May.02

How to Replace “All in One SEO Pack” with “WordPress SEO” by Yoast

    1. Install WordPress SEO & activate it
    2. Backup your database. Specifically, wp_postmeta
    3. Run 2 sql commands:
      update wp_postmeta set meta_key='_yoast_wpseo_title' where meta_key='_aioseop_title';
      update wp_postmeta set meta_key='_yoast_wpseo_metadesc' where meta_key='_aioseop_description';
    4. Deactivate All in One SEO Pack
    5. Remove All in One SEO Pack

That’s it! Now you can use all of the other features in WordPress SEO by Yoast with all of the data you originally entered while running the All in One SEO Pack.

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Comments(9)

  1. Tanya Martin
    1676 days ago

    Does this do something different then the Import from All-in-One SEO option in the import section of WordPress SEO?

  2. Eric Nagel
    1675 days ago

    Nope, probably not. I wasn’t aware that even existed until @Yoast pointed it out to me after this post was published.

    If anything, it gives you more experience on how WordPress stores meta data 🙂

  3. Tanya Martin
    1675 days ago

    I have read some comments that the Yoast import fails sometimes and deletes all in one data in the process. Not sure that is true but a backup and this way may be safer. Maybe?

  4. Trisha Lyn Fawver
    1648 days ago

    Completely unrelated, but what share plugin do you use? I’m using a hodge podge of several on a few sites but I like the way yours looks 🙂

    • Eric Nagel
      1648 days ago

      I didn’t find any I liked, so I built my own.

      I’m using a Thesis hook and the code provided by the social networks to make my social sharing buttons. Look through my posts on Thesis to see the code.

      • Trisha Lyn Fawver
        1647 days ago

        Bah! I guess that does me no good if I don’t use Thesis. Thanks anyway.

        More on subject, why use the Yoast plugin over All in One SEO? All in One is what I use now, so I’m curious.

  5. Russ Turner
    1565 days ago

    Using the Yoast plugin is just like someone holding your hand and walking you through the process step by step.

    I cannot see how anyone can fail to achieve the maximum benefit from this plug in, Just Do As It Tells You On The Screen.

    For me this is the most valuable plug in I use.

    Regards

    Russ

  6. Calin
    1406 days ago

    Hi all ! It was not relevant if there is a advantage to use Yoast over All in One Seo. I saw that a bigger blog than mine use Yoast and I would like to know how to estimate if it is better for me to change.

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