Meta Description

Plugin URI: Contributors: bitacre
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Tags: meta, description, seo, search, google, tags, tag, html, box, post
Requires at least: 3.0
Tested up to: 4.9.4
Stable tag: 1.0.6

Adds a meta box to the edit posts/pages admin area for inputing an HTML meta description.


Plugin that allows you to easily give individual posts and pages an HTML meta description from the edit post/pages admin area.


  1. Download the latest zip file and extract the meta-description directory.
  2. Upload this directory inside your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate 'Meta Description' from the 'Plugins' tab on the Dashboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a shortcode?

No. The meta description is inputted in a meta box from the "edit post" or "edit page" admin pages. It is inserted automatically when the plugin is activated.


Meta Description Screenshot 1
The meta description post meta box.



  • Actually, I added a lines to remove any line breaks in the description.
  • And changed the input on the admin page to be smaller.


  • Tested up to WP 4.9.4


  • Purely cosmetic update for WordPress 4.4


  • Reordered hooks?


  • Fixed escaping of meta description string


  • Fixes display of meta description on index pages.


  • First released version, no changes yet.

Upgrade Notice


  • Improved handling of line breaks in meta description string.


  • No actual changes, just confirmed testing up to version 4.9.4.


  • Purely cosmetic update for WordPress 4.4. Happy New Year.


  • Minor upgrade.


  • Recommended upgrade, meta descriptions containing certain characters may display improperly in previous versions.


  • Recommended upgrade, fixes a bug.


  • First released version, nothing to upgrade to.

Readme Generator

  • This plugin's readme.txt file was generated by the Readme Generator for WordPress Plugins.


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3 Thoughts on “Meta Description

  1. When I add in the Meta Description does this plug in also take care of the keywords or do I have to do that seperatly?

  2. Hi,

    When you install the plugin, the link to visit this page is “”.

    Check the double .com.


  3. There is no function to add a description to main page, when it’s not a static?

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