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This guide provides instructions and information about Stanford Web Services Jumpstart platform, based on Drupal 7.

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Meta Tags

Site Owners and editors can edit meta tags.

What are they?

Meta tags are snippets of text that describe the content on a page.  Meta tags aren’t presented on a page like you would see a hashtag in a blog post.  They are instead embedded in the HTML code of a web page.  Meta tags can be used by browsers (specify how content should be displayed), search engines (find certain keywords) or other web services.  “Meta” stands for the kind of data the tags provide which is data about the data on your page.

Create a meta tag on your site

  1. Select "Add Meta Tag" from the Site Actions Menu

  2. Click “Add default meta tags”

  3. Select the type of default meta tags you would like to add

  4. Click “Add and configure”

  5. Edit the fields to your liking and click “Save”

The screen you should see when you navigate to "Add Meta Tag":

Navigating to the meta tag menu will let you access all options for your meta tags. You can always edit your meta tags here if you would like to enable, disable or export them as code.