How can I add a meta tag in the header section of my free Dara WP theme?
Hey, in all the tutorials it says you have to go to ‘appearance’ and then ‘editor’, however with the free Dara theme there is no section ‘appearance’ or ‘editor’. I’m wondering how I can still add a meta tag?
The blog I need help with is writeandfly.com.
Access your server via SFTP, FTP, or a file manager in your hosting provider’s control panel, pen wp-config.php and look for this line:
and change this to
Save the file. Go to your wordpress admin page again. You should now be able to see the Editor menu under Appearance tab.
What is it that you’re trying to accomplish with meta tags? There may be a different way to approach that goal.
Changes to meta tags require access to hosting files, which is not possible using WordPress.com hosting. Additionally, if your goal for your meta tags is SEO, there are many better options for optimizing your site’s SEO. See here for more information:
If you need meta tags for purposes other than SEO, we would need more information to offer assistance with that.
If you have, or would be interested in, a WordPress.com Business Plan, there are additional SEO options described here:
The Business upgrade includes:
• Google analytics
• Footer Credit Options https://en.support.wordpress.com/footer-credits/
• SEO Tools https://en.support.wordpress.com/seo-tools/
• The ability to install most plugins including woocommerce and the ability to install third party themes.
Otherwise note that we cannot add anything at all to the <header> as we do not have access to metadata.
WordPress.COM SEO resources that you will want to consult are:
Have you tried using live chat support?
This is the support forum for those who have the wordpress.COM free plan. All sites with upgraded plans like yours include access to live chat support. https://wordpress.com/help/contact At times when all operators are busy or unavailable, you’ll be able to get through to private email support.
Please read this support doc very carefully https://en.support.wordpress.com/wordpress-com-volunteers/
Please also be keenly aware of all the differences between wordpress.COM hosted sites on all the different plans and wordpress.ORG software installs.
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