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Update: We recommend using WordPress SEO by Yoast as your SEO plugin.

It does everything that AIOSEOP does (and much more) and is fully compatible with WPML.

WPML 1.1 is just around the corner with support for translation of texts created by other plugins.

What this means is that when you’re using WPML and other plugins, WPML will let you enter translation for texts that the other plugins create. For example, if you’re using a contact form plugin, you’ll be able to enter translation for the field names and buttons in your contact form.

Contact Form 7 and WP polls are already adding support for this and will include the WPML translation interface in their next releases.

We’ve started talking with the author of the All-in-One SEO Pack about adding multilingual support for that excellent plugin too. If you don’t know that plugin (yet), what it does is allow setting the title, description and keywords meta tags for each page in your site. This means that the page title can be independent from the post/page name. It’s a great asset for improving your site’s position in search engines (and getting more traffic and retiring to a tropical island, etc.).

Right now, it’s very difficult to use AIOSEOP in multilingual sites because it doesn’t support translation. You can enter a title, but that title would be the same for all languages. Making it WPML compatible would allow using that great plugin for any multilingual WordPress site.

If you want to help and convince the authors of All-in-One SEO Pack to include multilingual support, please visit the thread I started in their forum and speak your mind.

13 Responses to “Like to see the All-in-One SEO plugin running multilingual?”

  1. HI,
    have you had feedback yet. we are planning on setting up a multilingual site, but it seems that the only good/acceptable SEO solution are three independant site, set up with for ex, WPMU.
    I would appreciate your feedback!

    • Nope, nada. But, it’s pretty easy to go around this. The meta data and titles are going to be multilingual. What’s missing is the blog title. This is pretty easy to fix in the theme and that’s it.

      Just hard-code your site’s title in the theme and wrap it in a gettext call. This will be localized.

      Also, don’t forget to visit AIOSEO forum and leave your request to support multilingual integration. The more users do it, the faster it will happen.

  2. Hi Amir,

    sorry bad english i’m french. Your plugin is very incredible and it will be perfect with AIOSEO or Headsapce 2.

    AIOSEO have a new api. Can you think it will be possible to have meta description keywords for each home page (en fr de …).

    I have see your post on AIOSEO’forum. Have you some news ?


    • See my comment above. You can use OIASEOP, but not for the global settings (home page, categories, etc.). If you hard code them in the theme and wrap in gettext calls, you’ll be able to get everything multilingual.

  3. Hey amir, how exactly do you use the gettext call in the theme file for the title? I’ve tried every possible way I can think of but it still echoes the ALIASEO title. I do get the meta description to work.
    Here’s what i tried to use:

    - -
    <meta name="description" content="" />

  4. So for our japanese webpage we can use the ALL in one SEO PACK?
    The text input would be all in hiragana,kana etc. No Romanji.
    Just wondering if that will work or if there is by now a update for multi lingual support.

    • There’s a problem with some of All in One SEO that we didn’t manage to understand. We use HeadSpace2 for our own site.

  5. Amir,
    okay for using Headspace2
    But, there’s other issues with Headspace2 : some translate categories disappear
    (they’re still exist in DB but they’re invisible in back AND front-end)

    Any idea ?

    • The upcoming version of AIOSEOP works fine with WPML. It’s a helpful plugin for setting up the meta information which search engines seek.