WordPress out of the box is already technically quite a good platform for SEO, this was true when I wrote my original WordPress SEO article in 2008 and it's still true today, but that doesn't mean you can't improve it further! This plugin is written from the ground up by WordPress SEO consultant and WordPress developer Joost de Valk to improve your site's SEO on all needed aspects. While this WordPress SEO plugin goes the extra mile to take care of all the technical optimization, more on that below, it first and foremost helps you write better content. WordPress SEO forces you to choose a focus keyword when you're writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere.
Using the snippet preview you can see a rendering of what your post or page will look like in the search results, whether your title is too long or too short and your meta description makes sense in the context of a search result. This way the plugin will help you not only increase rankings but also increase the click through for organic search results.
The WordPress SEO plugins Linkdex Page Analysis functionality checks simple things you're bound to forget. It checks, for instance, if you have images in your post and whether they have an alt tag containing the focus keyword for that post. It also checks whether your posts are long enough, if you've written a meta description and if that meta description contains your focus keyword, if you've used any subheadings within your post, etc. etc.
The plugin also allows you to write meta titles and descriptions for all your category, tag and custom taxonomy archives, giving you the option to further optimize those pages.
Combined, this plugin makes sure that your content is the type of content search engines will love!
While out of the box WordPress is pretty good for SEO, it needs some tweaks here and there. This WordPress SEO plugin guides you through some of the settings needed, for instance by reminding you to enable pretty permalinks. But it also goes beyond that, by automatically optimizing and inserting the meta tags and link elements that Google and other search engines like so much:
With the WordPress SEO plugin you can control which pages Google shows in its search results and which pages it doesn't show. By default, it will tell search engines to index all of your pages, including category and tag archives, but only show the first pages in the search results. It's not very useful for a user to end up on the third page of your "personal" category, right?
WordPress itself only shows canonical link elements on single pages, WordPress SEO makes it output canonical link elements everywhere. Google has recently announced they would also use
rel="prev" link elements in the
head section of your paginated archives, this plugin adds those automatically, see [this post](http://yoast.com/rel-next-prev-paginated-archives/ title="rel=next & rel=prev for paginated archives") for more info.
WordPress SEO has the most advanced XML Sitemaps functionality in any WordPress plugin. Once you check the box, it automatically creates XML sitemaps and notifies Google & Bing of the sitemaps existence. These XML sitemaps include the images in your posts & pages too, so that your images may be found better in the search engines too.
These XML Sitemaps will even work on large sites, because of how they're created, using one index sitemap that links to sub-sitemaps for each 1,000 posts. They will also work with custom post types and custom taxonomies automatically, while giving you the option to remove those from the XML sitemap should you wish to.
Because of using XSL stylesheets for these XML Sitemaps, the XML sitemaps are easily readable for the human eye too, so you can spot things that shouldn't be in there.
Are you being outranked by scrapers? Instead of cursing at them, use them to your advantage! By automatically adding a link to your RSS feed pointing back to the original article, you're telling the search engine where they should be looking for the original. This way, the WordPress SEO plugin increases your own chance of ranking for your chosen keywords and gets rid of scrapers in one go!
If your theme is compatible, like most Genesis and WooThemes themes are for instance, you can use the built-in Breadcrumbs functionality. This allows you to create an easy navigation that is great for both users and search engines and will support the search engines in understanding the structure of your site.
Making your theme compatible isn't hard either, check these instructions.
Using the built-in file editor you can edit your WordPress blogs .htaccess and robots.txt file, giving you direct access to the two most powerful files, from an SEO perspective, in your WordPress install.
SEO and Social Media are heavily intertwined, that's why this plugin also comes with a Facebook OpenGraph implementation and will soon also support Google+ sharing tags.
This WordPress SEO plugin, unlike some others, is fully Multi-Site compatible. The XML Sitemaps work fine in all setups and you even have the option, in the Network settings, to copy the settings from one blog to another, or make blogs default to the settings for a specific blog.
