Setting the SEO Title and Description Format for Posts

Did you know that All in One SEO can automatically generate SEO titles and descriptions for your posts?

This can be a huge timesaver if you have lots of posts.

This article will help you with easy to follow steps to automatically generate SEO titles and descriptions based on formats you can create.

To get started, click on Search Appearance in the All in One SEO menu and then click on the Content Types tab.

Search Appearance in the All in One SEO menu

You should now see a section for Posts where you’ll see the PreviewPost Title and Meta Description.

Posts settings under Search Appearance

The Preview shows an example of how your posts may look in search results based on the Post Title and Meta Description formats you set.

Setting the Post SEO Title Format

To set the SEO title format that will be used to automatically generate SEO titles for your posts, click on one of our smart tags shown above the Post Title field.

Adding a smart tag to the Post Title field

You can also type the hash character ( # ) in the field to display a list of available tags you can choose from.

Typing the hash symbol displays a list of available tags to choose from

You can also enter text in the Post Title field or combine text with the smart tags.

Whatever you set in the Post Title will apply to all your posts. However, you can override this in the Edit Post screen where you’ll see a Post Title field in the AIOSEO Settings section.

Setting the Post SEO Description Format

You can set the SEO description format that will be used to automatically generate SEO descriptions for your posts by using the Meta Description field.

This field works in the same way as the Post Title field. You can select from one of the smart tags displayed above the field, or type the hash character ( # ) in the field to display a list of available tags you can choose from.

Meta Description field in Home Page Settings

You can also enter text in the field or combine text with smart tags.

Whatever you set in the Meta Description will apply to all your posts. However, you can override this in the Edit Post screen where you’ll see a Meta Description field in the AIOSEO Settings section.

That’s all! You’ve now set the SEO title and description formats for your posts.

The documentation for Post Title Format can be found in our Title Settings document here.