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Hi Jack,

 

wanted to ask.

The recent Edge BS Oscommerce has got the other SEO reloaded now build in as core. Would installing your addon to that version be ok? I was wondering if you've checked it out.

I just installed it on my test server and looking through the files to see if its compatible.

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@@Dj-Viper I checked my site using that page and it was able to read the tags. If you want to let me know your url I will check it.

hi, my webshop is www.fotomeinema.nl

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@@vampirehunter You can't use two meta tag sections of code at the same time, regardless of if they are installed as addons or not, since they will use the some of the same code on the shop side. You will need to use one or the other and make the changes as needed.

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@@Dj-Viper I tried testing your site in the seocentro site but it said it couldn't connect. But I looked at the actual site and all of the tags are present and filled in that I can see. Are you not seeing that? Also, your shop is located in the shop/catalog/ directory but when I go to the link you posted it doesn't redirect. That could cause a duplicate content problem if not fixed.

 

My guess is that since your tld is not .com, it is confusing the code on seocentro since the tags are filled in when actually looked at. But please let me know if I am missing the point of the problem and I will take another look.

 

A little free advice: The title of your home page is "

Foto - Meinema - Online - Fotozaak - Specialist - Fotostudio - Fotografie - Fotograaf". That isn't good for your SEO. First, google wants titles to be around 55 characters - yours is 86. And second, they want the title to be descriptive in sentence form. The latter is not a hard rule and they will rank for what you have but you have them as keywords so they will try to rank the page, partially, on the keyword "online" alone. I suggest you reword it to have your main keywords first and in more of a sentence form, if possible. Of course, you should check your position in the rankings first and then again a few weeks after the change to see if the change you made helped or made it worse.

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@@vampirehunter You can't use two meta tag sections of code at the same time, regardless of if they are installed as addons or not, since they will use the some of the same code on the shop side. You will need to use one or the other and make the changes as needed.

Cool thanks.

 

Do you have a list of recommended plugins to use for SEO?

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@@vampirehunter I'm sorry but I don't understand the question. SEO is a process that covers more than one addon. You can see the about me in my profile to see the addons I recommend. But addons are just tools. If they are not used properly, the results won't be as good as if they were.

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Hello Jack,

 

Just installed a osc2.3.4bs (gold version), dropped in your new HTS3.3.4 and when I want to edit a categorie I get this:

 

1054 - Unknown column 'categories_description' in 'field list'

select categories_description from categories_description where categories_id = '1' and language_id = '2'

 

Strange because there is no categories_description field in the table categories_description so something must be declared wrong it should be categories_htc_description?

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@@Kevin.Dallas Your message is kind of cryptic so I don't really understand it but I can say it is doubtful that it has anything to do with this addon since the category ID, assuming that is what you mean, is not controlled in any way by this addon.

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Hi Jack, i was getting Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in /includes/functions/general.php on line 188 

the reason i was getting the error msg because my categories categories_description starts with 0.

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That's probably not the reason for that failure but whether it is or isn't, this addon only deals with what it is given and can't control the ID's. I suggest you find the reason the ID is 0 since that is not normal.

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Cool thanks.

 

Do you have a list of recommended plugins to use for SEO?

 

Busy working from new 2.3.4 edge, how will this add on compare to the build in tags, will Google approve or miss all the extra bits of content and penalize?

 

With my older cart 2.2 this Header tags is working and delivering good results.

 

Opinions pls.


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@@Jack_mcs

 

To me its a bit ambiguous on this topic, have to ask and get clarity for best way forward for SEO

ie ;

 <title>products title here</title>
 <meta name="Description" This product is the one to buy, comes in many flavors" >
 <meta name="Keywords" content="orange flavors, best product, ..., and and" >
 <meta name="robots" content="index, follow" >
 <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.yoursite.com/ice cream/orange-flavor-p-407.html" >
 
