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comment How to modify an existing meta description?
yeah I was hoping to not have to get quite so "hard core" with this. Thought it would be as simple as filtering the_meta but now that I've played with all sorts of approaches, it's clear why none of them can work. I could also filter the content of a specific seo plugin, but then again this would only work on blogs that have that specific plugin installed, which I'd like to avoid. So much more difficult than I thought it would be. If you have any flashes of inspiration, please let me know! =)
Jul
10
comment How to modify an existing meta description?
Thanks for the followup! I could edit the theme, yes... but then it would work ONLY in that specific theme which is not desirable. I need a way to do this via a filter so that it will be theme agnostic. I have looked at many SEO plugins, and they all can easily ADD meta tags, but I want to MODIFY existing ones, which appears to be a completely different animal. If I could get the_head just like you can with the_content, then it would be theoretically fairly simple. But there appears to be no way to get the <head> contents, and filter them in place. Any other ideas??
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Jul
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revised How to modify an existing meta description?
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Jul
10
comment How to modify an existing meta description?
No, that part works fine, either approach works. But that's not the issue. If you could re-read what I need (to filter the meta description) and offer any additional suggestions I'd greatly appreciate it!
Jul
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asked How to modify an existing meta description?
Jul
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comment Need to capture “keyword” added to the end of the post, even with “pretty permalinks”
Oh very cool, will try the analyzer... thanks!!
Jul
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comment Need to capture “keyword” added to the end of the post, even with “pretty permalinks”
Hmm... thanks for the tutorial, unfortunately the slightly broken English is giving me a hard time and there seems to be a pretty major bug in the very first function he provides, that I'm not sure how to fix. Still, I'll try to decipher this or find a similar tutorial written by another author. Thanks for the direction.
Jul
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comment Need to capture “keyword” added to the end of the post, even with “pretty permalinks”
Yes indeed, it's the reverse. If default permalinks are chosen, then my original htaccess code works fine (since there is no other code to conflict with). But once a different structure is chosen, then my code conflicts. I would like to address this in PHP rather than mod_rewrite hacking, and it does appear there are some functions & hooks to do so, but they're a little over my head... I'm looking at codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Rewrite but can't really grasp how to work with it on the fly like I'm needing.
Jul
3
comment Need to capture “keyword” added to the end of the post, even with “pretty permalinks”
I'm afraid it's not that simple, perhaps I need to explain more clearly. If a user installs my plugin on an existing WP site that uses a custom "pretty" permalink structure, then they cannot DISABLE their pretty permalinks just to satisfy my plugin. The plugin's requirements are completely separate from the rest of their site. It needs its OWN permalinks rule, that operates entirely independently of the rest of the site.
Jul
3
comment Need to capture “keyword” added to the end of the post, even with “pretty permalinks”
Interesting... I'm not sure that would really help in my case however, since the problem is that when my plugin is being used as intended, there is no query string, the user simply passes the keyword as part of the URL itself. So there is no "original query string" to append to...
Jul
3
comment Need to capture “keyword” added to the end of the post, even with “pretty permalinks”
I'm afraid the point has been missed. The feature that my users specifically WANT is to pass their keyword in the URL itself, not a query string parameter. But in WP the plugin has to respect that they may have a different default permalinks structure. I can't over-rule what they have set. I don't actually care what their permalinks setting is, I just need the plugin to work as designed with regards to the incoming keyword.
Jul
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asked Need to capture “keyword” added to the end of the post, even with “pretty permalinks”