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How to Setup All in One SEO for WordPress Correctly (Ultimate Guide)

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Do you want to install and set up All in One SEO for WordPress?

All in One SEO (AIOSEO) for WordPress is the best WordPress SEO plugin that allows you to easily optimize your WordPress website for search engines and social media platforms.

In this article, we will show you how to properly install and set up All in One SEO for WordPress to improve your SEO rankings.

How to Setup All in One SEO for WordPress Correctly (Ultimate Guide)

Why Use All in One SEO for WordPress?

All in One SEO for WordPress is the best WordPress SEO plugin on the market, used by over 3 million websites.

It is easy to use, and you don’t need to be an SEO (search engine optimization) expert or have any special skills.

At the same time, it is incredibly powerful and allows you to make your WordPress website rank higher in search engines and get more free traffic from social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

By default, WordPress provides an SEO-friendly environment, but there are still many things that you can do to improve your website’s SEO rankings.

These include adding meta tags, generating XML sitemaps, adding schema markup, optimizing social sharing, and more.

All in One SEO for WordPress helps you do all these things with an easy-to-use interface that blends into your WordPress dashboard.

All in One SEO dashboard in WordPress

It also shows a TruSEO score for your posts and pages, which helps you create more search engine-friendly content. Plus, you can do a complete sitewide SEO audit with the click of a button.

That being said, let’s take a look at how to easily install and set up All in One SEO for WordPress. We will walk you through the complete setup, step by step.

Here is what we will cover in this guide:

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Installing and Setting Up All in One SEO for WordPress

The first thing you need to do is install and activate the All in One SEO for WordPress plugin. For more details, see our step-by-step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Note: To demonstrate all the features of this power SEO plugin, we are using the Pro version. However, you can also download the free version of AIOSEO from

You can read our complete AIOSEO review for more details.

Upon activation, the plugin will automatically launch the setup wizard.

You need to click on the ‘Let’s Get Started’ button to continue.

AIOSEO Setup Wizard

On the next screen, you will be asked to choose your website category or type.

For instance, you can pick if your website is primarily a blog, a news website, an online store, a small business, or something else.

AIOSEO set up wizard - website category

For the sake of this tutorial, we will set it up as a blog.

Below that, you can fill in the homepage SEO title and description. The SEO meta title and description are used by search engines, so it is important to use your main keywords.

Homepage title and description

You will notice the smart tags options here. These tags allow you to dynamically generate text for your SEO meta title and description. You can also just manually enter the title and description that you want to use.

Note: You can always change these settings later, so don’t worry about missing something.

Now, you can click on the ‘Save and Continue’ button to move on to the next step.

On the next page, you will be asked whether you want to set it up as a person or an organization. For instance, if you run a personal blog, then you may want to choose a person.

Otherwise, you would select an organization and enter your organization name and business phone number. If you don’t have a business phone number yet, then you can leave it blank and add it later.

Fill website details for All in One SEO

Below that, you need to provide a business logo and a default social sharing image.

A default social sharing image will be used when someone shares a link from your website and if that page doesn’t have a specific featured image set for it.

AIOSEO Wizard: Add a Logo and Social Image

If you scroll down a little, then you will see the social profile section. This is where you will add social profile URLs associated with your website.

The business logo and social profiles are important elements that Google and other search engines use for their Knowledge Panels.

Adding social media profiles

Once you have completed all the fields that you can, just click on the ‘Save and Continue’ button to move on to the next step.

Next, you will be asked to turn on SEO features. The essential SEO features like XML Sitemaps and Optimized Search Appearance are already turned on. You can choose other features you want to enable.

Turn on SEO features

If you are unsure, then you can leave the default options and move on to the next step.

Next, you will see the Search Appearance screen. The plugin will show you a snippet preview of how your site will look in the search results. You can click on it to change the homepage title and meta description.

All in One SEO wizard - Search Appearance

By default, the plugin will use the smart tags to display your site title, separator, and site tagline. You can customize these by clicking on the ‘Google Snippet Preview’.

Your goal should be to use your main keywords in the site’s title and description. You can also change these later from the plugin settings.

Below that, you will see advanced options. You can configure them to your own needs.

Choose advanced site search appearance options

The first option is to choose whether your site is live or under construction. If you don’t want search engines to list your website right now, then you can choose ‘Under Construction’.

