Yoast SEO: Dashboard

As of Yoast SEO 20.0, the settings interface inside our plugins has received a major overhaul. Please update to the latest version of Yoast SEO if your plugin does not look like the screenshots you encounter in our Help center.

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 items on the tab one by one. The other tab in the General settings is the tab called First-time configuration.

Video: General settings – Dashboard tab

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We’ve redesigned the Yoast SEO settings interface and are currently updating this video to reflect the changes. In the meantime, check out the guide to navigating our new settings interface. Thank you for your patience, and check back soon for the updated video! 🎉

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.

Problems

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 Problems section on the Dashboard tab

Notifications

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

The Notifications section on the Dashboard tab

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