This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

NS Custom Fields for WordPress SEO


Ever wanted to have your custom fields evaluated as part of the post’s content in the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin’s keyword statistics? With NS Custom Fields for WordPress SEO, now you can!

For architecturally-advanced sites that use ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) or another post meta framework to store different parts of a post’s content, WordPress SEO’s usually-helpful keyword statistics can become skewed since they don’t take keywords in all that custom field content into account.

With this plugin, you can specify up to 3 custom fields that you’d like to count as “content” (works for normal posts, pages AND custom post types!) when keyword scoring takes place. Say hello to accurate keyword statistics again.

If you want even more functionality, like support for ACF Repeater and Flexible Content fields, including custom fields in Yoast’s automatic meta descriptions, or specifiying unlimited custom fields, check out our Pro version!

Many thanks to Ogi Djuraskovic of for providing a Serbian translation.


  • Plugin settings page - easily control which custom fields you'd like to be included in the Yoast keyword analysis.
  • Diagram of where to find the right custom field names to use and where you'll see the updated keyword statistics.


  1. Log in to your WordPress site as an administrator
  2. Ensure that WordPress SEO by Yoast is installed.
  3. Use the built-in Plugins tools to install from the repository or unzip and Upload the plugin directory to /wp-content/plugins/
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  5. Access the plugin settings in the admin menu via SEO > Custom Fields Analysis
  6. Enter the post_meta key(s) of the custom field(s) you’d like to be included in content keyword scoring.

Contributors & Developers

“NS Custom Fields for WordPress SEO” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Refinements for compatibility with Yoast


  • Updated to accomodate for the latest Yoast SEO API changes

  • Quick fixes for updated WordPress SEO API changes

  • Added support for WP Types fields in focus keyword quick view

  • Added Serbian translation


  • Fixed bug with new posts where the post ID is not yet available in GET and so we need to use global post instead. Thank you @tncdesigns for the catch and fix suggestion!


  • Bugfix for is_readable warning caused by translation directory not being present (no translations in it yet)


  • Added bugfix / enhancement for more accurate keyword counting in the Yoast “General” preview panel


  • Added link detection in custom fields (so links will be counted properly for Yoast’s “outbound links” stat)
  • Updated for compatibility with latest version of WP SEO by Yoast (>=1.5.4)


  • Added custom field support to the live, at-a-glance keyword stats on the General tab of the Yoast metabox


  • First public release