I’m quite chuffed to let everyone know that a pre-release version of the experimental / research SEO plugin for ClassicPress is now available for download and testing. This is the first step toward having an SEO plugin built specifically for ClassicPress.
The plugin is a fork of Rank Math but it doesn’t contain all the features of RM. Rank Math was chosen because, judging by the many comments here on the forums, it seemed to be the most popular among the community.
So I’m now looking for guinea pigs . I need the help of the community to test the plugin and I would also greatly welcome your feedback - bug reports, what’s good, what’s not so good etc.
For those with appropriate accounts, if you spot a bug can you create an issue on Github. Anyone without a Github account, feel free to create one or leave feedback here in the forums.
The only way to install the plugin at present is to download the zip from Github to a local drive. You can then either upload the zip from the plugins page or copy the files via FTP or SSH.
Just a couple of other points to note. Firstly, the name “ClassicPress SEO” is a working title only which may, or may not, change. Secondly, I’m aware that much more work needs to be done on internationalization.
Lastly, if you’re testing this on a clone of an existing site with Rank Math already installed, it is possible to import your RM settings. It’s also possible to import some settings from Yoast. It is advisable to take a backup of your database before importing.
Please don’t test this on a live, production site.
Bugs should be expected!
EDIT: I should also add that the plugin needs PHP 7.0 or above