SEO Convention for passing title, keywords, description to theme from modules


Currently, in the default theme we have this code
It accounts for the site tagline, or the currentpage, but there isn't a convention for setting it from the module.
I think this is vital, and Andrew Davis confirmed he needs this to launch his first app.

This will be vital with Mapigator too.
Lets establish a convention for setting the title, keyword, description and maybe even additional meta tags, so the theme can handle it simply.

Maybe have a theme method to get the title, and it will look in the request(orwhatever we store them in) for those settings, else pull from the page, else the site.

This will allow the following:


Luis Majano
August 3, 2016, 1:49 AM

The only problem I have with this, is that this metadata is not stored in the page, but overriden by modules. Not sure if that is an intended behavior.

Shouldn't the page metadata be stored with the page.

Gavin Pickin
August 3, 2016, 2:04 PM

I didn't have the latest code, which included your new HTML title field.

When modules use the PrepageUI helper display itself in the theme, it has no way to tap into the meta / title etc.
I guess we could create a module layout in themes.

No matter how we do it, we need some convention.

Luis Majano
August 3, 2016, 2:56 PM

Ok I get it now. It is when you leverage the theme for custom modules. Sorry did not grasped it. This is valid then. How about a prc variable or a cbhelper method : setPageTitle(), setPageKeyworfs(), setPageDescroptuon(), setPageMeta( struct )

Gavin Pickin
August 3, 2016, 3:14 PM

Yes, something like this sounds good.
I wasn't sure how you wanted to store the data, I guess thats an implementation decision, but yes, I think this would be a great helper.

Maybe even make a theme helper, getTitle() and it would look for the right way to set the title, so you dont need that bulky if statement in every theme.

maybe add getMetaTitle(), getMetaKeywords() getMetaDesciption() getMetaAdditional()
That way the way its created is encapsulated.

Gavin Pickin
December 14, 2016, 10:15 PM

Built upon the last changes you made to the SEO functions





Gavin Pickin




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