The next option is to include all post types (such as posts, pages, and products) in search results. If you are unsure, then keep it turned on for all post types.

Next, you need to choose if you have a multi-author or a single-author blog. If you have a single-author WordPress blog, then you need to select this option to avoid duplicate content.

The redirect attachment pages option is turned on by default. Attachment pages are low text pages, and it is highly recommended to redirect them because it will improve your overall SEO score.

Click on the ‘Save and Continue’ button to move on to the next step.

Finally, if you are using the PRO features of the plugin, then you will be asked to enter your license key. You can find this information in your account on the All in One SEO for WordPress website.

Enter your license key

After entering your license key, you will see the Congratulations page, letting you know that you have reached the final page of the All in One SEO setup wizard.

You can click on the ‘Finish Setup’ button to save your settings and exit the wizard.

Finish All in One SEO Setup Wizard

Congratulations, you have successfully installed and set up the All in One SEO for WordPress plugin on your website. You are now ready to take full advantage of this incredibly powerful SEO tool to grow your business.

In the next few steps, we will walk you through important SEO features and how to use them to grow your website.

Optimizing Your Website Posts and Pages for SEO Using AIOSEO

Optimizing your blog posts for SEO is a regular task and a very important part of creating content on your website.

All in One SEO for WordPress shows a TruSEO score for each of your blog posts and pages. This includes practical tips on improving that score and optimizing your posts for better performance in search results.

Simply edit any post or page on your website and scroll down to the ‘AIOSEO Settings’ section below the content editor.

AIOSEO settings section for a single post or page

From here, you will see a snippet preview of how that particular post or page will appear in search results. Below that, you can enter the SEO meta title and description.

AIOSEO can automatically generate the SEO title and description for you. You can also manually enter it for each article, which will allow you to get creative and write catchy descriptions for your articles.

Just make sure that your title and description fields are using the main focus keyphrase for your post or page.

A focus keyphrase is the main keyword or phrase that you want to target. This is the phrase that your users are most likely to type into search engines to look for the information that you have in your article.

Add focus keyword for your post or page

Adding the focus keyphrase does not automatically improve your on-page SEO. However, All in One SEO helps you optimize your content for the focus keyphrase using the content analysis feature. More on this later.

Next, you need to switch to the ‘Social’ tab under the AIOSEO settings. This is where you can control how this post or page will appear on social media platforms with a preview of Facebook and Twitter.

Social settings for your post or page

From here, you can choose a different variation of title and description. You can also pick which image you want to use when a link is shared.

This ensures that your social media images are not broken, and you can choose the perfect image to appear with your links.

We will talk about the ‘Schema’ tab later in this article.

Using Content Analyzer for TruSEO Score in WordPress

One of the coolest features of All in One SEO is the content analysis and the TruSEO score. You can see them at the bottom of the ‘AIOSEO Settings’ section and also by clicking on the AIOSEO button in the top right corner of the screen.

AIOSEO - TruSEO score and content analysis

The content analysis feature looks for a detailed set of indicators to give your content an SEO score. This allows you to have a handy SEO checklist that you can go through when creating content for your website.

You can expand different sections to view the checks and recommendations. AIOSEO will give you details about each recommendation that needs your attention and tell you how to fix it.

Recommendations in AIOSEO

For more details, see our tips on optimizing your blog posts for SEO.

Using Headline Analyzer to Optimize Title SEO in WordPress

Your post titles also play an important role in SEO. You can use All in One SEO’s Headline Analyzer to create headlines that get more clicks on search engine results pages.

Simply click the ‘H’ button at the top of the content editor to get started.

AIOSEO SEO Headline Analyzer

Your page title will be given a score, and you should aim for a score of at least 70.

Below that, you will see different sections with tips on how to improve your headline. There are sections for word balance, sentiment, headline type, character count, and word count.

You can expand these sections to see actionable tips and recommendations on how to improve your post’s SEO title.

AIOSEO SEO Headline Analyzer Recommendations

If you just want to brainstorm some great post headlines, then you can also access Headline Analyzer from All in One SEO » SEO Analysis.

Once there, you need to click on the ‘Headline Analyzer’ tab at the top of the page.

AIOSEO Headline Analyzer

Now, simply type a headline and then click the ‘Analyze’ button.

Your headline idea will be given a score, and you will see actionable tips to improve it.

AIOSEO Headline Analyzer Results

For detailed instructions, see our guide on how to use Headline Analyzer to improve SEO titles in WordPress.

