Tag: Yoast SEO

WordPress Author page redirecting to homepage [Fixed]

Yoast settings to fix author page redirect issue

Problem: WordPress Author URLs are redirecting to home page. Bad for SEO. Root Cause: It is observed that Yoast SEO plugin’s Author archives settings are causing this issue. Fix: 1. Goto WordPress Dashboard 2. Goto SEO -> Search Appearance (See pic) 3. Click on Archives tab 4. Goto “Author archives settings” 5. Set “Author archives” […]

Remove category base prefix from URLs in WordPress?

remove category prefix option in yoast seo

By default, category URLs in WordPress contain a prefix, usually /category/. Example: http://example.com/category/wordpress. Here /category/ is called category prefix or base. Category URL after removing the prefix is http://example.com/wordpress Many believe that removing category base adds SEO benefits Short and better URLs. Better user experience. Easy to parse, copy and paste Follow below simple steps to remove […]

How to fix Yoast SEO XML sitemap 404 error on wordpress?

If your site Yoast SEO XML sitemap is throwing 404 error- page not found; it means that the sitemap page (sitemap index page) doesn’t exist. It badly effects your SEO, if you are using it in webmaster tools (Google, Yahoo etc). There are many reasons for this issue. Below are the basic reasons most of […]

How to enable and display wordpress SEO breadcrumbs?

To enable and display wordpress SEO breadcrumbs, you need to Edit your wordpress theme Enable Breadcrumbs in Yoast SEO Note: If you edit the theme manually, those changes may be overwritten when you update the theme in future. To fix that, either create a child theme or follow below steps to edit the theme every […]

How to redirect image URL to its post URL in wordpress


In wordpress, each image is stored as a post in database and a URL is assigned to it. When someone finds an image in the search results and clicks on it, then only the image opens in a browser window; not the post which has that image. It affects your image SEO traffic because search engines could […]