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Currently there are many SEO plugins for WordPress in the market. But these plugins often have too many options and are very complicated for ordinary users. Access to their configuration section, you will easily get lost in a maze of explanations and options that you sometimes don’t understand. Besides, there are ads!

So how can an ordinary user use an SEO plugin

At eLightUp, we believe that SEO should be an integrated part of WordPress, where users don’t need or need very little effort to configure for SEO. The main reason is that not everyone understands the terms of SEO and how to configure them optimally.

So, we made Slim SEO.

Slim SEO follow the philosophy of WordPress, decision over option. That means we provide an SEO plugin for WordPress where the configuration has been done automatically. Users do not need to care about their complex and semantic options.

So what does Slim SEO do?

Slim SEO Features

Slim SEO helps you do the following jobs automatically:

1. Optimize meta title tag

The meta title tag is optimized and displayed automatically. You don’t need to think about which character to use to separate the title parts, or where to put the site title (after or before the page title). All of these issues are solved by Slim SEO automatically and you don’t need to configure anything.

2. Optimize meta description tag

The meta description tag is automatically generated from the post excerpt or post content (in case you didn’t enter post excerpt). For categories, post tags or custom taxonomies, their description will be used as meta description.

All of these operations are automatically done by the Slim SEO plugin. And you don’t need to configure anything.

3. Optimize Open Graph tags for sharing on Facebook

Slim SEO automatically optimizes and displays Open Graph meta tags for your posts. Thus your posts will be displayed beautifully when sharing on Facebook.

4. Optimize for Twitter

When sharing posts on Twitter, Slim SEO automatically optimizes the article to be displayed in a large card form, a beautiful and highly interactive style.

5. Create XML Sitemap

Slim SEO automatically generates XML sitemap (at domain.com/sitemap.xml) to submit to search engines. With XML sitemaps, your website are indexed fast and completely.

6. Redirect attachment page to parent post page

When you upload any file to WordPress, WordPress creates an attachment page for that file. This page provides very little information about the file and the page looks quite empty. As search engines already index the files, allowing attachment pages to be indexed make duplicated content and increase the bounce rate. It’s better to disable the attachment pages.

Without any configuration from users, Slim SEO will help you to disable the attachment pages automatically and redirects them to the parent posts. Users will see the real post with real content and thus, no empty pages and decrease the bounce rate.

Who should use Slim SEO

Everyone can use Slim SEO.

However, Slim SEO is perfecly suitable for users who prefer simplicity or do not like the complicated options that other SEO plugins provide. It’s also a good choice for users with little SEO knowledge and just want to use SEO plugins to automate their jobs.

If you need advanced options for SEO, we recommend using the Yoast SEO plugin.

Installation

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for “Slim SEO”.
  3. Install and activate the plugin.

That’s all. The plugin doesn’t have any settings page. Everything is done automatically.

Frequently Asked Questions

How meta title tag is generated?

WordPress already has this featured! All we need to do is add theme support for title-tag. By default, the title tag will have the following format:

  • For homepage: Site title – Site description
  • For single page or post: Page/Post title – Site title
  • For other pages: Page title – Site title

This format is pretty good!

How meta description tag is generated?

The meta description tag is automatically generated from the post excerpt or post content (in case you didn’t enter post excerpt). For categories, post tags or custom taxonomies, their description will be used as meta description.

How Open Graph meta tags is generated?

Open Graph inherits the meta title and meta description. For image tag, it gets from the featured image.

For single posts, the plugin also provides detailed information for article section (the first post category) and article tags (post tags). It also provides additional information such as published time and modified time.

Other tags such as url, site_name, type, locale are quite obvious.

How Twitter card meta tags is generated?

Twitter inherits some tags from Open Graph such as title, description and image. So we only need to set the card type to large image, so the posts appear beautifully on Twitter.

How do I set meta tags for my homepage?

If your homepage is a static page, then it’s treated like a normal page. The meta description is generated from page content, and the featured image will be used for Open Graph tags.

If your homepage shows latest posts, then it’s already done automatically by the plugin.

Can I change the meta tags manually?

It’s not available at the moment. Our purpose is provide a configuration-free SEO plugin for WordPress, so you don’t get lost in the options. We might improve the plugin later to add essential options. But for now, it’s zero configuration.

If you need custom settings, we recommend using Yoast SEO plugin.

Where is my XML sitemap?

The sitemap URL is located at domain.com/sitemap.xml.

Download

Download the plugin on WordPress.org | Contribute to plugin on Github