MyYoast Quickstart guide
MyYoast is the customer portal where you can find and manage all the Yoast SEO products you own. If you don’t have an account yet or want to know how it all works, this guide will get you started.
Table of Contents
- Your MyYoast account
- Finding and installing your products
- Connecting your subscription to the plugin using MyYoast
- Configuring your products
- Switching subscriptions from one site to another
- Removing a site from MyYoast
- Finding orders and invoices
- Changing your account settings
- Deleting your MyYoast account
1. Your MyYoast account
I’m a new customer
The moment you buy your first Yoast product, a MyYoast account will be created for the email address you use during checkout. To activate your account, visit this link and set a password.
I’m a returning customer
If you already bought something from us before August 2017, a new account has already been automatically created for you. To activate it, visit this link and set a password.
Once your account is activated, you can log in at my.yoast.com.
2. Finding and installing your products
Once you have logged in, click on Downloads in the menu to find the plugins and ebooks you bought.
Not sure how to install a plugin on your site? Read our installation guides. Once you’ve successfully installed the plugin, move to step 3. If you are unable to upload or install Yoast SEO Premium please contact your hosting company or contact our support team.
Note: SEO training courses from Yoast Academy are not listed on this page, those can be found by visiting the Courses page in the MyYoast menu or going to Yoast Academy directly.
3. Connecting the plugin to your subscription using MyYoast
To receive all the benefits of our Premium plugins, they have to be connected to your subscription, after installation and activation on your website. MyYoast takes away the need to find and copy-paste license keys by directly connecting the site that’s running the plugin to your MyYoast account.
Please follow the steps here to connect your subscription to your site: How to add a site in MyYoast
4. Configuring your products
Once you have installed the plugin on your site and connected the subscription to your website in MyYoast, you are ready to configure your plugin.
Not sure how to configure a plugin on your site? Read our configuration guides. Once you’ve successfully configured the plugin, you are ready to use it. Feel free to read the following steps for additional information about MyYoast.
5. Switching subscriptions from one site to another
If you connected a subscription to a plugin on a site but decided you want to use it on a different site, that’s easy to do by removing the subscription or site and then adding it to another site.
Please follow the steps here to remove the plugin subscription or site and then add the new site: How to add or remove a site in MyYoast
6. Removing a site from MyYoast
If you want to remove a site from MyYoast, you can do so from the Sites screen. Please follow the steps here to remove your subscription from your site: How to remove a site in MyYoast
7. Finding orders and invoices
If you need to download an invoice or look up the order number, you can find all that information by clicking Account in the MyYoast menu. Use the navigation at the top of the page to switch between subscriptions, orders, and your account info.
8. Changing your account settings
Go to Account > Profile in My Yoast. Here you can change your email address and password.*
Your avatar is pulled from Gravatar – it is tied to your email address, so you cannot change it manually here, you’ll have to do that on gravatar.com.
*See 10.4 if this is not working for you.
9. Deleting your MyYoast account
If you want to stop using Yoast products completely for whatever reason, you can disable your account. This can be done on the Account > Profile page, by clicking the Delete Account button under the Danger Zone section. This will revoke all active subscriptions and shut down the account.
10.1 What to do if I have multiple MyYoast accounts?
It could be that you ended up with multiple accounts, either because you used different email addresses during checkout*, or because something may have gone wrong on the technical side. If so, please contact support.
*If you have a My Yoast account, be sure to login during checkout so your new purchase gets registered to the right account.
10.2 A product I bought isn’t listed in my account.
This could be because of 10.1, or because something else has gone wrong with either your payment or something technical on our end. In this case please contact support.
10.3 Can I use Yoast products without a MyYoast account?
Yes, already installed products can still be used without a My Yoast account. However, our licensing is done by adding your site in your My Yoast account and activating the relevant plugins. Additionally, any downloads for other products can only be found in your account and any premium plugins cannot be updated without a My Yoast account. Only Yoast SEO Free can still be used without a My Yoast account.
10.4 I cannot change my email or password!
If you want to change your email address but are unable to do so yourself via MyYoast, please contact support.
10.5 The plugin still asks for a license key.
Please follow the steps listed here.