Category Archives: Free Plugins

Free Hide Footer Links Plugin

 
LAST UPDATE: September 2017

Removing footer links is one of the most common reasons why users want to customize a theme. It’s also very annoying to only create a child theme only for this reason. That’s why we’ve built a plugin that can help you remove the footer directly from your WP dashboard on any theme.

Hide Footer Links on WordPress

Download the plugin and activate it.

Go under Appearance and click Customize. Scroll down and you will see Footprint Settings tab.

If the plugin recognizes your theme, it will only show “Enable Hiding” and you only need to click that to hide the link.

If the theme is not recognized, you’ll need to use the CSS selector.

How To Use CSS Selector

Launch Google Chrome browser.

Right-click on the footer link and click Inspect.

Find the div class that holds the link.

Right-click and select Copy, Copy selector.

Paste the text into CSS selector to hide field in WordPress.

Make sure “Enable hiding” is checked. That’s it! When the preview refreshes it should show no footer.

Free Rebuild Pages From Majestic Plugin

 
LAST UPDATE: September 2017

majestic-logoThe last major update targeting PBNs started penalizing too many 301 redirects. The most common usage was having a “redirect all 404 errors to homepage” plugin. Since then we advise against using this kind of plugins and rebuilding URLs and pages instead.

To make the process easier, we built a plugin which will automatically rebuild URLs with backlinks directly from a Majestic CSV export.

Rebuild Pages from Majestic

You can use this plugin even if you don’t have a subscription to Majestic. Go to Majestic’s Webmaster Tools and verify your site (use plugin Add Meta Tags). Then click the gear icon and under Site Explorer click Pages.

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In top right corner of the table click Export Data and choose CSV.

Go to your WordPress blog and install plugin Rebuild Pages and open it in the Tools menu. Select the minimum backlinks to rebuild a page (we recommend at least 1), choose CSV and click Rebuild Pages. Make sure to keep the plugin active even after import.

If you have only two pages to rebuild, it’ll be easier to do it manually. However if there are backlinks pointing to hundreds of pages, then this will speed up the process quite a bit. Keep in mind you still need to manually add content to these pages. 

Let us know in the comments what you think!

Would you like to see more plugins?

Is there any other plugin you’d like to see us create? If there’s a plugin you commonly use but it causes issues or if it’s something you’d like to use but can’t find – let us know in the comments or contact us.

Free Passive Indexation Check Plugin

searchbotIndexation is one of the most important metrics for any SEO. The usual process to check if a website is still indexed is to run a ‘site:domain.com’ search. However, once you have more than 10 websites and you want to do automatic checks, proxies and software come into play. And besides being annoying, do you really want to constantly ping G with all your websites, every day/week/month, like clockwork, for all your websites?

There’s a better way. If the SearchBot stops visiting your site for some time, there is a good chance your blog was deindexed. So all you need to check is if the bot is still visiting your website. We’ve started doing passive indexation check for EBN in November and we’ve decided to offer it as a plugin.

Note: You don’t need this plugin if your blogs are hosted on EBN. 

Setup Passive Indexation Check

Install and activate the plugin then go to Settings and click Passive Indexation Check. Select after how long you want to be notified of no bot visits. If it’s a low-trafficked site, we recommend 14 days, otherwise you can go as low as 5 days (1 day is not recommended unless you have multiple daily updates to the website).

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Only after you get notified of no visits, should you run a ‘site:’ query.

This passive indexation check lowered our ‘site:’ search queries by more than 90%. 

Let us know in the comments what you think!

Would you like to see more plugins?

Is there any other plugin you’d like to see us create? If there’s a plugin you commonly use but it causes issues or if it’s something you’d like to use but can’t find – let us know in the comments or contact us.

Free Manual Rewriting Plugin

 
LAST UPDATE: September 2017

This is one of our plugins that we used to sell but we’ve decided we’ll open source it and offer it for free.

Using WP Rewritely

There are many cases when you need to manually rewrite your blog posts: after article spinning, correcting mistakes after writers or manually rewriting your blog posts for better uniqueness.

With WP Rewritely you open the edit post page and below the regular editor you can find the rewriting window. Plugin breaks your paragraphs into sentences with field boxes for quick and easy rewriting.

It keeps the correct formatting of headings, listings and any other text styling.

WP Rewritely

Download WP Rewritely

Would you like to see more plugins?

Is there any other plugin you’d like to see us create? If there’s a plugin you commonly use but it causes issues or if it’s something you’d like to use but can’t find – let us know in the comments or contact us.

Free Spider Blocker Plugin

 
LAST UPDATE: September 2017

Due to issues with similar plugins, we decided to create our own spider/crawler blocker plugin, called Spider Blocker. It’s completely free, open-source and without footprints. You can easily add it to each new blog in the Easy Blog Networks Add Blog form or download it from WordPress.org and install it.

Spider Blocker in EBN Dashboard

Setup Spider Blocker

Plugin will block the most common crawlers like Majestic, Ahrefs and MOZ and hide your blogs from prying eyes of your competitors. It will do so by editing .htaccess file. It has no footprints and responds with standard 404 error when pinged.

Once installed Spider Blocker can be found under Tools menu. You can easily add new, remove existing or just allow/disallow existing spiders.

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Troubleshooting

Some users receive “fatal error” when activating the plugin. This is most commonly caused by outdated PHP. Make sure your server is running PHP 5.4+ and Apache 2.4+.