How to install and set up Yoast SEO in WordPress

This tutorial assumes that you are already logged in to the WordPress admin panel as the admin user.

Now Let's learn How to install and set up Yoast SEO plugin in WordPress.

Point the mouse on Plugins and then click on Add New menu

In Search Plugins window , search for Yoast SEO.

We have searched the plugin here.

Now , Click on Install Now button.

That's it! You have successfully installed the Yoast SEO plugin.

Click on Activate button in order to activate the plugin.

The Yoast SEO plugin is activated now.

Click on Settings option.

Yoast SEO helps in improving the SEO of your website.

Click on General tab.

In Configuration Wizard section, click on Open the configuration wizard button .

On Yoast SEO welcome page, click on CONFIGURE YOAST SEO button.

The Yoast SEO Dashboard will display the Website Problems and Notifications, and fix them accordingly.

On Environment page , select the current status of your website.

Select the correct radio button according to your site type.

Select the right radio button between Company or Personal for your website.

On Social Profiles page ,Add the relevant URLs of your social Appearance.

Configure the Post type visibility options as per your requirements and click on Next button.

On google search console page, Enter your google authentication code and click on Authenticate button.

Type in the website name in website name window.

Click on your desired Title Seperator to select it.

You can sign up for Yoast SEO Newsletter by providing Name and your email address.

You can view SEO training videos on this page, just click on Next button.

You are done with configuring general settings, click the CLOSE button.

Click on Features tab.

Enable/disable the features as per your requirement.

Enable/disable the options as per your requirement.

Click on Save Changes button.

Click on Your info tab.

Type in your Website Name and Alternate Website name for your website in respected windows.

Choose the correct option, either Company or Personal from dropdown window.

Click on Save Changes button.

Add the meta code that you received from the search engines in the respective fields.

Click on Save Changes button.

Click on Security Tab.

Configure the security settings.

It is highly recommended that you leave this option disabled.

Click on Save Changes button.

Click on Webmaster tools tab.

Select the correct website authors option and click on NEXT button.

That's it, You have successfully configured the Yoast SEO plugin.

This is the end of this tutorial. You now know how to install and set up Yoast SEO plugin in Wordpress.