As 2013 was drawing to a close you may have noticed we released another new version of All in One SEO Pack Pro. This latest version, All in One SEO Pack Pro v2.2, included two new modules that help power users manage the SEO for their sites. Those new modules are:
This module is directed at power users who want to create and edit a robots.txt file from within All in One SEO Pack. By default, WordPress will dynamically generate a simple robots.txt file that prevents search crawlers from accessing the /wp-admin/ and /wp-includes/ directories on your server. This is not a static file, it’s dynamically generated by WordPress whenever a search crawler visits the URL for your robots.txt file (usually http://domain.com/robots.txt).
With our new module you can now create a static robots.txt file, validate it against the rules for the robots.txt protocol to ensure the file is correct and works, as well as add new custom rules to your robots.txt file. This is another essential tool in managing how search engines interact with your site.
This module is also directed at power users who want to edit their .htaccess file and robots.txt file without without having to resort to FTP. The module is a front end interface for editing these two files.
The release of version 2.2 brings to a close a year which started with the release of version 2.1 and saw a total of 7 releases and 4 new modules. We’ve got more great new features and modules planned for release in 2014. Stay tuned for news about new features coming soon!