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Old 07-16-2007, 05:41 AM
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Default Tweak Category Titles for Better SEO v4.x

It's fair to say that your <title> tags are one of the most important elements on your pages for SEO.

Here's an easy way to add extra keywords to your category page titles via the 'category modify' page.

1) Patch your database via Patch/Upgrade

Code:
ALTER TABLE `xcart_categories` ADD `category_seo` VARCHAR( 255 ) NULL ;

2) In skin1/admin/main/category_modify.tpl

Add the following code...

v4.0.x

Code:
{* Category Title SEO Mod Start 4.0.x *} <TR> <TD height="10" class="FormButton" nowrap>{$lng.lbl_category} {$lng.lbl_title}:</TD> <TD width="10" height="10">&nbsp;</TD> <TD height="10"><INPUT type="text" name="category_seo" size="65" value="{if $category_error ne ""}{$smarty.post.category_seo}{elseif $mode ne "add"}{$current_category.category_seo}{/if}"> </TR> {* Category Title SEO Mod End 4.0.x *}

v4.1.x

Code:
{* Category Title SEO Mod Start 4.1.x *} <tr> <td height="10" class="FormButton" nowrap>{$lng.lbl_category} {$lng.lbl_title}:</td> <td width="10" height="10">&nbsp;</td> <td height="10"><input type="text" name="category_seo" size="65" value="{if $category_error ne ""}{$smarty.post.category_seo|escape:"html"}{elseif $mode ne "add"}{$current_category.category_seo|escape:"html"}{/if}"> </td> </tr> {* Category Title SEO Mod End 4.1.x *}

3) In admin/category_modify.php

Add the following code in red...

v4.0.x

Code:
# # Update general data of category # db_query("UPDATE $sql_tbl[categories] SET category='$category_name', description='$description', meta_descr='$meta_descr', meta_keywords='$meta_keywords', avail='$avail', category_seo='$category_seo', order_by='$order_by', membership='$cat_membership' WHERE categoryid='$cat'");

v4.1.x

Code:
# # Update general data of category # db_query("UPDATE $sql_tbl[categories] SET category='$category_name', description='$description', meta_descr='$meta_descr', meta_keywords='$meta_keywords', avail='$avail', category_seo='$category_seo', order_by='$order_by' WHERE categoryid='$cat'");

4) In skin1/customer/home.tpl

Add the following code in an appropriate place within your <head> tag...

Code:
{if $current_category.category_seo}&nbsp;{$current_category.category_seo}{/if}

Done

I'd recommend this mod also...
http://forum.x-cart.com/showthread.php?t=19842
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