Simple SEO


  • Nonce Security
  • Generates META tags automatically
  • Works out-of-the-box. Just install.
  • You can override any title and set any META description and any META keywords you want.
  • Google Analytic
  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • Bing verification, Yandex verification, Baidu verification
  • Twitter and Facebook customization
  • Quickedit SEO titles and descriptions!
  • Import Yoast SEO data!
  • Supports custom post types!


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/cds-simple-seo directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Use the Settings -> Simple SEO screen to configure the META info for the homepage, Google webmaster tools, and Google analytic.

If upgrading, please back up your database first!


Please email with any questions.


29 January 2020
Excellent plugin with low overhead and an intuitive interface. All I needed was meta keywords and description tag in the <head> on individual pages and this did it. It requires no coding skill, a minimal knowledge of what to put in the tags (what the search engines are looking for and keying off of) BUT this interface actually explains requirements, like number of characters, etc. -- I am impressed. I love the preview feature, didn't expect that, but it is an eye opener to see what search engines might display your site description like left on their own. It will also create default values for social media. Really, I can't see any point to a huge, bloated, confusing, complicated SEO plugin when (after literally hours of looking) I came across Simple SEO. Thanks for this.
14 June 2019
Excellent plugin with just the essentials. Perfect and doesn't slow down your site. Thank you!
23 September 2017
So tired of the complexity of so many plugins! Simple SEO was exactly what I was looking for; something to quickly and easily allow me to add META tags (i.e. Title, Description, and Keywords) to pages in my WordPress build. I tested the plugin by looking at the code after entering meta-data and it was flawless. I'm up and running in literally one minute after install. Thank you for keeping it simple, stupid (KISS). Got the job done without all the extra BS.
28 March 2017
I was looking for a Simple SEO plugin to edit title and description. And here he is!
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  • Added Google webmaster tools and analytic


Release Date: August 11th, 2017

  • Enhancements

    • Added Robot NOINDEX and NOFOLLOW
    • Added a preview sections for how the meta information should show on a search engine page.
    • Added pre_get_document_title for compatibility
  • Bugfixes

    • Fixes a typo in the readme.txt :-p


Release Date: August 24th, 2017

  • Bugfixes
    • Google Verification fixed/updated.


Release Date: August 30th, 2017

  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed title, description, etc from showing a empty result () if it’s not specified.
    • Added some simple code to generate default metadata if none is specified.


  • Enhancements
    • Added settings link to plugin page.
    • Updated the GA script/code.
    • Various minor changes for future updates.


Release Date: April 17th, 2018

  • Enchancments

    • Complete overhaul of Simple SEO presentation when editing pages, posts, etc.
    • Lots of code optimization.
  • Random

    • Updated the license to: GPLv3


Release Date: May 21st, 2018

  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed a bug which prevented the keywords and description from showing. Thank you Aletta!


Release Date: May 28th, 2018

  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed a bug which displayed Google Analytic even if a code was not added. Thank you Mahendra!


Release Date: June 21th, 2018

  • Enchancments
    • Added meta title and meta description input fields to quick edit and bulk edit.
    • Added meta titles and meta description to index; where applicable


Release Date: July 5th, 2018

  • Bugfixes
    • Quick edit fix.


Release Date: May 19th, 2019

  • Enchancments
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Bing Verification
    • Baidu Verification
    • Yandex Verification


Release Date: May 22nd, 2019

  • Bugfix
    • WooCommerce compadability – Thank you Andrew.


Release Date: May 23rd, 2019

  • Bugfix
    • WooCommerce compadability – Thank you Andrew.


Release Date: June 13th, 2019

  • Enchancments
    • Added quick edit for posts
    • Added the option to import Yoast SEO data into Simple SEO. This can be found under Settings -> Simple SEO at the bottom of the page.


Release Date: June 13th, 2019

  • Enchancments
    • Added post_name to the columns options


Release Date: June 13th, 2019

  • Enchancments
    • Added taxonomy support
    • Including WooCommerce taxonomy support!


Release Date: June 13th, 2019

  • Bugfix
    • Taxonomy fix.


Release Date: June 14th, 2019

  • Bugfix
    • WooCommerce compadability issue for those not running woocommerce. Fixed.


Release Date: June 14th, 2019

  • Bugfix
    • d2.roth posted a bug with contact form 7. Fixed.


Release Date: Feb 27th, 2020

  • Enchancments
    • Quickedit for custom post types
    • Column sorting


Release Date: June 16th, 2020

  • Bugfix
    • Fix an issues where the default meta data was not showing on the static post front page.


Release Date: October 12th, 2020

  • Bugfix
    • WooCommerce CSS updates.


Release Date: October 14th, 2020

  • Bugfix
    • WooCommerce updates.