meta descriptions not showing on place pages using geodirectory and yoast seo

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  • #497083

    Stephen Nipperess
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    Hi guys,
    I am having problems with meta descriptions and page titles entered into each place page not showing on place pages when using geodirectory and yoast seo.

    I am getting an auto-generated page title and no meta descrition.
    I am getting og:description for facebook and twitter:description for twitter but no general meta description for google.

    see attachment for an idea of what I am getting

    #497091

    Kor
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    Hi Stephen ,

    Thanks for your post. Could you share your Website WP admin access here so that I could inspect your backend settings?

    #497094

    Stephen Nipperess
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    #497109

    Guust
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    You have selected to use Yoast instead of GD at …/wp-admin/admin.php?page=gd-settings&tab=general&section=seo but you have not added any meta description for Places at …/wp-admin/admin.php?page=wpseo_titles#top#post-types

    Thanks

    #497116

    Stephen Nipperess
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    Not quite a solution. I have added a custom title and meta description for each individual places entry. But they are not showing on the pages.

    #497160

    Paolo
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    Hi,

    I see what you mean, I asked the developers to follow up.

    Thanks

    #497161

    Stephen Nipperess
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    I figured it out.
    In the yoast seo section
    wp-admin/admin.php?page=wpseo_titles#top#post-types
    under Places (gd_place)
    Enter the variable %%excerpt%% in the description field.

    #497253

    Paolo
    Site Admin
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    Thanks for sharing the solution.

    #497274

    Stephen Nipperess
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    Yes it does work but it should work just by leaving the description field blank. So it still a bug that should be looked into.

    #497294

    Stephen Nipperess
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    Unfortunately this was a false solution.
    What it does is auto generate a meta description from the first paragraph of text entered into Place main content.

    There is still an issue with the seo title and meta description that I have entered into the yoast seo section of each Place entry, not showing on my Place listing page.

    All of the other pages of the website work fine. wordpress pages. Geodirectory category pages, Geodirectory tag pages. It just the place pages that are not showing. But without being able to set meta descriptions this does impact SEO pretty badly.

    #497408

    Paolo
    Site Admin
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    Ok developers have been alerted again and they’ll follow up asap

    #497656

    Kiran
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    Hello Stephen,

    This has been fixed. Please provide FTP credentials so we can check & confirm on your site after applying patch.

    Regards,
    Kiran

    #498110

    Stephen Nipperess
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    #498344

    Kiran
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    Hi Stephen,

    Please check and let us know.

    Kiran

    #498406

    Stephen Nipperess
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    Awesome that does look like it working now.

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