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18.2.1

Other

  • Reverts the 18.2 release due to errors in the WordProof integration in Yoast SEO.

18.2

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the word 'minute/minutes' would be in the user language, instead of the site language, for the estimated reading time block in the frontend.

Other

  • Sets the minimum required WordPress version to 5.8.
  • Bumps the minimum required Yoast SEO version to 18.4.

18.0

Yoast SEO Premium 18.0 is out today! This new release brings another round of bug fixes, plus a new way for us to handle the translations in our plugin — leading to a smaller plugin size for you to install. Plus: improved compatibility with WordPress 5.9. Read more about what's new in Yoast SEO Premium 18.0 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!

Other

  • Switches from packaged script translations to those from wordpress.org in order to reduce ZIP size and disk usage.
  • Improves compatibility with WordPress 5.9 by preventing a Javascript error in the Site Editor.
  • Sets WooCommerce tested up to version to 6.1.
  • Sets the WordPress tested up to version to 5.9.
  • Sets the minimum required Yoast SEO version to 18.1.

17.9

Yoast SEO 17.9 is now available! Yoast SEO now comes with a keyphrase tracking tool powered by Wincher that lets you monitor your keyphrases, straight from the plugin! Make sure to try out this new keyphrase tracking feature and let us know what you think. Read more about what's new in Yoast SEO 17.9 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!

Enhancements

  • Introduces word form support for Japanese.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where a fatal error would be thrown when trying to retrieve the URL of a non-existing taxonomy.

Other

  • Replaces the workout assistant images in the Cornerstone and Orphaned workout.
  • Bumps minimum required Free version to 17.9.

17.8

Yoast SEO 17.8 is out now and ready for you to download. In this release, we fix a number of bugs and added a few enhancements for you to enjoy! Read more about what's new in Yoast SEO 17.8 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!

Enhancements

  • Updates the social previews to adapt to the most recent social media platform changes.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the Orphaned Content and Cornerstone Content workouts wouldn't display translations.

Other

  • Sets the minimum required version of Yoast SEO to 17.8.

17.7

Meet Yoast SEO 17.7! This release introduces a new configuration workout to help you set up the Yoast SEO plugin properly from the get-go. Get the basic settings right in Yoast SEO and create a solid foundation for your SEO! Read more about what's new in Yoast SEO 17.7 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!

Enhancements

  • Optimizes the loading of the redirect options by reducing the amount of queries to the database.

Other

  • Updates the minimum Yoast SEO version to 17.7.

17.6

Yoast SEO 17.6 is out today! This new release brings several fixes and enhancements to improve how the plugin works. And we’re getting it ready for the upcoming WordPress 5.9 release. Go check it out! Read more about what's new in Yoast SEO 17.6 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the social media share previews images, when in landscape mode, did not match the aspect ratio of their respective platform.
  • Fixes a bug where anchors of headings used in the table of contents block were not generated correctly for headers with non-Latin characters.
  • Fixes a bug where the Block titles of our Table of Contents, Related Links, Siblings and Subpages blocks weren't translatable.

Other

  • The plugin will no longer block installation on PHP 8.0+ when installed via Composer.
  • Ups the minimum required Free version to 17.6.

17.5

Say hello to Yoast SEO 17.5! Or maybe γεια would fit better, as this release introduces full Greek language support. Plus: you’ll also be able to find | and ~ title separators again. Happy updating! Read more about what's new in Yoast SEO 17.5 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!

Enhancements

  • Introduces word form support for Greek.

Other

  • Ups the minimum required Free version to 17.5.

17.4

Yoast SEO 17.4 is out today! This release comes with several fixes and enhancements to help database performance on larger sites by cleaning up data and streamlining retrieval. Happy updating! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 17.4 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!

Enhancements

  • Cleans up old unused database items related to a previous version of the internal linking suggestion feature. This will reduce the size of your website's database and make your site a little bit faster.

Other

  • Changes some copy in the Orphaned Content and Cornerstone Content workouts.
  • Ups the minimum required Free version to 17.4.

