Automatically create meta description from the_content

Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will automatically create a meta description from your wordpress post striping out all shortcodes and tags. Make sure you have in the header.php of your wordpress theme or this snippet will not work.

 

 

 

function create_meta_desc() {
global $post;
if (!is_single()) { return; }
$meta = strip_tags($post->post_content);
$meta = strip_shortcodes($post->post_content);
$meta = str_replace(array("n", "r", "t"), ' ', $meta);
$meta = substr($meta, 0, 125);
echo "<meta name='description' content='$meta' />";
}
add_action('wp_head', 'create_meta_desc');

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