WEBFI-WordPress-How to Install and Set Up WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast

Are you looking to set up the SEO by Yoast plugin? We at WPBeginner have helped many beginners get started with their websites and SEO by Yoast is a great way for beginners to get a handle on their site’s search engine optimization. In this video we will show you how to set up SEO by Yoast.


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Summary of this tutorial:

For the settings we show in this article you will want to go under SEO, Dashboard, Features, and enable the advanced settings pages.

With this and all settings you change you will want to ensure you save your changes to ensure the changes you make are kept.

For further details of all of the steps in the tutorial, feel free to take a look at our written version of this video.

The steps we cover in this video are:

– Activating advanced settings pages
– Setting the personal/company information for your site
– Where you can add webmaster verification
– How to display your site’s permalinks
– Connecting your site to social media platforms
– Creating an XML sitemap for your site to be read by search engines
– Excluding pages and posts from your xml
– Setting up breadcrumbs
– Yoast advanced settings
– Settings for pages and posts

We hope this tutorial helps you get a handle on your SEO.



  • Vishawjeet Deshmukh on October 2, 2017

    Thanks for posting this very helpful

  • Mark on October 2, 2017


  • Karen Phillips on October 2, 2017

    This is very helpful on using SEO on my website.

  • Lee Baldwin on October 2, 2017

    This video is going to help me with my clients SEO needs. I have been using Yoast's SEO plugin, but there were things I did not understand. Definitely looking forward to tweaking my personal, professional and client blogs.

  • wowscortcher on October 3, 2017

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Abdullah Jafar on October 3, 2017

    Thanks 🙂

  • Mail Plaza on October 4, 2017

    And now…Time to work for me 😉

  • Anne Waite on October 4, 2017

    Thanks so much! What a great help!

  • Danny Rubio on October 4, 2017

    This was a super helpful video. Even though I got mostly everything set up there was some special nuggets that I would not have know if wasn't for this.

  • Abdelmalek N. E. on October 4, 2017

    Interesting insight as always !

  • B M on October 4, 2017

    Super helpful! Thank you.

  • Jeff Siewert on October 5, 2017

    Extremely helpful and very timely for me!

  • Vitaliy Karazhey on October 6, 2017

    It was helpful, thanks!

  • Robert Mellor on October 6, 2017

    This is a really helpful video for generating more visitors to your site through SEO.

  • A. Victor on October 6, 2017

    Thanks for this video

  • Tim Embler on October 6, 2017

    a wonderful guide to use to setup Yoast. Yoast is easy to setup on its own but this walks you through everything.

  • Leah Williams on October 9, 2017

    Thank you!

  • Anudeep Syam Prasad on October 10, 2017

    Very helpful

  • Tehseen Umar on October 10, 2017

    ThanX Ma'am, it's Very Helpful video …. !

  • Zeeman Memon on November 13, 2017

    very helpful blog. i love how you made a youtube channel too, as I've trouble following written guides. videos make it easier, kudos! 🙂

  • Ernesto Ibarra on December 15, 2017

    Thank you!!!

  • Colby C on January 13, 2018

    Great video – thank you so much!

  • Shinzu Music on February 27, 2018

    Hi, do I absolutely need the Business Plan to install this Plugin?

  • Pramod Rai on April 13, 2018

    I’m beginner in Yoast seo. By mistakenly, I put wrong seo title in yoast seo, now I try to change that seo title in yoast seo it changed in my theme but it did not change on search engine machine it shows previous seo title. How can I fix this error with same url ?

  • Per Talk on June 8, 2018

    Hello sir,
    You are doing really very good job, I am following you since from last 6 months…
    In latest version of #Yoast SEO I am little bit confused…how to add #Title & #Meta #Desciption & #Meta #Tags
    Pls sir can you make a video on this Topic ??

  • Crystal Colleen on June 10, 2018

    Is the "Your Info" tab still available, as well as Site Map, Advance Settings, or are these paid features now?

  • Aniko Trombitasne V. on July 14, 2018

    Perfect, thank you!

  • Paul Argueta on March 17, 2019

    Thanks for sharing. Digital marketing & SEO work. Most people don't have the patience or take the time to learn it, let alone wait for the results. It's like planting seeds and farming.

  • SueSnellLives! on March 21, 2019

    How do I know what SEO I was originally using?

  • Sam Mott on May 2, 2020

    This must be outdated. These screens don't look like my screens. I don't have the options as this shows.

  • It School on May 28, 2020

    Hi, Very effective tutorial. But I can't install my yoast SEO plugin. So, Would you help me.
    show me this message :

    Installation failed: The package could not be installed. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

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