Yoast SEO General settings – Dashboard tab

In this article, we’ll discuss the Dashboard tab of the General settings of Yoast SEO in your WordPress backend. You’ll see a video explanation and we’ll explain all the settings on the tab one by one.

Video: General settings – Dashboard tab

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Since Yoast SEO 18.9, we’ve replaced the configuration workout with our new first-time configuration experience. The first-time configuration is available in both the free and Premium version of Yoast SEO. Update to the latest version of our plugin to access the configuration! If you’ve completed our previous configuration workout or you’ve configured your site in previous versions, you won’t see the new first-time configuration welcome screen.

The Dashboard tab

You can find the Dashboard tab of the Yoast SEO General settings by going to your WordPress backend, then clicking “Yoast SEO” in the menu on the left-hand side, and then clicking “General”. On the Dashboard tab of the Yoast SEO General settings, you’ll see two different headings: Problems and Notifications.


Under the Problems heading, we show you the issues we’ve detected, that affect the SEO of your site. It’s really important to fix these issues as quickly as possible, to make sure that your site performs well in the search engines. Each of these problems comes with an explanation. We strongly advise you to read these explanations, and click on the explanation links if you want some more information, to make sure that you fix the associated issues.


The Notifications section is where you’ll find all the notifications from Yoast SEO.

Check out the Configuration guide for Yoast SEO to read more about the other settings of the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress.

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