17.3

Yoast SEO 17.3 is out today! We’ve revamped the two available SEO workouts. It’s become really easy to identify what content you should optimize. Start cleaning up your website and improve your internal linking structure for optimized results in search engines! If you haven’t tried the SEO workouts yet, now is the time to do so!

17.2

Yoast SEO 17.2 is out now! Yoast SEO comes with many powerful tools that will help you write SEO-proof and readable texts. And as of today, you can also work on your readability in the Farsi language. Readable content is awesome content! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 17.2 in our release post!

Enhancements

  • Optimizes performance for saving a post and running the SEO Optimization tool, by inserting and deleting prominent words into and from the database in one query, instead of word by word.
  • Introduces word form support for more Russian irregular nouns.
  • Introduces word form support for the most common perfective verbs in Russian.

Other

  • Prevents loading Premium if Free is on an outdated version, to prevent backwards compatibility issues.

17.1.2

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where internal linking suggestions, in either the editor or the orphaned content workout, and the related links block would not load on WordPress installations that have a different database table prefix than the default wp_.

17.1.1

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where newly added Yoast Related Links blocks would load indefinitely.

17.1

Yoast SEO 17.1 is out today! In this release, you’ll find a couple of small changes that’ll help you write great titles that stand up to Google’s scrutiny. It also includes some behind-the-scenes improvements, including several fixes for our indexables data management. For now, please enjoy Yoast SEO and write the best possible content in the language of your choice! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 17.1 in our release post!

17.0

Say hello to Yoast SEO 17.0! This release includes some behind-the-scenes improvements, like an improved Spanish word form feature and several fixes for our indexables data management. For now, please enjoy Yoast SEO and write the best possible content in the language of your choice! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 17.0 in our release post!

16.9

Meet Yoast SEO 16.9: This release comes with a brand-new SEO workout that helps you make sure that your content is findable! It shows you if your website is suffering from orphaned content problems and helps you fix them. Moreover, the plugin now comes with two image SEO assessments and improved performance. Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 16.9 in our release post!

16.8

Yoast SEO 16.8 is out today! This release comes with an updated readability analysis with support for two new languages: Norwegian and Slovak. Slovak doesn’t just get full readability support but also support for our word forms feature. This Premium language feature helps you improve your content in a much more natural way. Did you know that Yoast SEO is nearing language support for twenty languages? Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 16.8 in our release post!

Enhancements

  • Introduces word form support for Slovak.

Other

  • Deprecates the Yoast\WP\SEO\Integrations\Watchers\Zapier_APIKey_Reset_Watcher class in favor of the Yoast\WP\SEO\Premium\Integrations\Watchers\Zapier_APIKey_Reset_Watcher class.
  • Deprecates the Yoast\WP\SEO\Integrations\Watchers\Premium_Option_Wpseo_Watcher class in favor of the Yoast\WP\SEO\Premium\Integrations\Watchers\Premium_Option_Wpseo_Watcher class.

16.7

Meet Yoast SEO Premium 16.7! This release comes with extended support for headless WordPress. And the new Premium Algolia integration will improve the quality of your site search and help users find your most important content! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 16.7 in our release post!

Enhancements

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the SEO data optimization did not work on subsites in a multisite environment.
  • Fixes a bug where posts with post types that no longer exist could be shown in the cornerstone workout.
  • Fixes a bug that caused the new Workouts feature to always display in English.

16.6

Make working on your SEO easy as ABC! Yoast SEO 16.6 introduces SEO workouts to help your site keep fit. In this first SEO workout we’ll help you improve your internal linking based on the cornerstone approach. This SEO workflow will make this crucial process insightful for you and improve your SEO fitness! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 16.6 in our release post!

16.5

Yoast SEO 16.5 is out today! This release introduces an addition to Yoast’s social media features: the Social Appearance Templates. With these templates, you can set a default social template for every page, custom post type, taxonomy, and archive. No more ugly images, weird titles or meta descriptions for you! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 16.5 in our release post!

16.4

Meet Yoast SEO 16.4: This brand-new version of Yoast SEO Premium comes with a rewritten language analysis, plus a newly supported language: Czech. People who write in this language can now fully use our tools to improve their content. We hope you enjoy this update! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 16.4 in our release post!

