Thanks for the hack. Im not sure this is ethical or not, but, i have edit some codes to make it more user friendly. I added a "tab" called "MetaData" to all pages that apply to this hack. I know this is not much, but it makes people feel much more comfortable while using VM like they usually do, and this is my way showing my gratitude and my contribution to this good hack.
Only can be use with:-
- Autogen Metatags v1.4
- Joomla Version 1.5.15
- VirtueMart 1.1.4
This will apply to:-
- new product page
- edit product page
- new category page
- edit category page
And only infected 2 files:-
- Update the hack "Autogen Metatags v1.4"
- Then update the hack with my files
Very nicely done!
A fitting complement to an already great hack, thank you for sharing that with us arepie
And Forrester, thanks for this Auto-Generate Meta mod. Until your mod, VM 1.1.x didn't have any native metadata entry for categories and products, and some would argue it's an important feature to have for decent SEO.
The weird thing is that VM did at some point have native metadata entry for categories and products. They introduced it in VM 1.2.0 alpha
(which I have a copy of and can attach here for you guys to install and check out, but only if it's okay with the management). There is a Metadata Information fieldset on both product and category entry pages, similar to Joomla's native setup and offering "Description", "Keywords", "Robots" and "Author" fields. On the front end, all the metadata will show up in the header as expected.
Perhaps in addition to this hack, we could get the 1.2.0 code ported to 1.1.4 to offer those who want that kind of control of their metadata, and get a few other neat features back (such as smooth Accordion admin menu, Order By "Best Selling" option, among others) from a version that didn't see light for long...