Add Canonical Tags to Shopp Plugin for SEO

I am building a store using the Shopp plugin, and I noticed that there are possibilities for duplicate content issues:

  • A product can be accessed both by /shop/{productID} and /shop/{product-slug}
  • A tag can be accessed using /shop/?shopp_tag={tag-uri} and /shop/tag/{tag-slug}
  • A tag can be accessed using /shop/?shopp_category={category-id} and /shop/{category-uri}

Should Google somehow find it’s way into indexing these pages, the value of the identical indexed pages may drop.  Canonical tags aim to remedy this situation, and are implemented by the hugely popular and awesome All in One SEO Pack plugin (see my other SEO tips regarding AIOSEO Pack plugin).

The Shopp plugin does not feature canonical tag support, so here’s a modification you can make that will add support for it without changing any core files in All in One SEO Pack, or in Shopp. Continue reading “Add Canonical Tags to Shopp Plugin for SEO”

Add a Store Catalog XML Sitemap to the Shopp Plugin

The Shopp default RSS/XML/Google Base solution was not enough.

RSS Feed, BABY!

I needed to have a Google Base feed that featured all the store products. For some reason, the recommended process wasn’t working for me. It was either showing only recent products, or it wasn’t working at all.  Here’s how I fixed it: Continue reading “Add a Store Catalog XML Sitemap to the Shopp Plugin”

Edit Product Link for Shopp Plugin

Shopp PluginIf you use the Shopp plugin for WordPress, you’ve likely found something frustrating: you click on the “Edit Post” link, and you get to edit the Store page, not the product in Shopp.

Here’s a quick fix: add the following to your theme’s functions.php file: Continue reading “Edit Product Link for Shopp Plugin”