@frontity/head-tags

API reference of `@frontity/head-tags` package

This package is designed to get automatically all the metadata that the REST API Head Tags plugin exposes in the REST API (SEO metadata from plugins like Yoast SEO or All in One SEO), and add them as meta tags in the <head> section of the rendered page.

This package won't work without REST API Head Tags plugin installed and activated in your WordPress backend, so make sure you have it before using this package.

If you are using Yoast SEO >v14.0 we recommend that you instead use the @frontity/yoast package which does not require an additional plugin to be installed in WordPress.

Table of Contents

Installation

Add the head-tags package to your project:

npm i @frontity/head-tags

Do this in your root and include it in your frontity.settings.js file:

...
packages: [
"@frontity/mars-theme",
"@frontity/tiny-router",
...
"@frontity/head-tags"
]
...

If you have an existing project make sure your @frontity/wp-source package is at least on the 1.5.0 version. If not, update it using this command: > npm install @frontity/[email protected]

Settings

As it works automatically, It doesn't have settings itself, but it requires two Frontity parameters to work:

  • state.frontity.url : The URL of your site. Usually defined in the frontity.settings.js file.

  • state.source.url or state.source.api: The API where your project is pointing. Defined at @frontity/wp-source if you haven't changed your Source.

It needs @frontity/wp-source installed and updated to at least the 1.5.0 version.

How to use

This package will automatically add all the meta tags defined in WordPress for the page (through plugins like Yoast SEO or All in One SEO) in the <head> section of the rendered page. So there are no additional steps to do. Just install the package and everything will work out of the box.

Remember that you'll need the REST API Head Tags plugin installed in your WordPress. With that, this package will take care of

If you want to access the metadata available for a specific link you can use the headTags.get method

API Reference

State

headTags.get

It is a function that accepts a linkas parameter and it returns an array with the head_tags field of that link.

state.headTags.get("/blog/hello-world/");

will return something like

[
{
tag: "title",
content: "Hello world! - My Site",
},
{
tag: "meta",
attributes: {
name: "robots",
content: "max-snippet:-1, max-image-preview:large, max-video-preview:-1",
},
},
{
tag: "link",
attributes: {
rel: "canonical",
href: "http://mysite.com/hello-world/",
},
},
];

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