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WordPress SEO for WordPress Content Comes First Using Widgets to Help with SEO

Tom Nunn
Tom Nunn
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Widgetized Front Page and SEO?

A number of Themes use Widget Areas to create a Front Page layout, such as the Genesis Themes by StudioPress.

Would this have an impact on SEO?

One of the negatives I have seen is if you are using an SEO Plugin such as Yoast, you don't quite have the same control over the Front Page compared to other Pages and Posts.

1 Answer

If a theme uses Your latest posts as the front page, whereby your homepage content can only be controlled through widgets and not a WordPress Page, then the Yoast SEO plugin provides control of a custom title and meta description within the plugin's settings.

From the Dashboard, head to SEO > Titles & Metas, then click on the Homepage tab. There, you'll find the two fields required to customize the SEO metadata on your widget-based homepage.

See screenshot: https://leadtoconversion.com/wp-content/uploads/Screen-Shot-2016-02-27-at-10.32.46.jpg