Setting your Homepage Meta in WordPress with All in One SEO

In this tutorial, we will show you how to set your Homepage Meta in WordPress. After installing the All in One SEO plugin in WordPress, one of the first things you should do is set your Home Page Meta information. This lets you specify your Title and Description accurately to search engines. Managing your pages meta tag information is important for when search engines like Google search your site. This is commonly associated with “SEO” (Search Engine Optimization). For more information, see our guide What are Meta Tags. First, we will show you how to view your “Front Page” setting, then show you how to setup page meta for the Static Page or Latest Posts. InMotion now offers managed WordPress Hosting options for maximizing the performance of your websites.

View Front Page Setting

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. wordpress all in one seo pack wordpress settings readingClick Settings then Reading in the navigation menu.
  3. wordpress all in one seo pack wordpress reading settingsIn the Your homepage displays section, identify if your site is set to Your latest posts, or A static page.
  4. If you are using the “Your latest posts” option, follow the guide below to Set Latest Posts Meta. If your homepage displays “A static page” follow the section below to Set Static Home Page Meta.

Set Latest Posts Meta

  1. wordpress all in one seo pack all in one seo general settingsIn the WordPress Dashboard click All in One SEO, then General Settings.
  2. wordpress all in one seo pack all in one seo home title descriptionScroll down to the Home Page Settings section and enter your Home Title and Home Description.
  3. wordpress all in one seo pack all in one seo static frontpage disabledEnsure the “Use Static Front Page Instead” option is set to Disabled.
  4. wordpress all in one seo pack update all in one seo settingsScroll to the bottom of the page and click the Update Options link to save your homepage meta information.

    wordpress all in one seo pack all in one seo options updatedYou are finished when you see an “All in One SEO Options Updated” message.

Set Static Home Page Meta

  1. wordpress all in one seo pack all in one seo general settingsIn the WordPress Dashboard click All in One SEO, then General Settings.
  2. wordpress all in one seo pack all in one seo enable static front pageScroll down to the Home Page Settings section and click the enabled option next to Use Static Front Page Instead.
  3. wordpress all in one seo pack update all in one seo settingsScroll to the bottom of the page and click the Update Options link to save your homepage meta information.
  4. wordpress all in one seo pack all in one seo edit pagesClick Pages in the navigation menu, then Edit your static front page.
  5. wordpress all in one seo pack all in one seo enable static front page title descriptionScroll down to the All in One SEO Pack section and fill in your meta Title and Description. You will see a Preview Snippet of how it may display in search engine result pages.
  6. wordpress all in one seo pack all in one seo enable static front page title description updateClick the Update button in the Publish section to save your chages.
  7. wordpress all in one seo pack all in one seo enable static front page updatedYou are finished when you see a “Page updated” message.

Congratulations, now you know how to set your Homepage Meta in WordPress using the All in One SEO plugin! In the next guide we will show you how to Enable All in One SEO Pack for Custom Post Types in WordPress.

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John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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