Optimizing WooCommerce SEO Using All in One SEO for WordPress

All in One SEO for WordPress is ready for eCommerce stores and helps you optimize your WooCommerce SEO right out of the box.

Let’s start with the product pages first.

Simply edit any product in WooCommerce and scroll down to the AIOSEO Settings box below the product editor.

Add Product Metadata in AIOSEO

In the ‘General’ tab, you can change the product’s SEO title and description. You can use a product short description smart tag, or you can write a custom description. Just make sure your main product keyword is used in both the title and description fields.

Next, switch to the ‘Social’ tab. From here, you can control how your product will look on social media platforms. You can set a different product image here to get more clicks and engagement from social media.

Social settings for your product

After that, you can switch to the ‘Schema’ tab.

Schema markup allows search engines to better understand and display your content in search results. For instance, this is how search engines may show a product in search results:

Product schema type used in search results

AIOSEO will automatically select the correct schema type.

It will also use the data from your WooCommerce product listing, like product pricing, availability of stock, and more.

AIOSEO automatically adds product schema to WooCommerce products

Additionally, you can click the ‘Edit Schema’ icon to add other information.

You can add the brand, identifier type, material, color, pattern, and more if you need to.

Edit product schema in All in One SEO

The plugin also automatically generates WooCommerce XML sitemaps, including product and product category sitemaps. This brings us to the next step.

Using XML Sitemaps in All in One SEO

An XML sitemap is a file that lists all your website content in an XML format so search engines like Google can easily discover and index your content.

Sitemaps are extremely important for SEO, and AIOSEO automatically sets them up for you.

You can find your XML sitemap by adding sitemap.xml at the end of your domain name like this:

XML Sitemaps in All in One SEO

You can customize your sitemap using All in One SEO.

Simply go to the All in One SEO » Sitemaps page to review sitemap settings.

Sitemap settings in All in One SEO

You can scroll down below to the Sitemap Settings section.

From here, you can manage sitemap indexes and include or exclude post types and taxonomies (categories and tags). You can also enable XML sitemaps for date-based archives and author archives.

Sitemap settings

The plugin also allows you to manually add pages to your XML sitemaps.

For instance, you might do this if you have a standalone contact form, a landing page, or Shopify store pages.

Adding additional pages to your sitemap

Create a Video XML Sitemap

All in One SEO allows you to create additional sitemaps like a video sitemap or a news sitemap.

If you embed videos into your content, then adding a video sitemap displays the video thumbnail with a play button in search results.

Example video search result

You can enable the video XML sitemap by switching to the ‘Video Sitemap’ tab.

The first time you visit this page, you will need to click the ‘Activate Video Sitemap’ button to turn on video sitemaps on your site.

Click the 'Activate Video Sitemap' Button

Once video sitemaps are activated, you will see the ‘Video Sitemap’ settings tab.

Notice that the ‘Enable Sitemap’ toggle has been switched on.

Enabling video sitemaps in All in One SEO for WordPress

Note: You will need at least a PRO plan of the plugin to access the video sitemaps feature.

Create a News Sitemap in WordPress

If you run a news website, then you will need to generate a news XML sitemap to appear on Google Search’s News results page.

All in One SEO makes it super easy to generate a news sitemap for your website. Simply switch to the ‘News Sitemap’ tab. The first time you visit this tab, you will need to click the ‘Activate News Sitemap’ button to enable news sitemaps on your site.

Click the 'Activate News Sitemap' Button

Now, you will see the ‘Video Sitemap’ settings tab.

Notice that the ‘Enable Sitemap’ toggle has been switched on.

News sitemap in All in One SEO for WordPress

Below that, you will see the news sitemap settings.

You can set your publication name and select a post type that you want to use for the news sitemap.

News Sitemap Settings

Note: You will need at least a PRO plan of the plugin to access the video sitemaps feature.

Generate an RSS Sitemap

An RSS Sitemap is different than an XML sitemap. Unlike XML Sitemaps, an RSS sitemap only contains your most recent content. It helps Google and other search engines to show your newer content in the search results.

All in One SEO allows you to easily add an RSS sitemap to your website. Simply switch to the ‘RSS Sitemap’ tab and then make sure the ‘Enable Sitemap’ setting is toggled on.

