If you want to use WordPress for your website blog, but do not want to use the Yoast plugin, you have some other options. Remember that this is a good option if you want to create blog posts specifically, because WordPress does not handle more complicated pages very effectively.
Unfortunately, WordPress does not allow you to add keywords to your blog posts directly, outside of the keywords that appear in the regular body text. If you want to add custom meta description keywords, title tag keywords, URL keywords, or meta keywords, you need to use a plugin of some kind. Yoast is only one of thousands of different WordPress plugins that are designed specifically for assisting with SEO. You should search through the different plugins to find one that offers all the features you want in a package that is convenient for you. Another incredibly popular plugin is called the “All in One SEO Pack.”
You can browse for plugins through the WordPress website or externally. When you find one that you like, you have to download to your computer. There is a section of the dashboard dedicated to your plugins. Once you have one, you need to go to the left side of your screen and click the “Add New” button to install the file you downloaded. Just above “Add New”, there is another section for “Installed Plugins.” Of course, each plugin functions slightly differently, so once you have it installed, you may need to read about how to use the specific plugin you have selected.
Last updated May 21, 2022
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