SEO is an important factor with our WordPress website marketing. Many WP themes do not only offer elegant, stylish design, useful functions and features, they do a lot more than the design and function nowadays. Many SEO features have been built in WordPress themes. This is cool feature, in addition to a nice WordPress theme, we get extra bonus. But this can cause SEO disasters, duplicate meta description for WordPress posts and pages is an example.
I have a web hosting review site which offers reviews of Linux, Windows servers, and some SEO tips for webmasters and bloggers. This WordPress site is built with a WP named Mantra. And for SEO purpose I installed WP plugin name Yoast WordPress SEO. But from Google Webmaster tools and the source code of my posts I reliazsed the meta descriptions are all duplicate in each WordPress post.
Avoid Duplicate Meta Description for WP Posts
In my hosting website, there is a conflict of the same SEO item managed by both WordPress theme and SEO plugin. To fix the duplicate meta descriptions wordpress, I choose to disable the relavant SEO settings in my WP theme and let the WP SEO plugin to handle it.
Steps to avoid duplicate meta description for WordPress posts:
1. Log on WP dashboard.
2. Go to Appearance >> Nantra Settings >> Miscellaneous settings
3. Disable the SEO title, description settings or leave them to manual settings so when you compose a WP post, you can simply ignore them.
Duplicate Meta title or description Using other WP themes
You should expect similar settings or options in other WordPress themes.