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wordpress yoast seo

February 25, 2016 - 5:50 pm
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Hi – I have followed this excellent tutorial but have encountered a problem – on my yoast post page there isn’t a meta data field box nor excerp field box. Have I missed something? The yoast seo check at the bottom of the post page complains that there is no meta data! I have attached a screen print.
Pete Martin

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February 25, 2016 - 6:29 pm
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Hi – I have found out where the meta description went – it isnow part of the snippet preview – this from yoast website:

Snippet preview becomes snippet editor

Our snippet preview was the first ever to be built-in to a WordPress plugin or theme. Now, this much copied feature is moving into a next step: a snippet editor. As you can see in the interface above, you can edit the snippet straight where you see it, making the interface much smoother and easier to work with.

This feature replaces the fields for title and meta description. You can now also edit the post slug straight from this interface. Did you notice in the video that we’ve changed the UI for our meta box too?

All I need to do now is find the excerp bit!
Pete Martin

Badeth - UE
February 26, 2016 - 7:37 am
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Hi Pete,

You must be using the latest Yoast version whilst the old one was used in the tutorial. Thanks for the heads up, though…

For the Excerpt box, have you looked at the “Screen Options” at the top of the page and check the “Excerpt”?



February 26, 2016 - 9:26 am
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Hi – Didn’t see the Screen Options – and the exerpt was unticked! Ticked it now and it works! The custom fields bit looks interesting.
Pete Martin

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March 1, 2016 - 9:01 pm
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Glad you got it going Pete, yea looks like they updated Yoast and now it looks a little different


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