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Yoast SEO Premium changelog

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  • Fixes a bug where the configuration wizard could not be loaded, caused by a missing JavaScript dependency.


  • Insights are now shown in a separate section below the text analysis.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 5.9.0.


  • Prefixes $redirect_handler as $wpseo_redirect_handler as this is globally available.


  • Improved the copy of the notice that will be displayed when a post has been stored from the trash.
  • Fixes a bug by removing the accessibility check of a redirect target for regular expression redirects because these are likely to be dynamic.
  • Fixes a bug in the redirect search where the search string that starts or ends with a slash doesn't match with an expected result.
  • Fixes a bug where the "focus keyword used in another post"-check could not detect when a keyword was used at the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th keyword spot.


  • Fixes a bug where a user with granted wpseo_manage_redirects would see settings which should not be shown.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 5.6.1.


  • Introduces the Orphaned content filter and notifications.
  • Fixes an issue where the 'You are not receiving updates or support!' notification would be wrongfully shown on a sub-site of a multisite installation.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 5.6.


  • Introduces wpseo_manage_redirects to allow any role or user to manage redirects without having to be an administrator.
  • Added filter for filtering redirects by redirect-type.
  • Added a tool to export Focus Keywords.


  • Adds importing of exported redirects in CSV format via SEO > Tools > import and export > import redirects.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 5.4.0.


  • Add feature to export redirects, via SEO - Tools - Import/Export
  • Removes the meta tag
  • When creating a redirect to a file, it will no longer show a warning that the target location does not exist


  • Adds a watcher for private posts to be redirected correctly after trashing them.
  • Adds collecting technical environment data to send to Yoast.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 5.4.0.


  • Adds Italian Insights and Linking Suggestions, props Abramo Tesoro.
  • Fixes a bug where multiple redirect notices pop up when having WooCommerce Tab Manager installed.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 5.1.0.


  • Fixes a bug where the redirect notice popped up unnecessarily.
  • Introduces insights and linking suggestions for French, props Sylvain Perret and Evoque.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 5.0.


  • Fixes a bug where there is a double trailing slash in the javascript for the social previews that was causing errors.
  • Fixes a bug on the Redirects page where spaces were stripped when using the search field.
  • Removes the prominent words version for non-supported languages.
  • Changes the string 'current url' to 'old url' in the Search Console Redirect to match the language in the Redirect Manager.


  • Fixes a bug where 410 redirects could not be imported from .htaccess.
  • Fixes a bug where the 'email support tab' did not work on the edit post page.
  • Adds the slug of a deleted post to the redirect notification.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 4.7.0.


  • Adds the ability to mark a post as cornerstone content and display this in the link suggestions box.
  • Fixes a bug where the post_modified was updated whenever the prominent words were calculated.
  • Fixes a bug where a JavaScript error was thrown when creating a new taxonomy with a custom field plugin active.
  • Fixes a bug where websites ran into timeouts due to a big query when calculating the prominent words.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 4.6.0.


  • Fixes a bug where the SEO score wouldn’t be saved correctly, resulting in gray bullets on the post overview screen.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 4.5.0.


  • Adds redirect types in the Search Console settings page.
  • Checks for links that are already used in the text when suggesting links.
  • Change links to shortlinks in premium translation promo box.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 4.4.0.


  • Fixes a bug where CSS & JavaScript would be loaded with incorrect version numbers.


  • Fixes a bug where a slow query would be run on every page of the admin.


  • Adds link suggestions and insights for Spanish.
  • Adds variable that indicates the recalculation is running already to prevent double executed recalculations.
  • Adds a warning when there are posts or pages that need to be analyzed for link suggestions.
  • Improves the site wide calculation of the prominent words for the link suggestions.
  • Fixes a bug where the rendering of the columns in the post overview was incorrect.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 4.3.0.


  • Adds link suggestions and insights for Dutch.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 4.2.0.


  • Adds a feature toggle to disable link suggestions (site wide).
  • Allows contributors to also use the prominent words that link suggestions depend on, these generated a 403.
  • Adds German support for Yoast internal linking.
  • Improves the user interface for the prominent word recalculation.


  • Adds site wide calculation of prominent words for pages.
  • Fixes a notice that would be thrown on custom post types: "Undefined property: WP_Post_Type::$rest_base".
  • Fixes a bug where the site language would be used for the social previews and select2.
  • Fixes a bug where the link suggestions wouldn't work when the insights block was disabled.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 4.0.2.


  • Fixes a JavaScript error when editing pages in the admin, this fixes conflicts with page builders.
  • Fixes an uncaught (in promise) error when using the prominent words in combinations with Fusion builder or Divi themes.
  • Adds link suggestions meta box to pages.
  • Fixes a bug where prominent words would be saved too often when editing a post.


  • Adds a metabox "Yoast internal linking" that contains link suggestions for the current post.
  • Adds import functionality for Safe Redirect Manager.
  • Adds import support for Simple 301 Redirects.
  • Fixes import messaging when importing redirects.
  • .htaccess import no longer overwrites the real htaccess file.
  • .htaccess import properly imports all redirects.
  • .htaccess import properly imports redirects with quotes.
  • Fixes a bug where post format archives showed up in sitemap when disabled.
  • Fixes a bug where an old update notice would not be removed.
  • Fixes a bug where keywords with periods where not highlighted in the snippet.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 4.0.


  • Improves the title updates in the social previews.
  • Fixes a bug where the wrong URLs were used in redirect notices.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 3.9.0.


  • Fixes a bug where keyword tabs didn't have a correct screen reader text.
  • Fixes a bug where certain translations weren't translatable, props Pedro Mendonça
  • Removes React debugging tools from eventual build JavaScript files.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 3.8.0.


  • Adds a message when no prominent words were detected in the text.


  • Adds an insights section to the Yoast SEO metabox that shows authors the most prominent words in their text.
  • Adds a validation to check if the origin url in a redirect contains the subdirectory in case WordPress is installed in a subdirectory.
  • Improved accessibility of the redirects manager.
  • Fixes a bug where some form fields in the import and export tools were missing labels.
  • Makes the redirects new rows action links translatable.
  • Fixes a PHP Warning when hitting 301 redirect on subdomain multisites.
  • Fixes a bug where the Twitter preview would no longer work when Facebook is disabled in Social.
  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 3.7.0.



  • Fixes a bug where the admin bar would still show advanced settings when the advanced settings were disabled.


  • Fixes a JavaScript error that was thrown from redirect notifications when attempting to edit the redirect destination. These notifications are thrown whenever a slug is edited or when a post or term is deleted.


  • Fixes a fatal error when network activating.


  • Includes every change in Yoast SEO 3.5.0.
  • Fixes the slug change and redirects in the quick edit for posts and terms.
  • Fixes title on the redirect settings page.