Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Removing Yoast User SEO Profiles

  • Resolved Shawn.Kent

    (@shawnkent)


    Yoast appears to have permanently added to my user profiles a list of unnecessary Social Media profile fields. I have searched support forums and tried removing them by deactivating the plugin, running code snippets, etc. Yet they persist. How do I return my user profiles to the stock WordPress User profiles setup? Surely there is a way to return my site to the stock WordPress User Profiles.

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  • Plugin Support Priscilla Chapman

    (@priscillamc)

    Hi @shawnkent,

    You can add custom code to change which social profiles appear or remove them using the wpseo_schema_person_social_profiles filter. You can find a code example in the Yoast developer documentation here: Social Profiles.

    Thread Starter Shawn.Kent

    (@shawnkent)

    So, the answer is no then. From what you are saying, tHere is no way to roll back and undo change Yoast has made to the profiles of users on my site. I have since uninstalled Yoast so assume this change is permanent without manual coding.

    Plugin Support Priscilla Chapman

    (@priscillamc)

    Hi @shawnkent,

    Sorry for any misunderstanding. You can remove them by adding custom code to your site using the provided filter. This allows you to roll back the changes Yoast SEO has made to the user profile screen. We understand if this is a bit of a hassle because they’re added by default.

    We just want to reassure you that their presence in user profiles hasn’t made any permanent changes to your site if you don’t use them. If you’ve left the social profile fields blank or remove any data, then no changes have been added to your site or database.

    Yoast SEO adds those fields so that they can be used in the schema data for the Google Knowledge Graph in search results. We have more details about the feature here: https://yoast.com/help/how-to-add-social-profiles-for-a-person/.

    Thread Starter Shawn.Kent

    (@shawnkent)

    Okay, I’ll play along. Let’s presume I’m not a developer. So how does one add custom code to your site using the provided filter? Also which filter of the numerous ones on the page you linked would you recommend?

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by Shawn.Kent.
    Plugin Support Priscilla Chapman

    (@priscillamc)

    Hi @shawnkent,

    If you’re suggesting that the extra data isn’t easy to remove for non-developers or that it’s annoying that it’s the default setting, we can completely understand.

    If you’d like to make a feature request for this to be an option that can be controlled in the interface, you’re welcome to create a new GitHub issue so our developers can consider this when planning updates.

    You can find a good guide for how to safely add custom code like the example code we provide, this article is a good start: How to Easily Add Custom Code in WordPress (without Breaking Your Site)

    If that’s not an option, contacting a developer who can review your site and give more specific code would be the best next step.

    Plugin Support devnihil

    (@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.

    Thread Starter Shawn.Kent

    (@shawnkent)

    Resolved wouldn’t be the word I’d use. But perhaps there’s no option for “we aren’t willing to fix this”.

    Plugin Support monbauza

    (@monbauza)

    Just a clarification:

    The wpseo_schema_person_social_profiles filter allows modifying the schema markup the plugin outputs in the frontend. If a user wants to modify (or remove) the social profile URLs that appear in the user’s profile page in the backend, the user_contactmethods filter can be used instead.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by monbauza.
    Jairo Ochoa

    (@jairoochoa)

    Hi

    And how to remove wpseo_author_title, wpseo_author_metadesc and every field from “/wp-admin/profile.php” ?

    If in a website author is no relevant these fields are useless.
    I only could hide them if I disable Author Archive.
    But if I disable the archive it is also disable in WP-Admin … I would like to disable on the frontend but not in the backend because is useful for filtering purproses.

    Thanks

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