Manually entering an SEO title and description for everything on your shop takes a lot of time, is prone to errors, and doesn't let you do things like have unique titles for collections filtered by tags.
Plug in SEO Plus lets you create templates for each type of page (product/collection/article/blog/page), special pages (homepage/search/404) and a default template to fall back to.
You build templates using Plug in SEO Plus Liquid. It's very similar to Shopify Liquid, giving you access to powerful objects and filters.
But you don't need to be a developer! You'll find Quick Start code you can just copy and paste and we'll even write templates for you for no charge.
In this article
- Product, Collection, Article, Blog and Page templates
- Homepage, Search and 404 templates
- Default template
Product, Collection, Article, Blog and Page templates
When you create a title and description template for each of these in Plug in SEO Plus it'll be used for the title and description unless you've manually entered a title or description for it in your Shopify admin 'Edit SEO' section.
For example, a collection 'T-shirts' has a manually entered SEO title in the Shopify admin 'Edit SEO' of it. The template won't be used. A different collection 'Sweaters' doesn't have a manually entered SEO title so the template will be used.
You can force the template to be used for all titles/descriptions even if it they have a manually entered one by selecting the 'Override' option in Plug in SEO Plus.
Homepage, Search and 404 templates
There's only one of each of these type of pages so simply write in what you want their title and description to be rather than using any Liquid.
The only exception is Search. You can use the search Liquid object here including things like what the user searched for in the title and description- excellent for SEO.
The default template will be applied to anything that doesn't have its own template or a manually entered title/description.
For example, the collection title template is blank. A collection 'T-shirts' doesn't have a manually entered title. The default title template will be used.
In this template you can use any global Liquid object.
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