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The stand alone Stallion WordPress SEO Plugin does one thing, adds canonical URLs to archives etc… you want on the site (so visitors can visit them), but you don’t want search engines to indexed (dated archives for example), but do want the SEO benefit to be recycled (canonical URLs are like 301 redirects without the browser redirect).
The Built In Stallion All In One SEO Plugin currently doesn’t cover the above feature. I’ll probably incorporate the Stallion WordPress SEO Plugin canonical feature into the Stallion Theme in the next update.
The Built In Stallion All In One SEO Plugin is based on the popular All In One SEO Pack Plugin and includes the SEO damaging noindex features (with warnings) that the Stallion WordPress SEO Plugin was created to replace.
If I wasn’t trying to keep legacy support for All In One SEO Pack Plugin users (the original All In One SEO data works with Stallion) I’d have removed the noindex options and replaced them with the canonical options.
If I could click my fingers and combine the features I’d have the canonical URLs options added to the Built In Stallion All In One SEO Plugin options page so both versions are available. Going to be fun mashing that code together
If you’ve been playing around with stallion 7.0 you’ll see there’s a lot of new toys to play with, takes a LOT of effort to get the code to work together under most scenarios. I thoroughly tested the new code, but can’t account for every server setup, I’ve not experienced the blank screen after activating the built In Stallion All In One SEO code.
The original All In One SEO code was awful, if it wasn’t for the user base (most used WordPress plugin) I’d have not used it as a base for Stallion. Took a LOT of time to remove PHP warnings and notices and to understand why some of the code existed, had some weird stuff going on like having to save settings after activation even though it didn’t do anything. Seemed like the developer was forcing it’s users to the plugins option page so they had to see all the ads etc… (I removed all the ads from my code).
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