At a point, you may have to reset your SEO plugin to default settings when you found out you have messed up everything. This is exactly my own case. While configuring Yoast plugin on one of my website [Music Blog], I messed up everything due to distraction and the way out is to factory reset the plugin. So, if you are confused how to reset the popular SEO plugin, “Yoast Plugin”, here in this short article I will share with you how you can easily reset Yoast SEO plugin without removing the plugin.
What is Yoast SEO Plugin?
Yoast SEO plugin is a WordPress plugin to ease you the work-load of configuring your WordPress SEO. Yoast has a lot of features that can easily make your blog search engine friendly, keyword optimized, clean slug by removing stop words automatically, and at the same time help to analyze your post keyword.
Yoast SEO plugin is a multi-functional tool for WordPress user. With Yoast default settings your WordPress blog is still very much good with Google search engine rules, and with a little tweak, you can influence your blog post search result [SERP] and get your new post indexed very fast.
With much anticipation to use Yoast SEO plugin full features such as auto-redirect changed URL to the new one, report error 404, and do all sort of basic and advance SEO, you may have to ditch free Yoast SEO plugin for premium Yoast SEO plugin that has premium support.
Meanwhile, you don’t need to be an expert to use SEO plugin to optimize your blog post. However, with a lot of tutorials online you will be able to configure your WordPress SEO with zero SEO knowledge.
However, if you find out you ran into a problem of configuring Yoast Plugin very well such as removing bench-crumb from your blog post search engine to start displaying your blog URL in the search and you don’t know how you should reset Yoast SEO plugin and start the re-configuration from the start.
How to Reset Yoast SEO Plugin
Whether you are using free or premium Yoast plugin, the procedure to reset Yoast SEO tool is the same. The only difference is some features which were mentioned earlier. However, following the exact procedure below I was able to reset Yoast SEO plugin when I ran into difficulty with my SERP result no showing post URL in the search.
1. Login to WordPress site using your password and username. Hover your mouse to SEO Yoast to the left side of the panel and click on the dashboard from the popup menu.
2. You will be taken to Yoast dashboard settings, navigate the page and click on “General settings”. Look at the page and click on restore default settings.
3. A new window will popup prompting you to confirm your restore default settings. This option will reset and restore your Yoast SEO to the default and remove all alteration you made to the plugin.
Do you have any problem to reset Yoast SEO plugin at your end? Share how far you have gone with Yoast plugin and how far it has helped you.