Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Allow user to edit SEO but not content

  • ResolvedModerator Bet Hannon


    Support Team Volunteer Coordinator

    I recognize that this is a edge case request, but I have a government agency client who has very carefully had their page content vetted by the legal department, and now needs to allow PR to add SEO to page/post content. They are very anxious about PR having access to change page/post content.

    Is it possible to create a user (perhaps at the contributor level, so that they would not be able to publish or edit page/post content) that would be able to edit the Yoast SEO meta (snippet, Facebook description, etc.) for pages or posts that were created by other users? Or, through functions.php, can I grant a specific user access to Yoast SEO meta, but not page/post content?

    I’m not sure this is even possible because to save Yoast SEO meta, you click the Publish/Update button in the editor interface….

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  • Plugin Support devnihil


    Yoast SEO does have the ability to assign SEO Roles, and you can change the level of access a user has in regards to SEO related abilities by assigning a SEO user role. You can find more information on managing access using user roles at the following link:

    ​We also have more information on assigning a SEO user role at the following page: and how to customize the SEO roles here:

    In addition you can use this 3rd party plugin to help further restrict/modify the ability of the user.

    Moderator Bet Hannon


    Support Team Volunteer Coordinator

    Right. But even with those roles, the user granted them edits the page content. I’m trying to find a way to allow a user to ONLY access the SEO portion of the page/post, without being able to edit content of the page/post.

    Plugin Support amboutwe


    I’m not sure if it’s possible to let a user edit the SEO information when they don’t have access to edit the content of the post/page. The save/update button is only available if you can edit the content of the post/page.

    Plugin Support Md Mazedul Islam Khan


    Closed due to no activity.

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