Is Yoast SEO compatible with visual page builders?

This article discusses the compatibility of the Yoast SEO plugin with visual page builder plugins. In short: we’ve integrated Yoast SEO in Elementor, but the plugin is not yet compatible by default with other page builders.


As of Yoast SEO version 15.4, the plugin is fully compatible with the page builder plugin Elementor. The Yoast SEO Elementor integration is fully-featured and free to use for everyone, no Premium required. You can find all your favorite tools in the Elementor sidebar. It’s available for you on the left-hand side of your screen. You can read more about how to use Yoast SEO in Elementor here.

Other page builders

For other page builders, our plugin does not analyze content that is outside of the main content box of a page or post. Some visual composer developers have modified their code to add compatibility with our plugins while others have not.

How can I make Yoast SEO scan page builder modules for content?

If you are using a plugin or theme or have certain modules that do not send their content to our page analysis, please reach out the developer and ask them about adding the functionality to their visual builder. They may need to use the developer process described here to parse their content and push it into our analysis.

Please note that some features, like the readability markers, may be disabled when using page builders.

How can I make Yoast SEO scan page builder modules in order to output images on the sitemap?

We have a guide that outlines a filter you need to implement here

Why are other page builders not included by Yoast?

A while back, we tried to parse shortcodes and other plugins’ content but the outcome was a broken SEO plugin on a large number of sites. We reverted the changes and added a process for developers to parse their own content and push it into our content analysis in order to improve compatibility.

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