Hello, only me again – I am currently using the paid region modules which I like but I am wondering how I can optimise them for SEO for the search engines to pick up.
So I know I can log into the category pages and set up the page titles and descriptions however I want to know if its possible to be able to find the “page” that is produced when someone does a search and add SEO onto that page.
For example – on my website I can filter between region then to sub towns. So if I want I can select a region (Oldham) and then select a category (hairdressers) and it creates a page URL – https://www.goconnected.co.uk/home/classification/hairdressers/location/oldham/
Am I able to edit the page titles of this category page to help it rank as it currently doesn’t show anything on the page title other than the category name?
On a separate note – When I click “return to directory” button it takes me back to the home page of my website. Is there a way I can edit where it takes me as I have a specific page set up for the directory and I would like it to take me back there.
(Note I am using the short code on 2 pages)
Business Directory is SEO friendly when you use it in combination with Yoast’s WordPress SEO Plugin. In general terms, what it is supported and not supported is listed on the documentation page here:
Basically you can customize titles and meta tags but not much more, though this is really the core of Yoast.
As for your other question, we don’t have any special setting to change where the “return to directory” button should link but you can try hacking the plugin to do this.
The file you can probably start looking from is:
Note: Any changes that you make in the plugin directory itself (under templates) will be overwritten on upgrade. So you need to keep a backup and upgrade knowing this will happen. This is a WordPress plugin upgrade mechanism causing this behavior and unfortunately, this is not something we can stop.
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.
It’s useful information.
Adding Yoast SEO has created a new problem with the regions module.
Because I have changed the region slug from wpbdm-region to a customer slug “location” each time I perform a search under a category it returns a 404 page not found error.
As soon as change it back to wpbdm-region it works perfect again. Please let me know if I’m on the right track or not here but I’m guessing it’s working because in the regions php file all the codes relate to wpbdm-region.
If I go into this php file and change all the codes related to this to what I change the slug to would that work or cause conflict with other premium modules?
If it won’t work have you encountered this before and know of a way to fix this?
The regions module appears to work temporarily even with slug changed to wpbdm-region. It’s appeared to stop working now and keeps returning the 404 error page.
My site is currently in maintenance mode but I’d be happy to show someone if they can log into see that it works when Yoast is not active but stop soon as I active the plugin.
Sorry to hear that. What version of WP, BD plugin and Regions module do you have? Also, as a next step, I’d suggest trying this test for theme and plugin conflicts with Business Directory to see if you can find the cause:
If that doesn’t help, please contact us with WP admin and FTP credentials to your site and we’ll look into this further. We need the following information to debug the issue:
– WP admin username
– WP admin password
– WP login URL
– FTP username
– FTP password
– FTP servername/IP address
Contact us here with that info and a link to this forum thread:
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