Lower the WordPress SEO meta box priority

WordPress SEO by Yoast is a great plugin, but its meta box gets high priority on your post edit screen and that can be a little annoying–particularly when it shows up in the middle of your other meta boxes. Fortunately, Yoast has put a filter in place so you can adjust the priority.

To lower the priority of the WordPress SEO meta box, you can put the following code in your theme’s functions.php file:

function lower_wpseo_priority( $html ) {
    return 'low';
add_filter( 'wpseo_metabox_prio', 'lower_wpseo_priority' );

Pretty simple fix for a common annoyance.

1 thought on “Lower the WordPress SEO meta box priority

  1. Thanks Scott, i was searching an solution but the only that works was yours.

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