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All in One SEO Pack for WordPress

written by John Chow on June 20, 2007

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SEO Plugin for WordPress

I’ve been looking for a WordPress plugin like this for a while now. All in One SEO Pack allows you to control the title, description and keywords META tags for every post you write. By default, WordPress uses your blog tagline (in my case, The Miscellaneous Ramblings of a Dot Com Mogul) for the description and keyword tags. This is far from ideal because it doesn’t really describe what the post is about. By allowing you to control the title, keyword and description META tags, All in One SEO Pack make your posts a lot more search engine friendly.

Since the home page is the most important page, All in One SEO Pack allows you to have a home page title, description and keywords that are independent of any other option. In addition, you can create separate titles, description and keywords for each post. For blogs that have been around for a while and have a ton of posts already, All in One SEO Pack will use the first 25 words (user adjustable) of the post as the meta description and the categories the posts are in as the META keywords.

All in One SEO Pack Options Menu


Installation of All in one SEO is extremely simple – just upload and activate. The plugin has the above options to set the home page and post SEO parameters. The plugin adds a title and keyword field to the WordPress editor so all new posts can have custom title and keywords META tags. The META description is created by writing in the Optional Excerpt field. Additional SEO options includes the ability to exclude duplicate contents, like the archives and categories, from being indexed.

Depending on the WordPress theme you are using, you may need to edit your header.php file to remove the META keyword and description calls. Otherwise, you may end up with two sets of META keyword and description per page.

The Plugin in Action

You can see the plugin in action in this post. The title tag of this post has been changed to “Optimize your WordPress blog for Google with All in One SEO Pack” If you look at the page source you’ll also see I have custom keywords and a custom META description that reads:

All in One SEO Pack is a great WordPress plugin to help you rank higher with search engines, like Google, Yahoo and MSN. Very easy to install and use.

That’s definitely more descriptive than The Miscellaneous Ramblings of a Dot Com Mogul. :)

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Alex June 20, 2007 at 11:20 am

Is a good plugin, maybe i will use it

website copywriter June 21, 2007 at 8:06 am

Wordpress has the best plugins, doesn’t it. this is a rhetorical question, by the way.

Joshua June 20, 2007 at 11:23 am

Wow, I would have figured you of all people would already have that one installed! I guess you really don’t know everything :twisted:

Cracks in the facade, cracks! :mrgreen:

DerekBeau June 20, 2007 at 11:30 am

Sweet plugin! I just started a couple new blogs and this will definitely be useful on them as well as my older blogs.

Stephen Welton June 20, 2007 at 5:05 pm

Would it not be a lot of work to adapt it to the old sites. I have google webmaster now looking for certain pages since I made adjustments. Will it change. It thinks that the pages are gone and do not exist…

I wonder if this is really hurting my site.

John Chow June 20, 2007 at 5:17 pm

It works great with old blog. Before, all my old posts had the same META description. Now the META description is the first 25 words of each old posts.

Scot Smith June 20, 2007 at 11:35 am

Exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks John

ms danielle June 20, 2007 at 4:06 pm

omg me too, scot. i’ve been lagging on getting my meta descriptions up :oops:
thanks john!

Jeff June 20, 2007 at 11:46 am

Sweet plugin! I just might use it, anyways thanks John for another great plugin! :)

chathura June 21, 2007 at 3:46 am

Do you really experienced with this plugin. How much cost for it.

Billy Mac June 20, 2007 at 11:50 am

I have such a hard time with wordpress!

MrGPT June 20, 2007 at 10:59 pm

Why? I love the blogging tool! I think it beats TypePad, Blogger, and all the other competitors :D .

website copywriter June 21, 2007 at 8:11 am

That would be debatable, but as far as plugins go, WordPress probably has a better selection than most.

wine review June 20, 2007 at 11:58 am

This seems like a no-brainer. Thanks for pointing it out as I hadn’t seen it before.

Sabrina June 20, 2007 at 11:59 am

Yay! :claps hands: Thanks for the heads up! :lol:

simon June 20, 2007 at 12:07 pm

Cool!! Great WordPress plugin.

Search Engine Marketing June 20, 2007 at 12:12 pm

it works great … I thought you were already running it … but i’ve been using it since I started blogging!


luca June 20, 2007 at 12:15 pm

Very interesting, I’ve just installed it. On the other hand, I would like to understand why I have some posts that are #1 on Google for some combinations of keywords without using any SEO optimization. For example, if you search for “n95 vs N80i” in Google.com, my comparison post in #1, as well as if you search for download maps n95.
Any idea ?

MrGPT June 20, 2007 at 11:02 pm

I also have the same thing. If you search “Is Adbux a scam?” into Google. I think it may just be the fact that we have the permalinks set up to | , so the post name is first. I think that is an SEO method – a very basic one.

shman June 20, 2007 at 12:16 pm

Cool plugin, it will help alot. :) Thanks

Moses Francis June 20, 2007 at 12:21 pm

That is indeed a great plugin

Casey June 20, 2007 at 12:48 pm

Very nice plugin. I will probably use it!

teach me to make money online June 20, 2007 at 12:50 pm

Now this is sweet and not so evil :twisted:

AshBlogs June 20, 2007 at 12:51 pm

Thanks for looking out. Great Plugin!

MrGPT June 20, 2007 at 12:56 pm

Awesome plugin! Thank you very much!

A Tentative Personal Finance Blog June 20, 2007 at 12:59 pm

I’ve been using this plugin for a while now, but I didn’t know there was an update out for it. Thanks!

free website traffic June 21, 2007 at 8:18 am

Have you encountered any problems with it so far? Anyone?

