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September 08, 2021

Using an SEO plugin does not mean that you have to be locked into using that plugin on your site. You can easily migrate SEO plugin data between plugins.

The two plugins which will be covered in this help article will be Rank Math SEO and SEOPress.

Once you have the Rank Math SEO plugin, go to the settings in wp-admin:

Rank Math SEO > Status & Tools > Import & Export

You can create a backup of the site SEO settings before you run the import of the data from the Yoast SEO plugin into Rank Math SEO.

If you are migrating data to the SEOPress plugin, then from wp-admin go to:

SEO > Tools > Plugins

From the plugin drop-down list, select the Yoast SEO plugin. Then you will need to click on the Migrate Now button.


You should only have one SEO plugin active on your site. Otherwise, this can cause plugin conflicts and other issues.

Changing the SEO plugin is not as complex as you would expect and you do not have to stay locked into using a specific SEO plugin on your site. Following the steps in this help article should make it easy to be able to migrate SEO data between plugins on your site.

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Luke Cavanagh
Luke Cavanagh

Luke Cavanagh, Strategic Support & Accelerant at Liquid Web, brings a decade of experience working with WordPress and WooCommerce to our Product Team. His GitHub page offers a glimpse into his multiple areas of subject matter expertise. Luke elicits "ideation" for new website management and ecommerce software needs. Then, he collaborates with the Liquid Web team in the development of next generation product features and wins.

With proficiency, Luke infuses the product roadmap with a curated vision of the next enhancements while quickly evolving the functional requirements to align with innovations in the industry. He brings structure to ambiguous situations. His professional acumen and precise communication style have won him respect among stakeholders and engineers alike. "Ninja stuff with WordPress and WooCommerce," is an apropos way to describe Luke's savviness with these platforms — and his way of influencing our organization for improving to them.

Coming out of the University of Brighton with a Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) Higher National Diploma (HND) in 2D & 3D Design, Luke's credentials prepared him well for his current role that blends both web development and design. His HND credential leveraged his foundational learning at West Kent College, where is received a National Diploma (ND) in Graphic Design.

Prolific are Luke's contributions to our knowledge libraries that are available within the Liquid Web Family of Brands:

- Nexcess blog for the WordPress category

- Nexcess blog for the WooCommerce category

- Nexcess knowledge library for the WordPress category

- Nexcess knowledge library for the WooCommerce category

- Liquid Web blog for the WordPress category

- Liquid Web blog for the WooCommerce category

- Liquid Web knowledge library for the WordPress category

- Liquid Web knowledge library for the WooCommerce category

In his personal life, Luke is a devoted husband and teen wrangler. He considers himself a Synthwave enthusiast, Jerry Goldsmith fan, and Doctor Who aficionado. He is happy to introduce his friends and teammates to essential vocabulary for life found only in British English, such as "gubbins" and similar terms.

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