Just like other SEO plugins, Wp SEO framework won’t work out of the box. You’ll need to configure it.
Don’t be intimidated by all these options. They are useful defaults and will work perfectly fine on an unattended WordPress installation.
Installing this plugin alongside other SEO plugins may result in a conflict. Best installed on a fresh installation.
If you’re migrating from Yoast SEO to this plugin then there’s a handy blog post to guide you through the migration. Keep in mind that this is not straightforward and you’ll still need to review all the changes made in the settings.
Feature wise it has all the tools usually found in other SEO plugins. It has a metabox on the end of the admin post page where you can individually set SEO settings for that page. You can also set it up for custom post types although that will take a bit of coding to get it running. As a bonus, you can also setup 301 page redirects from this metabox.
Over to the SEO options page, we have a truckload of settings from where we can:
- Set the site title
- Set robots.txt settings
- Sitemap configuration
- Setup social media meta tags
These settings will also generate JSON-LD schema. One thing which is missing is the google search preview.
As far as SEO plugins go, this is a pretty comprehensive list, especially for a free plugin.