HREFLANG Tags Lite

Description

Smart implementation of HREFLANG meta tags into the head section of your WordPress site.

Features

  • Creates a new meta box under Posts, Pages and Categories named HREFLANG
  • Supports all languages that WordPress supports
  • Integrates with WordPress MU

New Pro features!

  • HTML GeneratorGenerate HTML code instantly for use on your non-WordPress websites
  • Improved Bulk Editor – Save yourself the hassle of opening each page, post or product one-by-one and use this tool to update all your entries in one convenient location. New with version 1.4.5+, improved Bulk Editing capabilities, including the ability to save and delete all your HREFLANG Tags in one click. Comes with a Master Template that you can use to set all your posts and pages default tags in one click!
  • Validation toolTest your hreflang implementation directly fron the meta box you are working from. No more external tools or waiting for Google to index your pages
  • HTML Language AttributeFor improved SEO, you can now set the per post or page. New in version 1.4.5

Tutorial/How to Video

I get a lot of requests for a user manual or a tutorial on how to best set up the hreflang tags.

Here it is.

You can easily upgrade to the powerful Pro tools via our online store.

If you enjoy using this plugin and it saves you time and/or money, please help out with a small donation to show your appreciation. This keeps me motivated to continue developing cool plugins for the community. Even $1 is fine!

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Help

Please contact at us http://dcgws.com/contact/ for any questions.

Screenshots

  • Meta box
  • Dashboard
  • HTML Generator (Pro feature, upgrade easily from plugins settings page)
  • Bulk Editor (Pro feature, upgrade easily from plugins settings page)

Installation

Follow the steps below to install the plugin.

  1. Upload the hreflang-tags-for-wordpress directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Follow the steps below to install the plugin.

  1. Upload the hreflang-tags-for-wordpress directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
What are HREFLang Tags?

Hreflang Attribute. The hreflang attribute (also referred to as rel=”alternate” hreflang=”x” ) tells Google which language you are using on a specific page, so the search engine can serve that result to users searching in that language.

Who should use this plugin?

Google recommends the use of hreflang tags if the any of the following are true:

*You keep the main content in a single language and translate only the template, such as the navigation and footer. Pages that feature user-generated content, like forums, typically do this.
*Your content has small regional variations with similar content in a single language. For example, you might have English-language content targeted to the US, GB, and Ireland.
*Your site content is fully translated. For example, you have both German and English versions of each page.

What does Google say about hreflang tags?

Watch the video below to see what Google says about using hreflang tags

Why can’t I get my tags to validate?

Important: Make sure that your provided hreflang value is actually valid. Take special care in regard to the two most common mistakes:

Missing confirmation links: If page A links to page B, page B must link back to page A. If this is not the case for all pages that use hreflang annotations, those annotations may be ignored or not interpreted correctly.

Incorrect language codes: Make sure that all language codes you use identify the language (in ISO 639-1 format) and optionally the region (in ISO 3166-1 Alpha 2 format) of an alternate URL. Specifying the region alone is not valid.

Do I have to add these tags one post/page at a time?

No. If you upgrade to our powerful Pro tools, you can update all of your pages and posts in one place, with a single click.

Check out this video.

Reviews

Simple and easy!

This plugin is a great solution to place individual hreflang-tags on posts and pages. Its easy to use and does exactly what I have expected. Thank you for that. I will give the Pro-version a try!

No trabaja, no documentacion

No funciona, lo instala y por mas que busca en la configuracion no hay nada de nada.
El codigo que genera en html es:
<!– / HREFLANG Tags by DCGWS –>
<!– / HREFLANG Tags by DCGWS –>

Nada, Nothing.

Bulk-editing

After the issues were fixed by the developer I feel this plugin deserves a five-star rating. Makes the changing of hreflang-tags easier with a lot less hassle.

Waste of time

I love exploring new plugins to save time. But this plugin does nothing without the pro version. All the screen shots show how the pro version works and nothing like this plugin is advertised.

This plugin does not work, which is why it gets 1 star. Its all geared for the paid pro version? which is shame considering this has real potential.

Read all 11 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“HREFLANG Tags Lite” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.5.2

  • Bug fix
    • Resolves an issue that prevented a saved x-default tag being marked selected=”selected” in the metabox.

