WordPress SEO Theme Compatibility Survey

Quite often now, I get the question which themes work well with my WordPress SEO plugin. The honest answer is that I know only a few by heart because I haven’t tried them all. Now I know I have a quite active user base for my WordPress SEO plugin and therefor, I’ve decided to try and combine the two. If you want to help me create a list of themes and whether they’re compatible or not, please fill out the form below for one, or more, WordPress themes:


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10 Responses

  1. James McBrideBy James McBride on 13 September, 2011

    I’ll be really interested to see the results, I’ve worked with some themes in the past that have seemed almost designed to be anti-SEO.

  2. Heather WoodBy Heather Wood on 14 September, 2011

    Thank you so much for your SEO plugin. Will there ever be integration of Google analytics into the SEO plugin? If not, what is your reasoning in keeping them separate?

  3. Andrew GroatBy Andrew Groat on 14 September, 2011

    My situation doesn’t really fit into the parameters of the survey but I’d like to add my 2 cents.

    I’m very much against buying/downloading themes – especially themes that have child themes. It’s a nightmare.

    After all of the messing around trying to get them working, I find you could have created a theme that does exactly what you want – so that’s what I always do.

    Unfortunately this is not something that everyone can do.

    • Heather WoodBy Heather Wood on 14 September, 2011

      on the contrary…mwahahaha. I actually love child themes! My site is designed with a custom child theme I created. Because PHP is not my strongest point, I find it very handy to code less and design more. But, whatever works for you is important!

  4. Laurent MatignonBy Laurent Matignon on 14 September, 2011

    This survey is a simple but great idea. I’ve just replied.
    My problem is about using Buddypress with WordPress SEO and as I said I’m sure I’m not the only one in that case ;-)

  5. Johan ZBy Johan Z on 14 September, 2011

    Talking about compatibility, what is the best way to make a theme comaptible with your SEO-plugin?

    I know using the is what is needed. But how would you create a fallback if the SEO-plugin isn’t installed?

    I always use your plugin on sites I create for clients and myself, simply because I love it! :) But I’m just about to release my first public WP theme, and using the above code just returns blank if your plugin isn’t installed. Whats your recommendation? Thanks in advance!

    • Johan ZBy Johan Z on 14 September, 2011

      Code didn’t show up, meant to be… I know using the wp_title(”); is what is needed.

  6. PavelBy Pavel on 24 September, 2011

    It is possible to make one template on some different themes with the built in basic plug-ins (Analytics and Metrics Plugins)?

  7. JohnBy John on 30 September, 2011

    This is without a doubt the most awesome SEO plugin ever created. We’ve been using another SEO plugin and were WordPress SEO was suggested by another plugin developer. Wooaa. Absolutely mind blowing. But we hate you (not really) … now we have to go through the rest of our own sites, as well as those of our clients, and change the SEO plugin on all of them.

    WordPress SEO makes all other SEO plugins obsolete for those serious about SEOing a WordPress website.