Customize the Yoast SEO Readability analysis feature

This guide is about the readability tab. For the SEO analysis, please see this article.

The readability analysis focuses on the quality of your text. High-quality content is an important ranking factor. That is why this feature is automatically enabled, and we definitely recommend using it. However, if for some reason you need to disable it, you can do that site-wide or per user. In this post, we guide you through the steps you need to take to disable or enable the readability feature.

How to disable (or enable) the readability feature site-wide

  1. Log in to your WordPress website.

    When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’.

  2. Click on ‘SEO’.

    On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘SEO’.

  3. Click on ‘General’.

    The ‘SEO’ settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on ‘General’.

  4. Click on the ‘Features’ tab. 

    Admin SEO General Features

  5. Toggle the ‘Readability analysis’ switch.

    To enable the feature, toggle the switch to ‘On’.
    To disable the feature, toggle the switch to ‘Off’.

  6. Click ‘Save Changes’.

How to disable (or enable) the Content Readability Analysis for individual users

  1. Log in to your WordPress website.
    When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’.
  2. Click on ‘Users’.
    On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘Users’.
  3. Click on ‘Your Profile’ or ‘Edit’ for other users.
    The ‘Users’ settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on ‘Your Profile’ to disable for yourself or click ‘Edit’ on another user to disable for them.
    Admin : Users : Your Profile
  4. Toggle the ‘Disable readability analysis’ checkbox.
    To enable the feature, uncheck the box.
    To disable the feature, check the box.
    disable readability analysis
  5. Save Changes.

How do I completely disable Yoast from working on a specific post or page?

You can use the code here to remove the Yoast code from front and backend of a specific post or page. If you are not sure how to add the code, we recommend working with a Yoast Partner. We also recommend taking a back-up of the site, prior to making any changes on it. If you are not sure how to do that, your host provider can help.