How To Add Meta Description in WordPress Home page

On this article, you’re going to learn how to create and add the right meta description in wordpress home page

One of the most important plugin that which a WordPress website should have is the Yoast SEO Plugin; used for Search Engine Optimization. The Yoast SEO plugin is a top highly rate WordPress SEO plugin which you can use to manage, as well as monitor your site SEO.

However most WordPress users seems to have a little bit trouble adding meta description in wordpress homepage. And if a site’s Homepage Meta Description is not properly added; Google and other Search Engines might display a wrong snippet description of thewebsite.



WordPress is a popular open source software which can be used to build powerful websites, blogs, e-commerce sites, and anything else you’d dare to imagine. This is because WordPress is known to be very flexible and robust; due to it’s large collection of themes and plugins which gave users the ability to expand their site’s functionality.

For those who might not know what they are; Plugins are simply like an Extension which helps to increase the functionality of your WordPress Website. Plugins in this case are of different categories – depending on what you’d like to use them for. For instance; there are plugins to make your website load faster, plugins to be able to sell products on your site, membership wordpress plugins, and etcetera.

On this post we’re going to talk about one of the popular wordpress SEO plugins which is Yoast SEO and how you can use it to add meta description in wordpress.

How To Add Meta Description In WordPress Home page

Step 1: Login to your WordPress Dashboard
Step 2: Click on SettingsReading
Step 2.1: Now check whether your Homepage is set to Latest posts or a Static Page.

meta description in wordpress home page

Step 3: If it’s set to a Static Page, like let’s say “HOME” (see picture above), then go to Pages
Step 4:  Open the Page tagged with “Home”,  edit the meta description on the page and save!

READ ALSO: How To Move Your Blogger Blog To WordPress Fast and Easy


How To Change Meta Description in WordPress Home Page For Non-Static Pages

If your website is not using a Static Page as it’s homepage, then you can change it by;

Step 1: Login to your Dashboard

Step 2: Click on Yoast SEO

Step 3: Scroll and Click Search Appearance

And then edit your site’s homepage description there

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