Q> How do you add keywords in Word Press

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Hey Warriors,

I got 'really into' the whole IM thing a few years ago, completely overloaded myself with information to the point where I couldn't even stand to look at anything to do with IM!
Anyway, a few years have now passed and I'm back with a plan to keep it simple and stick to just one thing at a time.

The area I chose is affiliate marketing.

I need a little help though...

I don't understand how one is to add keywords in Word Press sites.:confused:
(I'm used to building my own sites, so keywords were simple, just write in your HMTL meta name="keywords" content="keywords" and Bob's your uncle.. However, with WordPress, I don't see anywhere to do that (or even a meta name="description" entry, if I wanted one)....

I searched this forum but only found pages which talk about keywords or wordpress - none that tell you how to add keywords with the standard meta tag.

Thank you in advance
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinA
    Just search for the 'All in One SEO' wordpress plugin. It will do exactly what you are after.
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  • Profile picture of the author Content Publisher
    Yep, the All In One SEO plugin is the answer. Once installed, go to your Posts and Pages and at the bottom you can insert related keywords (along with a title and meta desc)
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  • Profile picture of the author billspaced
    Originally Posted by Marc Jager View Post

    I don't understand how one is to add keywords in Word Press sites.:confused:
    What the others said

    There are a few plugins that do what you're asking.

    However, don't forget that it is your POSTS and PAGES where you really get your "keyword love."

    It's debatable whether major search engines give enough (or any) credence or weight to meta keywords.

    It is NOT debatable that they consider the CONTENT of your posts and pages.

    It is a great starting point to use an "SEO" plugin like All-In-One. Enter your title, keywords, and description for each post, THEN write your post with those elements in mind. Doing so will help you keep the focus on your keywords such that you write a post that is keyword-targeted, rather than what a lot of us "bloggers" do -- which is ramble, kind of like what I'm doing here.

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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Jager
    Thanks kaka21, billspaced and ExpertWebGuy, I'll give that a go!

    Also, billspaced, good point on the weight of meta-keywords tags! - You can tell I'm still thinking from my 2008 mindset!

    Well I'm off to try to install the All In One pluggin!

    [EDIT] Eeek! I just searched for the pluggin (within the dashboard of my WordPress site), 'All In One SEO' and the result was "No plugins found."

    [EDIT2] I just clicked on 'Add New" and looked at the cloud suggestions - clicked on SEO and got a big list of result in the first page of results there are plenty but no "All In One".
    I guess I'll just keep trying unless you guys have another suggestion.

    Are you guys suggesting I just search for it via google?

    Is good to be back on the Warrior Forum, seems it's still full of friendly, helpful and bright marketers!
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    • Profile picture of the author KevinA
      Not a problem, happy to help. Here it is: WordPress › All in One SEO Pack « WordPress Plugins

      Download, unzip, and upload manually, and you will be ready to rock...
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    • Profile picture of the author Sohel Parvez
      Originally Posted by Marc Jager View Post

      Thanks kaka21, billspaced and ExpertWebGuy, I'll give that a go!

      Also, billspaced, good point on the weight of meta-keywords tags! - You can tell I'm still thinking from my 2008 mindset!

      Well I'm off to try to install the All In One pluggin!

      [EDIT] Eeek! I just searched for the pluggin (within the dashboard of my WordPress site), 'All In One SEO' and the result was "No plugins found."

      Are you guys suggesting I just search for it via google?

      Is good to be back on the Warrior Forum, seems it's still full of friendly, helpful and bright marketers!
      You may interested to visit this link
      WordPress › All in One SEO Pack « WordPress Plugins
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Jager
    Cheers, appreciate it!

    Is it hard to 'upload manually"?
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  • Profile picture of the author CaesarSEO
    Yeah if you are trying to optimize your pages/posts then All In One SEO Pack or Platinum SEO Pack would both do the job very well.

    They are free plugins so no expenses either.

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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Jager
    This is exactly why I'm worried about manual upload/install (I just tried to update WordPress to latest version) and got:

    Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.2.1.zip…
    Unpacking the update…
    Verifying the unpacked files…
    Installing the latest version…
    Could not copy file.: /public_html/wp-admin/css/theme-editor.dev.css
    Installation Failed
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by Marc Jager View Post

      This is exactly why I'm worried about manual upload/install (I just tried to update WordPress to latest version) and got:

      Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.2.1.zip...
      Unpacking the update...
      Verifying the unpacked files...
      Installing the latest version...
      Could not copy file.: /public_html/wp-admin/css/theme-editor.dev.css
      Installation Failed
      ^^ That's exactly the reason why you should try the manual install.
      What you did is the dumb automatic way... and it doesn't always work. Plus, it is unsafe.

