In this post, we’re going to install the ‘All in One SEO Pack’ onto your WordPress website and get the basics set up so your website is a little bit more optimized for search engines.

There are also a lot of other additional settings you can find here if you’re a perfectionist (Social Meta Data, etc).

You can watch the video below, or scroll past for the written information.

So let’s get stuck into it!

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You can also check out All In One SEO Pro here if you want further enhancements to your SEO

I also have written instructions below:

First, install the plugin if you haven’t already.

It’s easy.  Just head to your WordPress dashboard and hover over ‘Plugins’ on the left and click ‘Add New’.

Once the page loads, type ‘All in One SEO’ into the search bar.  You’ll see it there, simply click ‘Install’ and the ‘Activate’ once installed.

Install 'All in One SEO' Plugin

The All in One Seo Pack is now up and running.

Now, onto some basic settings

When you activate the plugin, I recommend following the setup wizard at first and filling it all out to the best of your knowledge.

Then move onto the left over settings.

These settings will help get improve your on-site SEO but it’s not magic.  You still need to create useful content that people will respond to, so these don’t promise you’ll hit page 1 – but they will help!

Simply click the ‘All in One SEO’ button in left dashboard menu, underneath ‘Settings’, to start. The default settings are pretty good,  In this article, we’re only going a handful of settings that will make the biggest difference.

You’ll see a menu appear under there with a few sections.

Click on ‘Search Appearance’

The first tab at the top is ‘Global Settings’.

First of all you’ll see ‘Title Separator’ this is a personal preference so choose (or hit ‘Show more’) to enter a custom separator that will go between the automated fields in your meta title and metal description areas.

Scroll down, this is where you’ll set up your Title and Description tags for your Homepage within the All in One SEO Pack.  It’s quite simple, you fill out both the fields ‘Home Title’ and ‘Home Description’, keeping the character count below the suggest number below the field.

If you have an assigned page as your home page, you will need to edit that page directly.

They also count the number of characters you’ve used as you type, so pay attention to those areas and keep the character count within those limits.

What should you put in these fields?

If you have some target keywords (for example “lose weight with Keto” or “Make money breeding cats”), then try to include them in both fields. 

For example, if “Lose Weight with Keto” is the first thing mentioned in the title, and is mentioned halfway through the description, with related words around it – then your page is optimized around the keywords “losing weight with Keto”.

So take your time, do some research and fill these forms out intelligently.

You’ll also see at the bottom ‘Knowledge Graph’ this is pretty simple as you just need to fill in any information relevant to your website/business. Although it is optional.

Next tab at the top, ‘Content Types’

Most of these settings are pretty solid by default, but one option I recommend changing is the Post Title Format – removing the blog title.

It should look like this: 

SEO Post Title Settings  for 'All in One SEO'

The only time I would change this for Pages Title (or Products, projects, whatever you have there) is if you intend to use those content types to specifically rank for SEO terms. But you can disable that on each individual post easily enough (more on that later).

By default the meta descriptions will automatically take content from the page or post it’s referencing. but I do recommend writing carefully optimized titles and descriptions for blog posts as you go.

Advanced Settings

Moving over to the ‘Advanced’ Settings tab,  I only focus on two things – Enable Sitelinks Search Box (turn on) and Auto-generating descriptions (turn both on).

Advanced All in One SEo Settings

I tick / turn on ‘Autogenerate Descriptions’ and ‘Use Content for Autogenerate Descriptions’.  This means that if you don’t fill out a description for your page and post (you should, so don’t be lazy now) then All in One SEO will automatically take the beginning of your content and use it for the description.  It can be a good backup option if you forget or just couldn’t be bothered.

Note: Optimizing and writing a proper meta description within he character limit, suing your keywords nice and early, is recommended and far superior to an automatic version.

Save your Settings

We’re done with this page and onto the next!

So to apply and save your settings simply click ‘Save Changes’ and move on to the next step.


In the left WordPress dashboard menu, under ‘All In One SEO’ is ‘Sitemaps’. Quite simply, make sure the sitemap is enabled, then move on.

One final thing, when you write a Blog Post or Page for your website…

Fill out your Page/Post Title and Description.

If you remember the Home Page option we discussed earlier, you want to fill out each page and post’s title and description option that this plugin adds just below your editor.

So when editing, simply scroll down to the bottom of your content and below there you’ll find the ‘All In One SEO’ Panel.

Here’s an example:

post and page meta

Notice I have the Keywords ‘Social media image sizes’ once in the title and one in the description, with a variation of those words again in the description.

That’s the basics, done and dusted.

You can now move forward and get your website moving.

You can also check out All In One SEO Pro here if you want further enhancements to your SEO

Remember, these are just a few main settings that will have the biggest impact, if you want a comprehensive review of All In One SEO, check out this post here.

Thanks for reading!