Plugin Reviews

Yoast SEO

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


1944 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
Latest update made a great plugin unusable
By , for WP 4.3.1

I have used this plugin for years. Sadly (as with many updates) the developer "jumps the shark" and tries to be too clever. Today I was training a new employee - and noticed the normal "description" area is no longer there. I also discovered you can't intuitively work efficiently with this plugin. You now have to click on the "snippet" editor to change description - but you don't really know if you're working in the right area because the snippet has problems working smoothly (I use Firefox). Yoast developers - what is wrong with you? After an hour of frustration - I moved back over to "All-In-One SEO" - an SEO plugin I had not used in 10 years. I should now thank you for this - as I can now change titles, and descriptions right from the dashboard - and this will save some serious time. I may not get the hour back I spent swearing at your new update - but I will get some of it back working with All-In-One. Great job Yoast! - you deserve all the lousy reviews you are now certain to get.

I am deeply disappointed
By ,

I am deeply disappointed that they first publish a totally buggy version and after I ask for help they send me a standard reply without even answering my questions but at the same e-mail telling me that I can pay for a premium service or go elsewhere. I`ve seen a lot but this is some of the worse.

DO NOT INSTALL version 3.0.1 if you have any non standard wordpress - it`not working AND the company is not playing fair!

DANGEROUS Fuel of bugs impossible to use my website after installation
By , for WP 4.3.1

Plugin shoot down my admin area. It result dangerous, too many bugs

Yoast Changed
By , for WP 4.3.1

The latest update confused me because I did not know I could edit my meta description. Other than that, my social network description manager is gone. I don't know how I feel about that. My twitter cards started shrinking last week so we will see.

3.01 makes pages unresponsive
By , for WP 4.3.1

Ok, so Yoast got updated automatically - and then my visual editors were all broken. Anyway, read the FAQ, and cleared my caches all around several times.

Anyway, so now I can edit again, except it's very unresponsive, especially on big posts. I have a post right now (18k words) and if i scroll through it will freeze, then go then freeze - I assume some JS running and sucking up resources?

Anyway, disabling Yoast and I can edit and move around nicely. Any advice?

Permalink not working after update
By , for WP 4.3.1

After 3.0 and 3.01 update each time I save something in Yoast permalinks of custom post go away. I Have to rebuild it each time.
Leaving yoast at the moment fer others SEO plugins.

By , for WP 3.0.1

nach update auf 3.01 funktioniert das plugin nicht mehr korrekt.
Bewertung deshalb max 1 stern und den auch nur weils null nicht gibt.

Der hinweis das man das teure premium kaufen soll funktioniert allerdings fehlerfrei ;-)

Excellent plugin
By , for WP 4.3.1

I've updated to version 3.1. I did note a problem with the plugin but I did a CTRL F5 in Google Chrome 3 times and everything is back to normal.

Some of the issues I had were:
Pages/Posts were not loading correctly. This was fixed with the above refresh.

It was conflicting with my plugins Redirection and Wordfence. These were both fixed with the above refresh.

I like the new simplified seo section for the posts/pages.

Good job!

Avoid like the plague
By , for WP 4.3.1

I have lost hours and aged years! Wish I had not updated the version as before that it was fine. Today I have had my trust in Yoast badly knocked.

Update crashes the VisualComposer
By , for WP 4.3.1

Nearly every update of the plugin comes with major bugs. This update now crashes my pageBuilder completely. Another update comes with new bugs. I'm really disappointed of an otherwise great plugin.

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