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Configure Metas Tags – SEO WordPress

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The Goal

In this tutorial “Configure Metas Tags – SEO WordPress“, I explain how to configure the meta tags of your WordPress pages, posts and taxonomies.

Meta tags help search engines and social media platforms understand your content, which is great for SEO ranking. This meta tag information is also used to provide preview text in search engine results and on social media shares.

These examples are previews that were generated automatically using meta tags.

Google Search Snippet Preview
Google Search Preview
Facebook Share Preview
Facebook Share Preview


The activities in this tutorial require the Yoast SEO plugin to be installed, and its advanced features to be enabled.

The Method

Go to: WP Admin Menu → SEO → Titles & Metas

Using this interface you can build your own default meta tag templates for websites pages.

This article by Yoast explains the process in greater detail and it contains a complete list of variables, which can used to generate your websites meta tags.


This article is part of a series, explaining how to configure WordPress so that it’s search engine and social media ready, “SEO WordPress: The Definitive Guide“.