Yoast has a number of settings, all designed to help you configure the plugin to best suit your site and your needs. The best place to start is the General tab.
Here, you will find a Configuration Wizard, as well as Problems and Notifications areas. It’s a good idea to run the Configuration Wizard as a first step, as this eight step process helps you set up the needed technical optimisation of your site for SEO.
Still in the General panel, there is a Features tab, which has a range of features you can enable or disable, with links to the Yoast website explaining each one. There is also a Webmaster Tools tab, where you can connect your site to your preferred Webmaster tools site.
In the Search Appearance panel, there are further tabs with options for Title Separators, Content Types, Media, Taxonomies, Archives, Breadcrumbs and RSS. Some of these options are configured for you when completing the Configuration Wizard.
There is also a Social panel, where you can connect and configure your Social accounts, and a Tools panel, that has a range of tools, including an import and export options, so you can import or export your settings for use on another blog. You can even import settings from other SEO plugins you may have used. Ther’s also a File Editor, a Bulk Editor, and a Text Link Counter.
Finally, there is a Premium panel, which outlines the advantages of the Premium version of Yoast SEO, and also offers Yoast SEO Extensions.