For instance metadata has been taken care of:
<meta property="og:type" content="product" />
<meta property="og:title" content="A Bug's Life" />
<meta property="og:site_name" content="Test" />
<meta property="og:description" content="Regional Code: 2 (Japan, Europe, Middle East, South Africa). Languages: English, Deutsch. Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Spanish. Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 / Dobly Surround Stereo. Picture Format: 16:..." />
<meta property="og:image" content="http://127.0.0.1/edge/images/dvd/a_bugs_life.gif"/>
<meta property="product:price:amount" content="35.99" />
<meta property="product:price:currency" content="ZAR" />
<meta property="og:url" content="http://127.0.0.1/edge/cartoons/bugs-life-p-8.html"/>
<meta property="product:availability" content="oos" />
 
 
my old site 
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
<div itemprop="name"><h1>Product namer</h1></div>
<div itemprop="model">Model
 
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Offer">
<div itemprop="price"><h2>R2,080.72</h2>
<meta itemprop="priceCurrency" content="ZAR">

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I'm sorry but I don't understand what it is you are asking. Can you be more specific?

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I'm sorry but I don't understand what it is you are asking. Can you be more specific?

 

version 2.3.4 edge to use your header tags seo add on or not?

Benefit or not?


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This addon has more features than the stock one. The basic parts, like web browser titles, give the same results.

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Hi,

 

After installing v3.3.4 for the latest boostrap script and make several tests, I have found an issue on the admin when I edit a category.

The issue is that the "Header Tags Category Breadcrumb" field is always empty even if their is a record on DB - categories_htc_breadcrumb_text.

 

This bug gives me crazy, I have spent many hours today to solve this but even with the original files of your packaging, the bug goes on.

I can record/save from the field, the selected single or multiple words appear on the store side Breadcrumb but no display from "Edit category" page (admin/categories.php).

 

Very strange issue... oO'

 

Do you know this anomaly or am I the only one to meet it ?

 

Thank you for your help.

Edited by milerwan

Osc v2.3.4 BS "custom"
PHP 7.3 compatible (710 modified files => o_O')

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@@milerwan In admin/includes/functions/header_tags_general.php, find this line

return $category['categories_htc_breacrumb_text'];

and change it to

return $category['categories_htc_breadcrumb_text'];

Thank you for pointing this out. I looked back at previous versions and it has been there for a while. I apologize for the aggravation it caused you.

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Thank you for this quick fix !

I already took a look at this file/function yesterday but, because of fatigue, I obviously missed it. ^_^'

 

NB: This version seems very accomplished, a little confusing at first (there are so many parameters!), You soon figure out the interest of all of them after some tests and finally they all have their usefulness.

 

Nice work Jack. ;)


Osc v2.3.4 BS "custom"
PHP 7.3 compatible (710 modified files => o_O')

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I have a question about "Install_Admin.txt", during "admin/categories.php" file update, when editing product description textarea field :

} else if (HEADER_TAGS_ENABLE_HTML_EDITOR == 'CKEditor') { 
                        echo tep_draw_textarea_ckeditor('products_description[' . $languages[$i]['id'] . ']', '70', '10',(isset($products_description[$languages[$i]['id']]) ? stripslashes($products_description[$languages[$i]['id']]) : tep_get_products_description($pInfo->products_id, $languages[$i]['id'])),'id = products_description[' .$languages[$i]['id'] . ']');

Find at the end of the line 312, this sentence that prevents any view content of the expected $products_description[$languages[$i]['id']])

,'id = products_description[' .$languages[$i]['id'] . ']'

Same for "tep_draw_textarea_ckeditor" entry that don't match with any contribution for CKeditor install.
 

 

@@Jack_mcs could you provide more information about this code and explain how it can work ?

Surely it's needed to create a "function tep_draw_textarea_ckeditor" in "admin/includes/functions/html_output.php" file but no information about this... nowhere... Google can't help me this time ! :/

Extra information on "Install_Admin.txt" will be nice to explain the CKeditor integration sequence with this great contribution. ^_^

Edited by milerwan

Osc v2.3.4 BS "custom"
PHP 7.3 compatible (710 modified files => o_O')

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@@milerwan There are two addons that install the CKEditor differently. One adds a function and is used when called while the other is always on. The latter is the more recent version. The code in this addon is for the other version. I've installed this addon into shops using both versions of CKEditor and it always works. Be sure to enable the editor in the Header Tags SEO settings though or it will be ignored.

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