Stallion WordPress SEO Theme version 7.1.1 used to be the best WordPress SEO theme online, that was before the release of the Stallion Responsive WordPress SEO Package v8 in Early 2014 which is even better.
Stallion WordPress SEO is still a very good SEO theme for WordPress, but with the release of Stallion Responsive, Stallion WordPress SEO 7.1.1 became the second best SEO theme: It’s August 2014 as I edit this article and 1/4 of my WordPress blogs still run under Stallion WordPress SEO v7.1.1 (takes time to update 130 domains) it’s still an very good SEO theme.
Stallion WordPress SEO v7 has made me a lot of money over the years and it’s current $20 price tag is a bargain. Also thrown in the Stallion WordPress SEO Child Themes that I used to sell for $25 each for free (see the comments at the link above for zip files).
Personally I always like to use the best and will be updating all my blogs to Stallion Responsive (when I get around to it :-)), but if you can’t afford the price tag for the best ($100 for Stallion Responsive) why not buy Stallion WordPress SEO (it’s much cheaper at only $20), make some money from AdSense, Chitika, Kontera, Infolinks or via the custom ad options built in and use some of the cash to buy the Stallion Responsive SEO Package later to take your WordPress blogs SEO to the next level.
Please note: there are no upgrade discounts for upgrading to Stallion Responsive from Stallion WordPress SEO, they are two separate packages.
Stallion WordPress SEO Theme
Not sure if either Stallion Responsive v8.* or Stallion WordPress SEO v7.1.1 is for you, read through this website, there’s TONS of information about how to use Stallion: see the theme tutorials for example.
Since I’m putting most of my time into developing Stallion Responsive as the months pass by the theme tutorials will be tailored more towards Stallion Responsive, but right now (August 2014) around 90% of Stallion Responsive v8 features are part of Stallion WordPress SEO v7.1.1.
Download the full Stallion WordPress SEO Theme v7.1.1 zip file above, buy a Stallion ID for $20 below.
SEO Package vs SEO Themes?
The differences between Stallion WordPress SEO v7.* and the Stallion Responsive SEO Package v8.* are significant SEO wise.
Stallion Responsive is fully mobile responsive, whilst v7.* though works in mobile devices, does not resize as device sizes change.
Stallion Responsive includes many more performance SEO features, whilst v7.* includes some performance features it was built when Google wasn’t obsessed with tools like Google PageSpeed Insights. So v7.* is OK, Stallion Responsive is awesome, with the v8.1 release probably the best performance SEO package on the market.
With the 7 series the SEO we’ve all grown to love over the previous decade or so is all there, the 8 series is ready for Google SEO 2015: responsiveness, performance, usability metrics… these all look set to be the new SEO and few webmasters are ready: could be another Google Panda like mess!
Google warned us in advance where their algorithm would be heading before Panda, most didn’t listen and were hit badly and have been playing catchup SEO ever since. Google is warning us now it’s going to change again, most likely in 2015, don’t wait for your Google traffic to die before taking performance and usability into account.
WordPress SEO Theme Features
Here’s a (incomplete, too many features to list) list of the WordPress SEO features in no particular order.
- Stallion All In One SEO Built-In Plugin – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- WordPress SEO Optimized Title Tag
- Four WordPress SEO Optimized Keyword Phrases on EVERY Post/Page – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- Stallion SEO Posts Widget – Take SEO Control Over Widgets – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- Automated/Custom Meta Description Tag
- Automated Meta Keywords Tags
- DMOZ/Yahoo Directory Robots Meta Tag
- Cleaner Head Code Area
- WordPress SEO Optimized Header Tags
- WordPress SEO Optimized H1 Header Tags
- WordPress SEO Optimized Search Results Pages
- WordPress SEO Optimized Sitemap Page Templates
- WordPress SEO Optimized Recent Comments Page Template
- WordPress SEO Optimized Comment Headings
- WordPress SEO Optimized Recent Comments Widget – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- WordPress SEO Optimized Thumbnails
- WordPress SEO Optimized Random Thumbnails – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- WordPress SEO Optimized Gravatar Images – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- WordPress SEO Optimized Continue Reading Anchor Text
- Stallion SEO Super Comments Built in Plugin – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- WordPress SEO Optimized Comment Titles Built in Plugin – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- Stallion Built in Link Cloaking Script – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- Comment Author Links Control – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- All WordPress Nofollow Links Removed – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- WordPress SEO Friendly Login Links – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- WordPress SEO Friendly Code Layout
- WordPress SEO Neutral Sidebar Headings
- Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin Warnings – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- All In One WordPress SEO Plugin Warnings – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- WordPress SEO Support for the WPRobot Autoblog Plugin – Unique WordPress SEO feature
- WordPress SEO Support for the Massive Passive Profits Autoblog Plugin – Unique WordPress SEO feature
This is a taste of the built-in All In One SEO WordPress features of the Stallion theme, there’s even more going on behind the scenes you’ll not even notice, but it works for your WordPress sites search engine rankings.
Ad Networks Built Into Stallion
The Stallion includes 5 ad networks and custom ads. For AdSense, Chitika, Kontera, Infolinks the ad code is built into Stallion, all you have to do is add your AdSense publisher ID or username to the easy to use Stallion options page and your site is monetized.
Very easy to use.
- AdSense Ads
- Chitika Ads
- Kontera Ads
- Infolinks Ads
- 125px x 125px Banner Ads Widget
- Custom Banner Ads Widget
The above Stallion screenshot shows:
The double 200px right sidebar layout (two 200px sidebars on the right).
Red Stallion colour scheme with the Stallion 2011 Header with the built-in money header image set.
