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Add Custom META Description

With the Squirrly SEO plugin, you can customize the META Description for each URL on your website using the:

  • Squirrly SEO Snippet
  • Squirrly SEO > Automation > Configuration
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  • or by calling the sq_description hook in your code.

To edit the META Description using the SEO Automation follow the instructions detailed here >

To edit the META Description using the sq_description hook, activate Squirrly SEO plugin and add this code in function.php file:

//Hook the Squirrly sq_description
add_filter('sq_description', 'custom_squirrly_description', 11);
function custom_squirrly_description($description) {
    return 'My custom META Description';
}

The code above will show the same description for all the pages on your website.

Another solution is to get the post excerpt or the post content and truncate it:

//Hook the Squirrly sq_description 
add_filter('sq_description', 'custom_squirrly_description', 11);
function custom_squirrly_description($description) {
    global $post;
    return  substr($post->post_content, 0, 280);
}

If you want to change the description only for some post IDs, you can add the hook like:

//Hook the Squirrly sq_description 
add_filter('sq_title', ' custom_squirrly_description ', 11);
function  custom_squirrly_description($description) {
    global $post;
    switch ($post->ID) {
        case 1:
            $description = 'My Description For Post ID 1';  //for post_id = 1
        case 2:
            $description = 'My Description For Post ID 2';   //for post_id = 2
    }
    //return the title
    return $description;
}

How to customize the META Description using the BULK SEO feature from Squirrly >

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