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    jbuxton61
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    I am using the Genesis SEO features. My site was developed using posts & categories – http://www.compomat.com.

    When view the single post page the Meta Title Tag is using the post title, not the Title & Description information that I entered into the Theme SEO settings for that post.

    For example, for the single post url: http://compomat.com/walnut-shell-blasting-media/ if you view the source the Title is <title>Walnut Shell Products</title> (which is the post tile) and no Meta Description is entered. What I entered into the Theme Settings for that post is: Custom Document Title: Walnut Shell Blasting Media and in Custom Post/Page Meta Description: Walnut Shell Blast Media is an eco-friendly soft abrasive grit used in environmentally safe paint stripping, coatings removal, filtration, as well as in cosmetic products.

    So the single posts are not showing what I put in the Theme SEO settings. – WHY? and WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?

    #49745

    Dorian Speed
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    Hmm. First off – wow, that’s a really complex site! I like how you’ve displayed the product information. Am learning a lot about composition materials from trying to figure out this problem.

    You’re using a post template that has a widget below the individual post, right? And using a Featured Page widget (or Featured Widget Amplified) to display other posts below the general overview of Walnut Shell Filters?

    What happens if you drag that widget away from that page, into the unused widgets area (so you don’t lose the settings), clear the cache, and refresh the page? Does that fix the problem?


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    #49811

    jbuxton61
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    Dorian,

    Thank you for taking a look at my problem. I agree that the site is complex. The thought process is for potential clients to be able to drill down through product categories to find the final product that they need. Sort of works like a decision tree.

    You are correct regarding the setup. I modified the single.php in the child theme to add a widget area below the single post. If it is in category 9, blog posts, it does not create the singlepost widget area

    #########
    <?php
    /*
    Modified Single Post
    */

    $post = $wp_query->post;

    if ( in_category(’9′) ) {

    /** add the post info function */
    add_action( ‘genesis_after_post_content’, ‘genesis_post_meta’ );
    genesis(); }

    else {

    /** Remove the post info function */
    remove_action( ‘genesis_before_post_content’, ‘genesis_post_info’ );

    /** Remove the post info function */
    remove_action( ‘genesis_after_post_content’, ‘genesis_post_meta’ );

    add_action( ‘genesis_after_post_content’, ‘child_singlepostwidget_add’ );
    /** Add widget area to Grid Page under the menu */

    function child_singlepostwidget_add() {
    echo ‘<div id=”singlepostwidget”><div class=”wrap”>’;
    dynamic_sidebar( ‘singlepostwidget’ );
    echo ‘</div></div><!– end #singlepostwidget –>’;
    }
    genesis();
    }
    ####################

    I use a plugin – “Display Widgets” by Strategy11 to turn on/off the widgets for specific posts/categories.

    I tried what you suggested – moving the widget out, refreshing my cache and looked at the Meta Title Tag & Meta Description Tag. They still did not work. The title tag was the post name & there was no description – The Genesis SEO Theme settings still did not work.

    #49813

    jbuxton61
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    Dorian,

    I went through the website again & even on category 9 single posts – which do not have the widget area, the Theme Settings SEO for Genesis are not working. The title tag is the blog post name no matter what is in the Theme Settings for the post and no Meta Descriptions ever post.

    Many Thanks
    -Jeff

    #49834

    Dorian Speed
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    Post count: 140

    Did you try disabling all of your plugins?

    I’ve mentioned this issue on Twitter and hopefully another user can chime in with other suggestions. You should also try going through the StudioPress help desk.


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