I initially had this plugin rated 5 stars. After 5 years working on WordPress and understanding it's full nature. I've downgraded the rating. The why will come later.
What I will say is that 5 years ago this was a 5 star plugin for the sites I owned and it is still a great plugin especially for those new to WordPress.
It's just not my 5 start SEO plugin anymore.
I've been using Yoast a long time. It really works for me.
This plugin does a great job of covering SEO for WordPress. The best thing is there are are dozens of settings that allow you to customize your SEO in WordPress, and then you can export the settings to use on another site.
Greatest SEO Plugin that I used.
Best respect Yoast team!
Support is terrible if you want to go further.
I spent about two weeks trying to get this plug-in to work. No matter what I did the sitemaps were barfed-up and rejected by google.
The interface IS confusing. The author tries to be comical or ironic with some of the selections - so when you read a description next to the check-box your're left wondering "sooo... should I check it or not?"
I've used plug-ins by non-English native speakers (Newsletter by Satollo is a great example) that are absolutely brilliant and clearly written and work straight out of the box.
I recommend the plug-in author take a look at all of the selected options, group them in a way that makes sense, and remove all of the jokes from the interface (they are not funny) and work on a solid plug-in that works for most people most of the time with pre-sets that won't ruin your SEO if you don't know what you're doing.
Good luck, and I hope to see newer, better, version. I still need SEO help - but it looks like this plugin is not for me.
Kudos to those who were able to make it work DESPITE the bugs and interface.
WooCommerce 2.0.8 & WP 5.3.1
Works overall, but in Admin/Products/Products messes up the frames and condenses data, which is not usable. In order to use this section I have to disable the plugin, and when I am finished, enable again.
I use it for http://www.trentinotravel.com
Is is easy to use.
I use two WP plugins by default on every site I work on. Yoest's WordPress SEO and Widget Context. That's it.
I've tried other SEO options but keep coming back to Yoest. It's the new standard.
I recently changed SEO plugins on all of my WordPress sites and added the SEO Plugin By Yoast based on the recommendation of a good friend who is very successful with SEO on his site.
I have to say that what impressed me the most after I activated the plugin, was the step by step instructions provided and the recommended good SE practices, with references to documentation for further reading.
That is why I rate this plugin with 5 stars. The plugin author has attempted to leave no stone unturned for anyone wanting to use the plugin.
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