Yoast SEO 15.4: Seamless integration with Elementor
Yoast SEO 15.4 is a special release — especially if you are one of the more than five million users of the Elementor WordPress site builder. In this release, you’ll find a seamless, easy-to-use integration of Yoast SEO with Elementor. Building websites and optimizing content for the search engines now in one workflow!
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Elementor & Yoast SEO: A great match
Elementor and Yoast SEO are two of the most popular WordPress plugins on the planet. Both rank firmly in the top five WordPress plugins on WordPress.org. Both tools share a similar goal: helping people from all walks of life to make great websites. We both want to lower the barrier to entry into a world that is often seen as complex and technical. But joining these two wasn’t that easy and using Yoast SEO in Elementor was always a struggle. As of Yoast SEO 15.4, we’ve fixed that. We built a seamless integration with Elementor!
The Yoast SEO Elementor integration is fully-featured and free to use for everyone — no Premium required. You can find all your favourite tools in the new Elementor sidebar, available for you on the left-hand side of your screen. But if you have Yoast SEO Premium, you’ll also find your extra features in that same spot, like the internal linking suggestions, social previews and the related keyphrases.
Yoast SEO fully integrated into the Elementor sidebar
If you are an experienced Yoast SEO user you’ll feel right at home. As an Elementor user, you now get access to all the great Yoast SEO tools where you need them the most — right in the post editor. Now, you can make use of all our suggestions and feedback to build that awesome piece of content you are looking for. The analyses of Yoast SEO work in all fields and in every type of content. The eye icons, used to mark specific pieces of text inside the fields, is the only thing that doesn’t work yet.
Why should use you Yoast SEO in Elementor?
Yoast SEO is the leading SEO plugin in the WordPress space, offering a wealth of features that help your site perform well in the search engines. Yoast SEO doesn’t just improve the technical side of sites but also provides invaluable tools to write high-quality content and build a great site structure. One of the most important innovations is the content analysis that helps you improve your content by giving you advice in real-time — as you write.
As of today, you’ll also get everything you need to optimize the pages you make in Elementor for the search engines right at your fingertips. Awesome SEO features, a powerful toolbar, with real-time analysis of your content and feedback that makes sure that your content follows SEO and content best-practices.
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How to find the Yoast SEO sidebar in Elementor sidebar
Working with Yoast SEO in Elementor should come naturally. It is very easy and you’ll get used to it in no-time. Simply open up one of your pages or posts and hit the big, blue Edit with Elementor button.
The first time you open a post after installing Yoast SEO 15.4, you’ll see a notice a pop-up that announces the arrival of Yoast SEO. Simply follow it to get started. You can also open the Yoast SEO sidebar by clicking the hamburger menu from the main Elementor sidebar and clicking the Yoast SEO button. Lastly, you can reach it via the settings cog at the bottom of the left-hand screen. This opens the page settings and you’ll notice the Yoast SEO icon.
Here’s a quick screencast showing the Yoast SEO Elementor integration in action:
Yoast SEO 15.4 with a major new feature
The main focus of Yoast SEO 15.4 was this awesome integration with Elementor. It’s not easy getting tools like this to play nice, but we pulled it off. We hope fans of Elementor will be pleased by this integration and we hope this partnership is the start of something beautiful. For people not familiar with Elementor, please check it out — it’s an incredible tool that’s more than just a simple site builder.
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46 Responses to Yoast SEO 15.4: Seamless integration with Elementor
How can i update to the new version
Hi there! You can find the steps to update your Premium plugin here. If you’re a user of our free plugin, read how to update your free plugin here. Hope this helps!
Sehr einfach und effektiv. Danke
You’re welcome, Viktor!
Hallo how can i install the Yoast Seo Plugin ? I can not work an my site.
Hi Ali! You can find information on how to install Yoast SEO Premium here, or how to install the free Yoast SEO plugin here. Hope this helps :)
I´m Sorry, i can´t speak good english and i
I could not express myself good. I have the Yoast SEO Premium but i want to update it. I want to update my Yoeast the new version.
Hi Ali! No problem at all :) We have a page that can help you with that: How can I update my Premium plugin? Hope this helps! You could also contact our support team if you need some extra help :)
Good job ! Thanks, very nice. Very cool integration!
I use Thirve Themes and I have been waiting patiently for Yoast to update to where I can see the highlighted areas that need to be fixed with optimizing for keywords. Hundreds have been waiting for this feature
I have one question..
Recently I purchased SEO Premium can I install Yoast SEO again?
Hi there! If you have questions about your current subscription, our Support team can help you with that! You can find more information on how to contact them here: https://yoast.com/help/support/#premium
If I misunderstood your question, we also have a page on Can I use the plugin on multiple sites? or feel free to elaborate on your question :)
Very cool integration!!! I actually have 3 Yoast Pro installations on 3 Elementor Pro websites, all up-to-date. And on 1 of these 3 sites, the Yoast integration does not appear in Elementor. Do I have to reinstall Yoast?
