Remove Stop Words

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Remove stop words from the slug URL in your permalinks for search engine optimization.

Author:Kane Andrews (profile at
WordPress version required:2.5
WordPress version tested:3.8.1
Plugin version:1.2
Added to WordPress repository:22-07-2012
Last updated:24-01-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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It is a common SEO technique to remove 'stop words' from the slug URL that are considered low priority in the search algorithm. Also, it helps trim the maximum URL length by creating a summary of the post title rather than the full text.

This plugin will remove the stop words from the URL from a defined list you can edit in the options.

A list of predefined stop words are included with the plugin and also available here.