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!

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 is now fully integrated in Elementor

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.

You can access the Yoast SEO tools in several ways

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.

Read more: How to use Yoast SEO in Elementor »

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46 Responses to Yoast SEO 15.4: Seamless integration with Elementor

  1. Collins
    Collins  • 4 years ago

    How can i update to the new version

  2. Viktor Obholz
    Viktor Obholz  • 4 years ago

    Sehr einfach und effektiv. Danke

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 years ago

      You’re welcome, Viktor!

  3. ali
    ali  • 4 years ago

    Hallo how can i install the Yoast Seo Plugin ? I can not work an my site.

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 years ago

      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 :)

      • Ali
        Ali  • 4 years ago

        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.

  4. Sungguli Napitupulu
    Sungguli Napitupulu  • 4 years ago

    Good job ! Thanks, very nice. Very cool integration!

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 years ago

      You’re welcome!

  5. Ross
    Ross  • 4 years ago

    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

  6. reliablesprout
    reliablesprout  • 4 years ago

    I have one question..
    Recently I purchased SEO Premium can I install Yoast SEO again?

  7. patrick.graf
    patrick.graf  • 4 years ago

    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?

    • H c
      H c  • 4 years ago

      Hi, there. I have the same issue… have you solve this problem?

    • rafael1602596111
      rafael1602596111  • 4 years ago

      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!

  8. deetjitro
    deetjitro  • 4 years ago

    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.

    • rafael1602596111
      rafael1602596111  • 4 years ago

      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/

  9. Dimitar
    Dimitar  • 4 years ago

    We are waiting for integration with Divi also, soon

    • DAY
      DAY  • 4 years ago

      Looking forward to that notification! :)

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 years ago

      Hi Dimitar. Thanks for your comment! Unfortunately, we don’t have anything to share regarding a possible Divi integration. Sorry!

  10. Gary Biggs
    Gary Biggs  • 4 years ago

    YES – Thank you.. So Much
    This has been my only frustration with Yoast.
    Into Elementor, out to Yoast, In, out, in, out, out, in…………..
    Fixed…. Hooray
    Hope the yellow highlighting eye is not far away.
    Great work Congratulations

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 years ago

      Thanks so much, Gary! We hope you enjoy using Yoast SEO in Elementor!

  11. wishesquotes4u
    wishesquotes4u  • 4 years ago

    Gutenberg is clean. I believe that time will comeup when Gutenberg will replace page builders plugins.

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 years ago

      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.

  12. Anne
    Anne  • 4 years ago

    Hi Camille,

    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

  13. Matthias
    Matthias  • 4 years ago

    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.

    • Edwin Toonen

      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!

  14. Chris
    Chris  • 4 years ago

    Integration with divi when? :-)

    • Edwin Toonen

      Hi Chris. Unfortunately, we don’t have anything to share regarding a possible Divi integration. Sorry!

  15. Anchal Sharma
    Anchal Sharma  • 4 years ago

    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?

    • Edwin Toonen

      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.

      • Brian Kimminau
        Brian Kimminau  • 4 years ago

        Yes -YES! This is my main use for Yoast as of right now. Having this ability would make this plugin one to boast!

      • Alex
        Alex  • 4 years ago

        Yes please! we’re eagerly waiting on this to improve our content…

  16. Chris
    Chris  • 4 years ago

    In the patch notes, it says…

    – Fixes a bug where tracking would send partial data.

    My issue:
    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?

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 years ago

      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!

  17. David Boozer
    David Boozer  • 4 years ago

    Well, this is going to help out a ton! Thank you!

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 years ago

      You’re very welcome, David! :)

  18. Rob
    Rob  • 4 years ago

    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.

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 years ago

      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?

      • Rob
        Rob  • 4 years ago

        Hi Camille,

        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.

        • Edwin Toonen

          Hi Rob. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, we’re looking into it.

  19. Harith
    Harith  • 4 years ago


    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.

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 years ago

      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.

  20. Sofia Shrestha
    Sofia Shrestha  • 4 years ago

    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.

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 years ago

      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.