Quick META Keywords WordPress Plugin

The Quick META Keywords WordPress Plugin will automatically add META Keywords tags to every single post on your wordpress blog. The keywords will be derived from the categories under which the article is categorized.

meta keywords

1. Unpack the download-package
2. Upload folder include all files to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory
3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
4. Check your article source code for the META keywords tags.

Download Plugin Page on WordPress.org

Why do I need this plugin?

META keywords tag between the <HEAD> tags of your blog template are essential for search engine optimization (SEO). Unfortunately wordpress does not generate the META keywords tags for you.

How many blogs are using this?
Download stats reveal over 20000 blogs might be using this plugin.

Will it provide keywords for my homepage?
No. Since only single posts are categorized, and this plugin uses categories for keywords, it only works with single articles

How do I add keywords to my homepage?
Simply use this code

<?php if (is_home()) { ?>
<meta name="keywords" content="keyword1, keyword2" />
<?php } ?>

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36 comments on “Quick META Keywords WordPress Plugin

  1. VagabondoDigitale says:

    Good plugIn, but you don’t have a tips for insert code
    In automatic mode ?

  2. QuickOnlineTips says:

    It will automatically insert the code in the header. You simply need to activate it.

  3. Marlin May says:

    I think what you meant to say is that it automatically takes the categories for an entry and inserts them as keywords.

    I’m loving this! Thanks!

  4. ed says:

    Where do I put that code, the code which is in the FAQ?

  5. QuickOnlineTips says:

    Ed – that code goes within the HEAD tags if you want to add custom tags on the homepage.

  6. Gus says:

    What am I missing? Where do I download this plugin? The link on WordPress points here, the link on this page points back to WordPress… ?

  7. QuickOnlineTips says:

    The download link is on the top right side of the wordpress page.

  8. Sylvia says:

    I downloaded, installed and activated! Thunderbirds are go. However, you say “check source code for META,” so I’m like where and how do I do that? What does the code look like that I’m looking for – how do I know it’s working? Thanks!

  9. QuickOnlineTips says:

    Sylvia – Once you have opened your site in the browser, Click View>Page Source on top of browser pane. A new page will reveal the html code of your page. Find the tags
    meta name=”keywords” content=”keyword1, keyword2″

  10. Sylvia says:

    Sadly, I thought of that…I looked and looked for the code you describe, but it’s not there. My plugins page lists the plugin and it’s active. Is there a more recent version of this plugin perhaps?

  11. albert says:

    I’m automatically installed “All in SEO Pack” in my blog Sarugu.com.

    Can I use this plugin with All in SEO pack?


  12. Mike says:


    Thank you for writing this plugin, it is great.

    My question is: The plugin gets its keywords from categories, which means that all of the posts in a given category (and it can be a lot of them as the blog grows) will have exactly the same keywords. Would it not create a keyword duplication issue with search engines?


  13. Ardi-Gadgets says:

    Thanks for this great plugin. I am using it. This plugin works well on my site. Ardi

  14. Cristi says:

    Where do I insert all the keyword text? In the Plugin Editor? Do I enter my text after the word content”? It looks like there is a missing “.

    echo ‘<meta name=”keywords” content=”‘;
    so it would read

    echo ‘<meta name=”keywords” content=”keyword1, keyword2, etc.”‘;

  15. QuickOnlineTips says:

    @Sylvia – A META Keywords tag will be present between the head tags when you view the source code of single pages.

    @Albert – All in One SEO already has this functionality.

    @Mike – The best way for SEO is to add individual keywords to every article. But that is very tedious for hundreds of articles. This plugin is a quick fix to add keywords to all articles instantly.

    @Cristi – The keywords are inserted automatically. You dont need to do anything.

  16. Rob Mason says:

    I like the plugin. Only issue I have is that I use tags more than categories, i.e.: one category but many tags. Is there a way round this?

  17. tweety says:

    I want to use customize keywords through my sql database….
    Can you please help me out…


  18. gery says:

    I inserted the keywords after content=”…..
    but I don’t see the keywords in index.php.

    Look at ff-mariahof.at

    “Where is the mistake?”

  19. yasir says:

    crap it simply prints keyword1, keyword2 huh how to install it tell us y don’t u reply

    • QuickOnlineTips says:

      @yasir – that is an example code if you want to add keywords to your homepage. You can replace the keyword1, keyoword2 with those of your choice. For other pages, the plugin will pick your categories.

  20. jim m ccann says:

    Am i correct in assuming the plugin doesnt work with pages, only posts?

    Are there any plugins that generate keywwords for pages?

  21. brett says:

    This plugin is not working for me. I uploaded it, activated it and when I look at my source, there is nothing whatsoever about meta keyword tags. ???

    • QuickOnlineTips says:

      works only on single pages, which have been allotted categories.

  22. felix says:

    I have installed the plug-in but I when I tried to view the code, all single pages have the same keywords.

  23. florens says:

    not working!
    i tried to modify your code, but “get_the_tags” not worked.
    your code only gets the category and so do i.
    i am using your plug only for description meta
    thanks anyway

  24. Tejas says:

    Hell All,
    I have installed this plugin but i want to specify mu custom keyword for different posts so pls tell me where can I specify it.


  25. David says:

    I installed your plugin as instructed but have 1 problem. If i enter the keyword code for my home page..

    using the page editor I can see that it works; however, it pushes my text down the page. Not good. Since I only need this code for my home page–do I need to insert the code somewhere else? as in php home template page? or? Thanks for the help in advance.

  26. xfantasy says:

    how i can insert tag for meta keyword in firs page of my site by random form tag in wordpress

  27. sa says:

    meta and key after domain seo nun is the second step. google search engine so as to increase the emphasis needs to be very key and meta. on this issue for too many plug-in wordpress is located and a new one was presented here as well. I thank everyone for labor

  28. kayseri sohbet says:

    The first and most important step application meta keywords is seo

  29. Aakash says:

    I think, this plugin is worst. When i saw the source, it just lists the related category and no more details !!!

  30. Gergő says:


    I would like a code, which lists the meta_key-s as link to meta_value-s.

    To understand: values would be some files, keys would be theirs’ different names.

    Thank you very much for your help!

    From Hungary

  31. biojavu says:

    Where do I put that code, the code which is in the FAQ?

  32. webdnd says:

    you just solve one of my problems. i was looking for something like this for some time now. thank you