How To Reset Yoast Seo

If you have been utilizing Yoast SEO for a period of time, you may have come across a scenario where you needed to restore it to its original settings. Whether you are trying to troubleshoot a problem, beginning with a new installation, or simply looking to tidy up your WordPress setup, resetting Yoast SEO can serve as a useful solution.

In this blog post, we will guide you on how to reset Yoast SEO step by step.

Understanding the Risks

Before going any further, it’s important to understand that resetting Yoast SEO will delete all your SEO-related settings and data. This includes your meta titles, descriptions, focus keywords, SEO scores, and more. If you’ve customized these settings, consider backing them up before proceeding.

Resetting Yoast SEO

Now that you understand the risks, let’s move on to the actual process. To reset Yoast SEO, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Yoast SEO plugin on your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Click on SEO -> Tools.
  3. Click on the Import and Export button.
  4. Select the Reset Yoast SEO settings option.
  5. Finally, confirm that you want to reset all SEO data by clicking on the Reset SEO Data button.

Resetting Yoast SEO using WP-CLI

If you’re comfortable using the command line, you can also reset Yoast SEO using WP-CLI. Here is a command that will get the job done:

  wp yoast indexable reset_permalink_structure --reindex


Resetting Yoast SEO is a straightforward process, whether you choose to do it from your WordPress dashboard or via WP-CLI. However, it’s a serious step that will delete all your SEO-related settings and data, so make sure you understand the implications and back up your data before proceeding. And as always, if you have any questions or run into any issues, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Yoast support team for help.

Happy blogging!