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Remember those are the defaults set at first activation, for a site the Stallion plugin is already running on they won’t override the old settings. Did you check if you could now save setting on the plugin options page after making the changes? Try setting the options on the plugin page to what you want and see if they stick.

If they do stick that would suggest each time you save options it reverts to the defaults in the php file (which it shouldn’t). If they don’t save suggests either your database isn’t allowing a change or the plugin options page isn’t updating the settings correctly (not actually saving them).

If the options page doesn’t match up with what you want before/after saving they aren’t in the database and won’t work.

You can also check via the site, on the pages you’d expect the SEO plugin to interact with view source and see if there’s this code near the top

<!-- Stallion WordPress SEO Plugin 1.0 by David Law -->
<link rel="canonical" href="urltoapageonyoursite" />
<!-- Stallion WordPress SEO Plugin -->

For example if you set the Stallion plugin to notindex monthly archive pages, viewing source on monthly archive pages will have the code above with the URL going to the home page.

When I view source of your login page I see the code above, so the plugin was setup with the original defaults.

You can also take a look at (it’s a hidden WordPress options page for advanced use, presumably WordPress doesn’t list it on the Dashboard as a link because users are likely to make a mistake if not careful : AKA don’t randomly change settings to see what it does :-))) when logged into your Dashboard and it lists loads of WordPress and plugin settings etc… Scroll through and find


If you set monthly archives to be notindexed it should be number 2. If it’s not 2 and it won’t save on the Stallion plugin options page you can manually change it here and save the options. If it doesn’t save from this page that would suggest there’s something wrong with your WordPress setup as that page overrides the plugins options pages etc…

You can do the same for all the Stallion plugin options, I listed what they are called in the other comment.

Very strange you can’t save settings from the actual Stallion plugin options page, there’s nothing special about the plugin coding, loads of plugins use that sort of coding.


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