How do I customize the SEO roles?

Last update: 25 October, 2017

With the release of Yoast SEO 5.5 comes a great new feature: SEO roles. Learn more SEO roles in this article.

Available SEO Roles

  • SEO Editor – Has all SEO capabilities except wpseo_manage_options
  • SEO Manager – Has all SEO capabilities

Available SEO capabilities

  • wpseo_manage_options (full access to Yoast SEO settings)
  • wpseo_edit_advanced_metadata (Advanced tab of Yoast SEO metabox)
  • wpseo_bulk_edit (Bulk SEO editor)
  • wpseo_manage_redirects (Premium only)

Customize using a plugin

To customize the SEO roles or provide SEO capabilities to other WordPress roles, we recommend using a permission plugin like Justin Tadlock’s excellent Members plugin.

Customize with code

You or your developer can use the available WordPress functions to add or remove roles and capabilities. An example can be found here and you can learn more here.

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