increase meta description from 256


The meta description on my CS Cart version 2 is 256 character limit, google allows for 300+ of a meta description. How can i change the limit that is on my cart?

Currently if i go over 256 it is cut off after i press the save button,

any help would be greatly appreciated.

You will need to increase the size of the field in the database table. You can execute the following query in phpMyAdmin substituting your desired maximum length for ‘X’:

ALTER TABLE cscart_product_descriptions CHANGE COLUMN meta_description meta_description varchar(X) NOT NULL default ''


You may not be able to change the size of the varchar field. It depends on the version of mysql that you are running.


The length can be specified as a value from 0 to 255 before MySQL 5.0.3, and 0 to 65,535 in 5.0.3 and later versions. The effective maximum length of a VARCHAR in MySQL 5.0.3 and later is subject to the maximum row size (65,535 bytes, which is shared among all columns) and the character set used.


From Mysql Website