Yoast SEO Plugin

How to Install Yoast SEO Plugin in WordPress in 4 Easy Steps

June 2, 2017

Your WordPress website is by default quite SEO friendly. You can, however, still improve the search engine friendliness of your site! In order to boost the SEO of your WordPress site further, you will need to install a plugin – Yoast SEO.

Yoast SEO is one of the most popular WordPress plugins with over 3+ millions active installs! Developed by Team Yoast, this wonderful WordPress plugin includes everything from a real time page analytics functionality to snippet editor and more, which help a WordPress site owner to optimize the web content, meta descriptions, titles, and much more.

The Yoast SEO plugin comes in two versions: Free & Premium. Here are the features of both the versions:

Free Version:

  • Focus Keyword and Content Analysis
  • Post Titles and Meta Descriptions
  • Robots Meta Configuration
  • Readability Check
  • Canonicals
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Primary Category
  • Permalink Clean Up
  • XML Sitemaps
  • RSS Enhancements
  • Edit robots.txt and .htaccess

Premium Version:

  • All the Features of Free Version
  • Redirect Manager
  • Multiple Focus Keywords
  • Social Previews
  • Internal Linking
  • Insights
  • Premium Support

Read more about all these features in details on Yoast’s website here.

How to Install Yoast SEO Plugin?

You can install Yoast SEO Plugin to your site from within WordPress or Manually. The easier method is installing the plugin from within the WordPress admin panel, and we are going to show you just that.

From WordPress

1. Head to your WordPress admin login panel and login with the admin credentials. You can head to your admin panel by adding wp-login after your website URL. Example: yourwebsite.com/wp-admin.

Yoast SEO Plugin - Login2. After login, hover your mouse to the ‘Plugins’ on the left and then click on ‘Add New.’

Add New plugin

3. Now, search for Yoast SEO Plugin and click ‘Install Now’ button.
step 3

You may be asked to provide your site’s FTP details. Furnish the details accordingly and click on the ‘Proceed’ button.


4. Once the Yoast SEO plugin is installed, hover your mouse again to the ‘Plugins’ on the left, and this time, click on ‘Installed Plugins.’ You will see all the installed plugins here, including the Yoast SEO plugin. Just click ‘Activate’ under the Yoast SEO in order to activate the plugin.Activate

That’s it! Your site is all ready to use the features of plugin.

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