If you have multiple blogs, setting up plugins like this one on all of them might seem like a daunting task. Except that it's not, because what you can do is simple: you set up the plugin once. You then export your settings and simply import them on all your other sites. It's that simple!
If you've used All In One SEO Pack or HeadSpace2 before using this plugin, you might want to import all your old titles and descriptions. You can do that easily using the built-in import functionality. There's also import functionality for some of the older Yoast plugins like Robots Meta and RSS footer.
Should you have a need to import from another SEO plugin or from a theme like Genesis or Thesis, you can use the SEO Data Transporter plugin, that'll easily convert your SEO meta data from and to a whole set of plugins like Platinum SEO, SEO Ultimate, Greg's High Performance SEO and themes like Headway, Hybrid, WooFramework, Catalyst etc.
Read this migration guide if you still have questions about migrating from another SEO plugin to WordPress SEO.
Currently a huge translation project is underway, translating WordPress SEO in as much as 24 languages. So far, the translations for French and Dutch are complete, but we still need help on a lot of other languages, so if you're good at translating, please join us at translate.yoast.com.
Be sure to also check out the News SEO module if you need Google News Sitemaps. It tightly integrates with WordPress SEO to give you the combined power of News Sitemaps and full Search Engine Optimization.
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Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com.
For more information, check out Jetpack.me.
Note: The stats portion of Jetpack uses Quantcast to enhance its data.
This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.
The static html files will be served to the vast majority of your users, but because a user's details are displayed in the comment form after they leave a comment those requests are handled by the legacy caching engine. Static files are served to:
99% of your visitors will be served static html files. Those users who don't see the static files will still benefit because they will see different cached files that aren't quite as efficient but still better than uncached. This plugin will help your server cope with a front page appearance on digg.com or other social networking site.
If for some reason "supercaching" doesn't work on your server then don't worry. Caching will still be performed, but every request will require loading the PHP engine. In normal circumstances this isn't bad at all. Visitors to your site will notice no slowdown or difference. Supercache really comes into it's own if your server is underpowered, or you're experiencing heavy traffic. Super Cached html files will be served more quickly than PHP generated cached files but in every day use, the difference isn't noticeable.
The plugin serves cached files in 3 ways (ranked by speed):
If you're new to caching use PHP caching. It's easy to set up and very fast. Avoid legacy caching if you can.
Advanced users will probably want to use mod_rewrite caching, but PHP caching is almost as good and recommended for everyone else. Enable the following:
Garbage collection is the act of cleaning up cache files that are out of date and stale. There's no correct value for the expiry time but a good starting point is 1800 seconds if you're not using legacy mode. If you are using that mode start with an expiry time of 600 seconds.
If you are not using legacy mode caching consider deleting the contents of the "Rejected User Agents" text box and allow search engines to create supercache static files.
Likewise, preload as many posts as you can and enable "Preload Mode". Garbage collection will still occur but it won't affect the preloaded files. If you don't care about sidebar widgets updating often set the preload interval to 2880 minutes (2 days) so all your posts aren't recached very often. When the preload occurs the cache files for the post being refreshed is deleted and then regenerated. Afterwards a garbage collection of all old files is performed to clean out stale cache files. With preloading on cached files will still be deleted when posts are made or edited or comments made.
The changelog is a good place to start if you want to know what has changed since you last downloaded the plugin.
Interested in translating WP Super Cache to your language? Grab the development version where you will find an up to date wp-super-cache.pot. Send any translation files to donncha @ ocaoimh.ie and thank you!
Smush.it offers an API that performs these optimizations (except for stripping JPEG meta data) automatically, and this plugin seamlessly integrates Smush.it with WordPress.
Every image you add to a page or post will be automatically run through Smush.it behind the scenes. You don’t have to do anything different.
You can also run your existing images through Smush.it via the WordPress
Media Library. Click on the
Smush.it now! link for any image you'd like to smush.
