Changing the Site Meta Description in Joomla 3.1

Your site’s meta description is a short description about your website set within your HTML head tag. It’s often used by search engines when they would like to show a brief description about a particular website / page. In this tutorial, we’ll show how to adjust your Joomla 3.0 site meta description.

To change your meta description in Joomla 3.0:

  1. Log into your Joomla 3.0 admin dashboard
  2. In the left menu, click the Global Configuration link under SYSTEM
  3. Ensure you are on the Site tab by clicking Site
  4. Find the Site Meta Description setting under Metadata Settings. Enter a new site meta description and then click Save in the top left of the page.In our testing, we entered:
    This is my website’s SITE META DESCRIPTION.
    our-site-meta-description

    After changing our settings and then viewing our homepage’s HTML source code, we can see exactly how the Site Meta Description value is used:

    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <meta name="description" content="This is my website's SITE META DESCRIPTION." />
    <meta name="generator" content="Joomla! - Open Source Content Management" />
    <title>Home - Joomla 3 Testing</title>

    Please note!
    When writing articles, if you don’t enter a meta description for the article itself, your site’s meta description will instead show.

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