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Yoast SEO

Note: if you already upgraded to v1.5+, you will need to retrieve your Facebook Apps again and please also check your Google+ URL. We had some bugs with both being escaped too aggressively. Sorry about that.


  • Added missing settings menu pages to wp admin bar.
  • Replaced old AdWords keyword tool link.
  • Fix wp admin bar keyword density check link
  • Taxonomy sitemap will now also show if empty.
  • Prevent infinite loop triggered by sitemap_close(), fixes #600 as reported and fixed by pbogdan.
  • Fixed a link count Page Analysis bug.
  • Fixed a keyword density problem in the Page Analysis
  • Fixed OpenGraph/GooglePlus/Twitter tags not showing in a select few themes, issue #750 as reported by Jovian and wwdboer - props Jrf.
  • Fixed Facebook Apps not being saved/ "Failed to retrieve your apps from Facebook" as reported by kevinlisota in issue #812 - props Jrf.
  • Fixed duplicate feedback messages on WPSEO -> Social pages as reported by steverep in issue #743 - props Jrf.
  • Flush our force title rewrite buffer earlier in wp_footer so it can be used by other plugins in wp_footer. Props Gabriel Pérez Salazar.
  • Start the force rewrite buffer late (at 999) in template_redirect instead of get_header because of several themes not using get_header, issue #817 as reported by Jrf.
  • Fixed 'Page %d of %d' / %%page%% variable not being replaced when on pages, as reported by SGr33n in issue #801 - props Jrf.
  • Restore robots meta box per post to its former glory, it now shows even when blog is not set to public.
  • Fixed individual page robots settings not being respected when using a page as blog as reported by wintersolutions in issue #813 - props Jrf.
  • Fixed: Too aggressive html escaping of the breadcrumbs.
  • Fixed: Last breadcrumb wasn't always determined correctly resulting in crumbs not being linked when they should have been.
  • Fixed: Breadcrumbs were sometimes missing separators and default texts since v1.5.0.
  • Fixed: 404 date based breadcrumb and title creation could cause corruption of the $post object.
  • Fixed: Filtering posts based on SEO score via the dropdown at the top of a post/page overview page no longer worked. Fixed. As reported by gmuehl in issue #838 - props Jrf.


  • Added filters for the change frequencies of different URLs added to the sitemap. Props to haroldkyle for the idea.
  • Added filter wpseo_sitemap_exclude_empty_terms to allow including empty terms in the XML sitemap.
  • Private posts now default to noindex (even though they technically probably couldn't be indexed anyway).
  • Show a warning message underneath a post's robots meta settings when site is set to noindex sitewide in WP core.
  • Updated licensing class to show a notice when requests to are blocked because of WP_HTTP_BLOCK_EXTERNALS.
  • Other
  • Refactored the breadcrumb class - props Jrf.