RSS Sitemap in AIOSEO

To learn more about sitemaps, see our detailed guide on how to add XML sitemaps in WordPress.

Using Schema Markup in All in One SEO for WordPress

Schema markup is a special vocabulary that you can use in your post or page’s HTML code to tell search engines more about your content.

For instance, you can tell search engines that the content they are viewing is a recipe or a product page. This allows search engines to use the microdata to display rich snippets in search results.

Rich snippets in Google Knowledge Graph search results

Schema markup also helps search engines display results in knowledge graph information panels. This enhanced placement in search results helps you get more clicks and visitors to your website.

All in One SEO for WordPress comes with built-in support for schema markup for all your content.

Setting Sitewide Schema Markup in WordPress

First, you need to visit the All in One SEO » Search Appearance page and switch to the ‘Content Types’ tab.

From here, you can open the ‘Schema Markup’ tab for each content type.

Setting default schema type in AIOSEO

For instance, you can choose ‘Article’ for your posts and then choose what type of articles they are, such as articles, blog posts, or news articles.

Similarly, for your WooCommerce products, you can switch to the ‘Schema Markup’ tab and set the default markup type to ‘Product’.

Changing Schema Markup for Individual Posts and Pages

Now, what if you have mixed content that you publish as blog posts? For instance, you may occasionally publish a recipe instead of an article as a blog post.

All in One SEO allows you to control schema markup for all individual posts, pages, and products. Simply edit the item that you want to change and scroll down to the AIOSEO Settings below the post editor.

From here, you need to switch to the ‘Schema’ tab and click the ‘Generate Schema’ button.

Change a single post or page's schema markup

This will open up the Schema Catalog.

Here, you can choose the schema type that you want to use.

AIOSEO Schema Catalog

Depending on which schema type you choose, you will see different options to provide additional microdata to be used in the schema markup.

For instance, if you change it to ‘Recipe’ schema, then you will be asked to enter information such as the recipe name, description, image, dish type, cuisine, the time required, and more.

Additional fields to enter recipe schema information

Schema markup is an extremely powerful tool that helps you enhance the appearance of your content in the search results and get more free traffic to your website.

Connecting Google Search Console and Other Webmaster Tools

Google Search Console is a free tool offered by Google to help website owners track their websites’ presence in Google search results.

All in One SEO for WordPress allows you to easily connect your WordPress site to Google Search Console.

First, you need to add your website to Google Search Console using the URL prefix method. During the process, you will be asked to verify your ownership of the website. You should choose the HTML tag option.

Copying the HTML tag

Copy the HTML tag and switch back to your WordPress admin area.

Now, simply go to the All in One SEO » General Settings page and switch to the ‘Webmaster Tools’ tab. From here, you can click on ‘Google Search Console’ and then enter the verification code you copied earlier.

Connecting WordPress to Google Search Console

Similarly, the plugin also allows you to add verification codes for other services like Bing Webmaster Tools, Yandex, Baidu, and Pinterest site verification.

In fact, if any third-party service asks you to add some code to your site’s header, then you can use this page to add those codes in the ‘Miscellaneous Verification’ box.

Miscellaneous Verification section in All in One SEO

Don’t forget to click on the ‘Save Changes’ button to store your settings.

Viewing Google Search Console Statistics From All in One SEO

While the Google Search Console offers a lot of useful statistics about your website on the Google Search Console website, many beginners find it difficult to find the information they need.

Luckily, All in One SEO’s Search Statistics feature makes it easy to do this from inside your WordPress website’s dashboard.

When you navigate to the All in One SEO » Search Statistics page for the first time, you will need to click the ‘Connect to Google Search Console’ button.

Click 'Connect to Google Search Console'

You will be asked to connect or choose your Google account and then give the All in One SEO plugin access to your Google Search Console account.

Once you are redirected back to your website, All in One SEO will fetch your Google Search Console data for you. It will be presented in easy-to-understand reports featuring graphs.

AIOSEO Search Statistics Dashboard

Internal links are links between posts on your own website. They help search engines discover your content and rank them higher in search results.

All in One SEO’s Link Assistant feature makes it easy to add links to your old and new content without having to open up the post. Simply head over to All in One SEO » Link Assistant in your WordPress dashboard.

AIOSEO Activate Link Assistant

The first time you visit this page, you will need to click the ‘Activate Link Assistant’ to enable the feature on your website.

