MetaMomentum 1.0.0

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dotnet add package MetaMomentum --version 1.0.0
NuGet\Install-Package MetaMomentum -Version 1.0.0
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<PackageReference Include="MetaMomentum" Version="1.0.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add MetaMomentum --version 1.0.0
#r "nuget: MetaMomentum, 1.0.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install MetaMomentum as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=MetaMomentum&version=1.0.0

// Install MetaMomentum as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=MetaMomentum&version=1.0.0

Meta Momentum for Umbraco 8

A DataType to manage Search engine results (Title, Description & No Follow) / open Graph / Twitter cards

Meta Momentum is an Umbraco Data Type editor to manage SEO Title & description tags and Open Graph / Twitter Cards, with a visual representation of how it will look in a Google Search / Social Platform.

Video of Meta Momentum in action

The search display follows googles search restrictions in terms of titles being restricted by width, instead of a character count. This gives the user a good idea on how the title / description will show in an actual google search.

Additionally, you can specify fallbacks to other text properties in the document, so that the title for instance will fall back to a "Page Title" property if no title tag is supplied by the user.

In the future, it will also allow the user to maintain Open Graph and Twitter cards, with previews.

This plugin was inspired by Seo Meta by Ryan Lewis which I've used for Umbraco 7 for many years and was no longer being maintained and not avaliable for Umbraco 8.

Google and Facebook Editor previews

Installation

The easiest way to install the plugin is though Nuget.

Install-Package MetaMomentum

After installation, you can create and configure a new MetaMomentum Data Type Umbraco → Settings → Data Types → New Data Type.

Configuration

Canfiguration can be done via the following Data Type setting fields:

  • Title / Description fields for search: Turn this on to allow the content editor to edit the title and description tags. If turned off the content editor will not be able to edit the title and description and will be shown the text from the default falbacks.

  • Google Search Preview: Turn on to show the google search preview to the content editor. This will show a preview of how the Google search entry will look

  • Fallback Title Fields: You can enter a comma seperated list of DataType aliases, so that if the title is not filled in by the user, it will fall back to each alias in the list. If the alias is not filled in or does not exist in the DocType, then it will fall back to the next, until finally, it will use the page name as the title. The fallbacks only support fields in the form of a string, and does not support complex data types like the grid or nested content.

  • Fallback Description Fields: This is the same as the Fallback Title fields setting, however, if it finds no value, the description will be empty.

  • Social Share fields: Turn this on to allow the content editor to edit the title and description tags for the share meta. If turned off the content editor will not be able to edit the title and description and will be shown the text from the default falbacks.

  • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn share preview: These 3 options will allow you to turn on / off the different share prewviews avaliable to the content editor.

App Settings

Additional global configuration can be added via the web.config AppSettings

  • <add key="MetaMomentum.OGSiteName" value="Meta Momentum" /> This sets the MetaMomentum.OGSiteName property which can be used to set the the og:site_name meta tag.

  • <add key="MetaMomentum.TwitterName" value="@DigitalMomentum" /> This sets the MetaMomentum.TwitterName property which can be used for the twitter:site meta tag for the Twitter Cart

Usage

There is a razor file that can be found under /Views/Partials/Metamomentum/RenderMetaTags.cshtml which will write out the specific tags. This can be included in the head of each page like the following (where metaMomentum is the DataType alias):

 @Html.Partial("MetaMomentum/RenderMetaTags", Model.Value("metaMomentum"))

Alternatively, you can access each of the properties using the following syntax:

Title:					@Model.Value<MetaMomentum.Models.MetaValues>.Title
Description:			@Model.Value<MetaMomentum.Models.MetaValues>.Description
Share Title:			@Model.Value<MetaMomentum.Models.MetaValues>.ShareTitle
Share Description:		@Model.Value<MetaMomentum.Models.MetaValues>.ShareDescription
Share Image:			@Model.Value<MetaMomentum.Models.MetaValues>.ShareImage
Open Graph Site Name:	@Model.Value<MetaMomentum.Models.MetaValues>.OGSiteName
TwitterName:			@Model.Value<MetaMomentum.Models.MetaValues>.TwitterName

Or with Models Builder, strongly typed models:

Title:					@Model.MetaMomentum.Title
Description:			@Model.MetaMomentum.Description
Share Title:			@Model.MetaMomentum.ShareTitle
Share Description:		@Model.MetaMomentum.ShareDescription
Share Image:			@Model.MetaMomentum.ShareImage
Open Graph Site Name:	@Model.MetaMomentum.OGSiteName
TwitterName:			@Model.MetaMomentum.TwitterName

Contributing

To report a new bug, create an issue on the github repository.

To fix a problem or add features:

  1. Fork the Project
  2. Create your Feature Branch (git checkout -b feature/AmazingFeature)
  3. Commit your Changes (git commit -m 'Add some AmazingFeature')
  4. Push to the Branch (git push origin feature/AmazingFeature)
  5. Open a Pull Request

I reccomend creating an issue on the issue tracker before adding to discuss new features to make sure that we can include them. Any contributions you make are greatly appreciated.

Running the project

A working umbraco installation is setup under MetaMomentumPageMeta.Umbraco which contains the App_plugins folder and the partial view.

You can login to the back office with

email: david@digitalmomentum.com.au password: password99

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET Framework net472 is compatible.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
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