I see Yoast stores the snippet variables in the database. I'd like to get their values and ship them via the WP REST API. I'd also like to keep the Admin functionality for Administrators and the default settings for scalability.
I'm shipping the values off to a different application, but I can't ship the placeholders.
They can obviously get parsed because that's how they display in the frontend. I just don't see how to do it.
In the database you can see:
_yoast_wpseo_title %%title%% %%page%% %%sep%% %%sitename%%
On the front end you can see:
<title>About - Cool Site Name</title>