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The Metatag module allows you to automatically provide structured metadata, aka "meta tags", about a website. In the context of search engine optimization, when people refer to meta tags they are usually referring to the meta description tag and the meta keywords tag that may help improve the rankings and display of a site in search engine results. In addition, the module provides support for meta tags (Open Graph Protocol from Facebook, Twitter Cards from Twitter) that allow control of how content appears when shared on social networks.
This project is the offical Drupal 7 and D8 successor of the Nodewords module. As of v7.x-1.5 a submodule (Metatag:Importer) is provided to convert data from Nodewords.
Metatag for D8
A port to Drupal 8 is underway with initial betas available; keep track of the D8 plan issues to follow development.
Metatag for D7
- Supports a large number of commonly used meta tags, including the page title, canonical URL, description, etc, and for Facebook's Open Graph, Twitter Cards and Dublin Core via included submodules (see full list).
- Global settings to control meta tags on all pages.
- Per entity and per entity bundle to control default meta tags for all items of a certain type, e.g. all nodes of a certain content type.
- Ability to override meta tags on each entity object, e.g. to override meta tags on an individual node.
- Multi-lingual support using the Entity Translation module and translation support using the Internationalization (i18n) module.
- Full support for entity revisions and workflows based upon revision editing, including compatibility with the Revisioning and Workbench Moderation modules.
- Customize meta tags for specific paths (or other conditions) using Context and included Metatag:Context submodule.
- Customize meta tags for custom pages built using Panels and Views using included submodules.
- Individual permissions for each meta tag can be enabled (see README.txt).
- Meta tags can be optionally added to admin pages.
- Exportable default meta tag configuration.
- Extendable and flexible API for define new meta tags.
- Support for Devel Generate (sub-module).
- Video tutorial explaining improvements in v1.5 and providing a suggested setup process.
- Drupal core release blockers for Metatag
Notes / Known Issues
- The module was renamed from "metatags" to "metatag" in late 2011, sites that have the original version installed will need to have the old version disabled before the new version can be installed.
Alternatives and similar modules
- Metatags Quick - Uses the Field API to store its meta tag data. Metatag on D7 does not use the Field API for reasons of flexibility and usability. On D8 Metatag does use Field API so the Metatags Quick maintainers will hopefully be helping on Metatag's D8 port.
- Page title - Functionality was merged into Metatag.
- Open Graph meta tags - Functionality was merged into Metatag.
- Refresh - Functionality was merged into Metatag.
- Metatag iTunes - Functionality was merged into Metatag.
The code has been made available on two other repository services for people who have specific technical needs:
- Github: https://github.com/DamienMcKenna/metatag
- Bitbucket: https://bitbucket.org/DamienMcKenna/metatag
These repositories are considered write-only, pull requests to those repositories will be recreated on d.o. and pushed back out once the changes are reviewed & committed.
- Maintenance status: Actively maintained
- Development status: Under active development
- Module categories: SEO
- Reported installs: 329,993 sites currently report using this module. View usage statistics.
- Downloads: 1,907,778
- Automated tests: Enabled
- Last modified: May 16, 2016
- Stable releases are covered by the security advisory policy.
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