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Yoast SEO 12.1

Yoast SEO 12.1 is out today! It features a couple of changes in order to match the design of Google’s search results pages, this includes those shiny new favicons. In addition to this, we added a number of new filters for our Schema implementation. See what else is new in the latest release of your favorite SEO plugin in our 12.1 release post!


  • Updates the desktop snippet preview to match Google's new font sizes.
  • Introduces the usage of the site's favicon in the mobile snippet preview.
  • Adds a collapsible around the hidden problems and notifications on the Yoast dashboard.
  • Adds a filter wpseo_schema_organization_social_profiles that allows filtering an organization's social profiles in the schema output. Props to juliquiron.
  • Adds a filter wpseo_schema_company_name that allows filtering the company name in the schema output. Props to @andrewgillingham.
  • Adds a filter wpseo_free_schema_company_logo_id that allows filtering the company logo in the schema output. Props to @andrewgillingham.
  • Adds a filter wpseo_sitemap_exclude_empty_terms_taxonomy to control hiding empty terms per taxonomy.
  • Adds a filter wpseo_enable_structured_data_blocks to allow disabling Yoast's structured data block editor blocks.
  • Adds a get_robots method to retrieve the robot HTML without it being output. Props to @bradymwilliams.
  • Improves the input validation on the settings pages.
  • Improves the consistency of the plugin icons.
  • Improves the How-to and FAQ blocks styling for better compatibility with latest version of the WordPress blocks editor.


  • Fixes a bug where subscription checks would fail on some sites due to certificate verification being disabled.
  • Fixes a bug where the primary term selector would not display HTML entities properly. Props to @dlh01.


  • Allows showing specific dashboard feeds based on the wp_version and php_version of a site.
  • Removes the AMP Glue plugin suggestion from the SEO dashboard when AMP and Yoast SEO are installed. The AMP Glue plugin by Yoast will be discontinued soon.
  • Removes the Courses menu-item.