Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Edit, SEO Title or Meta Desc or Keyphrase in Pages

  • Resolved pr0ject10n

    (@pr0ject10n)


    Hi there,

    Is there a plugin or a dashboard tweak that will allow me to directly edit the wording in the ‘SEO Title’, ‘Meta Desc’, ‘Keyphrase’ columns on the ‘Pages’ screen. Screen Options at the top allows you to see them but not edit them. I’m using Yoast SEO and I’m aware you can edit those entries in the snippets section on each Page, but I would rather do it in the Pages page overview as its quicker and faster that way.

    Can anyone help?

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  • Plugin Support devnihil

    (@devnihil)

    You can edit both the SEO Title and Meta Description for your pages in the manner you described by using the Bulk Editor feature. You can access this by going to SEO>Tools>Bulk Editor. From here you can update the SEO Title and Meta Description for all of your site’s pages from a list view and can save the edit without having to go to the individual page’s edit screen.

    pr0ject10n

    (@pr0ject10n)

    Thank you for your response, I have followed SEO>Tools>Bulk Editor. This allows me edit ‘New Yoast SEO Title’ only from the columns presented to me. It does not allow me to edit the SEO title (Existing Yoast SEO Title) or the Meta Description, in fact the Meta Description column is missing. Is the facility you mention only available to premium Yoast users with this plugin, as I haven’t upgraded to premium?

    MariusG

    (@marius_codeinwp)

    Hi @pr0ject10n,

    You can switch between SEO title and meta description through the tabs located at the top, as in this image. It is part of Yoast SEO (free version) too.

    If the existing Yoast SEO title field is empty, then it means you did not set a custom title, but you are using the one generated through variables (at SEO → Search Appearance).

    Hi there,

    Having read both posts I thought I should take some screen shots. As I have followed the instructions but the SEO Tools bulk editor still denies me direct access to the ‘SEO Title’, and ‘Keyphrase’ columns in either the Description or Title page in Yeo, in fact they don’t appear at all. You can enter a new meta-description, so my previous reply was incorrect about that, sorry.

    First: Yeo > Tools > Bulk Editor > Description Page.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/hgs947e600ux8al/YEO%20TOOLS%20DESCRIPTION%20PAGE.jpg?dl=0

    Second: Yeo > Tools > Bulk Editor > Title Page
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/g54xx41o2m5hwux/YEO%20TOOLS%20TITLE%20PAGE.jpg?dl=0

    Third: My Dashboard All Pages page
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/yayzjzbq7vk4f1c/WP%20DASHBOARD%20PAGES.jpg?dl=0

    I apologies for the long appearance of my Dropbox link, but I don’t know how you hide them behind a word as a hyperlink. I’ve done those pictures to see if they are allowing me access to those columns that you would expect me to be able to access already.

    Sorry for the delay in my reply, but I’ve been work with my video camera, which was the point of my website in the first place.

    Plugin Support amboutwe

    (@amboutwe)

    The keyphrase can only be changed in the meta box of the edit post/page screen.

    The bulk editor for the title and description show the custom title exactly as it was entered on the edit post/page screen. It does not show the default template or convert variables (%%title%%) to the frontend output.

    In short, the screenshots provided show that the bulk editor is working as designed.

    Hi there,

    Thank you all for your responses. My only request now is there any current free plugin that will allow my to freely alter the columns for ‘SEO Title’, ‘Meta Desc’, ‘Keyphrase’ columns on the ‘All Pages’ screen?

    KR,
    Ian.

    Plugin Support Pcosta88

    (@pcosta88)

    Hi,

    Can you elaborate more on what you are wanting to do with those columns? Did you want to move them around so different columns are in different positions?

    Or did you want to be able to mouse over a post/page, select Quick Edit and be able to edit SEO data from that position? If so, we have a feature request to do add that as a feature as Yoast does not have the ability to do this in that position.

    In the meantime, we suggest signing up for our newsletter as that is where we will announce product changes and updates. You can sign-up for it here https://yoast.com/newsletter/.

    Finally, while we are not aware of any plugin that can add that ability there may be one in the plugin repository. We suggest reviewing the WordPress plugin repository for a plugin that can best match your needs: https://wordpress.org/plugins/.

    Can you elaborate more on what you are wanting to do with those columns?
    Yes

    Did you want to move them around so different columns are in different positions?
    No, not necessarily.

    Or did you want to be able to mouse over a post/page, select Quick Edit and be able to edit SEO data from that position?
    Yes to be able to edit the entries (as if they are an entry box) in either of those three columns on the ‘All pages’, page.

    If so, we have a feature request to do add that as a feature as Yoast does not have the ability to do this in that position. OK can I request that as a future feature under the free edition?

    You can sign-up for it here https://yoast.com/newsletter/. I’ve signed up.

    Plugin Support Pcosta88

    (@pcosta88)

    Hi,

    Yes we have passed along the request for that feature to our developers. Keep an eye on the newsletter as that is where we will announce new changes and updates for the plugin.

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