      Are you able to use unzip and FTP on your computer? If yes, forget all the automatic gizmos, and do yourself a favour: install, update WP manually and install themes and plugins manually.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marc Jager
        Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

        ^^ That's exactly the reason why you should try the manual install.
        What you did is the dumb automatic way... and it doesn't always work. Plus, it is unsafe.

        Are you able to use unzip and FTP on your computer? If yes, forget all the automatic gizmos, and do yourself a favour: install, update WP manually and install themes and plugins manually.
        Yep, I can unzip and FTP
        I had no idea you could update manually.
        What about all many directories and sub-directories WP creates?
        Isn't it complicated knowing which goes where (with updates, I mean)?
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        • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
          Originally Posted by Marc Jager View Post

          Yep, I can unzip and FTP
          I had no idea you could update manually.
          What about all many directories and sub-directories WP creates?
          Isn't it complicated knowing which goes where (with updates, I mean)?
          No, it isn't.

          When you unzip the downloaded package, you get a directory "wordpress".
          Inside you have ALL the files and folders you need. Upload the CONTENT of the "wordpress" folder, not the folder itself and do not modify/move anything.

          As I said, inside there are 3 folder and a lot of files. The 3 folder are:
          wp-admin
          wp-content
          wp-includes

          Inside wp-content you have /plugins/ and /themes/ subfolder. It tells you exactly where to upload what

          Oh, and WP has excellent online manual... if anybody cares to read it
          Main Page « WordPress Codex
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          • Profile picture of the author Marc Jager
            Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

            No, it isn't.

            When you unzip the downloaded package, you get a directory "wordpress".
            Inside you have ALL the files and folders you need. Upload the CONTENT of the "wordpress" folder, not the folder itself and do not modify/move anything.

            As I said, inside there are 3 folder and a lot of files. The 3 folder are:
            wp-admin
            wp-content
            wp-includes

            Inside wp-content you have /plugins/ and /themes/ subfolder. It tells you exactly where to upload what

            Oh, and WP has excellent online manual... if anybody cares to read it
            Main Page « WordPress Codex
            If that was what I had found in my download, it would have made more sense, but all that was in it was 23 files and ONE folder (images)
            The files are a bunch of .mo files, one .php file and one .pot file (and the images folder I mentioned)
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Jager
    *LOL* I think I might just stick to making good content and using my keywords in said content for now
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    • Profile picture of the author KevinA
      By 'upload manually' I mean accessing your wordpress installation folder via your FTP program, and copying and pasting it into the 'plugins' folder. PM me if you like, il be happy to help you out!
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      • Profile picture of the author Marc Jager
        Originally Posted by kaka21 View Post

        By 'upload manually' I mean accessing your wordpress installation folder via your FTP program, and copying and pasting it into the 'plugins' folder. PM me if you like, il be happy to help you out!
        I'll try it - If it's literally just putting it in the one directory, it shouldn't be a problem.
        Thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Jager
    Guys, in the instructions it says 'Don't just upload all the php files and put them in `/wp-content/plugins/`.' but then doesn't say what the alternative is.....

    er....
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by Marc Jager View Post

      Guys, in the instructions it says 'Don't just upload all the php files and put them in `/wp-content/plugins/`.' but then doesn't say what the alternative is.....
      Actually, it does... although in an awkward way (and you didn't quote the whole sentence - maybe you didn't even read it?):

      1. You can either use the automatic plugin installer or your FTP program to upload it to your wp-content/plugins directory the top-level folder. Don't just upload all the php files and put them in `/wp-content/plugins/`.
      a) plugin installer - automatic way
      b) FTP - manual way
      c) you should upload the PLUGIN'S DIRECTORY ("top level folder") as it is > into the wp-content/plugins/, meaning upload the directory and NOT the individual files in it directly into /plugins/


      Free advice: if you blog in English, you can safely remove all the .mo files and the .pot file.
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  • Profile picture of the author clou
    To insert meta keywords manually, follow this steps
    Appearance, editor, look for the header.php file. Put this code between the <head> and </head>

    <meta name="keywords" content="Download graphics, clipart images, photos, web graphics, animations, fonts, templates, scripts, turnkey,seals, stamps, vector images" />


    Replace the keywords. Thats it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Marc Jager
      Originally Posted by clou View Post

      To insert meta keywords manually, follow this steps
      Appearance, editor, look for the header.php file. Put this code between the <head> and </head>

      <meta name="keywords" content="Download graphics, clipart images, photos, web graphics, animations, fonts, templates, scripts, turnkey,seals, stamps, vector images" />


      Replace the keywords. Thats it!
      *LOL* Really?!
      Seems a tonne easier than installing this pluggin!

      Thanks clou!


      Do you guys concur?
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    OK, we are talking about 2 [two] different things.

    I am always advocating the install/update of WORDPRESS to be done manually, as I described above. And I was answering your question about WP installation.