Hi, there. I have the same issue… have you solve this problem?
Hi Patrick! We’re sorry to hear that the integration is not working properly on one of the sites, that’s frustrating. We’re sending you an email so that we can help youa get it working as soon as possible!
Hi, I am thankful and very much welcome the integration between Yoast and Elementor. But I’m not too happy because, since the integration, I noticed all my old posts that have green SEO score are now changed to the orange OK score. This ain’t cool. I can’t be bothered to rewrite 50+ posts. I don’t know if this is a glitch or if anyone else is experiencing the same thing.
Hi! Thanks for contacting us. We understand that seeing these changes in your SEO scores after the Elementor integration is a cause for concern. It’s possible that this occurs because, before the integration, we were not able to analyze all of the content on the page. Now, with the integration, we can perform a better analysis of the content resulting in the changed score. However, you do not need to go back and edit all your posts to change the score. We have a good article here on avoiding the “temptation” of the green bullets here: https://yoast.com/want-green-bullet-wp-seo/
We are waiting for integration with Divi also, soon
Looking forward to that notification! :)
Hi Dimitar. Thanks for your comment! Unfortunately, we don’t have anything to share regarding a possible Divi integration. Sorry!
YES – Thank you.. So Much
This has been my only frustration with Yoast.
Into Elementor, out to Yoast, In, out, in, out, out, in…………..
Hope the yellow highlighting eye is not far away.
Great work Congratulations
Thanks so much, Gary! We hope you enjoy using Yoast SEO in Elementor!
Gutenberg is clean. I believe that time will comeup when Gutenberg will replace page builders plugins.
Thanks for your comment. You can also use our plugin in Gutenberg! We even made a few blocks of our own, which you can read about here.
YEAAAAH!! This is awesome and will save so much time. Thanks a lot.
Unfortunately, it’s not working with my custom post type as well (like Rob mentioned earlier).
My current theme provides the custom post type via code, so I don’t know exactly if I can fix it. Do you have any suggestions? Maybe? Perhaps?
Nevertheless, working with Yoast in Elementor pages and post will be nice. :)
Stay safe and healthy, Anne
That’s great news for everyone, who is building their pages with Elementor. Are there plans to integrate Yoast in other page builders? At the moment I am using Divi where Yoast has quite some problems recognising images and links within the page.
Hi Matthias. We know it’s not ideal working with Yoast SEO in Divi, but unfortunately, we don’t have anything to share regarding a possible Divi integration. Sorry!
Integration with divi when? :-)
Hi Chris. Unfortunately, we don’t have anything to share regarding a possible Divi integration. Sorry!
That was a long-awaited requirement. Thanks for adding Yoast in Elementor. But I am facing an issue.
When I try clicking on the eye symbol beside problems it prompts a message as “Marks are disabled in current view”. Can you please help to resolve this?
Hey Anchal! Glad you like our new Elementor integration. Unfortunately, the eye icons don’t work yet. Getting these to work was too complicated for this first version, but we’re working on getting that done in a next release.
Yes -YES! This is my main use for Yoast as of right now. Having this ability would make this plugin one to boast!
Yes please! we’re eagerly waiting on this to improve our content…
In the patch notes, it says…
– Fixes a bug where tracking would send partial data.
In my analytics report, a significant number of page views (About equal to the number of views of the homepage) were attributed to a page with no page title, however, no such page exists, and no single page (other than the homepage) would get that much traffic.
Do you think it’s likely this bug may have been causing this?
Hi Chris, thanks for your comment! The issue you’re experiencing doesn’t seem related to the Yoast usage tracking feature. Sorry about that, hope you find out why this happened!
Well, this is going to help out a ton! Thank you!
You’re very welcome, David! :)
Am I right in thinking this is only enabled for posts and pages?
I have 2 copies of a site, one with elementor free, and the other with pro.
On both, I see the new panel in posts and pages, but not for any custom post types using elementor.
Hi Rob! Our integration should be working on custom post types using Elementor. Could you tell me how you added or generated these custom post types?
I think you got it there!
It’s working with post types added via the ‘CPT UI’ plugin, but not with post types added via the ‘pods’ plugin.
Hi Rob. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, we’re looking into it.
On the update details screen, I yet again see the warning “Warning: This plugin has not been tested with your current version of WordPress.” and that it’s “Compatible up to: 5.5.1”.
I am running 5.5.3.
Hi there, Harith! Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
We definitely tested our plugin with your version of WordPress, so you can safely update to the latest version of Yoast SEO :) We’re working on changing that warning.
As for me, Elementor feels like a bloatware that loads big scripts with big records on database. Gutenberg is clean. I believe that time will comeup when Gutenberg will replace page builders plugins.
Hi Sofia, thanks for your comment. You can definitely also use our plugin in Gutenberg a.k.a. the block editor! We even made a few blocks of our own, which you can read about here.