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Yoast SEO 12.6

In Yoast SEO 12.6, we’re activating our new beacon for help documentation. This tool helps answer the questions you might have about using Yoast SEO. It’s easy to use and very friendly. Just hit that big purple question mark and search! Other improvements in Yoast SEO 12.6 includes a number of fixes and enhancements. Find out more in our 12.6 release post!


  • Adds a description property to the schema's WebSite node.
  • Removes the Site-wide default: None and the None options from the Meta robots advanced field in the metabox.
  • Introduced a HelpScout beacon as a replacement for the Help Center.


  • Fixes a PHP Warning when using an empty string in the OpenGraph frontend output. Props to @ChrisThompsonTLDR.
  • Fixes a bug where the time in the article:published_time, article:modified_time, and og:updated_time meta tag output and in the datePublished and dateModified schema output was incorrect in WordPress 5.2.


  • Sets the minimum required WordPress version to 5.2, and the minimum PHP version to 5.6.20.
  • Adds a notification to encourage Internet Explorer 11 users to use another browser as we are no longer supporting that browser.