The WordPress SEO Plugins: All In One SEO Pack Plugin and Yoast SEO Plugin have some really dumb SEO options related to noindex and nofollow. In the SEO theme I develop (Stallion Responsive) I list the bad SEO options (only list them, it doesn’t change them). Currently updating the SEO warning feature to work with the latest versions of the SEO plugins and it’s got worse!!! All In One SEO Pack Plugin Noindex and Nofollow SEO Damage Checking the “All In One SEO Pack Plugin” v184.108.40.206 and there are 15 check boxes on the main options page that can cause serious SEO damage, basically wastes a webmasters hard earned link benefit through noindex/nofollow!!! When using the All In One SEO […]
Since the release of the free Google PageSpeed Insights Tool I’ve spent a LOT of time trying to get this website to rank as close to 100/100 via the WordPress SEO Package I develop and currently (September 2014) stuck at: Mobile 77/100 User Experience 99/100 Desktop 91/100 See the Live PageSpeed Insights Results. These are very good PageSpeed Insights results and going to be hard to improve, not because I can’t get better results, but I can’t get better results without turning important website features off. I could get to something like these results: Mobile 96/100 User Experience 100/100 Desktop 98/100 By turning a few website features off (would take two minutes to achieve) including the Facebook and Google+ social […]
When a site running WordPress loads there’s quite a lot of code in the <head> that some would argue is useless information. The most publicised of these is the WordPress Generator meta tag which lists you are running WordPress and the WordPress version number. It’s arguable this is a potential WordPress security issue, although it’s a way for potential hackers to find WordPress blogs running out of date versions of WordPress there’s plenty of other ways hackers can find an out of date WP install: the readme.html file for example (try loading https://stallion-theme.co.uk/readme.html ), won’t load because I delete it after each update, try it on your site and you’ll see something like this: So even if you remove the […]
This post is here for discussing WordPress theme development, what would you like to see added to the Stallion Responsive theme?
It’s a common misconception there’s a difference between a WordPress Plugin and a WordPress Theme code wise, they are both code addons to WordPress Core and run in exactly the same way code wise other than plugins are run before the theme code (I’ve found that tends not to matter). Whether a plugin or a theme it’s just extra code WordPress core uses to generate a site. You’ll find many WordPress developers would consider the Stallion Responsive Theme an abomination :-) because it contains a LOT of plugin code and they believe themes should deal with styling and plugins additional features and functions. The only good argument for placing functionality outside a theme (so a plugin) is plugins can be […]