    For plugins - they should be uploaded into the wp-content/plugins/ folder.
    In which plugin's instructions you've found that nonsense you quoted? ('don't just upload... etc.')
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    • Profile picture of the author Marc Jager
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      OK, we are talking about 2 [two] different things.

      I am always advocating the install/update of WORDPRESS to be done manually, as I described above. And I was answering your question about WP installation.

      For plugins - they should be uploaded into the wp-content/plugins/ folder.
      In which plugin's instructions you've found that nonsense you quoted? ('don't just upload... etc.')
      Uhm... If you look at my op my question was clearly how to add keywords, not WP installation..

      ....unless you mean the bit where I mentioned the trouble i had with an update.....
      ye, I see what you mean.
      I was talking about the plugin ("All In One") install files and you were talking about the WP Update install files
      (Wires crossed - nature of this medium I'm afraid)

      However it sounds like the solution, for me is the same - in either case, one can put the contents directly, and only, into ONE appropriate WP directory - right?


      Sorry for any confusion (i did ramble a bit)

      The plugin that has 'don't just upload... etc.' in the instructions is the one recommended ("All In One")
      Source (See Instruction #1)
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Re: clou's suggestion:

    that solution would place the same keywords on EVERY post and Page created in WP.

    With the plugins suggested above you could have different meta tags (title, description, keywords) for every post&Page.

    Ceterum censeo: the online theme editor should be banned F
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  • Profile picture of the author Vlad Bacioiu
    Use FileZilla FileZilla - The free FTP solution to upload your folders to your wordpress. If you want to upload a plugin, connect the filezilla with your blog and upload the folder with plugin in your wp-content/plugins folder.

    If you use HostGator it's so easy to upload something, just check the File Manager and extract the zip.WordPress › All in One SEO Pack « WordPress Plugins

    ! The 3rd way to install all in one seo plugin is to go in your wordpress dashboard/plugins/add new and write "All in One SEO Pack" - Check the first result -Click on Install Now ->"Activate Plugin" Well done ! You've just installed All in one seo plugin !

    Originally Posted by Marc Jager View Post

    Thanks kaka21, billspaced and ExpertWebGuy, I'll give that a go!

    Also, billspaced, good point on the weight of meta-keywords tags! - You can tell I'm still thinking from my 2008 mindset!

    Well I'm off to try to install the All In One pluggin!

    [EDIT] Eeek! I just searched for the pluggin (within the dashboard of my WordPress site), 'All In One SEO' and the result was "No plugins found."

    [EDIT2] I just clicked on 'Add New" and looked at the cloud suggestions - clicked on SEO and got a big list of result in the first page of results there are plenty but no "All In One".
    I guess I'll just keep trying unless you guys have another suggestion.

    Are you guys suggesting I just search for it via google?

    Is good to be back on the Warrior Forum, seems it's still full of friendly, helpful and bright marketers!
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    • Profile picture of the author Marc Jager
      Originally Posted by Vlad Bacioiu View Post

      Use FileZilla FileZilla - The free FTP solution to upload your folders to your wordpress. If you want to upload a plugin, connect the filezilla with your blog and upload the folder with plugin in your wp-content/plugins folder.

      If you use HostGator it's so easy to upload something, just check the File Manager and extract the zip.WordPress › All in One SEO Pack « WordPress Plugins

      ! The 3rd way to install all in one seo plugin is to go in your wordpress dashboard/plugins/add new and write "All in One SEO Pack" - Check the first result -Click on Install Now ->"Activate Plugin" Well done ! You've just installed All in one seo plugin !
      Thanks but as I said, when I did that 'All In One' simply wasn't in the list...

      As to FTP - I'm now getting that is is OK to simply put the entire contents of the plugin download into the wp-plugin directory

      Thanks all - I think I'm getting it....
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      • Profile picture of the author Vlad Bacioiu
        Originally Posted by Marc Jager View Post

        Thanks but as I said, when I did that 'All In One' simply wasn't in the list...
        I said "all in one seo pack" ! not just "all in one" !
        Please write "all in one seo pack" and you will found the plugin.
        It's normal to not show you the corect result if you don't write the original name. The name of this plugin is "All In One Seo Pack" !
        Proof here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/...-one-seo-pack/
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        • Profile picture of the author Marc Jager
          Originally Posted by Vlad Bacioiu View Post

          I said "all in one seo pack" ! not just "all in one" !
          Please write "all in one seo pack" and you will found the plugin.
          It's normal to not show you the corect result if you don't write the original name. The name of this plugin is "All In One Seo Pack" !
          Proof here: WordPress › All in One SEO Pack « WordPress Plugins
          Roger that!
          Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author woodymcgrath
    Have you tried searching the WP plugins database? There are tons of plugins that will allow you to add keywords easily.
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