After that, the tool will need to scan every post and page on your website to collect the links you have and see which posts are linked to and which aren’t.

Scanning Your Website Links Using Link Assistatn

After a few moments, the scan will finish, and you will see an overview of the links used on your website.

You will see the total counts for internal, external, and affiliate links. The report will also show you the number of orphaned posts that have not yet been linked to from another post or page.

AIOSEO Link Assistant Overview

The ‘Links Report’ tab provides detailed information on all your links.

You will see a list of all your posts and pages with columns for internal, external, and affiliate links, as well as suggestions where you can add links.

AIOSEO Link Assistant Links Report

You can click on the right arrow button next to any post or page to see more details.

For example, you can go to the ‘Link Suggestions’ tab to quickly view link suggestions and add links without directly editing a post or page.

Viewing Link Suggestions Offered by AIOSEO's Link Assistant

You can learn more in our ultimate guide on internal linking for SEO.

Local Business SEO Setup

A lot of WordPress users run small business websites that serve a particular town or region. These include businesses like restaurants, real estate agents, plumbing, maintenance service providers, small stores, salons, and more.

Local business SEO allows you to optimize your website to appear more prominently in local search results.

For instance, if someone is looking for an ‘Italian restaurant’, then your location would pop up in the results.

Local SEO in action in Google Search

This drives targeted customers and direct sales to your business.

First, you may want to create a Google My Business account. This allows you to add your business listing, prove that you own the business, and manage your business information using Google’s My Business dashboard.

Google My Business account

Important: Websites made with Google Business Profiles will be turned off as of March 2024. Read this guide on what to do about Google shutting down Business Profile sites.

All in One SEO for WordPress allows you to easily add local business SEO schema markup to your website. This helps you get even more enhanced placement in the search results and keep the information up to date for your business.

Simply navigate to All in One SEO » Local SEO. The first time you visit this page, you will need to click the ‘Activate Local SEO’ button to enable local SEO on your site.

Activate Local SEO in AIOSEO

After that, you can set up your location settings. The first setting asks whether your business has multiple locations.

After that, you need to decide how you will add location information to your website. Most users prefer to use Gutenberg blocks, but you can also use a shortcode, widgets, or PHP code.

AIOSEO Local SEO Location Settings

Now you can scroll down to the Business Info section

Here, you can fill in your business’s information like name, logo, location, area served, and more.

Local SEO settings in AIOSEO

Once you have entered all of your business information, you can add your opening hours.

In the ‘Opening Hours’ tab, you will find settings for whether to display your business hours and how to add them to your website, such as using a Gutenberg block.

AIOSEO Local SEO Opening Hours

After that, you can scroll down the page and enter your business hours.

There are options for businesses that are open 24/7, or you can add your opening hours for each day of the week.

AIOSEO Local SEO Opening Hours Settings

The last tab allows you to add a map of your location to your website. This can help customers navigate to your office or physical store.

For step-by-step instructions, see our guide on how to add a Google Maps store locator on WordPress.


Don’t forget to click on the ‘Save Changes’ button to store your settings.

Performing a Website SEO Audit in WordPress

Now, as you work on your website, you will want to know how your website’s SEO is doing. All in One SEO for WordPress provides a built-in tool to perform a detailed website SEO audit.

Simply go to the All in One SEO » SEO Analysis page to perform a complete site-wide SEO analysis.

SEO analysis performed by AIOSEO

On top of the page, it will give you an overall score for your site’s SEO health. Any score above 70 is acceptable, but there is always room for improvement.

Below the score, you will see the breakdown of your site’s SEO audit checklist with different labels.

SEO audit report in AIOSEO

If there are any critical issues, then they need your immediate attention.

Simply click on the ‘Important Issues’ tab, and you’ll see a list of issues that you need to fix. You can click on the arrow next to each item to expand, and it will show you how to fix it.

Fixing important SEO issues

As you fix an issue, you can click on the ‘Refresh Results’ button to regenerate the SEO Analysis score.

Performing SEO Competitor Analysis in WordPress

Want to compare your SEO analysis with your competitors? AIOSEO comes with a built-in competitor analysis tool that you can use inside WordPress.

Simply go to the All in One SEO » SEO Analysis page and switch to the ‘Analyze Competitor Site’ tab. From here, you need to enter the URL of your competitor’s website to generate an analysis report.

Competitor analysis in AIOSEO for WordPress

AIOSEO will generate an SEO analysis report of your competitor.

