My “Always Current” Current Settings
These are my own recommended settings for the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress, and it’s always pretty current.
Date of Last Update: 9/14/2017
The default settings of the Yoast SEO Plugin simply doesn’t cover everything. Instead of just using the default setup, (which doesn’t even generate a description tag), you can download and import my own settings directly here from my own Dropbox account.
After You Import:
The only thing you need to do is check your social settings, and put in your own Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest info, etc.
If you check the plugin settings tabs, you’ll see that all the default syntax from Yoast has been replaced or added to, in order to generate 100% unique titles, description tags, pagination, and even kw tags on every page. This setup continues all the way down to the category and tag level, and any on page SEO Test should come out meta perfect. If not, please tell me about it, and I’ll help you adjust.
Reporting Errors with the Yoast Plugin
You should report any and all Yoast WordPress SEO plugin issues here at their official Github home. Do not report them at WordPress because they will not answer you.
The Yoast WP SEO plugin offers the widest variety of flexible setup options of any SEO plugin, including its most useful option, the ability to import and export your settings from site to site. Remember, support for the plugin should be obtained here, rather than at WordPress.org.
These settings are detailed in my November 2015 Pubcon slides below:
As one of the first 400 or so users of the plugin that now has over 10 million downloads, I’ve seen it evolve tremendously, and I understand it inside and out. Over the years, I’ve developed what I believe to be optimal settings after installation.