SEO Smart Links

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SEO Smart Links can automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog.

Further SEO Smart links allows you to set up your own keywords and set of matching URLs.

Finally SEO Smart links allows you to set nofollow attribute and open links in new window.

Everything happens completely transparent, and you can edit the options from the administration settings panel.

How it Works?

SEO Smart Links looks for keyword phrases that match the titles of your posts and pages by default (and you can enable categories and tags matching too). These phrases are then turned into the links. The matching is case insensitive and the original case is preserved.

So If I mention Amazing Grace, which is my theme and also the title of one of my pages, it will be automatically converted into a link.

Everything happens completely transparent, and you can edit the options from the administration settings panel.


  • Find keywords in your posts, pages and comments and link them to your other posts, pages, categories and tags
  • Full control with customizable options
  • Ignore list for keywords you do not want to link
  • Improves your site's interlinking
  • Control external links with custom keywords
  • Add nofollw attribute or open links in new window
  • Caching for speed - make sure you have define('ENABLE_CACHE', true); set in your wp-config.php


Installation & Usage

  1. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.
  3. Use the Options page to change your options
  4. That is all. You can check your posts for new links.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can discuss all plugin related issues in the wordpress related forums.

How do I correctly use this plugin?

Just install activate it on your blog. SEO Smart links will be default find matching links to your post and pages (if the keyword in your text matches their title).

Default options are enough to get you going. If you want to tweak it, you can always edit the options. Be sure to check "ignore" options where you can state what keywords and phrases not to link.

How do I enable SEO Smart Links cache?

Make sure you have enabled WordPress cache by adding this line to your wp-config.php

define('ENABLE_CACHE', true);

Please be careful when editing this file and always make a backup!


- Performance optimization and new option to link to cats and tags with used at least n times (thanks Domink Deobald!)


- Added the option for case sensitive matching

- Various improvements and bug fixes

- Added support for non-english characters (Unicode)
- Added support for keyword synonyms (in keywords section of the settings screen)

- Performance optimization of the plugin. SEO Smart Links causes much lesser strain on the server.

- Added option to process only single posts and pages

- Added nofollow and new window options

- Added option for custom keywrods. No you can specify unlimited numbers of your keywords and url's to link to

- Enabled caching for speeding queries up.

- Added limits options
- Fixed small bugs


  1. A chap called Paolo Faustino translated the plugin to Portugese
  2. Thanks to Chris from

You can also visit my other WordPress Plugins.

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  1. Jul 2nd, 2008 9:03 AM

    Hello, I too installed this on my site and somewhere with the code it appears that there is an extra ">" because at the beginning of every post and page, it would start the paragraph with a '>'.

    Additionally, I do think this is a great plugin but I too could not get it to work.

    Please advise

  2. Jun 29th, 2008 5:14 PM

    I have installaed your plugin on my blog.
    Afetr installation if work fine for first time creating link to other page.
    Now I have create a new post and I think that plugin create other link but nothing appened.
    Have you some idea?
    if you go here
    I think that "Antigua e Barbuda" must link this post


  3. Jun 29th, 2008 6:41 AM

    Same as Kevin. Doesn't create any links.

    I added define(ENABLE_CACHE, true);

    set in your wp-config.php

    Maybe WP super cache is interfering?

  4. Matt
    Jun 28th, 2008 4:06 PM

    Gets activated fine, but no links appear. Strange.

  5. Jun 28th, 2008 12:46 AM

    For some reason I am unable to get this to work, no problem on activation and no problem updating options. Just does not generate any links... Have WP 2.5.1

  6. Jun 27th, 2008 12:41 PM

    amazing plugin, works perfect... thanks for it!!!!!

  7. Jun 25th, 2008 7:08 PM

    Much much better with the caching. ;)

  8. Jun 25th, 2008 6:07 PM

    Works like a charm, first time! Thanks, this is so handy!

  9. Jun 25th, 2008 5:42 PM

    Thank you,I was looking for something like this.

  10. Jun 25th, 2008 5:44 AM

    Have been using a couple of your plugins. Cannot wait to try this out. If it works will be very useful and helpful too. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Jun 24th, 2008 2:38 PM

    Interesting. I'll have to check this out. :)

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