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    i was womndering if there is some sort of a manual or a “tech free” way of explaining how to tuse this plugin to its fullest, I understnad a little bit and I relaise that this plugin has so much more potential than ho wI am using it? please let me know if you have an idiot guide to using the plugin..

    • 1.1

      Hi Simon,

      I wasn’t sure which of the 4 plugins you meant, but each one does include an ‘instructions’ tab in the admin panel. If it was the SEO one in particular you meant, that one includes something like 6000 words of background information in the instructions — but to be fair, a lot of people have asked for quite a bit more. Originally I had envisioned myself writing a series of ‘how to’ articles that would complement what comes packaged with the plugin, to help folks get the most out of it, but with all my other various ongoing projects, I just haven’t been able to get to it yet.

      All the best,

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    Hi Greg,

    I wasn’t sure were to put this question, so I’ll just do it here ….

    I was looking for tips on how to set-up High Performance SEO in combination with Simple Tags. I just noticed that I have two keyword entries in my sites header since installing Simple Tags …


    • 2.1

      Hi Johan,

      Here’s a wild thought: you could turn off the Simple Tags feature that automatically populates the meta keywords tag…or you could turn off the GHPSEO feature that automatically populates the meta keywords tag… Both plugins provide the option to do so, the former under a ‘Meta Keyword’ tab and the latter under a ‘Head Meta’ tab.


      All the best,

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    Very wild thought ;-) I was expecting more complications, but apparently they do the exactly same.


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    Hi Greg,

    Is there a way to exclude rel=”canonical” from certain pages?

    I basically have two pages with identical content, need this for functional reasons. However, I only want one to be given search credit. Therefore I want the second page’s rel=”canonical” to point to the first page.


    • 4.1

      Hi Fox,

      The quick and easy way to do this, without any extra plugin overhead or tweaking individual meta tags, is just to exclude the page you don’t want indexed using robots.txt.

      All the best,

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      Hi Greg,

      Thanks for your answer.

      I might have to go the robots.txt route, but I was hoping I could avoid that since urls often change causes manual updates of robots.txt.

      I have installed a plugin called Canonical URL’s by Joost de Valk. It add the “rel canonical” URL that I want on the specific pages.
      Only problem is that now I have 2 “rel canonical” tags on those pages, one from your plugin and one from Canonical URL.

      Any suggestion to solving that duplicated “rel canonical” problem?

    • 4.3

      Hi Fox,

      I would suggest turning off the “rel canonical” feature in GHPSEO and just use one plugin or the other for that task.

      All the best,

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      Thank you for your help.
      I’ve been trying to do a small hack to ghpseo.php help this situation, but without luck.


    • 4.5

      I’m afraid I won’t be able to help with hacks to the plugin’s core code — there’s an easy way (robots.txt), there’s a harder way (use a whole new plugin to do the same job), and there’s a really hard way (hack one plugin so you can use two plugins at the same time to do the same job). My life’s too short to mess around.

      All the best,

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    Hi Greg,

    Absolutely awesome plug in (High performance SEO), which I’m just setting up for my neglected website advice blog. However, checking the results against the SenSEO plugin, I notice that the title of the page is added to my meta keywords tag with its capitalization intact. Is it sensible to use strtolower() to make sure that anything added to the keywords meta tag is definitely lowercase?

    Thanks again for a superb plug in,

    • 5.1

      Hi James,

      The received wisdom as recounted by many folks seems to be that meta keywords must be in lowercase, but while the XHTML spec calls for the tag name itself to be lowercase (as with all XHTML tags), to my knowledge there is no such restriction on the content of the tag. Since meta keywords appear to be irrelevant to how all of the major search engines work anyway, I don’t personally think that meta keyword content is worth much effort or brain time. Having said that, if lowercasing is important to folks, it’s something that could be added to a future update. (Of course, if it’s really important, it would be best not to rely on the feature that automatically includes the post title in the keywords anyway, and just enter them manually.)

      All the best,

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    Hello Greg, I posted an error with the High Performance SEO plugin to the forum at I can’t comment directly on the SEO plugin’s page on this site and I’m not aware of any other support pages for the plugin, so, as this comment page is live, and asked me to post the error details here on this site, here it is (also posted at

    All of the plugin’s settings pages have none of their settings set by default and when I do set any of them I get errors such as this one:

    [original comment has been abbreviated]

    Cheers, Greg,

    • 6.1

      Hi Dion,

      By “get in touch”, I was hoping for an email… :-)

      In any case, I’ve dropped you a note separately via email; what you’ve described is a weird issue I saw creep up on odd occasions with the RC versions of 3.0 but not since then, where WP failed to initialise plugins correctly. (I thought it had been fixed.)

      The solution at the time was simply to deactivate the plugin (mine or any others) and reactivate, giving the plugin the opportunity to ask WP to set up its defaults again; once those are in place, then all proceeds normally.

      All the best,

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    Thank you for quick reply Greg, I’ll give it a go.

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    Just a quick thank you for the work you put into fixing this issue. I’m glad to know it isn’t a bug in your plugin but I’m worried now I know where the issue is. Thank you, Greg.

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    Justin Germino

    I just installed GHPSEO plugin and switched to using it in favor of the All in One SEO Pack, note, if you set your SEO keywords as your WordPress tags, fill in your excerpt and use a proper title, you almost have no reason to fill in the extra Title, Description, Keywords part of the plugin section in the Post Editor. It automatically sets the WordPress tags as the META Keywords which is something that All in One SEO Pack does not do.

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