Plugin Reviews

Yoast SEO

Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using Yoast SEO plugin.


1631 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
Bring back 301
By , for WP 4.2.3

After reading the change log again (after updating) I noticed you'd be removing the 301 redirect. Not cool.
I mean when we get an update a day for a few days we all lose track of these changes.
Just saying you should give us that feature back rather than tempting us with a full dinner but then giving us just the soup and giving our food to the premium users at the next table.

Problem with Google XML Sitemap plugin
By , for WP 4.2.3

I installed this GOOD seo plugin on my new wordpress blog but I really don't like the way it forces you to use only its features.

I installed xml sitemap plugin and disabled the yoast xml function, but I still get warning to disable the google xml sitemap plugin and use yoast's xml plugin. I feel it's forcing me to do something which I don't want to do.

By , for WP 4.2.3

Yoast does an exceptional job providing this plugin - for years now. If you use wordpress, you need this plugin. Thanks, guys!

Unnecessary features, and the most cluttered interface ever
By , for WP 4.2.3

I've encountered and endured this plugin for many years. Some clients are convinced they "absolutely need" this for their website.

Granted, the plugin does an excellent job of making it seem it enhances your site's SEO. A LOT of bells and whistles are added to your website's admin, making the UI look ridiculously cluttered. It would almost be comical, if it weren't for the critical SECURITY ISSUES found regularly in this plugin, despite (or maybe because of) the many, many, many updates that are released.

In reality, you do not need this. It configures stuff one could easily set up directly in the website's templates. If you don't know how; hire a professional to do it for you.

You used Yoast! It's super effective!
By , for WP 4.2.2

This plugin is always being updated, has regular additions of new features, provides enough functionality without being bloated and is very well designed.

New Releases Need Better Vetting?
By , for WP 4.2.2

Hate to do this because I have used this plugin for a long time and it is quite helpful in SEO formatting.

But, my last upgrade took down another very important plugin. This one was a document library/revision plugin that we used to manage over 175 customer-facing documents. After upgrading to the latest Yoast SEO release, that plugin stopped working altogether. It continued to 'appear' as if it was active, but all links were suddenly broken.

Now, I realize a developer cannot test their plugin offering against every other plugin out there. But, something like a media or document library shouldn't experience the failure mine did, based on changes to code that deals with something entirely different (SEO, meta tags, etc.).

I had to rebuild the document library by hand and am looking for an alternative for my SEO.

I've Had Enough
By , for WP 4.2.2

WARNING TO NEW USERS: This plugin has a long history of breaking websites for EVERY update. Don't believe the hype.

I've been very patient with this plugin for MANY YEARS, but I've had enough with the latest update.

One would think that with all the people they've hired with all the money they are earning with this plugin, they would finally get their act together.

Sadly, it's worse now with minimal return.

entire site down when updating
By , for WP 4.2.2

when I updated plugin entire site down. I entered (via FTP) and I deleted the plugin in order to continue web up. I installed previous version...

medicher at best
By , for WP 4.2.2

uses loads of deprecated functions and then they release buggy code that breaks your whole wordpress site. I recommend Avoid!

2.3 Killed 2 of my 3 websites
By , for WP 4.2.2

Had to roll back to the previous version. 2.3 killed 2 of my 3 WP installs.

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