How to install Yoast SEO for WordPress

Thank you for choosing Yoast SEO for WordPress for your website! In this installation guide, we’ll explain how to install the Yoast SEO plugin on your WordPress website. You’ll be ready to optimize your site in no time!

Free or Premium?

Please note that this is the installation guide of the free Yoast SEO plugin. If you’re looking for information about installing Yoast SEO Premium, please go to the installation guide of Yoast SEO Premium.

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

  2. Click on ‘Plugins’.

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

  3. Search for ‘Yoast SEO’.

    Click on ‘Add New’ near the top of the screen. Type ‘Yoast SEO’ in the search bar.

  4. Click ‘Install Now’.

    Searching will give you a page of search results. The Yoast SEO plugin should be visible now. Click the ‘Install Now’ button to start installing the plugin.

  5. Activate the plugin.

    Once the installation has finished, click the ‘Activate’ button. It has appeared where the ‘Install Now’ button was previously located.

  6. You’re done!

    You can now go and configure the plugin.

Installing Yoast SEO using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

In some cases, you may need to install using FTP. This guide explains more: How to Install Yoast SEO using FTP.

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