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.
Slim SEO Features
Slim SEO helps you do the following jobs automatically:
1. Meta Tags
The following meta tags are auto-generated and optimized for the best SEO scores.
- Meta title tag: display your title in a SEO-friendly way.
- Meta description tag: auto generate from posts/pages excerpt or content.
- Meta robots tag: decide which pages are indexed and which ones not.
- Open Graph: share your posts on Facebook beautifully.
- Twitter Card: share your posts on Twitter beautifully.
2. 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.
The plugin allows you to output a breadcrumb trail on your website easily. It uses schema.org syntax which is compatible with Google Structured Data recommendation. See documentation for details.
JSON-LD is a way that describes structured data for search engines. Based on the data provided, search engines can show the content in the search results page in a more appealing way.
Slim SEO automatically adds the some structured data to the website via JSON-LD which makes your website more SEO-friendly.
- Auto redirect attachment page to the attachment file URL.
- Auto redirect author page to the homepage if the website has only one author or the author doesn’t have any posts.
To know more about Slim SEO features, please see the Wiki.
Who should use Slim SEO
Everyone can use Slim SEO.
However, Slim SEO is perfectly 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.
- Go to Plugins > Add New.
- Search for “Slim SEO”.
- Install and activate the plugin.