Jun 062016

WordPress The SEO Framework Troubleshooting tutorial helps you resolve some of the most comment errors and troubleshooting SEO tricks.

Last Updated: September 11, 2019

Latest News: I updated the documentation below.

Some of the solutions provide by Sybre Waaijer require adding filters. He also has provided instructions to help you when adding filters. Click on the following URL Using Filters.

Important: To read SEO tips from the plugins developer Sybre Waaijer click on the following URL Seotips. This files is updated regularly, so always keep checking for the latest SEO tips.

WordPress The SEO Framework Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Techniques

This is a list of common questions asked in the wordpress.org forum that I have compiled and decided to created this list for you. The list below will assist you in resolving some of the most common plugin issues and also help you implement better SEO for visitors and search engines.

Q1 ) The link count in my sitemap is much lower than what I have in my website. How do I fix this problem?

Solution One: The sitemap is consumed by Search Engines to find new posts, so old posts don’t have to be included in the sitemap. If however you have the server resources “Most shared servers will have limited resources allocated to your account. So make sure you don’t get penalized by your host if you use a lot of resource i.e. server memory processing power.”, if you have a Pro, VPS or Dedicated server then this problem with limited resource should not be an issue any more. In that case feel free to up the number within the Sitemap.

This snippet below will make it possible to contain 9000 links in total, as it’s 3000 Posts, 3000 Pages and 3000 CPT. You can increase the number to a much higher value if you wish. (Remember always make sure you have enough resources in your server or account)

This can be done through a filter:

add_filter( 'the_seo_framework_sitemap_post_limit', 'my_sitemap_post_limit' );
function my_sitemap_post_limit( $current = 700 ) {
	return 3000;

( Solution quoted by Sybre Waaijer)

Q2 ) Many keep asking questions about the Sitemap created in the plugin.

Developers Answer: Please read the following forum post site map for any question you might have about the sitemap.xml file.

Q3 ) How can I fix the image that is displayed in Facebook when I link my a page to Facebook?

Developers Answer: Please read the following forum post Link Image for the solution.

Q4 ) Why does the sitemap not include categories?

Developers Answer: Terms and taxonomies aren’t included in the sitemap of TSF. The rudimentary reason is that it causes too much overhead for us to include perfectly; for something that’s ultimately ignored and done better and automatically by search engines. You can also check the following forum post.

P.S. I recommend enabling transient caching for the sitemap, it’ll take a big load off your server’s resources.

I will be updating this post from time to time. So keep coming back for the latest troubleshooting answers and SEO tricks

If you have a question please send me an e-mail or leave a comment.


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I have been working in IT since 1999 and I enjoy the challenges it brings me. I love developing websites with WordPress. I spend a lot of time helping out in wordpress.org forums. I have been writing tutorials since 2011. Now I am learning how to manage my own VPS "Virtual Private Server.

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