= 1.5.1

  • Bug Fix
    • Resolves an issue that prevented hreflang tags from being updated from the Edit (taxonomy) page. Update highly recommended.

1.5.0

  • Improvements
    • Added support for all registered taxonomies

1.4.4

  • Improvements
    • Added support video tutorial to dashboard
    • Improvements to localization

1.4.3

  • Enhancements
    • Added en-HK – English (Hong Kong)

1.4.2

  • Enhancements

    • Added zh-HANS – Chinese (Simplified)
    • Added zh-HANT – Chinese (Traditional)
    • Blocking HREFLANG Tags on dynamic home pages
  • Improvements

    • Added support for Media pages

1.4.1

  • Enhancements
    • Added pt – Portuguese

1.4.0

  • Enhancements
    • Added no-NO – Norwegian

1.3.9

  • Enhancements
    • Added nl-BE – Dutch (Belgium)

1.3.8

  • Enhancements
    • Added en-IE – English (Ireland)

1.3.7

  • Enhancements
    • Added en-PH – English (Philippines)

1.3.6

  • Enhancements
    • Added non-regional variations for:
      • Italian
      • French
      • Spanish

1.3.5

  • Enhancements

    • Added interface support for
      • Italian
      • French (Canada)
      • Thai
  • Improvements

    • Updated interface support for
      • Spanish (Mexico)
      • Portuguese (Brasil)
      • German (Germany)
      • French (France)
      • Dutch (Netherlands)
      • Danish (Denmark)

1.3.4

  • Improvements
    • Made functions pluggable
    • Improved code base

1.3.2

  • Enhancements
    • Added interface support for
      • Dutch (Netherlands)
      • Danish (Denmark)
  • Improvements
    • Updated interface support for
      • Spanish (Mexico)
      • Portuguese (Brasil)
      • German (Germany)
      • French (France)

1.3.1

  • Improvements
    • Removed “Upgrade” tab
    • Removed domain limitations in license keys
    • Added video demomnstration to HTML Code Generator
    • Added video demonstration to Bulk Editor

1.3.0

  • Improved handling of the x-default tags
  • Improvements to code organization

1.2.9

  • Removes dismissable notice reminding users to upgrade to Pro version

1.2.8

  • Bug Fix
    • Fixes a bug which caused x-default to show on all posts and pages.

1.2.7

  • Bug Fix
    • Fixes the way x-default is presented in the alternate tags

1.2.6

  • Bug Fix
    • Repaired corrupted package

1.2.5

  • Corrupted Package

1.2.4

  • Enhancements
    • Removed direct access to Pro features

1.2.3

  • Enhancements
    • Improvements to German language tagging (Kudos to wpgerd for his suggestions)

1.2.2

  • Bug Fix
    • Urgent fix to bulk editor js file

1.2.1

  • Enhancements

    • Added confirmation email upon successful license purchase
    • Impproved Spanish and Portuguese translations
  • Bug Fixes

    • Fixed popup to alert user when a data row has been updated in the Bulk Editor

1.2.0

  • Enhancements

    • Added support for custom post types
  • Features

    • Added a new Dashboard page where you can chooose which posts types you would like to use our metabox on
    • Added new Pro features
      • HTML Generator – Generate HTML code instantly for use on your non-WordPress websites
      • Bulk Editor – Save yourself the hassle of opening each page, post or product one-by-one and use this tool to update all your entries in one convenient location

1.1.3

  • Enhancements
    • Added support for Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and UAE

1.1.2

  • Enhancements
    • Added support for English (EN), English/United States (EN-US), and German (DE)
    • Improved alphabetical sorting of language dropdown
    • Added support for x-default

1.1.1

Release date: June 6, 2016

  • Enhancements
    • Setup localization

1.1.0

Release date: June 6, 2016

  • Features
    • Adds HREFLANG Tags interface to Add Category and Edit Category screens
    • Adds HREFLANG Tags to head section on Category pages.

1.0.0

Release date: May 27, 2016

  • Features
    • Adds HREFLANG Tags interface to Add Post and Edit Post screens
    • Adds HREFLANG Tags interface to Add Page and Edit Page screens
    • Adds HREFLANG Tags to head section on Pages.
    • Adds HREFLANG Tags to head section on Posts.