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Yoast SEO 1.6

This update removes more code than it adds, because Google stopped support for rel=author. It adds the new json+ld code for search in sitelinks though, so could have some cool results!


  • Removed leftover code for the deleted HTML sitemap functionality.
  • Fix a bug where the wrong $post info would be used for the metabox, props mgmartel.
  • Fix the way we replace whitespace to be more compatible with different encoding, props Jrf.


  • Implement new sitelinks search box json+ld code. Enabled by default, to disable use the new disable_wpseo_json_ld_search filter. To change the URL being put out use the wpseo_json_ld_search_url filter.
  • Improved the onboarding tour to be more in line with the current status of the plugin.
  • Other:
  • Removed all code to do with rel=author as Google has stopped that "experiment", see this blog post for more info.
  • i18n
  • Updated da_DK, fa_IR, fr_FR, hr, hu_HU, nl_NL, pt_BR and tr_RK