How To Add Meta Title In Yoast Seo

In this blog post, we will provide you with instructions on how to include a meta title using Yoast SEO. This is a crucial step in optimizing your website for search engines and increasing the visibility of your web pages in search results.

What is a Meta Title?

A meta title, also known as the title tag, is an HTML code that specifies the title of a specific web page. It’s displayed on the search engine results page (SERPs), and it gives users and search engines an overview of what your page content is about.

How to Add Meta Title in Yoast SEO

Adding a meta title in Yoast SEO can be accomplished easily by following these steps:

Step 1: Install and Activate Yoast SEO

To start with, you need to have the Yoast SEO plugin installed and activated on your WordPress website. If you have not done so yet, you can download the plugin from the WordPress repository.

Step 2: Edit Your Post or Page

Once Yoast SEO is activated, navigate to the post or page where you want to add the meta title. Click on “Edit” to open the WordPress editor.

Step 3: Access the Yoast SEO Meta Box

Scroll down until you see the Yoast SEO meta box below the text editor. Here, you can add or edit your meta title, among other things.

Step 4: Add or Edit Your Meta Title

Click on the “Edit snippet” button in the Yoast SEO meta box. You will find a field labeled “SEO title”. This is where you can add or edit your meta title.

Step 5: Save Your Changes

Once you’ve entered your meta title, make sure to click on “Close snippet editor” and then save or update your post/page to ensure your changes are saved.

Illustrative Example:

Let’s say we want to add a meta title “How to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies – Jane’s Bakery” to a blog post. The steps mentioned above would apply as follows:

Step 1: Install and activate Yoast SEO.
Step 2: Navigate to the blog post and click on "Edit".
Step 3: Scroll down to Yoast SEO meta box.
Step 4: Click on "Edit snippet", then add "How to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies - Jane's Bakery" in the "SEO title" field.
Step 5: Click on "Close snippet editor" and then save/update the post.


Adding a meta title to your posts or pages using Yoast SEO is straightforward. It’s an effective way to optimize your web pages for search engines which helps improve your site’s visibility in search results. Now that you’ve learned how to add a meta title, why not give it a try and see the difference it can make for your WordPress site?