How to install Yoast SEO plugins for WordPress using Composer

Thank you for purchasing a Yoast SEO for WordPress plugin! In this article, we’ll explain how to install any of your Yoast SEO plugins or add-ons for WordPress using Composer.

Composer or automatic installation?

If you do not know what Composer is or if you have not worked with it before, please use the normal, automatic installation manual for installing Yoast SEO plugins. We have installation manuals for all of our Yoast products.

How to install Yoast SEO plugins using Composer

Want to install Yoast SEO plugins with the help of Composer? Follow the steps below for the installation process.

  1. Go to MyYoast and click on Downloads

    Log into your MyYoast account, and click on Downloads in the menu to view all your Yoast products.

  2. Click on Install with Composer for the specific Yoast plugin

    Click on Install with Composer to open the menu for creating a developer token

  3. Click on Create token to create a developer token

    To register your token, add the Yoast secure repository and install the plugin, click on Create token.

  4. Register your token

    On the command line, go to the folder that holds your composer.json file and enter the following:
    composer config -g token [PASTE_YOUR_TOKEN]

  5. Add the Yoast secure repository

    Add our secure repository by adding the following:
    composer config composer

  6. Install the Yoast SEO plugin

    Now you can install the plugin using:
    composer require yoast/[PASTE_PLUGIN_NAME]

  7. Congratulations! You have now installed your Yoast SEO plugin of choice

    You can start optimizing your site for SEO immediately!

I have an error installing Yoast SEO plugins using Composer

If you run into problems installing Yoast SEO plugins using composer, please consult our Common installation and update errors help article.

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