How to Install Yoast SEO in WordPress

In this first guide of our Yoast SEO series, we will show you how to install the Yoast SEO plugin in WordPress. We will then show you how to use this plugin to optimize your WordPress site for search engines in this series of tutorials. This can help your website utilize best-practices to increase the chances of showing up on search engine results pages (SERPs) For more information on SEO see our search engine optimization getting started guide.

Installing the Yoast plugin

  1. Login to WordPress.
  2. Click Plugins then Add New.

  3. In the search box type ‘yoast‘.

  4. You will see Yoast SEO plugin by “Team Yoast” listed. Click the Install Now button.

  5. Once Yoast SEO has been installed click the Activate button to enable it.

    You are finished when you see a “Plugin activated” message.

Congratulations, now you know how to install the Yoast SEO plugin in WordPress. In the next guide we will show you how to Create a sitemap in WordPress using Yoast.

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