While playing with my WordPress installation I noticed that it has several features missing. For example, I’d expect better options (or at least some default options) for search engine optimization. There were basically none, so I installed several plugins to do that job. I’m still testing them, but here’s the list:
- All in One Webmaster
- Google Analyticator
- Google XML Sitemaps
- SEO Friendly Images
I’m still missing a tool for meta keywords, although I haven’t really tested the last plugin on the list.
I have also turned on friendly URLs for my posts. You can do that by going to your admin page, select Settings from the main menu on the left, then Permalinks, then select Month and name in Common Settings. Of course, I had to make my .htaccess file on the server writeable by logging on to the server and executing this code:
chmod 777 .htaccess
Now my URLs are user and search engine friendly.