Where is my META data?

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  • #81989

    dekruyff
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    Hi folks,

    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!

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    #82033

    anitac
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    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.


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    #82055

    dekruyff
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    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.

    #82062

    anitac
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    Is this a fresh install or did you switch themes?


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    #82090

    dekruyff
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    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.

    #82092

    anitac
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    Okay, that might explain it. Install and run the SEO Data Transporter. Follow the instructions.


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    #82127

    dekruyff
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    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.

    #82964

    dekruyff
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    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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