Yoast WooCommerce SEO plugin Configuration Guide

Once you’ve set up the Yoast WooCommerce SEO plugin, you’ll want to set things up so they work the way you want them to.

When you go to the settings page of the Yoast WooCommerce SEO plugin (SEO > WooCommerce SEO), you’ll see this page:

Yoast WooCommerce SEO Settings

Please note that the Breadcrumbs setting will only be in here if you’ve enabled breadcrumbs in our WordPress SEO plugin (SEO > Internal Links).

Let us go through the settings one by one.

Twitter Product Cards

The Yoast WooCommerce SEO plugin allows for Twitter Product Cards. In order to use this, you need to request approval for your website first, which you can do here. This will also immediately give you an idea of what the Product Card will look like:

Yoast WooCommerce SEO How-to - Validator

The Product Cards allow you to share your product with an image, description and two other key details of your product on Twitter. Our Yoast WooCommerce SEO plugin allows you to easily specify what the other key details should be:

Yoast WooCommerce SEO how-to - Twitter Product Cards

You can select two attributes here that you want to show in your Twitter Product Cards. If the attribute you want to show isn’t there, you can create a new attribute under Products > Attributes:

Yoast WooCommerce SEO how-to - Attributes

Schema & OpenGraph additions

There’s also a feature for improving the output of Schema and OpenGraph markup. This allows for (among other things) better sharing on Facebook. These settings look like this:

Yoast WooCommerce SEO how-to - Schema and OpenGraph

The same as for the Twitter Product Cards applies here. If the attribute you want to select isn’t there, just create it.

Breadcrumbs

Enabling this will make sure you’re website is outputting the WordPress SEO breadcrumb, instead of the WooCommerce breadcrumb. The advantage is our breadcrumb is better customizable and gets picked up by search engines better. And all that at the tick of a box:

Yoast WooCommerce SEO how-to - Breadcrumbs

Again, please note that this function is only here when you’ve enabled breadcrumbs in our WordPress SEO plugin.

Admin

The last two options are really simple. To avoid overcrowding your product page’s backend with a lot of columns, there’s an option to remove the WordPress SEO columns. And if you want the WooCommerce metabox to show up above the WordPress SEO metabox, select the second option:

Yoast WooCommerce SEO how-to - Admin

Apart from these settings, the Yoast WooCommerce SEO plugin also does some things automatically, like removing stuff from the XML sitemaps that doesn’t belong there.

However, with regards to setting up the plugin: you’re done! Have fun with it!