As of version 1.4.0 there is a new, experimental
Bulk Smush.it feature. You can find the link under the
Media Library tab.
NextGEN user? Also download the WP Smush.it NextGEN Integration plugin.
If you're so inclined, I've setup a donation page.
Plugin updates are announced on http://www.twitter.com/TheCHANGELOG.
The really simple ssl plugin automatically detects your settings and configures your website. To keep it lightweight, the options are kept to a minimum. The entire site will move to SSL.
Aways backup before you go! If you do not have a sound backup policy, start having one! For a snapshot, install duplicator.
Hopefully this plugin saved you at least some hours work. If you want to support the continuing development of this plugin, you could buy me a cup of coffee, or leave a review. Black, no sugar ;)
Though the plugin is extensively tested and currently successfully active on over 15000 websites, it might be possible you have issues with a specific configuration (server/plugins). I would appreciate it if you contact me with the issue, so I can help you fix it and improve the plugin at the same time. I will need the following information:
Translations can be added very easily here.
MainWP is a self-hosted WordPress management system that allows you to manage an endless amount of WordPress blogs from one dashboard on your server.
The MainWP Child plugin is used so the installed blog can be securely managed remotely by your Network.
Disqus, pronounced "discuss", is a service and tool for web comments and discussions. Disqus makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community.
The Disqus for WordPress plugin seamlessly integrates using the Disqus API and by syncing with WordPress comments.
SEO Friendly Images is a Wordpress SEO plugin which automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes for SEO purposes. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set. Additionally this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.
ALT attribute is important part of search engine optimization. It describes your images to search engine and when a user searches for a certain image this is a key determining factor for a match.
TITLE attribute play lesser role but is important for visitors as this text will automatically appear in the tooltip when mouse is over the image.
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With BWP GXS you will no longer have to worry about the 50,000 URL limit or the time it takes for a sitemap to be generated. This plugin is fast, consumes much less resource and can be extended via your very own modules (yes, no hooks needed!). Here's a demo of the sitemapindex if you are interested.
===New in 1.2.0!===
The long-awaited BWP GXS 1.2.0 has finally been released with a new and very powerful feature: Google News Sitemap creation! All you have to do is click on the newly added tab (News sitemap), enable the module, choose some news categories as well as their genres and you're ready to go. Your news sitemap can also be used to ping Search Engines individually if you want. And of course, whenever you publish a new post in a news category, all selected Search Engines will be pinged!
Here's a demo of the google news sitemap if you can't wait to see it live, enjoy!
What's so great about a sitemapindex you might say? Sitemapindex, as its name suggests, is one kind of sitemaps that allows you to group multiple sitemaps files inside it. Sitemapindex, therefore, gives you many benefits, such as: possibility to bypass the 50,000 URL limit (you can have 10 custom sitemaps, each has 10000 URLs), or possibility to make the generation time much faster (because each sitemap is requested separately and is built by its own module), etc.
Splitting post-based sitemaps (since 1.1.0)
As of version 1.1.0, this plugin can automatically split large post sitemaps into smaller ones. You can set a limit for each small sitemap. For example if you have 200K posts and would like to have 10K posts for each sitemap, BWP GXS will then split
post.xml into 20 parts (i.e. from
post_part20.xml). This helps you bypass the 50,000 URLs limit without having to build your custom modules, and also helps make your sitemaps smaller, lighter, and of course faster to generate. This plugin has been tested on sites that have nearly 200K posts and it took less than 1 second to generate the sitemapindex.
Each website within your network will have its own sitemapindex and sitemaps. For sub-domain installation, your sitemapindex will appear at
http://sub-domain.example.com/sitemapindex.xml. For sub-folder installation, your sitemapindex will appear at
http://example.com/sub-folder/sitemapindex.xml. And of course, there's always a sitemapindex for your main site, available at
http://example.com/sitemapindex.xml. If you choose the sub-domain approach, each sub-domain can also have its own robots.txt.
