How To Configure Yoast SEO Plugin On WordPress


Proper SEO will help you to get better ranking on search engines and revenue. In our WordPress blogs, we are using the Yoast SEO plugin for on-page optimization. We will show you how can you properly configure Yoast SEO plugin on a WordPress blog.

How To Configure Yoast SEO Plugin?

First of all, log in to your WordPress dashboard.

login to wordpress admin

Now, you need to add the Yoast SEO plugin and activate it. For this, simply go to the add new plugins section.

add new wordpress plugins

Now, search for the Yoast SEO plugin and install it.

install yoast plugin

After installing, activate it.

activate yoast plugin

If the plugin got activated, you will get a success message.

yoast activated

Now, go to the plugin settings and open configuration wizard.

yoast plugin settings

Now, you will see a welcome page there. You can configure Yoast SEO plugin yourself or you can use the service of Yoast. All you need is, simply configure yourself.

configure yoast seo

Now, choose your website environment. Probably you may be ready to get indexed.

yoast environment

Now, choose your website type from there.

configure yoast seo plugin

On the next step, you can choose the administration of your website. If you are alone handling it, choose the person and enter your name. If you represent any company, choose the company from there and enter the company name and logo there.

yoast company or person

Link your social profiles on the next step.

yoast social profiles

Make sure that your posts and pages will be indexed in Google and other search engines.

yoast search engine visibility

If you are planning to have multiple authors, choose the yes option. Choosing the no option will disable the author archive.

yoast multiple authors

Link your website to Google search console. You can also do this later.

yoast search console

Choose your website title there and your website separator.

yoast title settings


That’s all. You have successfully configured the Yoast free plugin on the blog. Now, you can opt-in for their newsletter here.

yoast newsletter

They will offer some training videos there.

yoast courses

After that, you will get a success message there.

yoast configured

So, you have successfully configured the Yoast free version plugin on your blog. If you need to change the configuration, simply reopen the configuration wizard and make appropriate changes.

yoast configure again

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