How to install the Yoast SEO plugin in WordPress


This guide explains how to install the Yoast SEO plugin in WordPress. This will help to improve the SEO of your site, including generating a sitemap.

The plugin also includes search engine friendly markup (using standards) for FAQs and How To instructions.


WordPress Admin Account.

Skill Level

Basic knowledge of WordPress.


Time needed: 5 minutes.

  1. Log into WordPress Admin.

    This is usually accessed via

  2. Go to the Add Plugins page.

    In the main menu, click Plugins > Add New.Magento Plugins and Add New menu options - screenshot

  3. Search for the Yoast SEO plugin.

    In the Search plugins… field, enter Yoast SEO.
    Search plugins field with Yoast SEO filled in - screenshot

  4. Install the Yoast SEO plugin.

    In the Yoast SEO listing, click Install Now.
    Yoast SEO Install Now button - screenshot

  5. Activate the Yoast SEO plugin.

    After the plugin has installed, click Activate in the Yoast SEO listing.
    Yoast SEO Activate button - screenshot

  6. Start using the Yoast SEO plugin.

    For more info, see

Next Steps

Now that you’ve installed the Yoast SEO plugin, you should submit the sitemap which has been automatically generated to Google, and add it to robots.txt. See How to submit a sitemap in Google Search Console and How to add your sitemap to the robots.txt file in WordPress using a plugin.