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From Dave <>
Subject Re: (Roller 3.1) Creating blog entry-specific description meta tags
Date Mon, 02 Jul 2012 12:18:44 GMT
Roller supports a content field and a summary field. I believe the
content field is what you would refer to as the "description" field
and it is what is placed into the RSS <description> element in your
RSS feed.

You can also enter a summary if you want a shorter summary of your
post to appear on the main page of your blog (the content field is
what will appear on the post's page).

Hope that helps.

- Dave

On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 7:49 AM, Glen Mazza <> wrote:
> On 6/19/2012 8:41 AM, Dave wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Glen Mazza<>  wrote:
>>> Hi, my blog is hosted on JRoller so I'm using Roller 3.1.  For URLs which
>>> point directly to a specific blog entry (such as here:
>>>, instead of
>>> a
>>> day, month, or category, etc.), I'd like to alter the<title>  and<meta
>>> name="description"/>  tags in the HTML<head>  part to increase hits
>>> Googling and also to make the Google title and description more relevant
>>> for
>>> the blog posting.  I got the former done fine in the "header" template
>>> but
>>> am having problems with the latter:
>>> #if ($model.permalink == false)
>>> <title>#showWebsiteTitle()</title>
>>> <meta name="description" content="#showWebsiteDescription()">
>>> #else
>>> <title>$model.weblogEntry.title | #showWebsiteTitle()</title>
>>> <!--meta name="description" content="$model.weblogEntry.????"-->
>>> #end
>>> <title>  works great now, but description is difficult, I don't know what
>>> if
>>> anything I can place in that "????" above.  Within each blog entry, I'd
>>> like
>>> to have a field where I can put in the description blurb ("This blog
>>> entry
>>> shows you blah blah blah...") that the above template would read in.
>>> Any ideas for Roller 3.1?  If not, has this been solved in Roller 4.0 or
>>> 5.0?  I can put in an enhancement request if it's not already available.
>> Roller now has title, summary and description for each post, but I
>> believe that summary was added after Roller 3.1.
>> - Dave
> Hmm, having checked a Roller 5.0 instance, I couldn't see any field on the
> blog entry form where I could type in the description.  Am I looking in the
> wrong place?
> Glen
> --
> Glen Mazza
> Talend Community Coder

Dave M. Johnson
Apache Roller PMC Chair

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