[wp-hackers] Canonical integration into core

Lynne Pope lynne.pope at gmail.com
Mon Feb 16 22:44:25 GMT 2009

2009/2/17 Malaiac <malaiac at gmail.com>

> 2009/2/16 Ozh <ozh at planetozh.com>:
> > On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 10:06 PM, Malaiac <malaiac at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> or in the AllinOneSEO plugin which is basically core+1
> >
> > -30^
> ok for your -30 but you have to go +30 on integrating SiteMap into core
> then :)

The AllinOneSEO plugin is not downloaded as much as WordPress is. Not
everyone uses it or even likes it.
Auto-generated RSS links in the header would simply force those who don't
use the WP feed links to have to write filters to get rid of it.
The sitemap plugin, while great, is not used by everyone and some sites use
their own code for this.

As to the canonical meta tag - anyone who has ever used Google's webmaster
tools has had the ability to specify the canonical URL for a long time. If
this became part of the core, again filters would have to be written where
the canonical URL is not the same as the permalink. Good URI's don't change
and for sites that have been around a long time or which have been imported
into WP from another app, the canonical URL can indeed be different to the
permalink WP generates.


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