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Posted - August 23 2007 :  09:31:25  Show Profile  Visit SANSOTGROUP's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just noticed that my main pages dont produce any meta descriptions or meta keywords, only the product pages. How do I got about making sure that if no meta description or keywords is found by VPASP to use a default value? Thanks for your help.

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Posted - August 23 2007 :  13:46:21  Show Profile  Visit devshb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
the logic for it is all in the shopheaders.asp file.

it's those 3 functions that you'd tweak if you wanted to add default values when none are found.

If it's any help, we've got a keyword tools addon which allows you to use category level keywords, and to auto-populate your product keywords (and it defaults the meta-keywords on the customer/display pages too when they're missing, which is a handy little by-product of it) -

KeyWord Administration Tools:

Simon Barnaby
[email protected]
Web Design, Online Marketing and VPASP addons

Edited by - devshb on August 23 2007 13:47:30
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Posted - September 21 2007 :  19:33:30  Show Profile  Visit qbantek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For the meta tags on the default.asp page, you will need to add 2 records in the into the configurations table - xdescription and xkeywords. To do so, please follow these steps:

1. Log into VP-ASP admin
2. Go to Advanced->Edit Tables
3. Select "configuration" and click "Edit Table"
4. Click "Add a Record"
5. Enter the following (and leave the other fields blank):
fieldname = xdescription
fieldgroup = main
message = Default Description
fieldgroup2 = details
6. Click "Add a Record"
7. Click "Back to Configurations"

Repeat step 4-7 to add a record for xkeywords.

8. Go to Set-Up and click "Reload Shop Configuration"
9. Go to Set-Up->Merchant details
10. Set the values for those two fields
11. Click "Continue" to save the changes

You should now have the values for your keywords and description meta tags.

(Copied from vpasp.com)


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