meta tags and the Pages plugin

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holmesg
meta tags and the Pages plugin

Our client needs description meta tags in their pages. 

I'm not seeing any way to define this for pages in the Pages plugin. For other sorts of pages (where there's a php and html file) we are just setting a PHP variable, and then in the interface StdPageStart we are writing out a meta description in the head if that variable is set (and using the contents of the variable as the description). 

But I'm not immediately seeing a good way to do this with the pages in the Pages plugin.

Any ideas on how we might achieve this?

ealmasy
Re: meta tags and the Pages plugin

Hi Greg!  What version of CWIS are they running?

holmesg
Re: meta tags and the Pages plugin

3.2.0  :)

ealmasy
Re: meta tags and the Pages plugin

Any chance you could upgrade them to 3.9.1?  I can get you a new version of the Pages plugin that will support this, but it unfortunately won't be backward-compatible as far as 3.2.0.

holmesg
Re: meta tags and the Pages plugin

Hi Ed-

It's a possibility .. but in the announcement, you said that the new release is not recommended for production servers: https://scout.wisc.edu/cwis/forums/announcements/4760#new  is that still the case?

If you think it's reasonably safe to upgrade, we can give our client a quote and recommend doing so. (They have highly customized interfaces, and it's never been a trivial upgrade yet :) )

ealmasy
Re: meta tags and the Pages plugin

I do think it's reasonably safe to upgrade, particularly as we're planning on releasing 4.0.0 within the next month, and going from 3.9.1 to 4.0.0 should be very easy.

CWIS 3.2 to CWIS 4.0 is really a quantum leap in terms of maintainability and extendability.  Support for PHP 7 alone is a significant gain, with the performance boost it brings.

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