Yoast SEO meta box is missing

If the meta box appears but it's partially or completely blank, please see this article.

Edit Screen

The Yoast SEO meta box can be disabled on the edit screen. This setting is retained when you switch between the same type of edit screen and when you log out.

  1. Log in to your WordPress website.
    When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’.
  2. Go to the edit screen where the meta box is missing.
  3. Click on 'Screen Options' in the upper right corner.
  4. Check 'Yoast SEO' in the meta box.

SEO Settings

If the edit screen does not show the Yoast SEO meta box option at all, the box has been disabled at the settings level.

  1. Log in to your WordPress website.

    When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’.

  2. Click on ‘SEO’.

    On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘SEO’.

  3. Click on 'Search Appearance'.

    The ‘SEO’ settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on 'Search Appearance'.
    Admin SEO Search Appearance

  4. Click on the 'Content Types' or 'Taxonomies' tab.

  5. Toggle the switch to 'Show' for the type missing the meta box. 

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