Getting Started with OSMeta

We created OSMeta because we couldn't find a metadata extension that was simple and usable enough for our needs.

OSMeta is ridiculously simple. Don't expect complicated features. Just expect it to be reliable and easy-to-use.

#1. Download and Install

You can download OSMeta from this page.

#2. Using OSMeta via the Component Screen

You can go to Components > OSMeta and see an overview of all the content metadata on your site:

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Underneath, you'll find the ability to add the metadata for every article on your site. This main screen allows you add 3 types of metadata:

  • Title: This title is shown in search engine results and in the browser. It should be no more than 70 characters long.     
  • Description: This description is not seen by users but can be shown in search engine results. This should be no longer than 160 characters.
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There are filters at the top of this screen that allow you to drill down quickly to find a particular article on a large site:

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#3. Using OSMeta via the Article Screen

You can also use OSMeta when writing content. If you're editing an article, click the "Publishing" tab and you'll see the metadata options.

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