This recipe shows how to set up the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin.
Time: 30 minutes
Open WordPress and navigate to SEO from the left-hand side.
Add URLs for your social profiles under SEO > Social.
Enable XML sitemap functionality under SEO > XML Sitemaps. Click the button next to “You can find your XML Sitemap here” to see your sitemap URL.
Add your sitemap URL in Google Search Console under Crawl > Sitemaps then the Add/Test Sitemap button.
Change the Post Types under the “Titles & Metas” area for Posts and Pages to remove extraneous information from your page titles:
- Old: %%title%% %%page%% %%sep%% %%sitename%%
- New: %%title%%