Titles & Metas setting in WordPress Yoast SEO

A simple guide on setting up titles and metas in WordPress Yoast SEO for best search result with site title and good meta description.

Titles & Metas is second tab after General setting to configure in Yoast SEO (WordPress SEO) plugin. Settings of titles and metas will directly impact search result display.

Titles and Metas have further General, Homepage, Post Type, Taxonomies, Archives, Other.

  • General: will help to enable Yoast SEO titles and metas function in WordPress. This tab is also used for setting default Separator site. BeingBlog will be using * as separator.
Yoast SEO Title & Metas General

Yoast SEO Title & Metas General settings – BeingBlog

  • Homepage: will allow to modify the site title template and meta description template that will be shown in search result. You can also adds meta keywords if required.
Yoast SEO Title Metas Homepage

Yoast SEO Title & Metas Homepage – BeingBlog

  • Post Types: similar to homepage settings, post type helps in setting template for posts, pages, and media. If you are using any other custom post type like bbPress then that will be appearing here for setup.
Yoast SEO Title Metas Post Types

Yoast SEO Title Metas Post Types – BeingBlog

Yoast SEO Title Metas Post Types Media

Yoast SEO Title Metas Post Types Media – BeingBlog

  • Taxonomies: helps in setting titles and meta templates for Category, Tags and other post formats. I have made Tags to no-index, follow so that tags archive should not get index by search engine.
Yoast SEO Title Metas Taxonomies

Yoast SEO Title Metas Taxonomies – BeingBlog

Yoast SEO Title Metas Taxonomies Format

Yoast SEO Title Metas Taxonomies Format – BeingBlog

  • Archives: helps in setting search display of Author and Date archives display in search. It also has options to disable author and date archive to avoid duplicate content. Archive setting will also change titles for Search page and 404 error page. Below is settings of BeingBlog archives setting for Yoast SEO.
Yoast SEO Title Metas Archives

Yoast SEO Title Metas Archives – BeingBlog

Yoast SEO Title Metas Archives Duplicate and special page

Yoast SEO Title Metas Archives Duplicate and special page – BeingBlog

  • Other: helps in setting sitewide meta settings.
Yoast SEO Title Metas Others

Yoast SEO Title Metas Others – BeingBlog

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