Below the score, you will get a detailed report on different SEO checks, top keywords, critical issues, performance, and a security analysis.

Competition SEO analysis report

You can compare this report with your own report and see if there is something that they are doing that you can use and improve upon.

Expert Tip: You can also use the All in One SEO Analyzer browser extension to quickly see a website’s SEO scores on the front end.

Miscellaneous SEO Settings and Tools

All in One SEO for WordPress is an incredibly powerful SEO tool. Apart from the features we have covered above, it comes equipped with many features for advanced users.

Moving From Yoast SEO to All in One SEO

All in One SEO allows you to easily import SEO data from third-party plugins so that you can switch and use a more powerful and much better SEO tool.

Simply go to the All in One SEO » Tools page and switch to the ‘Import/Export’ tab.

Import export your WordPress SEO data and settings

You can then import data by choosing a plugin from the dropdown list and clicking on the ‘Import’ button.

Edit Robots.txt and .htaccess Files

Sometimes, when following a WordPress tutorial or guide, you may need to edit your robots.txt or .htaccess file. All in One SEO allows you to easily do that.

You can do this by visiting the All in One SEO » Tools page. From here, you will find the option to edit the robots.txt and .htaccess files.

Robots.txt and .htaccess file editor in AIOSEO

Manipulate Your WordPress RSS Feeds

RSS Feeds are used by content aggregators to display your site’s articles or summaries.

All in One SEO allows you to easily manipulate your WordPress RSS feeds to your own advantage by adding your own custom content before or after blog posts.

You can do that by visiting the All in One SEO » General Settings page and switching to the ‘RSS Content’ tab.

Add content before or after your WordPress RSS feed

Control Who Can Access SEO Options in WordPress

Many businesses have staff members responsible for creating content, marketing, or managing SEO. All in One SEO makes it easy for you to choose who has access to SEO settings.

Simply go to the ‘Access Control’ tab and toggle the different settings on and off.

AIOSEO Access Control

It works seamlessly with WordPress user roles and permissions.

Taking Your Website SEO to the Next Level

Now that you have installed and set up All in One SEO for WordPress, the next step is to track how your website is doing and what you can do to grow it.

The easiest way to track your website traffic is by using MonsterInsights. It allows you to see how many visitors are coming to your site, which pages they are viewing, and what they do on your site.

If you haven’t set it up yet, then you can see our guide on how to easily install Google Analytics in WordPress.

Bonus Tip: See what other important marketing data you must track on each of your WordPress websites.

However, for most website owners, the main goal is not only to get more traffic but to convert those users into subscribers and customers.

This is where you’ll need OptinMonster.

It is the best conversion optimization software in the world and helps you convert website visitors into customers. It comes with beautiful lightbox popups, slide-in menus, countdown timers, notification bars, and more.

We hope this article helped you properly install and set up All in One SEO for WordPress. You may also want to see our tips on how to increase your blog traffic and our expert picks for the best WordPress themes for SEO experts.

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    All in One SEO Pack is a game-changer! This guide helped me master all its features, from sitemaps to schema markup. I
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  3. Jiří Vaněk says

    When I saw the current offer on Black Friday, a price around 50 USD seemed like a great deal. I’m also considering switching from Yoast as it doesn’t offer as many settings as AIOSEO. I’m asking because it seems to me that this plugin is really extensive and capable of many things. Can such a large plugin negatively impact website speed due to its robustness and hosting resource demands?

      • Jiří Vaněk says

        Now I’m using AIO SEO, and I must say it’s an amazing piece of software. But may I ask you about another question in this guide that I don’t understand? It’s about sitemaps. What’s the difference between a sitemap for news (for Google News) and a sitemap for posts? Both sitemaps contain new posts from the blog. So, where is a news sitemap better than a normal sitemap? I have Google News registered.

        • WPBeginner Support says

          The news sitemap would only have content from the last 48 hours as well as have extra markup for Google news. You would only want to use a news sitemap if you have a news site.

  4. Ralph says

    I’m using yoast for over 5 years but your guides are making me question my decision. I had problems with AIOSEO but that was long time ago. I think i might use it for my new website. Thanks for detailed guide so I have everything in 1 place rather than spend hours googling everything separetely.

