Description Meta Tag in SharePoint Publishing Pages

I guess the title is a bit misleading, because in SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010, the Description meta tag does not exist.

After a bit of googling on Bing, I came up with several free solutions people have written, such as Waldek Mastykarz Mavention Meta Fields, WCM Utilities on Codeplex, to name a few. But the solution I landed on was so simple, so easy, so perfectly perfect, I went with it. I found it here:

Buried as an unmarked answer, within this thread. This works for both SharePoint 2007, and 2010 publishing pages, and it works well. Below is the reply I am referencing. So, Praggers, whoever you are, thank you.


A note for 2010 (and possibly 2007, I did not take the 2 minutes it would require to find out, sorry!), the “Description” field’s internal name is Comments. So be sure to change FieldName=”Description” to FieldName=”Comments” within the code for your page layout.

Thank you Praggers!


About Geoff Varosky
Geoff Varosky is a Senior Architect for Insight, based out of Watertown, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications his entire career, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 15 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, co-founder for the Boston Office 365 Users Group, co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.

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