Simple SEO


  • Nonce Security!
  • Generates META tags automatically.
  • Works out-of-the-box. Just install!
  • You can override any title and set any META description and any META keywords you want!
  • Google Analytic 4!
  • Google Webmaster Tools!
  • Bing verification & Yandex verification!
  • Twitter and Facebook customization!
  • Quickedit SEO titles and descriptions!
  • Import Yoast SEO data!
  • Import Rank Math SEO data!
  • Import All In One SEO data!
  • Sitemaps!
  • Supports custom post types!



  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/cds-simple-seo directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Use the Settings -> Simple SEO screen to configure the sitemap, the META info for the homepage, Google webmaster tools, Google analytic, etc.

If upgrading, please back up your database first!


Please email with any questions.

Q: How does front page title and description work.

A: The default title and description will be used under settings. If the front page, or blog page are used, then those pages meta information will be used.


March 1, 2023 1 reply
Must be the top SEO plugin, especially for those who prefer to keep away from the classic 'code heavy' all-in-one-seo plugins. This plug in facilitates all the core seo functionality needed, with an intuitive workflow. Feels like very nicely written code.
February 3, 2023 5 replies
Since version 2.0.14 (I'm not quite sure) I can't create/save/update any theme settings (Astra, Twenty Twenty, Neve) and pages with an activated plugin. It also prevents the import of WordPress templates (starter sites).I run 5 Wordpress websites, 4 of which use this great plugin. If I deactivate the plugin, everything works again.When saving, there is a red error message at the top of the web page that is currently open. The error can be reproduced on all Wordpress installations.
January 25, 2023 1 reply
I am not accusing the developer of anything nefarious without more proof, but I will say this plugin is sketchy. Here is my support post I left. As with the previous Rank Math error, I received the same blank page error. I AM running php 8.0. AND there were no php errors on my server. Why would you direct the plugin to a third party site (without warning) to do an import? Seems very sketchy. I'll be changing my WP password, uninstalling your plugin, and giving the appropriate review.
November 8, 2022
I run several Websites with Vistaprint and WordPress. I was Really Wishing there was a Simple and Effective SEO Tool for WordPress like I have with Vistaprint and I actually found one after several searches different times that left me in frustration. SIMPLE SEO! How can I thank you enough David, for making this Priceless Treasure available? It's an hour pass midnight here and I thought I would stop and make my Review I have been looking forward to. In my opinion, This Type of SEO Application wipes out the need for High Tech applications with all the bells and whistles and somewhat daunting for most of us. YES, This Is my Application of Choice!
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple SEO” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Release Date: November 22nd, 2022

  • Complete code rewrite to namespaces and OOP
  • Added SEO to tags


Release Date: November 23rd, 2022

  • Added options to use the posts featured image for FB and TW by default.
  • If FB or TW image is added, it will use that instead of the featured image.
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the media loader from working in Elementor.
  • More translation options with the use of __() instead of just echoing. More coming.


Release Date: Jan 11th, 2023

  • Support for WooCommerce category and tag meta title and description.


Release Date: Jan 25th, 2023

  • text domains added to __() for translations.


Release Date: Feb 1st, 2023

  • more text domains added to __() for translations.
  • Sitemaps added back, with the option to select post types
  • og:image:url added to fix Facebook bug.


Release Date: Feb 2nd, 2023

  • in_array() bool value fix for sitemap post type selections.
  • I am aware of the sitemap select not working, you can still generate a sitemap, or delete one using the buttons.


Release Date: Feb 2nd, 2023

  • Bug fix. Attempt to read property “ID” on null.


Release Date: Feb 3rd, 2023

  • Bug fix. Sitemap causing redirect when editing, publishing or deleting.


Release Date: Feb 6th, 2023

  • Bug fix. Sitemap causing was throwing an error when deleting a page if post_types are undefined.


Release Date: Feb 27th, 2023

  • Bug fixes. Sitemap, and title error.