    • Jiří Vaněk says

      I can only recommend switching to AIO SEO. I was the same way. I’ve been using Yoast SEO on my website for a year and a half and now I’ve switched to AIO SEO. and the results are really noticeable. For example, in the month since I started retroactively adding markup schemes, I can see results both in the search and in the Google Search Console. So if you’re thinking about making a change, don’t be afraid. The change is not complicated, it is fast and you will see the results very soon.

  5. Kanas says

    Hi, I chose business and I was planning to make it a “business” while I was configuring the All In One SEO.
    It is basically an affiliate site and I plan to use display ads for the site in the future. So should I choose personal instead of business? Or can I leave it as it is?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      If you plan on your site being for a business then you can keep it a business but if you plan on it being a personal site if you plan on being a personal site with ads, you would have it be a personal site. You can always change what your site is set as later in the plugin’s settings :)


    • WPBeginner Support says

      The sitemap would update as you add content, you wouldn’t normally need to resubmit it.


      • Steve says

        Yeah, that’s what I thought too. My host told me that my sitemap needed to be updated that confused me.

  6. Rachael Robinson says

    I’ve installed this plugin after deactivating Yoast, but All In one doesn’t pull through the metas on products, posts & pages. Is there a way to do this? I have written them all manually so want them moving over rather than taking the 1st few lines of the article. Thanks.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      You would want to ensure you use the importer tool in the plugin to transfer your settings over.


  7. Justin says

    My site was under construction, so I selected that when I set it up. This means AISEO tells search engines not to index the site. Now, the site is going live and I don’t know how to get AISEO to turn off that feature (ex: I now want it to tell search engines to index me). I cant find anywhere that this is covered.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      It would depend on how many you’re looking to add but you would separate the keywords with a comma for adding multiple keywords if you are using them.


  8. somnio360 says

    Nice and quite helpful, but i have a question . my sitemap doesn’t seem to be proper. I have generated ot using All-in-one SEO which is not working here is my site map . kindly help!! thanks

  9. Jchong says

    Hi WP,

    I downloaded the All-in-one SEO pack plugin. On my individual product page, there are 2 sections of the All-in-one- SEO pack for me to fill up.

    One section has the (Use this form to enter All in One SEO Pack details for this Product.) while the other has a preview snippet (showing what the page would look like in the search engine).

    There are some duplicate forms for both sections (such as Title, Description, and keywords). Do I have to fill them up for both sections or just one section would do?

    Thank you and look forward to your reply.


  10. Nicolas says

    Hi – I use this plugin and noticed that the Google Analytics ID is not added to the websites HTML code. I see the google or bing verification code, which means the plugin works – but the code is missing. I used the Monster plugin before, which worked. Any idea how to fix? Thanks

  11. vineet gupta says

    I have a Question. When ‘Use Static Front Page Instead’ option is enabled, how to edit the Title Formats? For eg, the edit option under Home Page Title Option provides a box that contains ‘%page_title%’ Can one delete these words and write his own?. Is there any guideline for Editing the boxes?

  12. Victor R. Villar says

    Hi, I just meet your post and I have a question. I wrote all the meta descriptions but seaching by Google don’t show these meta descriptions. I sent a new sitemap and a new robots.txt with Search Console.
    My theme is Betheme.
    Can you help me please?
    Thanks in advance
    Victor Villar

  13. Permana Jayanta says

    Yoast have Local SEO. What plugin can I use if I use AIO Seo Pack to optimize my Local SEO?

  14. Shankar says

    Will this plugin support to generate dynamic sitemap? In my site I have 25000 url’s. Most of them are dynamic url’s. How can I generate sitemap for this dynamic site?

  15. JM Das says

    I have a Question. When ‘Use Static Front Page Instead’ option is enabled, how to edit the Title Formats? For eg, the edit option under Home Page Title Option provides a box that contains ‘%page_title%’ Can one delete these words and write his own?. Is there any guideline for Editing the boxes? Thanks for any help

  16. Thomas says

    I’ve activated XML Sitemap in Feature Manager. When I visit the Sitemap page however, there are no boxes for “Notify Google” or “Notify Bing”. I shut down and restarted but still no boxes to check.

  17. Jagadeesh says

    I have using All in one SEO plugin, I am working on SEO for my website, my issue is I have used a post with few tags, now audit says duplicate content for the post.

    Reason is if the post is displaying by
    1. /category/postname
    2. /tags/id/
    3. author/postname

    so three post are same but its displaying in different url, so audit report says this content is duplicated.

