Poor Man's WordPress SEO


I was looking for a WordPress SEO plugin to take care of the optimization of my website. After going trough a myriad of plugin alternatives I was annoyed to find out many important features of the best plugins ask for a annual subscription.

Being the stingy guy who I am, I decided to write my own SEO plugin that would carry out all the SEO tasks that need to be done. So Poor Man’s WordPress SEO was born. Now you, too, can get all the required functionality without hurting your wallet!

Command how you show up in search results! With Poor Man’s WordPress SEO search engines find your content more easily, index your content faster, and give your site a better ranking.


  • Possibility to set post meta descriptions and titles automatically or specifically for individual posts.
  • Generates meta description and keywords automatically when needed.
  • Automatically creates an XML sitemap of your content.
  • Notifies Bing, Google, and Ask about updates on your site.
  • Applies compression for content to speed up download times.
  • Creates Open Graph tags so your content appears correctly in Facebook.


  • Does not support WordPress Multisite installs.


  • Automatically creates an image sitemap for Bing and Google.
  • Sets up canonical URLs also for tags and categories.
  • Support for all kinds of custom post types.
  • Analyzes your content and gives tips on SEO improvements.
  • Deny single pages or posts from showing up in search results.
  • Possible to set whether or not to index tags, categories, and archives.
  • Support for multiple languages, easy to translate.
  • Displays SEO status on the admin dashboard and post listings.
  • Allows disabling of emojis to speed up loading times.
  • Google Analytics visitor tracking support.
  • … and other features.

If you need help, get life-time support by purchasing the plugin here.

See screenshots on homepage.

Contributors & Developers

“Poor Man's WordPress SEO” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.