Meta

The meta component allows you to set several og and meta elements used by social media to provide previews of your website when sharing it.

Basic Usage

The most basic usage of the component requires setting three attributes, title, description, and image:

<x-meta
    title="Hello World"
    description="Blade components are awesome!"
    image="http://example.com/social.jpg"
/>

This will output the following HTML:

<title>Hello World</title>

<!-- Primary Meta Tags -->
<meta name="title" content="Hello World">
<meta name="description" content="Blade components are awesome!">


<!-- Open Graph / Facebook -->
<meta property="og:type" content="website">
<meta property="og:url" content="http://localhost"/>
<meta property="og:locale" content="en"/>
<meta property="og:title" content="Hello World"/>
<meta property="og:description" content="Blade components are awesome!">
<meta property="og:image" content="http://example.com/social.jpg">

<!--  Twitter -->
<meta name="twitter:card" content="summary_large_image"/>
<meta name="twitter:url" content="http://localhost">
<meta name="twitter:title" content="Hello World">
<meta name="twitter:description" content="Blade components are awesome!">
<meta name="twitter:image" content="http://example.com/social.jpg">

As you can see several og and meta elements are set. Some are set automatically. The og:url will make use of the current page url unless you explicitely pass an url with the url attribute. The og:locale will make use of the app's locale. By default, og:type will be set at website but you can pass in another value if you like through the type attribute.

And lastly the twitter:card value can be adjusted through the card attribute. If your image is square you'd probably want to set this to summary instead:

<x-meta
    title="Hello World"
    card="summary"
    description="Blade components are awesome!"
    image="http://example.com/social.jpg"
/>

Dynamic parameters

Most likely, if you previously passed parameters to your tags using yield, for example:

<title>@yield('title', 'Home') - App Name</title>
<meta name="description" content="@yield('description')">

The directive is not suitable for using this approach. Don't worry. You just need to change the passing string to:

<x-meta
    title="{{ View::getSection('title') }} - App Name"
    description="{{ View::getSection('description') }}"
/>