  18. Robert Perkis says

    All in One SEO Pack installed itself under Word Press Settings where only the SEO is offered no Sitemap or other menu options appear as when All in One SEO Pack installs to the WP Dashboard. Is there a way to move All in One SEO Pack from WP Settings to WP Dashboard to enable its menu?

  19. Judy Grupido says

    Does All in one SEO Pack automatically put social icons on my site? wordpress, klopp theme. I already have twitter icon on my site. If not, add a plug-in?

  20. Hajar says

    I have a question. There is always an update option of of All in one seo pack plugin, so should we do update regularly?

  21. m.king says


    Regarding the social meta area, you state: “The next section allows you to set up Facebook admin and app ID. Settings in this section will allow you to add Facebook author tag, and get Facebook Insights for your website.”

    I do not see anywhere to add or edit a Facebook author tag?

    Perhaps this is something missing from the most recent version?

  22. Soren Nielsen says

    I have a question shouln’t it be possible to see the SEO Description SEO Title SEO Keywords when you are in the backend of wordpress and click post?

    I have all the content in all in one seo but there is nothing displaying on my general post page where I have the overview of all post.

    How do I fix it?



  23. Shubham says

    I am using All in one seo And i am using it in my new website i dont know much about it but after setting up the seo in my static front page and then when i look into google search for my website it says ((( Education … Entries RSS · Comments RSS · · Abhishek Soni Classes Proudly powered by WordPress)))
    abhishek soni classes is my website name
    how to set up this

  24. darren says

    i am getting a 500 page error and i cant get access now to uninstall from wordpress.. is there a way to uninstall without going through wordpress..??

  25. Doug Kercher says

    I filled in the snippet, updated page but title does not appear in browser title/tab. Any ideas please?

  26. Andrea Tartara says

    I have a problem with All in One with Loco Translations with the social meta. My site is in two languages and I can specify only one of them. The last I write it takes for every language.
    Everyone have the same problem?
    How can i do?

  27. Manuel Gimenez says

    Can I export all my SEO data (description and title) from Yoast to All-in-one-seo-pack? I´m having problems with Yoast but I don´t want to lose all data.

  28. Friday Alex says

    Thanks WPBeginner, my problem is my site is displaying well on search like what should i do

  29. Georgina says


    I’m using the WP Hueman Theme, and I’d like to switch my seo content from the “add meta tags” plugin to the “all in one seo pack”. I tried to do it with the seo data transporter plugin, but it didn’t work: it says that there are zero compatible files. Is there any other way to save or transfer the seo data?


  30. Lorrayne Scott-Collins says

    I have a static page on my website. Do I understand correctly that after enabling it I just leave all the title format settings as they are? Im a bit confused as to whether I need to type anything in the boxes!

    • WPBeginner Support says

      You can edit the page, scroll down a little to the All in One SEO settings metabox. There in the title field you will see how the title will appear on search engines. You can change it if you want.


  31. Alex says

    Nice guide and I need a refresher! I would have appreciated an explanation of “Canonical” – you mention it right at the beginning and then rush on.



    • WPBeginner Support says

      Canonical is a special tag which tells search engines that even though this content appears elsewhere on your site, its permanent location is this particular URL. This helps avoiding duplicate content issue. Your SEO plugin would automatically handle that.


  32. Uwe says


    it is possible to set SEO Titel, SEO Description and SEO Keywords in bulk?
    It is time consuming to set image by image.


  33. Jena says

    Thank you so much for this post! You’ve helped me so much! A couple questions though. Does the Social Meta automatically update your Facebook, Twitter, and G+ accounts when you make a new post? And does it display links on your pages and posts for visitors to share on their social media accounts? Thanks again!

    • WPBeginner Support says

      No it does not. It is used when someone else shares a link of your site on their social profiles. The meta tags help those social platforms pick up things like title, description, featured image, author name, author profile, etc.


  34. Agnieszka says

    I’m trying to find a straightforward answer if All in One SEO allows you to implement Google tracking codes into pages.
    If not, would it make sense to use something like this plug in
    Would they in any way clash depending on where they place the code?


    • WPBeginner Support says

      All in One SEO Pack allows you to add Google Analytics into your WordPress pages. If you want to use another plugin for that, then simply don’t enter your Google Analytics ID into All in One SEO Pack’s settings.


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