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ROI SEO (Return on Investment, Search Engine Optimization) is a plugin that lets you customize and format SEO boosting HTML tags

In 0.2, there are two ways of using the plugin, the default Manual approach, or the Automatic way.

I can't get the plugin to change anything on the site?

  • Manual: If you're not seeing any new titles or meta data on the website, the installation by default is set to "manual" requiring users to edit their theme's header.php file. Please carefully read and follow the "manual" installation instructions - some HTML+PHP work is nessisary. Alternatively, try setting the plugin HTML option to "Automatic" if you do not wish to edit your header.php

  • Automatic: If you've set the plugin to output the tags automatically and nothing's showing, your current theme doesn't use the proper hooks that are expected and thus isn't compatible with the "Automatic" feature of this plugin. To resolve this you can set the plugin to "Manual" and edit your theme (see installation instructions)

I'm seeing multiple title or meta (keywords / description) tags?

  • Manual: The <? roi_seo() ?> function is intended to replace your themes < title > and < meta (keywords / description) > tags entirely. If you've followed the instructions for manual, replaced or and didn't see any < title >, < meta (keywords / description) > tags in your themes header.php file, your theme may be adding them through <? wp_head() ?> in which case custom PHP work may need to be done - try setting the ROI SEO plugin output option to "Automatic"

  • Automatic: Your theme or other plugins may be adding the same tags through the same hooks, try setting the plugin to manual.

I’m using Thematic & there’s no header.php in my child theme to edit?!

The talent at Thematic have made it easy to overwrite most tags, so instead put this line in your child-theme’s functions.php file:

function childtheme_override_doctitle() { if (function_exists('roi_seo')) roi_seo(); }

What are the fields in settings for?

  • In WP-Admin, Navigate to “Settings” > “Search Engine Optimization”
    • Site Defaults are your main tags for the site: if undefined the system will use the sites name + tagline
    • Title Formats are the different ways your title tag can be formatted; you can specify which types of separators (“/”, “~”, “-”) and which types of pages get which titles/descriptions using available %macros%
    • Options setup the different post types you’d like the rewriting to occur on, if you'd like keywords to be generated from the posts cat & tags, and which method you'd like for outputting the HTML tags

What does "Use Dynamic SEO Tags for" mean?

When selected for post type(s): the metabox allowing custom tag values is added to that posts types edit screen. (see screenshot-1.png). If not set, that post will not have the options for custom tag values and will revert to default values.

What does "Generate Posts Keywords" mean?

If selected for "[x] From Tags" or "[x] From Categories", that post's keywords will be created by taking the first 3x tags and/or categories assigned to that post. i.e.: if selected for tags and categories, and a blog post was filed in "Tutorials" with the tags: "PHP" and "CSS", the keyword tag would be <meta name="keywords" value="tutorials, php, css" />

Please note that meta keywords are on obsolete tag, no longer proven to increase search ranking- but we still include it in the plugin.

This plugin isn't working with my other SEO Plugin(s)?

Multiple SEO plugins typically do not increase your SEO. (At this time) ROI_SEO was not intended to be compatible or work with any other SEO plugin.

What placeholder %macros% can I use for each page type format?

  • ANY - %blog_title%, %blog_description%
  • Posts - %post_title%, %date%, %terms%, %author%
  • Pages - %page_title%, %author%
  • Category - %category_title%, %category_description%
  • Archives - %date%
  • Taxonomy - %tax_name%
  • Tags - %tag%
  • Author - %author%
  • Search - %s%/%search%

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Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.0.14
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 600+


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