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Switching from All In One SEO? (6 posts)

  1. gcoghill
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If I wanted to replace All In One SEO with this plugin, would all my existing SEO titles & descriptions be "pulled in", or would I have to recreate them?

  2. reface
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No, but you can easily transfer them using http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/seo-data-transporter/

  3. deenalev
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You don't have to recreate them nor do you have to use the plugin suggested by reface. There is an import export option in WordPress SEO. There you can choose to important all information form All In One SEO. I'm about to do it myself. :)

  4. zimbrul
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You don't have to recreate them nor do you have to use the plugin suggested by reface. There is an import export option in WordPress SEO.

    ...I've noticed that but I've got two questions:

    1.If you do the import from All In One SEO it won't populate the Yoast's plugin fields as they have different taxonomy (%description as opposed to %%description%%). How do you know then which fields to fill in or not to fill in? (There are some extra fields in Yoast's plugin you cannot find in All In One SEO plugin).

    2.Yoast's plugin looks more complex than All In One SEO and has some additional features such us xml sitemaps and robots.txt handling features. My question is: have you used this pluging or is better to choose dedicated plugins for each separate feature?

  5. thecodezombie
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @zimbrul - in answer to your second question...

    I've just made the switch to Yoast's WordPress SEO from All-in-One SEO, and found that it also made the 'Google XML Sitemaps' redundant.

    The latter is admittedly, more configurable...but I've seldom used many of the additional options that it provides. I'd say go with the one built-in to Yoast's, and if you find any additional configuration that you need, switch back and tell Yoast...he'll probably include it in the next update.

  6. gcoghill
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the feedback all! Good to know on the import/export option, but curious why it doesn't support AIOSEO when that seems to be a hugely popular plugin. I suppose I should give it a test run myself and see what happens.

    I love the idea that I can dump a few other plugins and consolidate with Yoast's plugin, he's got some good stuff and I'm sure will keep things updated.

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