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SEO Slugs WordPress Plugin

If you’re using WordPress for your niche websites or blogs, this plugin can help you optimize your blog post URLs for search engines.

When you publish a post with a title like this:

“What You Can Do Immediately For Higher Rankings”,

WordPress automatically assigns a long filename to your post, called a post slug:


SEO Slugs plugin strips common words like “what”, “you” or “can” out of your post slug to make it more search engine friendly. With SEO Slugs plugin activated, the slug for our example blog post would look like this:


The slug is generated on saving a post (so you get a chance to look at it before publishing, and change it), or on publish. It won’t overwrite an existing slug. You can force a new slug generation by deleting the existing one.

Installation: Unzip the downloaded file, and save seo-slugs.php file to the plugins folder of your blog, usually /wp-content/plugins.

Activation: Log into your WordPress Admin, go to Plugins, find SEO Slugs plugin and click Activate.

Now, when editing a post, give it a title and press Save and Continue Editing. The SEO Slugs plugin will generate a slug. If you edit it, the plugin will honor your slug and won’t change it.

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One Comment

  1. sam wrote:

    Can someone please tell me how this works?
    I do not see a difference in the address bar when I click on a title. I’m also using Mass Page Maker to upload massive amounts of pages to wordpress.

    Monday, March 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

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