New Challenger in SEO Plugin Space
Open WordPress SEO is a free and open-source alternative to the most popular WordPress SEO plugins such as Yoast SEO and All-In-One SEO Pack.
The plugin contains all important features you would expect, and then some.
Level by Level
The first thing you’ll probably notice is that there is a new box in the WordPress admin dashboard. This little box gives you valuable insight about the standing of SEO on your site. Take a look at the screenshot.
Your posts listing will also a have new column which shows the SEO status of each individual post or page. This comes handy when you feel like optimizing and look for appropriate articles.
At the post level the plugin makes it possible to fine-tune meta fields such as title and description that show up in the search results. If you don’t want any hassle it will generate them automatically for you. The SERP Preview view shows you the provided information as it will show up in search results.
XML sitemap is created from your site and search engines such as Google and Bing are automatically notified about changes. The files your WordPress website sends will be compressed to improve loading times which in turn result in better SERP ranking and improved UX (user experience).
Support for Third-Party Resources
Open WordPress SEO makes sure you’re content shows up nicely when shared in Facebook or Google+.
The plugin supports custom post types so you can use it in conjunction with e.g. WooCommerce eCommerce platform. You can block individual post or page from showing up in SERPS and make other adjustments in the Advanved tab of the plugin settings.
If I have to list a single drawback of this plugin it’s that it does not support WordPress Multisite installs. However, if you’re only running a single site you don’t have to worry about that.
And it is also worth to mention that this plugin is still in the beginning of its life so more features are expected to appear. Just remember to keep updating the plugin when new versions are published and enjoy. 😉
Free & Open-Source
The plugin is completely free and open-source meaning there will be no fees whatsoever and you get all the features available for no cost. It also means you can participate in the development of the plugin. More information about that can be found in GitHub.
All in all this plugin is something worth considering if you are setting up a new site.
With Open WordPress SEO search engines find your content more easily, index your content faster, and give your site better ranking.
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