I'd like to add the following to the meta tags for a single page on my D7 site:

<meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache, no-store, must-revalidate">
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache">
<meta http-equiv="Expires" content="0">

Taken from here

However, when I try to use metatags_quick to accomplish this, it names all my metatags as

<meta name="Cache-Control" content="no-cache, no store, must revalidate">

with the "name=" attributes rather than "http-equiv". How can add these tags?

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I want to say that, in some cases, you can add by template way your meta tags to your specific page.

you can locate html.php.tpl in modules > system file. copy and paste it inside your template directory. then add your meta tags using some php code to show these tags only in that specific page:

      $path = $_GET['q'];
      if(preg_match('/test/', $path)){
        <meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache, no-store, must-revalidate">
        <meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache">
        <meta http-equiv="Expires" content="0">

(you can add this snippet before, for example, the <title> tag line)

remember that if you need your meta in more pages, you can replace the pattern of preg_match() php function (in this example is /test/) for several pages (for example /(test|another_test_page|another)/ )

Update: if you do not see changes, is very important clear cache to see changes.

Update2 drupal_get_path_alias() could be an useful function to get the current alias: Given an internal Drupal path, return the alias.

  • I copied this into the html.tpl.php (it's that way, right? You wrote html.php.tpl) just above the <title><?php print $head_title; ?></title> line, and changed '/test/' to 'Page-Name', since I'm looking to do this on "www.mysite.com/Page-Name". I moved this into my active template directory. It did not seem to have any effect, and isn't visible when I view source on that page. Any suggestions on what I've done wrong? Oct 3, 2011 at 16:42
  • hello @Mittenchops. change Page-Name by /Page-Name/ (please do not remove // characters, are important delimiters of string, and not is related with paths). Also remember that you can debug each php line, for example, see with echo $_GET['q']; if is getting the correct string. also review if changing delimiters in preg_match() function help (change /Page-Name/ for #Page-Name#) one note: please remember do not change the html.php.tpl in modules > system. you must change a copy used inside your template directory.
    – cigotete
    Oct 3, 2011 at 18:46
  • That's really strange---I added the slashes back, and noticed that even when I add if(true){ ... as the conditional statement, it still isn't displaying. I am editing the copy in my theme's template directory, rather than in modules > system, so I wonder what the issue is. The place I need to copy the file is in my theme's template directory, right? Oct 3, 2011 at 19:30
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    I'm dumb---had to clear cache. Your solution worked perfectly. Thanks. Oct 3, 2011 at 19:52
  • you have reason, clear cache! I will add this in the answer! Thanks to you.
    – cigotete
    Oct 4, 2011 at 1:37

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