## What is it?

The **Edit Metadata** is a modal that you can use to specify the display image, title, and description of the page. This feature is available for pages in your Guides, API Reference, Changelog, and Custom Pages section.

By default, a title and description will be based on the document page title and description.

Edit Metadata Modal


Edit Metadata Modal

## How to use

Here is how to access the **Edit Metadata** modal:

  1. For pages in the Guides and API Reference section, the Edit Metadata modal is found in the three dot menu above the page's title


  1. For pages in Changelog or Custom Pages, you'll find the modal by clicking the gear icon in the upper right (next to the Save button) and then choosing the Edit Metadata option

To access the modal, click on the gear icon next to the Save button, and click on Edit Metadata.


To access the modal, click on the gear icon next to the Save button, and click on Edit Metadata.

Details

  • Setting the metadata title will only set the `og:tile` tag of the page. The `<title>` is controlled by the title of the document at the top of your Markdown page.

  • Changing the "Posted Date" and "Author" of a post is only available to Changelogs.

## Examples

Here are some examples of how they will look on Twitter, Slack, and LinkedIn

A Twitter Card


A Twitter Card

On Slack


On Slack

On LinkedIn


On LinkedIn

# Meta Tags for SEO

## Individual Pages

ReadMe automatically populates the meta title tag and meta description tag of each page with content from the **Title** and **Description** fields.



No Description

When the Description field is empty, ReadMe uses the first 300 characters of the body of your page as the Meta description instead.

Try viewing the source code for this page! This is what you'll see:




## Project-level Metadata

The description that you provide under **Configuration > Project Settings** will populate the meta name tag on all pages in your ReadMe project.

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