Home Page Title & Description using Yoast (20 posts)

  1. pete119
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there,

    Just started using Yoast SEO on a smaller subsite to see how I get on with it and see how it works. All great and it imported my info from 'All in One SEO' no probs however one thing eludes me...where do I enter the Home Page Title and Description?

    I can't find a clear answer however from what I can see this is set in my Theme Homepage general settings. This is of course already done.

    Could someone confirm if this is the case please? My sites Home Page Title and Description is set in my Theme not Yoast?

    I can turn off my themes SEO for pages, posts and portfolios and use Yoast instead it's just the Home Page I am concerned about.

    Many thanks in advance, Pete

  2. I don't think you need to set it again in Yoast. As long as it's correct in your WP admin "general settings". Just make sure you visit each of those pages and edit the Yoast metabox under the content editor.

    You could confirm it's correct by using your WP admin navigation to go to "SEO", then "Titles and Meta". Next, click the "Home" tab.

    The first two options mention Home Page and Blog Page. Click the link to the page, and ensure you have edited the SEO options correctly.

  3. pete119
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Josh,

    Thank you for getting back to me.

    Yeah I see on > "SEO", then "Titles and Meta". Next, click the "Home" tab.

    This has:
    Title template: %%sitename%% %%page%% %%sep%% %%sitedesc%%

    Meta description template:

    Should I fill these two fields with the Home Title & Home Description I have used in my Theme home page SEO.

    Ideally I want this to be the same so not sure if to just do this?

    Thanks :)

  4. No.

    You are on the "Post Types" tab.

    Re-read my comment above. You want the "Home" tab.

    You should see these two options:
    1. You can determine the title and description for the front page by editing the front page itself »
    2. You can determine the title and description for the blog page by editing the blog page itself »

    Click the link to go to that page. Then, look below the content editor for the Yoast SEO box.

  5. pete119
    Posted 2 years ago #


    Something has changed then because I am on the Home Page Tab and it does not say what your are saying it def says, on the Home Page Tab:

    Title template: %%sitename%% %%page%% %%sep%% %%sitedesc%%

    Meta description template:

  6. pete119
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Josh,

    Thats not what is on the Home Page tab now I'm afraid.

    What you are seeing makes sense, what I see is what I have said above hence I am unsure what to do?

  7. Do you have an update for the plugin on your plugins screen?

    Are you on a self-hosted wordpress site... or are you on the wordpress.com community platform?

  8. pete119
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Nope, no updates on plugins at the moment.

    Only uploaded Yoast this morning!

    Yes we have self hosted WP sites.

  9. Can you show me a screenshot of what you see?

  10. pete119
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sure, I see this

  11. Lol - That's pretty damn weird, all right?!!

    Ummmm... I honestly have no idea. Is your WP set to show a static front page or your latest blog posts?

  12. pete119
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Lol indeed :)

    This is what I just don't get. Thinking of getting rid of Yoast if I can't figure this out. If I can't control what the Home page title and description is then it's no use to me and clearly what you see is pretty self explanatory, what I see is totally different.

    Site is set to show a front page 'not' blog posts :)

  13. If you go to edit that page in the editor... and scroll down below the post editor itself... do you see the SEO box for refining the post/page SEO options?

  14. pete119
    Posted 2 years ago #

    By 'edit that page in the editor' I guess you mean the Home Page of my site?

    If that is the case the theme I am using has a Home Title and Home Description field which I have already filled in.

  15. No.

    Like if your home page is called "home". Then, in your WP dashboard, you would go to "Pages"... and then find the page title "Home"... and then click "edit".

    Now, on that edit screen... below the editor box. Do you see the SEO options?

  16. pete119
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ah right then with the theme we are using it doesn't have a Home Page in the "Pages" section of WP admin it is part of the Theme admin and that is where I have set the Home Page Title and Description.
    It is in the theme admin that all the code is for the Home Page.

    I wonder if this is why Yoast isn't giving the options you see. If this is the case Yoast should say this 'may' be the case!

  17. Perhaps. Yeah, I've never seen different sections on the "home" tab of the plugin before... and I've used it for quite a few clients.

    I'd probably open a ticket under the plugin download page. Refer to this thread, and also list your theme.. and any relevant links to it.

    Also, post a link here to the new thread you create. I'll keep an eye on it as well.. just out of curiosity ;)

  18. pete119
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Josh

    New to using this forum as our theme has good support however it wont offer and advise ref this.

    So should I add a new ticked here: Plugins and Hacks as I can't see a plugin download page?

    Cheers so your thoughts so far :)

  19. Lol.. no worries at all!

    Okay.. here is his plugin download page:

    And if you click on the "support" tab.. it will take you here:

    Scroll to the bottom of the page, and create a new ticket. It will appear in the "plugins and hacks" section of the forums. But, it will be "tagged" with the plugin name.. so the author can locate it easily.

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