Enhancements

  • Introduces word form support for Czech.
  • Improves Hungarian word form recognition of certain words with the letter combinations cs, dz, dzs, gy, ly, ny, ty, and zs, for example balszerencséjük and balszerencséjére.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where word form support for languages other than English would not work in Elementor.

16.3

Out now: Yoast SEO 16.3! This release helps you with one of the key aspects of modern SEO: Structured data. Yoast SEO 16.3 comes with a lot of enhancements for the Schema.org implementation. You can now enhance your personal profile in Schema, for instance! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 16.3 in our release post!

16.2

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where users with a role of Editor, or SEO Manager, or SEO Editor could no longer access the administration page to manage the Redirects.
  • Fixes a bug where the protocol instead of the domain would be displayed in the social previews.

16.1

Yoast SEO Premium 16.1 is out today! It features several fixes that make the plugin chug along nicely. Happy updating! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO Premium 16.1 in our release post!

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the Insights and Link suggestions features would always be re-enabled upon plugin activation, even if the user had disabled them.
  • Fixes a bug where upgrade routines would only be run in the admin, which meant they would not be triggered when updating the plugin via the CLI without visiting the admin.
  • Fixes a bug where the Premium as an addon installation status could be reset when it didn't have to be.

16.0.3

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the “Activate your subscription” link would be in the wrong place on the Plugins page. Sorry for the confusion.
  • Fixes a bug where the strip category base class would be wrongly instantiated under specific circumstances.

16.0.2

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where a fatal error would occur on plugin activation if Yoast SEO was not activated and the automatic installation for Yoast SEO had been completed successfully before.

16.0.1

Other

  • Upgrades the automatic installation of Yoast SEO to install Yoast SEO 16.0.1.

16.0

Yoast SEO 16.0: The Sweet Sixteen release is out! It comes with several fixes and improvements. Happy updating and thank you for using Yoast SEO Premium! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 16.0 in our release post!

Other

  • Yoast SEO Premium now requires Yoast SEO to be installed and activated. The first time you upgrade to Yoast SEO Premium 16.0, Yoast SEO 16.0 will automatically be installed and activated for you.
  • Hides the 'deactivate' button for Yoast SEO on the Plugins page, as long as Yoast SEO Premium is active, because Yoast SEO Premium cannot function properly without Yoast SEO. When Yoast SEO Premium is deactivated, the 'deactivate' button for Yoast SEO will reappear.
  • Sets the minimum supported WordPress version to 5.6.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO core 16.0. See the core changelog.

15.9.2

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where Zapier calls would not trigger in timezones west of GMT.
  • Fixes a bug where a deprecation notice was displayed in the Redirects page when using WordPress 5.7.

Other

  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO core 15.9.2. See the core changelog.

15.9.1

Welcome to Yoast SEO 15.9.1! This release contains an improvement for the FAQ block schema output, and makes sure the plugin is compatible with WordPress Core's auto-update feature and robots changes. Read more about those changes in our post about Yoast SEO 15.9.1 and WordPress 5.7!

Other

  • Adds a notification to prompt users to enable auto-updates for Yoast SEO Premium, in case they also have auto-updates for WordPress Core enabled.
  • Enables/disables auto-updates for the Yoast Woocommerce, News, Video and Local SEO plugins when auto-updates for Yoast SEO Premium are enabled/disabled.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO core 15.9.1. See the core changelog.

15.9

Yoast SEO 15.9 is out! This release comes with performance improvements and general enhancements. Happy updating and thanks for using Yoast SEO Premium! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 15.9 in our release post!

Enhancements

  • Improves the performance of loading redirects.
  • Fixes possible misinterpretations or deprecation errors in the redirect manager due to an outdated SQL operator.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where Yoast SEO instead of Yoast SEO Premium would be shown as the plugin name in the taxonomy metabox in Internet Explorer.

Other

15.8.2

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where JavaScript and CSS files were missing for customers who downloaded 15.8.1 immediately after it was released.

15.8.1

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where no Zapier API key would be generated when enabling the Zapier integration.

15.8

Say hi to Yoast SEO 15.8! This release comes with a brand-new breadcrumbs block for the block editor. Try it out and guide your users - and Google! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 15.8 in our release post!

