Wordpress SEO

Wordpress SEO

Plugin: Complete SEO

Yoast SEO vs SEO Ultimate

Images and SEO

Media File Renamer makes renaming media files possible - usually needed for SEO purposes. SEO Friendly Images automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images.

Plugin: 301 Redirections

  • Redirection Allows you to manage 301 redirections plus it keeps log of 404 errors. Plugin works entirely inside WordPress, without Apache/nginx rewrite rules. Compared to other plugins, supports grouping of redirect rules

    • the feature that greatly eases management of redirection lists.

    Has CSV import functionality which is neat for using it with Google’s Search Console.

    The process is explained here:

    1. First, export the whole list as CSV in Search Console
    2. Put that into Screaming Frog SEO tool, and check links. Export the ones with Response Code of 404.
    3. Import that in plugin and work with it.

    Second interesting process is to first export Log in CSV, edit that one, and than import it as redirection list.

    The only downside is practically non-existant support, but if you really need it, don’t ask for it on Wordpress.org but hop to github johngodley/redirection

    The second one is that I’m not sure if it works on multisite installation.

    Please note that author works for Automattic, so that should be good news.

    Also supports regex and one valid example is here:

    • Source URL: /xyz(.*)
    • Destination URL: /?redir=xyz$1

    so we can use replacement variables in regex. And in this example, we are using it to see redirections in Google Analytics.

    Note: Don’t forget to click checkbox in Options with message: I'm a nice person and I have helped support the author of this plugin. As nothing is dumped on frontend, this will remove some popup message in admin backend, nothing more.

    There is a really important bug in UI, so read about it more here: johngodley/redirection @ Github

  • SEO Redirection seems also very good, but in free version doesn’t support groups, and not sure for regular expressions. Good thing that it’s working in multisite. Being inferior to free Redirection, it is no-brainer to forget about it.

  • Yoast 301 redirect is paid plugin, now part of Yoast SEO Premium. Doesn’t offer anything special compared to others.

  • Eggplant 301 Redirects

  • WP SEO Redirect 301

  • 404 ReDirector works without any configuration at all - redirect based on similar slugs. Can be interesting.

Creating 301 Redirects With WordPress Best WordPress Plugins For 301 Redirects

Wordpress XML Sitemaps

Sitemap feature is recently added to Yoast SEO plugin, so if you are using SEO by Yoast, you should rather use sitemap feature of that plugin.

Problems with nginx

For 404 error, official recommendation and also a final solution can be found here

# Wordpress Yoast SEO sitemaps
location ~ ([^/]*)sitemap(.*)\.x(m|s)l$ {
    # redirects sitemap.xml to sitemap_index.xml, which is what Yoast's WordPress SEO plugin generates
    rewrite ^/sitemap\.xml$ /sitemap_index.xml permanent;

    # ensures that the styles are available for styling the generated sitemap
    rewrite ^/([a-z]+)?-?sitemap\.xsl$ /index.php?xsl=$1 last;

    # These are needed for Nginx webserver.
    rewrite ^/sitemap_index\.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=1 last;
    rewrite ^/([^/]+?)-sitemap([0-9]+)?\.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=$1&sitemap_n=$2 last;

Exclude from caching in W3TC

I am not sure if this is needed anymore.

W3 Total Cache exclusions for sitemaps: use this under Page Cache (Never cache the following items), Minify (Never minify the following items), Browser Cache (404 Error Exception List), and CDN (Rejected Files) for Yoast or any XML sitemaps for WordPress.


SEO by Yoast + W3 Total Cache XML Site Map



NOTE! IT IS NEEDED - SURELY FOR MINIFY! (as XLS in XML has problem: Specification mandate value for attribute defer)

Nginx Rewrite Rules for Yoast Sitemaps

W3 Total Cache > Browser Cache > Do not process 404 errors for static objects with WordPress If it’s turned on, you should add the following exception: ([a-z]+)?-?sitemap.xsl

Blank: [Solved] WordPress Yoast SEO sitemap blank on Nginx

How to Submit Your WordPress XML Sitemap to Google WebMaster Tools

How to Submit Your Sitemap to Google Search Console A Bloggers Guide To Bing Webmaster Tools For SEO

Google XML Sitemaps is much better option if want more control over your sitemap.


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WooW. WOoW. WOoW. Positionly has Serbia and seems really nice.

There is also a fix for WPML and Local SEO.

Yoast SEO alternatives


  • SEOPress

  • SEO by SQUIRRLY helps you write content that is SEO friendly and ALSO Human friendly. It works well with Wordpress sites that already have Yoast or All In One SEO. Forget about it, as it needs subscription to their service.

  • Premium SEO Pack

  • WP Meta SEO i like this one because it only does one thing.

Additional SEO plugins

SEO Data Transporter allows you to transfer your inputs SEO data from one theme/plugin to another.

Interesting and simple: The SEO Framework

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Не знам ко је предложио у неком од претходних објава овај додатак уместо Yoast SEO и мрзи ме да тражим - али тај ко га је предложио - свака/и му се дала/о. Admin panel продисао, сајт дефинитивно бржи од како је Yoast OFF. Толико.

Improvements on current SEO status:

  1. Better keyword analysis; suggestions on keyword density
  2. Better support for rich snippets. I would like a separate plugin.

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date 16. Dec 2016 | modified 17. Jan 2023
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