Simple SEO

Description

  • Nonce Security!
  • Generates META tags automatically.
  • Generates a sitemap automatically upon activation.
  • 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!
  • Google Webmaster Tools!
  • Bing verification, Yandex verification, Baidu 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!
  • Supports custom post types!

Installation

  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, and Google analytic.

If upgrading, please back up your database first!

FAQ

Please email dave@coleds.com with any questions.

Q: How does sitemap generation work?

A: Under Settings -> Simple SEO there is a section for Sitemap. If “Generate a Sitemap?” is checked, a sitemap will be generated when a new post is created. A sitemap will also be generated upon activation of the plugin.

Reviews

May 13, 2021
All what I wanted is just a way to put the meta data and meta descriptions to my Home page and product pages, and this plugin just allows it in a simple user friendly way. It exceeded my expectation as it also gives many ways to optimize the website by informing of various verification links which I found very handy. Also it provides a very simple and easy way to enter meta data on each product window, plus a view of how my product looks on google search, which is really an eye-opening thing. I changed the URL names and descriptions after looking at this. Really useful plugin for a starter or a newbie who knows basic or advanced knowledge of what is onsite SEO and meta data, but doesn't know how to add them to the product page and the website on woocommerce with no HTML knowledge. Thank you
January 29, 2020
Excellent plugin with low overhead and an intuitive interface. All I needed was meta keywords and description tag in the <head> on individual pages and this did it. It requires no coding skill, a minimal knowledge of what to put in the tags (what the search engines are looking for and keying off of) BUT this interface actually explains requirements, like number of characters, etc. -- I am impressed. I love the preview feature, didn't expect that, but it is an eye opener to see what search engines might display your site description like left on their own. It will also create default values for social media. Really, I can't see any point to a huge, bloated, confusing, complicated SEO plugin when (after literally hours of looking) I came across Simple SEO. Thanks for this.
June 14, 2019
Excellent plugin with just the essentials. Perfect and doesn't slow down your site. Thank you!
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Simple SEO” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Simple SEO” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.1.0

  • Added Google webmaster tools and analytic

1.2.0

Release Date: August 11th, 2017

  • Enhancements

    • Added Robot NOINDEX and NOFOLLOW
    • Added a preview sections for how the meta information should show on a search engine page.
    • Added pre_get_document_title for compatibility
  • Bugfixes

    • Fixes a typo in the readme.txt :-p

1.2.1

Release Date: August 24th, 2017

  • Bugfixes
    • Google Verification fixed/updated.

1.2.2

Release Date: August 30th, 2017

  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed title, description, etc from showing a empty result () if it’s not specified.
    • Added some simple code to generate default metadata if none is specified.

1.2.3

  • Enhancements
    • Added settings link to plugin page.
    • Updated the GA script/code.
    • Various minor changes for future updates.

1.3.0

Release Date: April 17th, 2018

  • Enchancments

    • Complete overhaul of Simple SEO presentation when editing pages, posts, etc.
    • Lots of code optimization.
  • Random

    • Updated the license to: GPLv3

1.3.1

Release Date: May 21st, 2018

  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed a bug which prevented the keywords and description from showing. Thank you Aletta!

1.3.2

Release Date: May 28th, 2018

  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed a bug which displayed Google Analytic even if a code was not added. Thank you Mahendra!

1.3.3

Release Date: June 21th, 2018

  • Enchancments
    • Added meta title and meta description input fields to quick edit and bulk edit.
    • Added meta titles and meta description to index; where applicable

1.3.4

Release Date: July 5th, 2018

  • Bugfixes
    • Quick edit fix.

1.4.0

Release Date: May 19th, 2019

  • Enchancments
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Bing Verification
    • Baidu Verification
    • Yandex Verification

1.4.1

Release Date: May 22nd, 2019

  • Bugfix
    • WooCommerce compadability – Thank you Andrew.

1.4.2

Release Date: May 23rd, 2019

  • Bugfix
    • WooCommerce compadability – Thank you Andrew.

1.4.3

Release Date: June 13th, 2019

  • Enchancments
    • Added quick edit for posts
    • Added the option to import Yoast SEO data into Simple SEO. This can be found under Settings -> Simple SEO at the bottom of the page.

1.4.4

Release Date: June 13th, 2019

  • Enchancments
    • Added post_name to the columns options

1.4.5

Release Date: June 13th, 2019

  • Enchancments
    • Added taxonomy support
    • Including WooCommerce taxonomy support!

1.4.6

Release Date: June 13th, 2019

  • Bugfix
    • Taxonomy fix.

1.4.8

Release Date: June 14th, 2019

  • Bugfix
    • WooCommerce compadability issue for those not running woocommerce. Fixed.

1.4.9

Release Date: June 14th, 2019

  • Bugfix
    • d2.roth posted a bug with contact form 7. Fixed.

1.5

Release Date: Feb 27th, 2020

  • Enchancments
    • Quickedit for custom post types
    • Column sorting

1.5.1

Release Date: June 16th, 2020

  • Bugfix
    • Fix an issues where the default meta data was not showing on the static post front page.

1.5.2

Release Date: October 12th, 2020

  • Bugfix
    • WooCommerce CSS updates.

1.5.3

Release Date: October 14th, 2020

  • Bugfix
    • WooCommerce updates.

1.5.6

Release Date: December 4th, 2020

  • Update
    • Minor updates to code.

1.6

Release Date: December 7th, 2020

  • Update
    • Added sitemap generation.

1.6.1

Release Date: December 7th, 2020

  • Update
    • added htmlspecialchars() to url for sitemap.

1.6.2

Release Date: December 8th, 2020

  • Update
    • updated the date format in sitemap.

1.6.4

Release Date: December 9th, 2020

  • Update
    • Disabled sitemap generation on admin_init
    • Removed noindex, nofollow pages (Simple SEO) from sitemap
    • Added more translation features/options (more coming soon.)
    • Added action for transition_post_status to update sitemap, if sitemap generation is enabled.

1.6.5

Release Date: December 9th, 2020

  • Bugfix
    • Modified the transition_post_status

1.6.6

Release Date: Jan 1st, 2021

  • Update
    • Added some more translation capabiltiies
    • Added the abilty to import infor from All in One SEO and Rank Math. Enjoy!

1.6.7

Release Date: Jan 1st, 2021

  • Update
    • Corrected some typos.

1.6.8

Release Date: March 3rd, 2021

  • Update
    • Corrected some typos.