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.
It's time to get the search engine rankings you deserve – without hurting your wallet!
It was late 2017 and 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!
Poor Man's WordPress SEO plugin contains a plethora of effective features. Below you can find information about the ten most important ones.
|1. Displays SEO status on dashboard||The current state of your site's SEO is shown right on the WordPress admin dashboard.|
|2. Gives you tips to improve the content||The post edit view contains a new box dedicated for SEO. There you can find tips on how to optimize the content you are creating.|
|3. Control meta data||Possibility to set post and page meta titles and descriptions. Fine-tune how your pages show up in search results.|
|4. Generate meta data automagically||Generates meta description and keywords for you automatically if needed. Just sit back and relax!|
|5. Creates XML sitemap of your content||Automatically creates an XML sitemap of your pages and keeps it up-to-date whenever you edit your site content.|
|6. Notifies search engines of updates||Google, Bing, and Ask are automatically notified when your content changes. This way they will include your new content in results sooner.|
|7. Fixes validation problems in content||Takes automatically care of minor validation issues. E.g. fills in missing image alt attributes on the fly.|
|8. Displays SEO status in post listings||Helps you to gain understanding of each post's SEO standing with a single glance on the new SEO column of admin panel's listings.|
|9. Social media presence||Uses Open Graph tags for your content to appear neatly in Facebook. Add your Facebook App ID to use Facebook insights.|
|10. Support for custom post types||The features are available for all custom post types whether created by you or another plugin (e.g. WooCommerce).|
In addition to the functionality mentioned above the plugin contains many other powerful features to make sure your site's presence in search engines is and stays as goods as it deserves.
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SEO Information on Dashboard
See the current SEO status of your site on the WordPress admin dashboard. The plugin notifies you here if any critical manual actions should be taken.
Simple to Setup
Control the plugin via Settings → Poor Man's WordPress SEO. The options have info tooltips so configuring the plugin is easy even for beginners. The advanced section contains settings that are targeted for super users.
Easy to Set Titles and Descriptions
Set the page title and meta description easily for each post on your site by using the Poor Man's WordPress SEO box below the post content. Interactive SERP Preview allows you to examine how the values appear in search results.
There are two ways you can install Poor Man's WordPress SEO.
The easiest way to install the plugin is to go to Plugins → Add new on your WordPress control panel. Search for Poor Man's WordPress SEO and click Install now.
Download the .zip file and extract the folder to your plugins directory. Then activate the plugin on control panel's Installed Plugins section.
After installing the plugin will ask you to edit the settings. It is advisable and only takes a minute. Cheers!