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Meta Tags are defined as data about data and are visible to software such as Search Engines and the site search. Some Meta tags may require manual population by the page author.


To create a new Meta Tag go to Administration -> Content -> Categories & Tags -> Tags. The following view will presented:

Administration tags screenshot

1. Click Add. The following view will presented:

Add tag screenshot

2. Edit/configure:


Select whether the Meta tag is to be applied to Pages, Assets or both.

Note: To apply to an Asset, the tag must be associated with a Schema, which in turn must be associated with an Asset Category.


Enter a label for the Tag such as 'Title' or 'Creator'.

Note: the Title is exposed in the source code, for example: <metaname="Keywords"content="page meta data, meta tags"/>

Friendly Name

If an author is to manually populate the Meta Tag, the friendly name is presented to the author in the Tags option of the ribbon bar.


The description is presented to authors who are manually populating the Tag, and could be used to give an explanation of the data required.

Attribute Key

Select the appropriate attribute type for the tag:

Property is used to when the tag is populated from a page property, such as created date.

Name is used when the tag is populated with free text, for example the Keywords tag.

The HTTP-EQUIV attribute may be used in place of the NAME attribute to indicate that the property should be treated as an HTTP header. For example: <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Script-Type" CONTENT="text/javascript">.

Charset Specifies the character encoding for the HTML document, such as UTF-8 - Character encoding for Unicode or ISO-8859-1 - Character encoding for the Latin alphabet.

Scheme Value

The Scheme provides information on how the data is to be interpreted, for example: <meta name="date" content="2009-01-02" scheme="YYYY-MM-DD">

Note: Scheme is not supported in HTML5.


Content defines how a Tag is populated:

Add Tag content screenshot

Population options

Select the appropriate option:

Automatic Generation

Automatic Generation allows the Tag to be populated automatically, either by the Administrator entering a Fixed Value such as 'Eng' for language or by selecting a Page Property such as page Title or Page Summary. The Fixed Value will then be applied to all pages on the site.

Note: Tags populated by a Fixed Value are not presented to authors when populating content on a page.

Note: Property Prefix may be used to add more information to the content of the Tag. For example a prefix of video. could be used to create:

<meta property="og:type" content="video.movie" />

Authors To Complete

Authors to complete allows the page author to manually populate the Tag, select the element used to populate the Tag:

Text Box is used for short text such as Keywords.

Text Area is used for longer text such as Description.

Date is used for adding a date.

Multi-Select is used to create a dropdown list of options for the author to select from. Note; to create the dropdown list add items to the Default Value field, and separate each item with a pipe. 

New Pages Inherit Value From Parent

If required, check to automatically populate new pages with meta data from the parent page.

Do Not Allow An Empty Value

if required, check to make population of the Tag mandatory.

Hide Tag When Value Is Empty

If required, check to hide empty instances of the Tag from the Source Code.

Allow Modules to complete this tag

If required, check to allow the Tag to be populated via a text field in a Directory.



If required, check to allow the site search to search the content of the Tag.

Show meta tag without Schema

If required, check to hide the Tag from the Source Code if not associated with a Schema.