tags field. This is not an issue in Meta Tags module since fieldis not used.
o Import data from Nodewords module
- metatags_quick_extra: Auto tag
o Keywords using taxonomy terms
o Description using node content or node teaser
How to install Meta Tags Quick?
- Install Meta Tags Quick module
- Enable Meta tags (quick), Extra functionality and Upgrade from nodewords
- 2 ways to create meta field
o go to content type manage field, add meta tags that you prefer
o or shortcut: enable default meta tags @admin/config/search/metatags_quick
- Now you can enter meta tags when creating node since meta tags field are created
- Optional activation of the auto meta tagging of keyword and description @ admin/config/search/metatags_quick/auto
What are Meta Tags Quick Dependencies?
- Administer metatags(quick)
- Edit meta tags
How to configure Meta Tags Quick settings? What are available options in Meta Tags Quick GUI?
Back end setting:
Or Administration > Configuration > Search and Metadata > Meta Tags (quick) settings
o Option to use path based tags
o Define maximum length of path based tags
o Create and attach metatag fields to comment, path based meta tags, taxonomy terms and users:
§ Revisit after
Once attached, green ticks will appear and you cannot detach using the admin setting here anymore. This is because removing field is considered a serious action and all the data related to the field will be lost so you can only delete the field by going into manage field setting for the particular content type. Please refer to http://drupal.org/node/1267686
Warning: read this before you attach any field. As stated above, you cannot bulk delete field once set, you need to delete the fields one by one if you decide that this module is not suitable. You cannot disable module once field are created. The field list bound to the modules need to be deleted first one by one and if you enable many, you actually have to manually delete then all slowly. YOU ARE WARNED!
Looks scary right?
Or Administration > Configuration > Search and metadata > Meta tags (quick) settings > Upgrade from nodewords
To import meta tags data from Nodeword
Or Administration > Configuration > Search and metadata > Meta tags (quick) settings > Manage Fields
Add new field/ add existing fields for meta tags
Or Administration > Configuration > Search and metadata > Meta tags (quick) settings > Display Fields
Adjust field display
- Or Administration > Configuration > Search and metadata > Meta tags (quick) settings > Auto settings
o Add global/default keyword to certain content types (note encouraged since unique meta tags is good for SEO, rather than same meta tags for all pages)
o Auto-keyword vocabulary: to add tags or taxonomy terms into meta keyword
o Auto-meta description generated from node body/node teaser
- Or Administration > Configuration > Search and metadata > Meta tags (quick) settings > Path-Based Metatags
o Create new path
o Manage paths
- Field UI for meta tags data entry when creating a node
- Granular control, have unique meta tags for each and every nodes
- No central control, need to add meta tags node by node
- Meta Tag module