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Yoast SEO 1.5.5


  • WP Shortlinks weren't always removed when user did choose to remove them as reported in issue #1397, props Firebird75.
  • Fixed the way we prevent Jetpack from outputting OpenGraph tags. Props jeherve.
  • Symlinking the plugin should now work. Props crewstyle and dannyvankooten.
  • Fix warnings on new site creation multisite as reported in issue #1368, props jrfnl and jennybeaumont.
  • Fixed redirect loop which occurred on multi-word search or when search query contained special characters and the 'redirect ugly URL's' option was on, as reported by inventurblogger in issue #1340.
  • Fixed double separators in snippet preview as reported by GermanKiwi in issue #1321, props Jrf.
  • Fixed slashes in title in snippet preview as reported by fittedwebdesign in issue #1333, props Jrf.
  • Fixed re-introduced js compatibility issue with Soliloquy slider as reported by ajsonnick in issue #1343, props Jrf.
  • Fixed a bug where we could do a query in XML Sitemaps even when there were no posts to query for.
  • If the sitemap is empty, add the homepage URL to make sure it doesn't throw errors in GWT.
  • Change how we set 404's for non existing sitemap files, as reported in #1383 props Dinglebat.
  • Fix issues with conflicting expectations being plugins/theme of the user meta twitter field - url vs twitter id, props Jrf.
  • Fix how the first paragraph test for the keyword is done after a solid bug report by Matt Lowe.
  • Fix how we're handling protocol relative image URLs in the XML sitemap.
  • Fix page analysis slug test for keywords with special characters.
  • Properly set "No score" result for posts that have no focus keyword.


  • Drastically improved performance of snippet preview rendering.
  • Added Facebook / OpenGraph title input and Google+ title input and image upload field to Social tab.
  • Added Facebook / OpenGraph title input for the homepage on SEO -> Social settings page.
  • Changed Facebook / OpenGraph default image and homepage image input fields to use the media uploader.
  • Added a new title separator feature on the Titles admin page.
  • Merged the bulk editor pages for titles and descriptions into one menu item "bulk editor".
  • Added noimageindex option to advanced meta robots options.
  • Bulk editor rights are no longer added for contributors, only for editors and up.
  • If an archives meta description template has %%page variables, show it on page 2 and onwards of archives too.
  • Add a confirm dialog when resetting setting to default.
  • Add sorting by publication date in bulk editor as requested by krogsgard here.
  • Other:
  • Remove references to deprecated Video Manual plugin.