Installation Guide for Yoast SEO Premium

Last update: 11 April, 2017

First of all: thanks for buying Yoast SEO Premium. Setting up and activating your license is very easy.

Note: If you are upgrading from the free version, please update to the most recent version of the plugin prior to upgrading. Once you have the current free version, please deactivate it prior to activating the premium version. After the upgrade, you can safely remove the free version as you no longer need it. When you remove the free version you may expect that all your SEO data and settings to be transferred to the premium. The steps below will remind you to deactivate the free plugin and when it's safe to remove it.

When you have purchased the plugin you will receive an email with your license key and a link to download the plugin, which looks like this:

Note: You may retrieve a purchase email which contains fresh download links of the newest Yoast by entering your license number in the License Retrieval section on the License Page.

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yoast premium purchase receipt

You can download the zip file mentioned in this email and upload it into your WordPress installation. To do this, go to Plugins → Add New and click the Upload tab. If you do not have a Plugins menu this means you may not have the right permissions to upload plugins. You will need to reach out to your Network Administrator, WordPress Installer, or Host Provider to adjust the permission level.

Install the video seo plugin through upload

On this page, click "Choose file", select the zip file and upload it by clicking the "Install Now" button:

Install video seo plugin through upload - step 2

When it's uploaded do not click "Activate Plugin" if you've already installed Yoast SEO. Instead, return to the plugins page to deactivate Yoast SEO first.

If you didn't have Yoast SEO installed or after you've deactivated Yoast SEO, click Activate on Yoast SEO Premium.

yoast premium activation

If you've updated the free Yoast SEO plugin, you can now safely delete this plugin after activating Yoast SEO Premium.

Activate Your License

Please follow the steps here to activate your license.

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