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Meta SEO Pack

Fine tune your WordPress for SEO: rewrite title, add meta tags, canonical links and more. Out-of-the-box settings are a good starting point for blogs.

How Meta SEO Pack rewrites `title` tag?

Meta SEO Pack uses following title formats as a base for title of different pages (configurable):

  • Home Page: %blog_name%
  • Posts: %title% | %categories% | %blog_name%
  • Pages: %title% | %blog_name%
  • Attachments: %title% | %categories% | %blog_name%
  • Categories: %categories% | Categories | %blog_name%
  • Tags: %tag% | Tags | %blog_name%
  • Custom Taxonomies: %term_name% | %tax_label% | %blog_name%
  • Archive for Day/Month/Year: Archive for %date% | %blog_name%
  • Author Posts: %author_name% | Authors | %blog_name%
  • Search Results: Search results for %search% | %blog_name%
  • Other pages: %blog_title% | %blog_name%

There are also extra rewriting rules for subsequent pages of archives, posts, pages and comments. This way you will avoid duplicate title problems (reported in Google Webmasters Tools):

  • Subpages for multipage Archives/Posts/Pages: %desc% - Page %n%
  • Subpages for multipage comments: %desc% - Comments Page %n%

Title formats with hardcoded english words are translatable, so you will not have to translate them (assuming there is a translation for your language).

How Meta SEO Pack generates value for `meta keywords` tag?

All pages uses configured Default keywords as value for meta keywords tag. Some of the pages also adds some extra keywords (configurable):

  • Home Page: no extra keywords
  • Posts: meta tags, tags, categories, custom taxonomies
  • Pages: meta tags, custom taxonomies
  • Attachments: no extra keywords
  • Categories: category name and all parents
  • Tags: tag name
  • Custom Taxonomies: taxonomy name and taxonomy term name
  • Archive for Day/Month/Year: no extra keywords
  • Author Posts: author name
  • Search Results: search term

Plugin does not add extra keywords for subpages.

How Meta SEO Pack generates value for `meta description` tag?

Meta SEO Pack either uses entered description, excerpt or generate it from content. This depends on page (configurable):

  • Home Page: special description (by default it is set to %blog_name% - %blog_desc%)
  • Posts: either use entered meta description, excerpt (if entered) or generate from post content (initial part)
  • Pages: use entered meta description or generate it from page content (initial part)
  • Attachments: attachment description
  • Categories: use category description
  • Tags: use tag description
  • Custom Taxonomies: taxonomy term description
  • Archive for Day/Month/Year: description is not added (yet)
  • Author Posts: description is not added (yet)
  • Search Results: description is not added (yet)

Description is also additionally changed for subsequent pages of archives, posts, pages and comments. This way you will avoid duplicate description problems (reported in Google Webmasters Tools):

  • Subpages for multipage Archives/Posts/Pages: %description% - page %n%
  • Subpages for multipage comments: %description% - comments page %n%

How Meta SEO Pack generates value for `meta robots` tag?

Meta SEO Pack adds noindex,follow as a value of meta robots for pages, in order to avoid Duplicate Content problem. follow is added to make sure you will keep link juice of links leading to noindexed pages. Here is the list of pages which can be noindexed (configurable):

  • Home Page: subpages only
  • Posts: comment subpages only
  • Pages: no
  • Attachments: yes
  • Categories: yes
  • Tags: yes
  • Custom Taxonomies: yes
  • Archive for Day/Month/Year: yes
  • Author Posts: yes
  • Search Results: yes

Meta SEO Pack can also add noodp and noydir, in order to prevent Search Engines from using descriptions entered in DMOZ (ODP) or Yahoo! Directory as description for page.

You can also enter your meta robots value for every Post and Page - when you do so, it will take precedence over default configuration. Meta SEO Pack will add noodp and noydir if you checked these options.

You can also noindex your feeds - Meta SEO Pack can both add meta robots tag to feeds and send X-Robots-Tag HTTP Header.

How to remove footer added by Meta SEO Pack?

This plugin is provided for free, so this footer is the only way I can get credit from happy users. Of course you can disable it - just go to the plugin Options page, scroll to the bottom, uncheck "Add link to Meta SEO Pack" and save options.

Requires: 2.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.9.9
Last Updated: 2010-3-17
Downloads: 67,502

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