The beginners guide how to setup the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress

Features of the Yoast SEO Plugin

  • Google search results snippet preview
  • Title and meta description support for taxonomies
  • Add focus keywords
  • Advanced permalink control
  • Configurable breadcrumb titles for posts and pages
  • Create XML sitemap
  • Edit robots.txt and .htaccess file
  • Meta robot configuration
  • Verify site to Google webmaster tools, Bing webmaster tools, Yandex webmaster tools
  • RSS footer configuration
  • Allow 5 focus keywords
  • Easy redirect manager
  • Supports Facebook open graph
  • Internal linking suggestions
  • Cornerstone content checks

Installing the Yoast SEO Plugin

1. Data Transfer

2. General Settings



Webmaster Tools

Search Appearance


Content Types

Yoast Media

4. Taxonomies

5. Archives

6. Breadcrumbs

7. RSS

3. Search Console

4. Social Accounts

5. XML Sitemap

6. Tools



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Elyssa Respaut

Elyssa Respaut


Remote project manager for AmDee focusing on making the web a more inclusive place, cycling and drinking coffee — not at the same time.