One of the things I like most about the WordPress SEO plugin from Yoast is that once you have the settings tweaked the way you want them, you can export, then import them elsewhere.
At Pubcon last month, I gave my presentation on exactly how I like to use that plugin, and why I make the choices I do. As I explained, not every site is the same, and there are choices to be made.
To do a nearly perfect WordPress setup, we use our own Core Tweaks plugin first (based on my own WordPress checklist and then use Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin to take care of the rest.
Here’s a copy of the slides, and also, here’s a direct link to download my own recommended settings file to save you time. Note that you SHOULD go to the setting page to fine tune a little for your site, like adding your site name, etc. Any questions?