How to Install Yoast WordPress Plugin and Now I Can’t Access My Website

When you install WordPress, there are all these cool free plugins you can add to your site. One of these plugins is called Yoast. On installation it will ask you how you want to manage your content. Typically you would choose to use the default options, but if you’re tech-savvy like me, then you might want to change a few things. So, let’s take a look at how you can enable WordPress’s powerful ‘Yoast’ plugin to work the way you want it to.

Step 1: Enable WordPress’s ‘Yoast’ Plugin

The first thing you should do to have full control over your content is to enable WordPress’s ‘Yoast’ plugin. To do this, go to your WordPress Dashboard and click on the ‘Plugins’ tab. You will see a list of all the plugins you have installed on your site. In the screenshot below, I have enabled the Yoast plugin so you can see that it has a key icon beside it (more on this later).

Once you enable the plugin, you should be able to see a tab named ‘Yoast’ in your WordPress Dashboard. If you can’t see it, click on the ‘Help’ tab in your WordPress Dashboard and it will take you to the plugin’s page where you can download it. If you download the plugin, you can then activate it from your WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2: Configure Your Site’s Content

Once you have installed the Yoast WordPress plugin, you will see a tab called ‘Posts’ in your WordPress Dashboard. You can click on this tab to go to your site’s content. In the screenshot below, you can see that I have some blog posts and a gallery which are all managed by the WordPress ‘Yoast’ plugin.

You can click on any of these items in your content area to edit them. To add a new item, click on the ‘Add New’ button which is located at the top of the post editor. To see all your content at one place, click on the ‘Posts’ tab in your WordPress Dashboard.

Step 3: Use The Plugin’s Key Features

Now that you have enabled WordPress’s ‘Yoast’ plugin, you can start using its key features. You can do this by going to your WordPress Dashboard and clicking on the ‘Plugins’ tab. Here you will see a list of all the plugins you have installed on your site. In the screenshot below, I have selected the ‘Yoast’ plugin and clicked on the ‘Activate’ button to make it active. Now you can see that a new key icon has appeared beside the ‘Yoast’ plugin. This indicates that it is active and ready to use.

To use the plugin’s key features, click on the key icon and a menu will appear. From here you can switch between multiple modes, all related to content creation. Choose the one that feels most comfortable to you and click on the ‘Save’ button to activate it.

Step 4: Customize The Plugin’s Styling

The last step in configuring the ‘Yoast’ WordPress plugin is to customize its styling. To do this, go to your WordPress Dashboard and click on the ‘Plugins’ tab > the ‘Yoast’ tab. From here you can click on the ‘Disable’ button to deactivate the plugin’s styling or select a different style from the drop-down menu. The advantage of this option is that you can choose elements from various plugins and styles to create a unique look for your site.

You can do this for specific areas of your site by going to Dashboard > Settings > Writing (your site’s name here). From here you can choose from various elements from the ‘Writing’ facet to apply to the content you write in that area. In the next section, I will show you how to do this for the entire site. But first let’s finish off with the basics.

All You Need To Know

To launch your new site, you will need to log in to your WordPress Dashboard > navigate to Tools » Webmaster. Here you will see all the tools and settings you need to make your site work. You will need to decide what you want to do with your site’s URL (most people use the ‘Default’ option which uses their WordPress username) and the email associated with your account. WordPress will then email you a URL to get started with.

In addition to these settings, you will also need to consider the options available under the ‘General’ sub-heading of the ‘Settings’ screen. Some of these options are:

  • Home page
  • Logo
  • Tagline
  • Description
  • Theme
  • Language

These settings will affect the overall look and feel of your site. You can chose from various themes and plugins to give your site an overall boost in terms of its appearance.

More Resources

If you’re looking for more information on installing and using WordPress, check out the links below.