meta tags via helper - assistance needed

I am trying to generate meta tags based on the page. The meta_block call

in somepage.html.erb sets :meta_block and it is correctly yielded in

application.html.erb (except that only the last line is output).

But when otherpage.html.erb is rendered, because I don’t call meta_block

there is no meta content output. I thought the “|| meta_block” would

cause the helper to be called if :meta_block was not set.

How do I get all of the metat tags to be output on the page, and how do

I get it to happen if there are no per page keywords and description?

Thanks,

Matt

#application_helpers.rb

def meta_block(description = ‘’, keywords = ‘’)

tag('meta', :'http-equiv' => 'Content-Type', :content => 'text/html; charset=utf-8')

tag('meta', :'http-equiv' => 'Content-Language', :content => 'en-US,en')

tag('meta', :name => 'description', :content => SITE[:DESCRIPTION] + description)

tag('meta', :name => 'keywords', :content => SITE[:KEYWORDS] + keywords)

tag('meta', :name => 'robots', :content => 'all')

end

#somepage.html.erb

<% meta_block(“My per page description.”,“keywords, for this, page”) %>

some page’s content

#otherpage.html.erb

other-page’s content

#application.html.erb

My Application

<%= yield(:meta_block) || meta_block %>

<%= stylesheet_link_tag “application” %>

<%= javascript_include_tag “application” %>

<%= csrf_meta_tags %>

<%= yield %>

module LayoutHelper
  def title(page_title, show_title = true)
    content_for(:title) { h(page_title.to_s) }
    @show_title = show_title
  end

  def show_title?
    @show_title
  end

  def stylesheet(*args)
    content_for(:head) { stylesheet_link_tag(*args) }
  end

  def javascript(*args)
    content_for(:head) { javascript_include_tag(*args) }
  end
end

<!DOCTYPE

<html>

<head>
    <title><%= content_for?(:title) ? yield(:title) : "Untitled" %></

    <%= stylesheet_link_tag :application
%>
    <%= javascript_include_tag :application
%>
    <%= csrf_meta_tag
%>
    <%= yield(:head)
%>
  </

<body>
    <div
id="container">
      <% if logged_in?
%>
      Welcome <%= current_user.username
%>.
      <%= link_to "Edit profile", edit_current_user_path %>
or
      <%= link_to "Log out", logout_path
%>
      <% else
%>
      <%= link_to "Sign up", signup_path %>
or
      <%= link_to "log in", login_path
%>.
      <% end
%>
      <% flash.each do |name, msg|
%>
        <%= content_tag :div, msg, :id => "flash_#{name}"
%>
      <% end
%>
      <%= content_tag :h1, yield(:title) if show_title?
%>
      <%= yield
%>
    </

  </

</html>

check this out

To accept content, showing default if none, in your layout
<%= content_for?(:meta_block) ? yield(:meta_block) : meta_block $>

Called in your content.html.erb that uses the above layout.
<%= content_for(:meta_block) do $>
  <%= meta_block("Yield", "Got it now!)%>
<% end %>