MetaLocator can extract the template of your Website from the page on which our Interface installation code is installed.  Subscribers to our SEO Add-on can pull the template from their Website to automatically adapt landing pages to their Web site.  This step is not required if you are publishing your landing pages to Wordpress.

This process works by finding the code within the page, and pulling the HTML above and below that fragment. In order for this to work, the fragment must be added to the page *exactly* as provided. We specifically use the HTML comments above and below the code fragment to find the Interface.

MetaLocator re-writes all relative links to absolute URLs using the Extract Template From URL.  This allows CSS, images and Javascript on your Website to work on another URL.

The HTML code above the fragment is saved in the Landing Page Header and Landing Page Footer settings found under the SEO Landing Pages group of Interface settings.

When the interface is first installed, we detect the page URL and save it in the Interface settings as shown below:

This is the URL we load and search for the Interface installation code.

Troubleshooting

This process attempts to move your HTML template to another URL.  This process works with some templates, and may fail or work partially with others.  Some templates with invalid, or very complex formatting may have formatting issues arise when adapting the template.  Some manual adjustment may be required to the template saved in the Landing Page Header and Landing Page Footer settings found under the SEO Landing Pages group of Interface settings.  CSS conflicts can also sometimes arise.

If the "Extract Template From" URL is incorrect, or not publicly accessible (as with the case of  most development servers), or the code is not exactly as provided the process may fail.

 

 

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