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WordPress SEO by Yoast

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

88 reviews
Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
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Another plugin going downhill
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This used to be a good plugin but has become sloppy, breaks a lot of things, little feedback on the forum...loaded with ads and payment schemes...

By , for WP 4.2.2

As someone else said:
""Tries to scare the user into disabling competing sitemap plugins, even when the sitemap plugin of WordPress SEO is not enabled.""
No support, only MONEY MAKING SCHEMES!

Used to reliable- now I would avoid and use alternative
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This used to be a solid plugin, I have about 15 WP sites on different hosing companies and it is constantly giving WSOD when activated,
I have to rename in Ftp to be able to access Dashboard
I see there are many many others out there with same issue, I wish Yoast would get back to focusing on a solid SEO plugin - :-/

Garbage error message
By , for WP 4.2.2

Tries to scare the user into disabling competing sitemap plugins, even when the sitemap plugin of WordPress SEO is not enabled.

Incompatible with Jetpack
By , for WP 4.2.1

Installing this plug in was a disaster. It is incompatible with jetpack and when you share the pages in social media it looks like crap. I had to desactivate it and delete the plug in in order to get my page back in order. I don't recommend it.

Please stop the click hijacking updates!
By , for WP 4.2

Every time this plugin has an update, I click to go somewhere else in the admin menu and this plugin hijacks my click to take me to it's update screen.

There's nothing important there, it's simply a waste of time for everyone using this plugin.

Otherwise this plugin is great, but please stop hijacking our clicks. Really stupid and shameful practice.

I Knew It!!!
By , for WP 4.0.2

There is no question that my site was hacked because of this plugin. Everything gone, and it amazes me that WordPress still practically forces users to download it, and trust that it is safe.
Creating a website has become such a nightmare with all these plugins and security issues. There has to be a better way...
People DESERVE to know when plugins have been compromised so they can take extra measures immediately.
WTF Yoast.

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Every week now there seems to be a security risk with this thing. Deleted.

Get rid of the nags...
By , for WP 4.1.2

i'm sick of you telling me to de-activate the Google XML Sitemaps plugin. I don't want to use your plugin for this and have disabled it in the settings. Yet the stupid nag box keeps showing up.

Are you that hard-up for users that you need to tell us constantly to not use someone else's plugin?

totally frustrated
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I am confused as to where to input the title for the site in the latest free version. The screen under Titles and Metas: Homepage gives you only a Title template string and followed by text box to enter Meta description. However, the Home screen which appears here (http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/the-beginners-guide-to-wordpress-seo-by-yoast-configuration--wp-31022) gave you a place to actually type in a title plus a title template. Am I to presume I substitute a typed in title into the template with what used to have its own input box?? Support won't talk to me (because it is the free version) to answer this simple question of where do I enter the title for my site. Totally idiotic and frustrating.

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