Enhancements

  • You no longer have to type your name and email address when you send a support request via the HelpScout beacon. They’re taken from your WordPress profile.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the wrong HelpScout beacon would load, thus not showing an ‘Ask’ option.
  • Fixes a bug where the Estimated Reading Time icon placeholder would be output as ICON_PLACEHOLDER when the post content was rendered directly, for example in a Latest Posts block. The icon is no longer visible when the post content is rendered directly.

Other

15.7

Meet Yoast SEO 15.7! Do you already use the state-of-the-art Premium analysis in Yoast SEO? Great! It now also comes with full language support for Turkish! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 15.7 in our release post!

Enhancements

  • Introduces word form support for Turkish.
  • Adds block previews for the table of contents block, the related links block and the estimated reading time block.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the Estimated Reading Time block would not handle the icon correctly for non-administrator and non-editor users. The affected posts need to be saved again in order to add the icon on the frontend.
  • Fixes a bug where the Estimated Reading Time block would not support additional CSS classes.

Other

15.6

Say hi to Yoast SEO 15.6! You can now add an Estimated reading time block to your posts! You can also find the estimated reading time in the Insights Tab on your posts/pages. Plus: Word form support for Norwegian writers! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 15.6 in our release post!

Enhancements

  • Adds a Block Editor block that shows the estimated reading time for a Page or Post.
  • Adds the estimated reading time to the Insights Modal.
  • Introduces word form support for Norwegian.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the Yoast siblings and subpages blocks were not active in certain edge cases.

Other

  • Reduces JavaScript bundle sizes, which should result in slightly faster page loads of the editor.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO core 15.6. See the core changelog.

15.5

Out now: Yoast SEO 15.5! In this release, you’ll find full language support for Hungarian!
This means that Yoast SEO recognizes different word forms of your focus keyphrase. Helping for better readability and for you to rank better! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 15.5 in our release post!

Enhancements

  • Introduces word form support for Hungarian.

Other

15.4

It’s here: Yoast SEO 15.4! In this release, you’ll find a seamless, easy-to-use integration of Yoast SEO with Elementor. Building websites and optimizing content for the search engines now in one workflow! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 15.4 in our release post!

Other

15.3

Out now: Yoast SEO 15.3! In this release, you’ll find the new Zapier integration that makes it easy as ABC to share your content. Use zaps to automatically share your published posts! You’ll also find full language support for Hebrew in our analysis, helping you write high-quality content! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 15.3 in our release post!

Enhancements

  • Adds an integration with Zapier to easily create zaps that instantly share your published posts with 2000+ destinations like Twitter, Facebook, and more. This is released in beta.
  • Introduces word form support for Hebrew.

Other

15.1.1

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where a fatal error would be thrown on the post edit screen in cases where SEO data had never been indexed.

15.1

Enhancements

  • Adds buttons to easily add related keyphrases from the SEMrush integration.
  • Improves the styling of the link suggestions by adding labels and showing just one list of items.
  • Adds an activation link to the plugins overview page that is shown when your plugin is not activated in MyYoast.
  • Always shows a link to the FAQ on the plugins overview page.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the related links block would thrown an error when the metabox was disabled.

Other

  • Integrates the internal linking suggestions indexing tool on the tools page into the general indexing tool of Yoast SEO.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO core 15.1. See the core changelog.

15.0

Enhancements

  • Introduces word form support for Arabic.
  • Introduces a new table of contents block. In order for the table of contents block to work, all heading blocks will automatically have anchors generated for them.
  • Improves internal linking suggestions for languages without function word recognition by increasing the number of prominent words that are saved for a post, page or term.
  • Improves internal linking suggestions and insights for Arabic and Urdu by improving the prominent word recognition when words in the text occur with specific punctuation marks.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where no plugin icon and compatibility data would be displayed on the plugins update screen.

Other

  • Removes the feedback link underneath the focus keyphrase input field.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO core 15.0. See the core changelog.

14.9

Enhancements

  • Adds word form functionality for Polish.
  • Improves internal linking suggestions and Insights for Hebrew by filtering function words.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where a PHP error would be thrown about the WPSEO_Replace_Vars service being private.

Other