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Surfer WordPress Plugin
What is the WordPress Plugin, and how to install it?
What is the WordPress Plugin, and how to install it?

Everything you need to know about our WP plugin!

Updated over a week ago

Writing, optimizing, and publishing it in WordPress has never been that easy!

Surfer's WordPress plugin works two ways and allows you to export your content:
– directly from Content Editor to WordPress posts or pages – either to an existing one or a new draft 
– from WordPress posts or pages to Surfer by creating a new content editor 

New! Now, you can also work directly in WordPress by connecting your WP post or page with Surfer's Content Editor and the Guidelines sidebar presented directly in WordPress! 

The plugin is free to download, but you can fully use it only with an active Surfer subscription.

Your page can only be connected to one Surfer account at a time, but your Surfer account can be connected to multiple WordPress pages.

Technical requirements for installing and running the plugin

  • The plugin fully supports two basic WordPress editors/builders for now: Gutenberg and Classic Editor. We also support Elementor builder (beta). If you use any other editor or a WordPress plugin/theme that changes the editor structure (especially by adding blocks), our plugin may work. However, we cannot promise full functionality.

  • The plugin needs at least version 7.4 of PHP in order to work properly.

  • WordFence might interfere with the plugin's correct functioning. In order to circumvent it, carry out the following steps:

    1. Go to wp-admin » WordFence » All Options.
    2. Look for a "Brute Force Protection" section.

    3. Find a "Disable WordPress application passwords" option, unmark it, and save the settings.

  • GoDaddy/Cloudflare hosting might also interfere with the plugin's correct functioning. If you suspect that might be the case, please reach out to your hosting provider support, describe the issue, and ask to whitelist the Surfer User-Agent: “SurferSEO WP Plugin.” Our user agent to set an exception for is the SurferSEO WP Plugin. You can find an exemplary message to send your hosting provider here.

How to install the plugin?

  1. Go to your WordPress, and in the left bar, click on "Plugins" > Add new."

  2. Add "Surfer" to the search bar on the right.

  3. Click "Install now" > "Activate."

  4. You will be directed to the plugins list. Now, you can look for a Surfer tab in the left bar and click on it.

  5. Log in and integrate with Surfer.

  6. Et voila! You're connected, and now you can start exporting content!

How to disconnect the plugin?

You can close the connection in WordPress or in Surfer.

in WordPress

  1. Go to your WordPress admin.

  2. Choose "Surfer" from the menu on the left.

  3. Click "Disconnect."

in Surfer

  1. Find the domain that you want to disconnect.

  2. Click "Disconnect" next to the domain name.

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