If this FAQ page does not answer your question, before you post a comment, please consider:
- What exactly is not working? The meta tags are not in the source? The page is completely blank? Please be as specific as possible.
- What is your PHP error log saying?
- Please specify the versions you are using: PHP, WordPress, Platinum SEO Pack.
You are of-course free to leave appreciatory remarks and valid suggestions.Let us move on to the FAQs folks…
Does it work with WordPress 3.1?
Yes it does work with earlier versions and it works with wordpress 3.1. I always recommend you to update your wordpress blog to the latest version.There is no harm in upgrading.Wordpress is free buddy 🙂
The plugin doesn’t seem to be working…
Test it with the default wordpress theme. If it works there, your theme is missing the appropriate call to wp_head() usually found in header.php. Please patch it, taking it from the default theme.If you don’t know how to do this, the following steps might work. Do them on your own risk:
- In your admin panel, go to Plugins – Theme Editor
- On the right bar, click on Header
- Locate the line with </head>
- Insert the following link before it:
<?php wp_head(); ?>
If it still does not work, then your theme needs scrutiny. You can leave a comment on this page for any plugin issues, but please specify what exactly isn’t working, your WP version and if possible your PHP version.
After activating Platinum SEO Plugin I see two sets of meta tags
Disable All in One SEO Pack and enable Platinum SEO. This plugin gives you all the functionality of All in One SEO Pack as it is, and gives you more cool options. Also ensure to edit your theme and remove whatever static meta descriptions and/or meta keywords you have in there. If it’s not your theme, you are probably using another plugin that is generating them. Disable that as well.
My URLs don’t get rewritten
Platinum SEO Pack doesn’t handle this, it’s already done by WordPress itself. Visit Options – Permalinks to set it up. However Platinum SEO Pack gives you the option to rewrite titles.
How to get help on Platinum SEO options?
For help on any of the options, just click the option header.See pic. below:
How often will this be released?
A new release will be made only for bug fixes and for new features that may be essential from an SEO perspective.If you have any suggestion, do ping me.I will consider to implement them, only if you can convince me.
Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted…What is that?
Platinum SEO, like its predecessor – All In One SEO, uses output buffering to rewrite the titles, for this to works it needs memory. There’s no way to optimize that much more, and on most hosting setups it just works which leads me to the conclusion that there are some companies who are just skimpy with memory. If the above error appears on admin pages, it’s not even output buffering related. I’d recommend switching to a host that can provide sufficient memory or disabling some plugins.
Home page title gets rewritten by category in my theme. How to resolve this?
Many magazine themes use multiple loops (wordpress loop) on their home page. If your Home page uses a custom query or multiple loops, make sure you use WP_Query for those calls. If your code uses query_posts then wordpress gets confused and thinks it is on the Category page for the last post it selected instead of on the home page. As a result Platinum SEO includes a category title instead of the home page title. Hen for your home page template use WP_Query so that Platinum SEO outputs the correct Title on the home page.
Example code for WP using WP_Query:
$myquery = new WP_Query(’showposts=5′);
while ($myquery->have_posts()) : $myquery->the_post();
If you have a premium theme, request your theme designer for support and ask him to use wp_query instead of query_posts. Refer him the “Important Note” on wordpress Codex Page for query_posts() here – http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/query_posts