[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #20194: Add Description meta to General Settings

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Fri Feb 13 06:09:31 UTC 2015

#20194: Add Description meta to General Settings
 Reporter:  jane               |       Owner:
     Type:  feature request    |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal             |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General            |     Version:  3.3
 Severity:  minor              |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch close  |     Focuses:

Comment (by BrianLayman):

 Improving a simple WordPress site's appearance in search results is a good
 thing and is a general usage improvement. Users shouldn't have to know
 what SEO means and get plugins or special themes to use a basic technique
 that's been around for longer than WordPress has. If the user has put in a
 custom post excerpt, that's what should appear in search engines when they
 describe the page.

 This should be a guide in the implementation:

 If this wouldn't have blown up with an argument over a side detail, we
 could have gotten this in back in 2012. Maybe by now we do need a checkbox
 to enable this behavior; I don't know. I do still think this is basic
 functionality should be core. I'm not going to the mat for this, but it
 IMHO SHOULD have been so years ago.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/20194#comment:35>
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