Why do my posts say “The post appeared first…”?

Certain WordPress plugins modify your RSS feed.

If you’re seeing language like “The post ___ appeared first on ___” then you have Yoast SEO enabled with their default RSS content modifications!

To get rid of this text:

  1. Click into your Yoast Settings from the sidebar of your WordPress admin.
  2. Click Advanced
  3. Click on the RSS tab
  4. Remove the added text from the two boxes
  5. Click Save Changes