Alex Mould June 20, 2007 at 1:17 pm

I love you for this!

Torsten June 20, 2007 at 1:34 pm

I also used to use All in One SEO Pack. On a new blog I installed wpSEO, and I like it even more, as you have more options for configuration. Actually you can configure behaviour for title, keywords and description for home, post, page, category, search, archive and tags separately. It is also using words in xhtml tags as keywords and sorting them according to relevancy.
Maybe you should give it a try. Unfortunatelt I think there is just a german description but the plugin is available als in english.

Tyson June 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm

Here is the translated version using google translate wpseo


Dave June 20, 2007 at 2:04 pm

This is a great plugin…but I’m just surprised that something like this hasn’t already been built into Wordpress. Considering the software is known to be built with SEO in mind.

Dave June 20, 2007 at 2:05 pm

Oh and on that note, my avatar finally works again on here. No clue why it wasn’t working before!

shaun June 20, 2007 at 2:29 pm

Great plugin I will definatly use that one.

Dean June 20, 2007 at 2:40 pm

Hey John, I just noticed that your google ranking have dropped big time even when I search for “John Chow” you don’t show.

Could it be because of this plugin?

John Chow June 20, 2007 at 3:33 pm

No, it’s just Google dancing around. Do a search for “Text Link Ads” and you’ll see the text link ads is gone from the front page as well.

free website traffic June 21, 2007 at 8:32 am

Is this still related to the spiders from the other day, or was that an isolated case?

Dana June 20, 2007 at 2:45 pm

I use Head Space from Urban Giraffe and I love it, love it, love it. It has the options listed above and more. Over 49% of all my traffic comes from search engines and I owe it all to this plugin.

UG is a great site for plugins and all WP users should check it out. :cool:

Ron June 20, 2007 at 3:24 pm

Sweet plugin! I installed it and got it working with my most recent post. Took me a second to catch on with the whole “title” tag thing but I got it now. Rock on evil one.

Andre Santos June 20, 2007 at 3:28 pm

I really liked the plugin, i was looking for something like that since i started bloging.(only 2 weeks, but well…).


Wallace June 20, 2007 at 4:48 pm

nice,thank you John.

Stephen Welton June 20, 2007 at 5:04 pm

Fantastic plug. Now to get it to work and to decide to swap it with the other one that took me a while to get working. I certainly need to learn how to get some programming course completed so I have a solid handle on all this.

Great find.

General Mandarin Mastadon Chariot Cannon Horse Pawn June 20, 2007 at 5:36 pm

Thank You

Rosinha June 20, 2007 at 6:59 pm

I have to let Blogger go…

Still hven´t got the time and courage to go for a WP blog.

Beijinho (Kiss)

website copywriter June 21, 2007 at 8:48 am

I’m faced with the same predicament actually — with my personal blog. John keeps on posting WordPress awesomeness like this, I might just give in.

webd360 June 20, 2007 at 7:10 pm

I’ve had this plugin for a while and I really like it because it gives a lot of options and is really easy to use.

horisly June 20, 2007 at 7:48 pm

really good tools.
anything tools like this for blogspot?

website copywriter June 21, 2007 at 9:08 am

I’m sure there is, but I don’t think we’ll find them in here. I’ve tried searching for one, but to no avail.

janghyungjin June 20, 2007 at 9:09 pm

what a great plugin!

devtrench June 20, 2007 at 10:07 pm

Thanks for staying on top of WordPress for all of us John! It really helps to have someone doing the research for the rest of us :) I’ll be setting this plugin up as well and hope to see some good results.

Linky Love June 20, 2007 at 10:27 pm

Very disappointing that a plugin called All in One SEO doesn’t come with a keyword generator.

So :twisted most evil of evil ones :twisted: : which plugin are you using to tackle that?

abhishek June 20, 2007 at 11:29 pm

Nice article on a great wordpress plugin. thanks.

Johan Cyprich June 20, 2007 at 11:46 pm

Hi John. Thanks for another good plugin. Although, this does add more work for me to do with each post now. :)

chathura June 21, 2007 at 3:57 am

Nice plugin. thanks!

Phil Bader June 21, 2007 at 4:05 am

Thanks John, but I think the download link is down right now, right ?

chathura June 21, 2007 at 4:13 am

Nice plugin. thanks.

Win an Ipod Shuffle EASY June 21, 2007 at 10:59 am

Great plugin. Thanks again for finding it.

Mick June 22, 2007 at 5:47 am

I’ve been using “Another Wordpress Meta Plugin” for quite some time on a few blogs and find this to be very effective.

It’s description “Plugin for inserting the META tags ‘keywords’ and ‘description’ into your posts, pages and index page.”

It adds a section to the write posts an lets you add your own custom descriptions.

Rob Schultz June 22, 2007 at 9:49 am

I’m looking forward to using this in the upcoming release of my site! Thanks!

Alex June 23, 2007 at 12:49 pm

Well, some people report security bugs of that plugin…

Mybloggo June 30, 2007 at 7:01 am

John thanks for info the great and useful plugin

Hip Hop July 3, 2007 at 7:48 pm

thanks i will try this out right now

Iz July 4, 2007 at 12:33 am

heh I will install it and config it back..

Jaime July 6, 2007 at 8:47 am


I implement this on my website. It is a incredible tool.



cooliojones July 6, 2007 at 8:14 pm

I didn’t know the true power of this plugin but I started using it recently and it is indeed the bomb!! Great options that are above all, USEFUL.