Wordpress SEO plugins meta data saving

Try this if you're having trouble getting wordpress SEO meta description to save

Having trouble getting the meta description to save on pages using either Wordpress SEO or All in One SEO Pack?

Check your theme page and confirm you're not seeing this error:

ERROR: Template is missing.

If you are, check that your style.css has the theme comment at the top:

/*
Theme Name: Theme Name
Theme URI: http://example.com/
Description: Wordpress theme.
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
Version: 1.0.4
Template: parent-template-name
*/

If you're like me and compiling from sass was stripping this comment, make sure it's a "loud comment" by including an exclamation point:

/*!
Theme Name: Theme Name
Theme URI: http://example.com/
Description: Wordpress theme.
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
Version: 1.0.4
Template: parent-template-name
*/

Hope that helps.

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