How to install Yoast SEO for WordPress

Thank you for choosing Yoast SEO for WordPress for your website! In this article, we’ll explain how to install the Yoast SEO plugin on your WordPress website. If you want to use Composer, we have a separate manual on how to install Yoast plugins using Composer.

Free or Premium?

Please note that this is the installation manual for the free Yoast SEO plugin. Want to install Yoast SEO Premium? Use the Yoast SEO Premium for WordPress installation manual instead!

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How to install Yoast SEO for WordPress

To install the free Yoast SEO for WordPress plugin on your WordPress site, follow the steps below.

  1. Log in to your WordPress website

    When you log in, you will be in your Dashboard.

  2. Click on Plugins in the menu on the left

    The Plugins settings will expand. Click on Add New.Plugins menu item WordPress

  3. Search for Yoast SEO

    In the search bar, search for Yoast SEO.

  4. Click Install Now

    Click the Install Now button of the Yoast SEO plugin to start the installation.

  5. Activate the plugin

    Once the installation has finished, click the Activate button.

  6. Congratulations on installing the Yoast SEO plugin!

    You can now go and configure the plugin.

I have an error installing the Yoast SEO plugin

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

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