You can see two of the three AdSense content ad units, the third AdSense content ad is above the footer. On the far right menu is the Google AdSense search form.
The Google+ image is an automated thumbnail from the post it’s associated with.
There are 12 built-in Stallion layouts, each one just a couple of clicks of the mouse away. This website uses the Right 310px Layout (4 – Main Content 660px : Right Sidebar 310px). On every post and page edit screen you can select one of the 12 layouts just for that post/page (yes, every post can have a different layout).
1 – Main Content 760px : Left Sidebar 210px Two column layout with one 210px wide sidebar on the left.
2 – Main Content 760px : Right Sidebar 210px Two column layout with one 210px wide sidebar on the right.
3 – Main Content 660px : Left Sidebar 310px Two column layout with one 310px wide sidebar on the left.
4 – Main Content 660px : Right Sidebar 310px Two column layout with one 310px wide sidebar on the right.
5 – Main Content 560px : Left Sidebar 410px Two column layout with one 410px wide sidebar on the left.
6 – Main Content 560px : Right Sidebar 410px Two column layout with one 410px wide sidebar on the right.
7 – Main Content 560px : Left Sidebar 200px : Right Sidebar 200px Three column layout with two 200px wide sidebars.
8 – Main Content 560px : Left Sidebar 200px : Left Sidebar 200px Three column layout with two 200px wide sidebars on the left.
9 – Main Content 560px : Right Sidebar 200px : Right Sidebar 200px Three column layout with two 200px wide sidebars on the right.
10 – Main Content 550px : Left Sidebar 255px : Left Sidebar 165px Three column layout with one 255px wide sidebar and one 165px sidebar both on the left.
11 – Main Content 550px : Right Sidebar 165px : Right Sidebar 165px Three column layout with one 255px wide sidebar and one 165px sidebar both on the right.
12 – Main Content : No Sidebars One column (main content) layout, the left and right sidebars and the footer sidebars are loaded below the main content (add blank text widgets to have blank).
There’s also a two column version that splits the archive page layout into two columns and the ability to order posts by date, comment count, modified date, alphabetical and by post ID.
If Stallion had a middle name it would be FEATURE RICH :-)
This Stallion screenshot above shows a site using the :
Right 310px wide sidebar layout
Black Stallion theme colour scheme with the Stallion 2011 header with a World of Warcraft custom header image and a flame background image behind the site.
You can also see two of the three AdSense content ads, the third AdSense content ad is above the footer (the ad placement can be changed, lots of options).
On the right menu is the Google AdSense search form.
Stallion Theme Colour Schemes
Choose from 27 built-in colour schemes including colours based on popular WordPress themes such as Talian, Connections Reloaded, Delicate and Coraline with many more colour schemes to come as Stallion Child Themes.
Each Stallion Colour Scheme can also be used on a post by post basis.
Stallion Black Gradients
Stallion Connections Reloaded
Stallion Simple 2 (white text)
Talian Original Gradients
Talian Blue Gradients
Talian Blue Orange
Talian Blue Orange Gradients
Talian Brown Gradients
Talian Dark Blue
Talian Dark Blue Gradients
Talian Green Gradients
Talian Grey Gradients
Talian Pink Gradients
Talian Red Gradients
13 rotating banner image sets (130 banner images in total)
5 Random Thumbnail Sets (50 thumbnails), when a post lacks an image that could be used as a thumbnail you can have Stallion randomly choose one from a set. The random thumbnails are used on archive pages (categories, tags etc…) and by the Stallion SEO Posts Widget (this widget could have been released a premium plugin, it’s awesome) – see the “Stallion Popular Articles” menu on the right sidebar for an example.
Composite Screenshot of the Stallion Random Thumbnail Default Set
40 header images every post and page can select a different header image!
7 Stallion 2011 Header Image sets (56 images in total) which is based on the TwetyEleven header image code, but better (multiple header sets rather than just one set of 8 images) AND every post and page can select a different header set!
Composite Screenshot of the Stallion 2011 Money Header Image Set
The money header image set is one of 7 free built-in header image sets, there are custom folders to add your own as well.
Stallion SEO Theme Promotion Features
There’s an options page devoted to promotion based features.
- Google +1 Button
- Stumbleupon Button
- Facebook Like Button
- Twitter Tweet Button
- Flickr Widget
- YouTube RSS Feed Widget
- Google Translation Widget
- Social Network Profile Links – See them floating on the right of this page.
- Google Analytics including AdSense Tracking
- Google Site Verification
- Bing Site Verification
- Alexa Site Verification
- Author Biography Box – See in action at the bottom of this page.
Stallion SEO Theme Support and Comments
This website is not only for selling the Stallion WordPress SEO theme, it’s also the support site via the comments (you can also contact the developer via email, but I prefer comments as it can help others with the same issues).
No matter what you think of the Stallion theme or the support offered as long as a comment is constructive (not abusive) it won’t be deleted, I think a quality service is measured not when everything is working as expected, but how issues are dealt with when it all goes pear-shaped.
Stallion 6/7 customers are entitled to free upgrades of Stallion for as long as the Stallion WordPress SEO theme v7.* is developed.
Stallion SEO Theme License
Each purchase entitles the user to use Stallion on as many of their own domains as they like. There’s no developer license. If I find a customer selling sites with the same Stallion ID that Stallion ID will be disabled.
If you own 1,000 sites you need one Stallion ID for your entire network.
If you sell sites running Stallion each site needs its own ID.
Basically one Stallion ID per user.
Stallion 7.1.1 adds major new features including extended Child Theme support, a must update version.