December 30, 2013 at 2:30 am #81989
I am rebuilding one of my sites with Genesis, theme Lifestyle Pro.
One thing that puzzles me, is that all meta-data (description, title, keywords) are not shown in the page editor. So it seems they got lost somewhere. But when I export my WP data, I still see the SEO meta data in the XML, such as:
<wp:postmeta> <wp:meta_key>_seo_title</wp:meta_key> <wp:meta_value><![CDATA[Open Training - Anker & Kompas]]></wp:meta_value> </wp:postmeta>
If I check the page’s source code when it is displayed in my browser, these META tages do not show up. When I manually re-enter them, they are shown again, but of course I do not want to go through my entire site to repair this.
So what goes wrong and how do I get my META data back in place?
Thanks!http://www.l2o.nl/feedback-met-effect/December 30, 2013 at 8:00 am #82033
When you are writing a page or post, go up to Screen Options – click it and put a checkmark in SEO. You can set that for each individual page/post. The Global SEO setting is under the Genesis tab.
December 30, 2013 at 9:36 am #82055
Let me clear this: I do see the fields in which the SEO metadata can be entered, but they are empty although the data is in the WP database, as is proven by an XML-export.December 30, 2013 at 9:55 am #82062December 30, 2013 at 10:53 am #82090
When I set up the site, I started with a third party theme, installed Genesis and it’s Sample theme and last week switched to Lifestyle Pro.December 30, 2013 at 10:59 am #82092
Okay, that might explain it. Install and run the SEO Data Transporter. Follow the instructions.
December 30, 2013 at 12:38 pm #82127
Appreciate your support, but this only gives part of the solution. Only a few pages get their meta data back, former theme is not in the list, so there is no 1:1 transport possible. Most fields in most records are still empty.January 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm #82964
OK. Solved it. Went inside the database and discovered the metadata from my old site had a different meta_key than when I had manually entered one in the Genesis environment. So I had to do 3 replace-queries to change _seo_title to _genesis_title (and -description and -keywords).
Glad it was this simple after all.
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