WordPress Plugin – No Canonical
In Staff List, there are static and dynamic pages. The dynamic pages are pages with some appendix in the URL that changes their output.
For example, if static pages URLs are:
the dynamic URLs of the same pages could be:
Most of the SEO plugins, such as the Yoast or the All-In-One SEO Pack won’t create dynamic versions of canonical links.
Changing Canonical URLs on a page by page basis.
If content of your page chages when pretty permalink or query parameter is appended to the page name, you may find the need to customize the canonical URL.
You can use our free plugin No Canonical to modify or remove the canonical URL. The plugin works with both premium and a free versions of the Staff List.
Canonical links created by SEO plugins:
Canonical links customized by No Canonical plugin:
No Canonical plugin works only with the following SEO plugins:
- All in One SEO Pack
- The SEO Framework
- Yoast SEO
The plugin can modify or remove the canonical URL on a page by page basis.
No Canonical won’t work with other SEO plugins or no SEO plugin.
How to Customize Canonical URLs
Modify or remove the canonical URL on a page by page basis.
- Open a page for editing.
- Go to SEO metabox, canonical URL.
- Enter: no-canonical or any other option listed below.
Canonical URL Options
Canonical link will be removed from a page.
For single pages that use pretty permalinks.
For single pages that use query parameters like: smid.
Live preview – (view page source).
How to get the No Canonical plugin
No Canonical – Installation
- Login to your WordPress dashboard.
- Go to Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin.
- Browse for a file.
- Click Install Now.
- Activate the plugin.
No Canonical – Uninstall
The plugin doesn’t add any settings or options to either WordPress or SEO plugins. The only changes you do yourself by editing Canonical URLs.
- Delete custom canonicals
- Deactivate the plugin.
- Delete the plugin.
How do I check how the plugin works?
The plugin doesn’t have any interface. After customizing canonical URL for a specific page you can:
- View page’s source code.
- Test the page in Canonical Tag Checker.
How to view web page source code.
Canonical Tag Checker
You can check single page of Live Preview – Grid A to see how canonical tags are formatted. This page has Canonical URL set to: pp-canonical.