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Metadata for Categories

In the previous version of Joomla you we're not able to insert meta data on a category. When displaying content on a category blog view or a category table view, Google or any other search engine would simple read the global meta data for the site creating repeated meta information across the Joomla website. In the latest version you'll see that there are now parameters that have been made available for the addition of the meta keywords and meta description.

Joomla 1.6 has made it quite easy to add meta data to a category.

Adding Metadata to a Joomla 1.6 Category

Simple click an existing category from the Contents menu from the backend or create a new one and expand the Metadata Options panel on the right hand side of the screen.


Here you can set your desired meta description and meta keywords. 

Extra features that have been added which are very nice include alternative page titles which will allow you to control the title of the page if you want it different to what is actually displayed on the content area of the screen. Author meta and the robots tag has also been included at the categories level which tells the search engine whether or not to index and follow content and links on the category level.

Add in the details that you need and hit Save & Close.

Last modified on Sunday, 09 January 2011 20:42
Peter Bui

Peter Bui

Peter Bui has been a Joomla designer and Joomla developer since 2006 back in the very early days of Joomla. Peter has been building websites using Joomla ever since. PB Web Development started back in 2006 and has been creating websites for clients in Australia, USA, Canada, UK and Israel.


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