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  • Resolved strifemit


    I am trying to understand what most of the extensions do in less technical terms. Is there any information around that I can understand?

    I am a senior who created and manages two websites for myself and my partner. I have added the TSF and now looking at the extensions. I am having a problem deciding if they will work for me or not, and what they actually do. For example AMP and Incognito.

    Websites are and

    All assistance appreciated.

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  • Plugin Author Sybre Waaijer


    Hi @strifemit,

    We’re currently amidst writing the informational pages. If you have any specific requests in the meantime, I can answer them for you here 🙂

    To start off, you mentioned AMP and Incognito.

    This one’s quite simple, it removes HTML comments generated by The SEO Framework. These comments are outputted to make it easier to recognize where the plugin is active.

    Two of which are located in the page’s source, around the output:

    <!-- Start The SEO Framework by Sybre Waaijer -->
    ...metadata here...
    <!-- End The SEO Framework by Sybre Waaijer | 0.00158s -->

    The other is located at the bottom of the styled sitemap:
    Generated by The SEO Framework

    And the last one is generated by the Title Fix, when fixed:

    <title>...</title><!-- Fixed -->

    The AMP project (by Google) helps users with limited mobile bandwidth access your site not only faster but also with less data usage.

    This is quite new, and Automattic has released a plugin that helps you integrate it on your website.

    Only when the AMP plugin by Automattic is active, the AMP extension will work for you.

    Now, the AMP pages are different from normal pages. They use different hooks, don’t make use of your theme, etc.

    To make The SEO Framework work within those AMP pages, the AMP extension is there for you.
    The extension outputs (and can replace/improve) SEO data provided by The SEO Framework on those pages.

    To conclude, the AMP extension makes your AMP pages appear the same in Google as their regular counterparts.

    Thread Starter strifemit


    Hi Sybre

    Thanks for the quick response. If I get it right there is no need for me to activate those two extensions? Are you able to tell me which extensions would be useful for our simple websites?

    Plugin Author Sybre Waaijer


    Hi @strifemit,

    The aforementioned sites seem to be link-through websites whilst also covering a broad aspect of global services. There isn’t much incentive for user interaction either, nor is there an obvious blog/news section.

    That said, I currently can’t think of any specific improvements that the extensions can offer for your sites.
    The Honeypot extension could replace the Captchas, and the Monitor extension can help you find obvious configuration mistakes… but that’s about it.

    Might you offer recurring blog entries or require AMP, then the Articles extension is great.
    If you offer services/good on or from location, then the Local extension is also great.

    In a broad sense, for any website, a professional look on SEO performance will be necessary if you wish to really boost your site’s search presence more than TSF and its extensions can offer on their own.

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