WordPress SEO by Yoast

This is one of the best wordpress plugin I had used. I had been an SEO understudy and very much interested in learning tips and tricks of SEO. I had some experience with rich snippets and am keen learner of writing proper HTML focusing on SEO.

So what makes WordPress SEO unique. Well its written by Joost de Valk, SEO gun himself and the amount of attention to detail on this plugin is amazing. The plugin does everything from managing the page title, description of posts and page, custom naming media and so on.

Here are the major things that the plugin does really well to boost your site for the SEO. The plugin:

  • Customizes the title and meta tags
  • Generates XML sitemaps for your site
  • Does have custom option for permalinks settings
  • Helps to generate the breadcrumb navigation

1)Custom Page Titles

Using this plugin we can have custom page title and meta description for homepage, different post types, custom taxonomies, author archives, date archives, special pages like search pages and 404 error pages.

2)XML sitemaps

This plugin can easily genrate the sitemap for the list of pages, posts , cateogries etc.

3)Custom Permalinks

Various options to customize permalinks are available within the plugin settings.

4)Breadcrumb Navigation

Breadcrumb navigation is also an important part of the SEO. By default with a few lines of code
we can generate the breadcrumb navigation.

So in conclusion, if you are targeting to boost your site’s SEO , this plugin is must install. On top of that the dashboard for the plugin is easy to understand and configure.

If you want to learn what sort of customisation you can do with the plugin, have a look here.

About Author

I am Robin - WordPress Developer based in Sydney. I work as Digital Developer. I do some projects now and then, and love blogging about WordPress and Web Design.