Extension:Add HTML Meta and Title
| Add HTML Meta and Title
Release status: stable
|Description||Allows for easier SEO (search engine optimization) with MediaWiki.|
|Author(s)||Jim Wilson, Dennis Roczek (dennisroczektalk)|
|Latest version||0.7 (2015-09-29)|
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When you enter the following in a wiki page:
<seo title="word1,word2" metakeywords="word3,word4" metadescription="word5,word6" google-site-verification="123456789-abfd123456" />
...or the shorter...
<seo title="word1,word2" metak="word3,word4" metad="word5,word6" google-site-verification="123456789-abfd123456" />
...these words are added to the HTML title and meta headers. This makes SEO (search engine optimization) with MediaWiki easier.
For example, the above would become:
<title>word1,word2 - Wiki Name</title> (the string "word1,word2" replaces page title) <meta name="keywords" content="word3,word4" /> <meta name="description" content="word5,word6" /> <meta google-site-verification="123456789-abfd123456" />
(These are new meta tags - existing metas are left untouched.)
- Download and place the file(s) in a directory called
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadExtension( 'AddHTMLMetaAndTitle' );
- Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
To users running MediaWiki 1.30 or earlier:
The instructions above describe the new way of installing this extension using
If you need to install this extension on these earlier versions (MediaWiki 1.30 and earlier), instead of
wfLoadExtension( 'AddHTMLMetaAndTitle' );, you need to use:
- added support for PHP CodeSniffer checks
- fixed any remaining errors and warnings.
- added Google's site verification tag
- modified to work with MW versions 1.1.2 and up (Revision by Mic)
- have put
$emt="";in the parseSEO function because I got some nasty PHP notice for an unitialised variable...
- added htmlspecialchars() as a filter to the text that is displayed in the title and meta - anything else needed to prevent malicious people? I think no. (If you are an English speaker you may want to use the htmlentities PHP function, which is more restrictive)
- Initial version - everything works.
- Extension:WikiSEO is based on this extension, but rewritten to modern MediaWiki standards and under active development.
- If you only want to override the title on pages (not append words to it), you might also look at the DISPLAYTITLE tag in combination with the Manual:$wgAllowDisplayTitle and Manual:$wgRestrictDisplayTitle settings.
- Extension:Semantic Meta Tags for easily setting meta and keywords on entire namespaces or individual pages