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Yoast News SEO 12.7


  • Adds News to the Yoast SEO sidebar in the Elementor editor and the block editor.
  • Merges the Exclude from News sitemap and the Googlebot-News index settings from the News meta box into one setting: Exclude this post from Google News. Because both settings served the same purpose, to exclude your content from the News sitemap.
  • Removes the Default genre setting from the News sitemap and settings because Google no longer supports Genres for articles in Google News.


  • Sets the WordPress tested up to version to 5.7 and minimum supported WordPress version to 5.6.


  • Fixes a bug where certain conditions (e.g. using a different admin language) would result in an endless loop.
  • Fixes "mixed content" warnings on the News SEO options page.