Plugin Requirements

Our hosting requirements are similar to the core WordPress program:

  • PHP version 5.6 or greater (we recommend 7.3 or greater)
  • MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.0 or greater
  • PHP memory of 256M or greater

Note 1: Yoast SEO may work on legacy environments that do not meet the above requirements.

Note 2: If you do need to increase your PHP memory this guide can get you started.

Browser requirements

To use our plugins in the admin you’ll need one of the following browsers:


  • Chrome for Android Chrome for Android 66
  • Android Browser Android Browser 66
  • iOS Safari iOS Safari 11.3
  • iOS Safari iOS Safari 11.0-11.2
  • Samsung Internet Samsung Internet 6.2


  • Chrome Chrome 66
  • Chrome Chrome 65
  • Edge Edge 17
  • Edge Edge 16
  • Firefox Firefox 60
  • Firefox Firefox 59
  • Opera Opera 53
  • Opera Opera 52
  • Safari Safari 11.1
  • Safari Safari 11

Requirements for Premium Plugins

In addition to the general requirements above, we recommend running current versions of everything on your site from applications to plugins. Our support team will not support anything but the latest and the prior to last version of WordPress core and our plugins. Learn why here.

To receive update notifications for premium plugins, your host must support: