The meta tags for the Category in the Catalog of OpenCart 1.5 includes the description and keywords that would be used by the search engines.  The description is used by the search engine to describe the page, and the keywords are used for help in identifying and narrowing down the searches by the search engine.  The following tutorial will show you how to add or edit either field when adding or editing a Category in the OpenCart 1.5 Administrator dashboard.

How to add or edit meta tag description and keywords within the OpenCart 1.5 Administrator Dashboard

  1. Login to the Administration Dashboard as an Administrator
  2. Hover over the menu item labeled CATALOG,  then click on CATEGORIES
  3. When you click on Categories if you have existing products in your inventory, you will get a list of products such as the below:


    opencart-catalog-LIST

  4. Select a Category Name to edit, or click on INSERT in order to add a new CATEGORY. Under the Category Name, you will see the meta tag area that requires the description and keywords that you want to use.  Click in the box to type.  Remember that the meta tag description should be short (preferably under 150 characters), and the meta tag keywords would be the keywords you're expecting to see in the search


    opencart15-catalog-newcat-metadescript



    opencart15-catalog-newcat-metakeys


  5. After filling in both areas, go to the top right hand section of the screen and select the blue SAVE button in order to save your entries

Both the meta tag description and the meta tag keywords are important to your ecommerce site due to their use by the search engines.  Make sure to use the best words to describe your product and identify it when used in a search engine such as Google.  For more information on adding a new category, please go to Overview of Setting Up Categories in the Catalog for OpenCart 1.5.

For more information on adding a new category, please go to Overview of Setting Up Categories in the Catalog for OpenCart 1.5.

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