Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Individual post titles not showing as defined in defaults

  • Resolved RaheelFarooq


    I’m working on the first punycode domain in Urdu. I have imported contents (posts and pages) from another site of mine.

    I have defined the following title structure in Search Appearance > Content Types > Posts:

    %%title%% %%page%% %%sep%% %%primary_category%% %%sep%% %%sitename%%

    Unfortunately, the output skips Primary Category in all post titles. I am not tech savvy but I have tried a few options and found that I need to do the following the display primary category in title:

    1. Edit post and change the primary category randomly.
    2. Update the post.
    3. Reedit the post and restore the original primary category.
    4. Update again.

    However, it’s obviously not something I’d like to do for every single post. I have tried a few other plugins and found that All In One SEO Pack plugin with a “Rewrite Titles” option fixes the problem. But I don’t like that plugin and want a solution from you!

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  • Plugin Support Pcosta88



    We are not able to reproduce this issue. We added Primary Category as a template variable and Yoast outputs it both on the backend and in the source code.


    Source code:

    We would like some more information.

    1. Can you confirm you are using the most recent Yoast SEO, v11.2.1? If you update, does the issue resolve?

    2. Are all your non-Yoast plugins and themes also updated?

    3. Can you confirm you are using WordPress 5.2? You can check by clicking on the W in the top left and selecting About. If you need to update, please check with your host provider. Please know that if you are using an older version of WordPress Core you may experience unexpected behavior with Yoast. This guide explains more:

    4. If you look in the source code do you see Yoast outputting the primary category in the title? This guide explains more:

    Plugin Support devnihil


    We are going ahead and marking this issue as resolved due to inactivity. If you require any further assistance please create a new issue.

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