How to remove Yoast SEO from the admin bar

If you hover over the Yoast SEO admin bar menu while you’re in your WordPress back end, it will show your notifications and the settings of Yoast SEO. But, did you know that the menu contains many more links if you open it from the preview of a page or post? For example, you will find the focus keyphrase you set for this page and the overall readability and SEO scores. In addition, you will find links to external tools that help you analyze the page. If you’re using Yoast SEO Premium, you can also open up the front-end SEO inspector from this menu.

If you don’t want to use this feature, you can disable it by following the steps below.

  1. Log in to your WordPress website.

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

  2. Click on ‘Yoast SEO’.

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

  3. Click on ‘Settings’.

    The ‘Yoast SEO’ settings will expand, providing you with additional options. Click on ‘Settings’.
    Screenshot of the settings menu item in Yoast SEO

  4. Scroll down to the ‘Tools’ section’.

    You’ll automatically be on the ‘Site features’ settings. Scroll down to the ‘Tools’ section, in which you’ll find the ‘Admin bar menu’ feature box.

  5. Toggle the ‘Admin bar menu’ switch.

    You can enable or disable the admin bar menu using the switch at the bottom of the box.
    Screenshot of the Admin bar menu feature box in the Yoast SEO settings

  6. Click ‘Save changes’.

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