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What do I need to do with "Fill tags" page?


bzboy

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Hello, I just recently had the header tags and SEO mod installed...I have manually typed in the Titles, keywords and descriptions for all of the products/categories.....

 

I noticed the Header tags>fill tags section and I wanted to know if I needed to do anything with this section?

 

Im a newbie to this and need some help...Thank you

 

 

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:thumbsup: You will probably get a quicker response if you ask over at the Header Tags Controller thread (see link in the text provided with the contribution).

Bill Kellum

 

Sounds Good Productions

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fill tags are for any page you have added the code to:

<?php
if ( file_exists(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'header_tags.php') ) {
 require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'header_tags.php');
} else {
?> 
 <title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title>
<?php
}
?>

 

The code above replaces:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php echo CHARSET; ?>"> 
<title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title>

 

Once that has been done to all your root pages then when you go to the option "Text control" you can custom add the title, keywords, and description for each page, but if you don't want to do that then you can use the fill tags option and it will auto fill for you

 

HTH

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fill tags are for any page you have added the code to:

<?php
if ( file_exists(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'header_tags.php') ) {
 require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'header_tags.php');
} else {
?> 
 <title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title>
<?php
}
?>

 

The code above replaces:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php echo CHARSET; ?>"> 
<title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title>

 

Once that has been done to all your root pages then when you go to the option "Text control" you can custom add the title, keywords, and description for each page, but if you don't want to do that then you can use the fill tags option and it will auto fill for you

 

HTH

OK...Make me look like the "bad" guy. :lol: (you "are" correct regarding the fill tags info)

 

:thumbsup: Here is the link to useful HTC information (just in case you have more HTC questions):

http://www.oscommerce.com/forums/index.php?s=&...t&p=1127644

Bill Kellum

 

Sounds Good Productions

STS Tutorials & more: STSv4.6, STS Add-ons (STS Power Pack), STS V4 Forum STS Forum FREE TEMPLATE

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fill tags are for any page you have added the code to:

<?php
if ( file_exists(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'header_tags.php') ) {
 require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'header_tags.php');
} else {
?> 
 <title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title>
<?php
}
?>

 

The code above replaces:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php echo CHARSET; ?>"> 
<title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title>

 

Once that has been done to all your root pages then when you go to the option "Text control" you can custom add the title, keywords, and description for each page, but if you don't want to do that then you can use the fill tags option and it will auto fill for you

 

HTH

im still a bit confused (im a newbie), is this section something I should definitely do to get results? please forgive me but I dont understandwhat I am supposed to do....

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im still a bit confused (im a newbie), is this section something I should definitely do to get results? please forgive me but I dont understandwhat I am supposed to do....
Brad, the safest thing to do would be to run the "fill tags" option. This will automatically add the metatags to your shops pages that will be picked up by the search engines.

 

Run the Fill Tags option. Then to see what it did, open your shop in a different browser window, select "view source" in the browsers "view" menu (for IE anyway).

 

:thumbsup: You should see the info that was added to your shop's pages such as the title, keyword, descriptions, etc.

Bill Kellum

 

Sounds Good Productions

STS Tutorials & more: STSv4.6, STS Add-ons (STS Power Pack), STS V4 Forum STS Forum FREE TEMPLATE

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fill tags are for any page you have added the code to:

<?php
if ( file_exists(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'header_tags.php') ) {
 require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'header_tags.php');
} else {
?> 
 <title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title>
<?php
}
?>

 

The code above replaces:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php echo CHARSET; ?>"> 
<title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title>

 

Once that has been done to all your root pages then when you go to the option "Text control" you can custom add the title, keywords, and description for each page, but if you don't want to do that then you can use the fill tags option and it will auto fill for you

 

HTH

 

let me make sure I understand......so if I manually typed in all of the descriptions,keywords, titles for all of the products/categories, do I still need to use the "fill tags" section? since I manually typed in all of the keywords/descriptions? or am I missing the idea?

Here is the text control page screen shot for my page....please let me know if I need to change anything etc:

tagstextcontrol.jpg

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im still a bit confused (im a newbie), is this section something I should definitely do to get results? please forgive me but I dont understandwhat I am supposed to do....

thank you!.... will this override all of the keywords/descriptions I have already typed in for all of my products? and what info will this be adding? for example, will it be the same for all of the products/categories? and for the "Fill products meta description with Products Description?" do I select yes or no?

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