Yoast SEO meta box is missing

Last update: 17 January, 2017

If the meta box appears but all or part is 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.
    wp_posts_edit_screen-options
  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’. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘SEO’.
  2. The ‘SEO’ settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on ‘Titles & Metas’.

    If you do not see this option, please enable advanced features.

    Yoast SEO > Titles & Metas

  3. Click on the Post Types or Taxonomy tab.

    Posts and pages are listed under ‘Post Types’.
    Categories and tags are under ‘Taxonomy’.

  4. Toggle the switch to ‘Show’ for the type missing the meta box.

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