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For example, I have an url:

mysite.com/author/admin

It's not considered as single post or single page to add meta tag via SEO plugin. And to this page I want to add something like:

<meta name="description" content="All posts by author admin."/>

Is there are any way to do this? Thanks in advance!

  • What i get from your question the stuff related to author archive. If you're using yoast seo, for example, you can check setting inside Archive->Author Archive – Ignat B. Aug 25 '16 at 9:46
  • Yeah, but from this menu I can't add meta tag to my url: /author/admin Maybe just hardcode it in header.php? – teheteh Aug 25 '16 at 10:17
  • Can you share how the page at this url is created? – bynicolas Aug 27 '16 at 1:23
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There is not a standerized way to add HTML meta tags in WordPress but you can use wp_head action as a generic way to add meta tags.

I think description meta tag should not be in the theme, as you suggest in your answer, because description meta tag is a property of the document, nothing to do with the look and feel of the document, that is, the theme.

This is a samlple code to do it:

add_action( 'wp_head', 'cyb_author_archive_meta_desc' );
function cyb_author_archive_meta_desc() {

   // Check is we are in author archive
   // https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/is_author/
   if( is_author() ) {
       // get_queried_object() returns current author in author's arvhives
       // https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/classes/wp_query/get_queried_object/
       $author = get_queried_object();

       // Generate meta description
       $description = sprintf( __( 'All posts by author %s', 'cyb-textdomain' ), $author->display_name );

       // Print description meta tag
       echo '<meta name="description" content="' . esc_attr( $description ) . '">';
   }

}
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UPDT: Figured it out. Had to just hardcode it in header.php file located in my theme name folder.

<!-- Meta Tags -->

<?php if (is_archive() && !is_category()){
   echo '<meta property="og:description"  content="Your description"/>';
}
?>

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