Custom sitemaps using modules
The unrivaled flexibility this plugin offers is the ability to define your custom sitemaps using modules. Each module is a actually .php file that tell BWP Google XML Sitemap how to build a sitemap file. You can extend default modules or create completely new ones. This plugin also comes with a convenient base class for developing modules with easy to use and thoroughly documented API. Since modules can be defined by you, there's no limitation what a sitemap can have (for example you can bypass the 50,000 URL limit, as stated above). There's one limitation, though: your imagination ;) . Oh, did I mention that you can even use module to create another sitemapindex?
Detailed Log and Debugging mode
Developing modules needs debugging and this plugin makes that so easy for any developers. There are two kinds of logs: sitemap log and build log. Sitemap log tells you what sitemaps you have and when they were last requested/updated while build log tells you what's going on when a particular sitemap is built. The debug mode helps you trace errors in modules conveniently!
For a complete feature list, please visit this plugin's official page
If you have any problem using this plugin, refer to the FAQ section for possible solutions, and workarounds.
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Three powerful apps to amplify your content and create conversations, across the web. Shareaholic has proven time and time again to be an extremely useful and successful tool in getting your readers to actually discover and submit your articles to numerous social bookmarking sites.
Our aim was to stray away from the "in the box" thinking behind most social bookmarking plugins, and add a little flair that would entice your readers, rather than deterring them with microscopic icons that get lost in pages heavy laden with content.
Share Buttons (demo)
Increase pageviews and engagement by highlighting relevant content from across your site to your readers who would not otherwise encounter them. Shareaholic is not just yet another related posts content plugin. It involves a simple installation that's easy to update and tweak. You'll be using well-engineered and optimized code that won't slow or block your pages from loading. You can choose between several themes to match your site's design and customize every pixel if you'd like. Optimized for mobile devices like the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android mobile phones, and more!
Shareaholic reports all of your important actionable social media metrics including popular pages on your website, referral channels, and who are making referrals and spreading your webpages on the internet on your behalf bringing you back more traffic and new visitors.
Shareaholic is used and trusted by hundreds of thousands of websites like yours and touches almost 300 million people each month. Designed and built with all the love in the world in Boston, Massachusetts.
Note: The analytics portion of Shareaholic may use trusted 3rd party services like Google Analytics and AppNexus to enhance its data.
Generate and setup a favicon for desktop browsers, iPhone/iPad, Android devices, Windows 8 tablets and more. In a matter of seconds, design an icon that looks great on all major platforms.
Favicon is not just a single
favicon.ico file dropped in the middle of your site. Nowadays, with so many different platforms and devices, you need a bunch of pictures to get the job done. With RealFaviconGenerator, generate all the icons you need for desktop browsers, iPhone/iPad, Android devices, Windows 8 devices, and more.
iOS devices use a high resolution Apple touch icon to illustrate bookmarks and home screen shortcuts. A first generation iPhone needs a 57x57 picture, whereas a brand new iPad with Retina screen looks for a 152x152 picture. Android Chrome also use these pictures if it finds them. Windows 8 takes another route with a dedicated set of icons and HTML declarations.
Favicon is not only a matter of pictures with different resolutions. The various platforms coms with different UI guidelines. For example, the classic desktop favicons often use transparency. But iOS requires opaque icons. And Windows 8 has its own recommendations.
Save hours of research and image edition with RealFaviconGenerator and its companion plugin. In a matter of seconds, you setup a favicon compatible with:
We take compatibility very seriously. See http://realfavicongenerator.net/favicon_compatibility for the full list.
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Lazy loading makes your site load faster and saves bandwidth.
This plugin replaces all your post images, post thumbnails, gravatar images and content iframes with a placeholder and loads the content as it gets close to enter the browser window when the visitor scrolls the page.
You can also lazy load other images and iframes in your theme, by using a simple function.
