Extension:ArticleMetaDescription

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ArticleMetaDescription
Release status: stable
Implementation Data extraction
Description Adds SEO-friendly <meta description="..." /> tags containing a brief snippet of the article to article pages' HTML
Author(s)
Latest version 1.4
MediaWiki 1.39+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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ArticleMetaDescription extension adds SEO-friendly <meta description="..." /> tags containing a brief snippet of the article to article pages' HTML.

Additionally said description for the Main Page only can be overridden by editing the MediaWiki:Description interface message.

Installation

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  • Download and move the extracted ArticleMetaDescription folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/ArticleMetaDescription
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'ArticleMetaDescription' );
    
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Usage

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ArticleMetaDescription automatically takes the first paragraph of the article and puts it into the <meta description="..." /> tag inside the page header section. All templates (infoboxes, tables etc.) are ignored by default.

It's possible to set predefined description for the wiki's main page (the name of which is specified in MediaWiki:Mainpage) by putting desired text into the MediaWiki:Description message.

See also

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