Globally added meta description for products not showing

  • Hi,

    I have just moved from Yoast to Rank Math, I have customized the product meta descriptions to work globally for all products using only the product title attribute. It shows for all others like categories, brands etc. but it doesnt work with products meta description. What i find on the view source page on chrome is it is automatically pulling the short description for the meta. please find the attached link on sensitive data box.

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  • Hello,

    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.


    Below is the sequence which Rank Math uses to generate the description:

    1) The Description text added in the Description field
    2) If text is not added in the Description field then the plugin will use excerpt/short description
    3) If the short description field is also empty then the plugin will use the value added in the Settings.

    If you want Rank Math to use the value from step 3 instead of 2, then please add below filter code in your theme’s functions.php file:

    add_action( 'rank_math/frontend/description', function( $description ) {
    	global $post;
    	$desc = RankMath\Post::get_meta( 'description', $post->ID );
    	if ( ! $desc ) {
    		$desc = RankMath\Helper::get_settings( "titles.pt_{$post->post_type}_description" );
    		if ( $desc ) {
    			return RankMath\Helper::replace_vars( $desc, $post );
    	return $description;

    Hope that helps. Thank you.

    Hi Alberto,

    the code really works, thanks alot!


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