Head Meta Data

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Head Meta Data adds a complete set of <meta> tags to the <head> section of all posts & pages.

Author:Jeff Starr (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:4.1
WordPress version tested:5.5
Plugin version:20200805
Added to WordPress repository:14-11-2012
Last updated:25-03-2020
Rating, %:92
Rated by:11
Plugin URI:https://perishablepress.com/head-metadata-plu...
Total downloads:196 632
Active installs:10 000+
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Head Meta Data (HMD) improves the definition and semantic quality of your web pages by adding a custom set of <meta> tags to the <head> section of your web pages.



    <meta name="abstract" content="Obsessive Web Development">
    <meta name="author" content="Perishable">
    <meta name="classification" content="Website Design">
    <meta name="copyright" content="Copyright Perishable Press - All rights Reserved.">
    <meta name="designer" content="Monzilla Media">
    <meta name="language" content="EN-US">
    <meta name="publisher" content="Perishable Press">
    <meta name="rating" content="General">
    <meta name="resource-type" content="Document">
    <meta name="revisit-after" content="3">
    <meta name="subject" content="WordPress, Web Design, Code & Tutorials">
    <meta name="template" content="Awesome Theme">
    <meta name="robots" content="index,follow">

    <!-- plus you can add your own custom tags! -->



  • Simple and easy to use
  • Clean, standards-based code
  • Customize all <meta> tags
  • Add your own custom <meta> tags
  • Use shortcodes to include dynamic information
  • Includes meta tags on all of your site’s web pages
  • Check out a Live Preview of your meta tags & custom content
  • Automatically adds tags to the <head> section of all pages
  • Auto-populates tags using your site’s information
  • Choose HTML or XHTML format for meta tags
  • Supports Twitter Cards and Facebook Open Graph tags
  • Easily disable any unwanted tags
  • Option to reset default settings
  • Regularly updated and “future proof”
  • Lightweight, fast, and secure


Shortcodes enable you to include dynamic bits of information in your meta tags. Head Meta Data currently provides the following shortcodes:

  • [hmd_post_date] — post date
  • [hmd_post_author] — post author name
  • [hmd_post_title] — post title
  • [hmd_post_cats] — post categories
  • [hmd_year] — current year
  • [hmd_tab] — adds tab space to markup

So you can display your own set of customized meta tags exactly as desired. See the Installation section for more information about the HMD shortcodes!


This plugin does not collect or store any user data. It does not set any cookies, and it does not connect to any third-party locations. Thus, this plugin does not affect user privacy in any way.

Works perfectly with or without Gutenberg Block Editor

More Info

Head Meta Data is designed to complete a site’s head construct by including some of the more obscure meta tags, such as “author”, “copyright”, “designer”, and so forth. As a matter of practicality, the more widely used tags such as “description” and “keywords” have been omitted, as they are already included via wide variety of plugins (such as “All in One SEO”) in a more dynamic way. Even so, adding “description”, “keyword”, or any other tags is easy from the plugin’s settings page.

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