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WebsiteBaker Support (2.10.x) => General Help & Support => Topic started by: Nicky on February 14, 2018, 09:13:47 PM

Title: Canonical meta-tag
Post by: Nicky on February 14, 2018, 09:13:47 PM
Hello Bakers !

The Canonical meta-tag !

I have been squibbed by G for not having this tag on my pages.

...and using a responsive template.

I wondered if there was a droplet or module which would allow me to edit the <head> on a page-by-page basis so as to insert that tag.
Can I do this with PHP in a code section for each page perhaps?

What do you guys do to solve this canonical issue within WebsiteBaker?


Title: Re: Canonical meta-tag
Post by: evaki on February 14, 2018, 09:27:45 PM
Is that an option?    Topic: D.C. (,30525.msg212897.html) german only  :-(
Title: Re: Canonical meta-tag
Post by: Nicky on February 14, 2018, 09:40:15 PM
Thanks evaki,

Sorry, but I'm not a coder. That link contained nothing about the word, "canonical".
Sure, it's a framework to achieve something, but that's all I can fathom.  :-(


Title: Re: Canonical meta-tag
Post by: Luisehahne on February 14, 2018, 11:37:57 PM
This Link may help you

Title: Re: Canonical meta-tag
Post by: Gast on February 15, 2018, 12:55:26 AM
First you have to know the sense of a canonical link (see WIKI-Link of Luisehahne). It is not recommended to have your own canonical on every single page if you have structured contents.
The page with the canonical-link is practically the main page of the respective topic. The best example is the start page of a picture gallery, if it has several pages and a lot of pictures.
Here each gallery page would get the canonical link to the gallery homepage, but not one of its own.
In the index. php of the DefaultTemplate above is a quite simple example that can work if the contents of your website match.
If no such general solution is needed, it may be possible to use a droplet. However, this droplet has to be integrated manually on each subpage, e. g. in a Wysiwyg or CodeĀ² ( section and can, as for example in the case of the picture gallery, link to the same main page on each of these subpages.
As an example
I have a gallery with 5 subpages about holidays from 5 different years and an introduction. Here I add a Canonical to the introductory page of each gallery and the introductory page itself also has the same Canonical.

You can find this droplet in the attachement. Use the Import-Function from the Droplet to add this droplet and dont forget to set it to "active"

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Title: Re: Canonical meta-tag
Post by: Nicky on February 15, 2018, 08:52:37 PM
Thanks for helping me Jacobi22,

That droplet works like a charm.   :-D

And is, EXACTLY what I was looking to achieve!

The canonical droplet in particular, helped me on a page where I had the reservations calendar module installed.

And thanks to you and those who developed and tested it.

Dietmar, thanks for your info. also.