AdSensei B30 inserta tus anuncios de AdSense (o de cualquier otro proveedor) en cualquier parte del contenido de tus posts de la forma más flexible y precisa que existe
¡Muchas gracias a todos!
This Simpler CSS mu-plugin allows WordPress µ hosts to enable users to add custom stylesheets to their blogs.
The plugin creates a new menu item under the Appearance menu in WordPress 2.7
that allows users to enter custom CSS code that will be injected into the
section of their blog. The CSS is stored in the blog’s options table
and is filtered through a standard PHP function before being outputted, preventing
the user from inserting malicious code into the header.
For non-WordPress µ blogs, this plugin provides an easy way to modify the appearance of installed
themes or plugins (such as Sociable) without modifying theme/plugin files that may change
with upgrades. No write access is required to any files for Simpler CSS to function, as it stores
its data in the database’s options table — and that means theme/plugin upgrades won’t impact
your custom CSS.
The custom CSS will only show when the theme has the necessary
<head> section, as most themes now do.
Props go to Jeremiah Orem who created the original Custom User CSS plugin on the directory.
I merely took that, contributed a thorough readme.txt, and fixed the code to add the menu item
under the Appearance menu.
Smallseotools’s plagiarism checking plugin checks your content sentnce by sentnce. This plugin is toally free and available for wordpress users only.
Features of Smallseotools plagiarism checker:
Biggest problem for blogger is to make sure that the content they are going to publish is unique or already pubslish on the internet. We have solved your problem.
For Any help, please contact us.
UpdraftPlus simplifies backups (and restoration). Backup into the cloud (Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, FTP, and email) and restore with a single click. Backups of files and database can have separate schedules.
That's according to WordPress big cheese, Vladimir Prelovac. Check out his weekly chart to see where UpdraftPlus is right now: http://www.prelovac.com/vladimir/wordpress-plugins-rising-stars
UpdraftPlus is written by professional WordPress developers. If your site needs guaranteed support, then we are available. Get in touch - https://www.simbahosting.co.uk/s3/products-and-services/wordpress-experts/ - to arrange the support contract that your site needs.
If you need WordPress multisite compatibility (you'll know if you do), then you need UpdraftPlus Premium: http://updraftplus.com
We hang out in the support forum for this plugin - http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/updraftplus - however, to save our time so that we can spend it on development, please read the plugin's Frequently Asked Questions - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/updraftplus/faq/ - before going there, and ensure that you have updated to the latest released version of UpdraftPlus.
WP-Optimize is a WordPress 2.9++ database cleanup and optimization tool. It doesn't require PhpMyAdmin to optimize your database tables.
It allows you to remove post revisions, comments in the spam queue, un-approved comments within few clicks.
PHP 4.xx and MySql 4.xx not supported
Translators are welcome to send their Translated Files to be included.
Contact me at http://wwww.ruhanirabin.com/contact/
Remove the WordPress post revisions
Remove the WordPress auto draft posts [NEW]
Remove all the comments in the spam queue
Remove all the un-approved comments
Apply mysql optimize commands on your database tables without phpMyAdmin.
Display Database table statistics. Shows how much space can be optimzied and how much space has been cleared.
Visible only to the administrators.
How this could help you?
Everytime you save a new post or pages, WordPress creates a revision of that post or page. If you edit a post 6 times you might have 5 copy of that post as revisions. Imagine if your post or pages are long and big. It is a huge number of bytes thats on your MySQL overhead. Now WP-Optimize allows you to optimize and shrink your posts table by removing not necessary post revisions from the database. As example, if you have a post which is approximately 100KB data and you have 5 revisions of that post, the total space wasted is about 500KB. And if you have 100 posts similar to it, you have 50MB database space wasted.
Similar to the scenario described above, there might be thousands of spams and un-approved comments in your comments table, WP-Optimize can clean and remove those in a single click
WP-Optimize reports which database tables have overhead and wasted spaces also it allows you to shrink and get rid of those wasted spaces
Paste this into your WordPress site: What's this?