Occasionally when launching the redesign of a website, I will need to copy over the title tags, meta descriptions, and meta keywords, if they are already optimized. When dealing with a CMS, this means going into the source code, and copying the text within each tag. While repeating this for each page,  I started wondering if there was an easy way to copy the title tag, etc, using a Firefox plugin.

There was one “Copy Title” plugin out there, except it had an issue where it wasn’t copying the whole tag if there was a dash in it (whether this was an intended featured, or a bug, I don’t know). I decided to develop my own Firefox extension instead.

Copy Title and Description 1.0

Download and install from its page on Mozilla.org:

Copy Title and Meta Description - Firefox Add-on - Right Click Context Menu

The add-on adds a right-click context menu allowing you to:

  • Copy the title text
  • Copy the meta description text
  • Copy the meta keywords text
  • Copy the HTML of the title, meta desc, and meta keywords

If you have any suggestions or feature requests, let me know. I’m thinking about adding a menu item to quickly check if Google Analytics is on the page, and what the account number is.

Note: This add-on is no longer actively being developed and there are no plans for Firefox Quantum support.

Comments on this Article

  1. DAn says:

    Great idea – will give a try

    Found this whilst trying to find something to quickly QA that SEO changes have been done between the dev / live.

    In that sense the final bit of functionality which would be great to see is a QA feature for comparision between 2 entered URLs with colour highlights for differences in Titles, Desc and also another key SEO attribute H1s (in that sense a copy H1 would be nice too!)


    • Josh says:

      Thanks for the suggestion Dan. I can easily add the copy H1 to a future version, though I’m not sure how much time that’d save since that can usually be easily copy-pasted. Did you need it to be part of the copy all, for pasting into a document? I’ll give some thought to the comparison idea; it sounds like it ideally should have some sort of bulk automation, if the URLs are the same on dev and live. Otherwise, a paste url 1, paste url 2, view a side-by-side would be possible.

  2. Dan says:

    Hi Josh

    Side by side comparison is where Im going but to be honest it would be just as quick to review both sites and copy and paste accordingly.

    It is the copy all functionality I was thinking about (1 click to grab everything). The thing is for the peeps who work with CMS’s and not development / source code (who are probably in the majority as we outnumber people with specialised coding skills) a “Review / Overview copy all” function would be appreciated as ultimately we will be using the plain text to input into our CMS / Spreadsheets for review / updating.

    In that sense this “Review / Overview copy all” function would paste as plain text something like the below with their related data against (if even possible :O)

    Meta Descrtipion:
    Keywords: < Are these even worth including these days?

  3. Dan says:

    Arr missed the main point which was less HTML code!

  4. Dan says:

    Hope this is still evolving! 😛

  5. Bolzman says:

    Missing keyboard shortcuts for each command. Thanks for sharing this great app, help me to save some time in documenting web projects.

    • Josh says:

      I will add keyboard shortcuts in this next update.

  6. Steve says:

    Hi, great add-on. I just want to write an addon like this when I saw yours.
    This add-on has all the functions I want, but I’d like to add it to the the right-click-tab-menu, just after the “Reload Tab” item. I have found the id of this menu. just change the

    in the file ff-overlay.xul
    I think it’s appropriate to tell the author of this addon.
    Because I think the contentAreaContextMenu is too long and the tabContextMenu is not full yet. Hope you can see this idea.

    • Josh says:

      Hi Steve. I actually wanted to add to the tab right click when I developed it initially, but could not find documentation on how to access it. I think I will switch over to putting the right click menu on the tab in the next update. I’ll see if I can look into this weekend.

  7. BarryH says:

    Really great tool, honestly saves me lots of time daily when dealing with 100’s of sites. Would it be possible to add an option that copies both the title and description at the same time without the HTML around it?

    • Josh says:

      Hi. I’m glad that you are finding this add-on useful (I didn’t know if anyone was still using it; I created it a long time ago). I will see if I can add this feature. It should not be too hard to add, assuming any changes to Firefox’s requirements/approval process do not warrant any significant updates.

  8. Nils says:

    Hi, will there be support for firefox 57+ ?

    • Josh says:

      Hello. I am no longer actively developing this plugin and do not plan to support Firefox Quantum.

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