Like most software, Yoast SEO has specific requirements to be able to run properly. Here, we list those requirements.
Table of contents
Yoast SEO supports the two latest versions of WordPress for both our free and premium plugins.
PHP is a scripting language used for web development. For Yoast SEO to run properly, you should have a PHP version of 5.6.20 or higher.
In fact, we recommend the PHP version 7.3 or above. Before you upgrade to a higher PHP version, check if your WordPress site is ready for it. Read this help article to learn how to update your PHP version.
Your PHP memory should be 256M or greater.
Database management systems
Yoast SEO requires:
Requirements for Premium Plugins
To receive update notifications for premium plugins, your host must support:
- cURL 7.34.0 or greater (released December 2013)
- OpenSSL 1.0.1 or greater (released March 2012)
- TLS 1.2 or greater (released August 2008)
Do not use SSL v3
To use our plugins in the admin you’ll need one of the following browsers:
The latest version of:
- Google Chrome for Android
- Samsung browser
The last two versions of:
- Google Chrome