Sometimes, you have releases that start out small and end up with a substantial improvement. Yoast SEO 14.4 is one such release. Initially planned as a bug fix release, this turned into something that markedly improves the publishing workflow in WordPress. Plus, you can now mark your external links as nofollow or sponsored. You see, Yoast SEO 14.4 is a chockfull release! Read more about those changes in our release post!
- Fixes a bug where replacement variable values would break the Google Preview and output a PHP notice on the front end if they were a serialized array string.
- Fixes a bug where a property that was changed from private to public on
WPSEO_Schema_Articlewould lead to a backward compatibility break.
- Fixes a bug where the site logo would not be output in the schema when a CDN was used for images. Props to gr8shivam
- Fixes a bug where the Facebook Debugger link was outdated. Props to eliorivero
- Fixes a bug where a lot of delete queries would be performed after clearing all indexables from the database.
- Fixes a bug where the indexables indexing warning would be visible to users with non-admin roles.
Adds SEO insights to every step of the publishing flow:
Adds the readability and SEO score to the document sidebar with the possibility to quickly open the Yoast sidebar.
Adds the readability and SEO score to the publish checks. Gives reassurance or a call to action to further optimize the content.
Adds social sharing buttons to the post publish actions to enable easy sharing on Facebook and Twitter.
Adds the possibility to add
sponsoredto individual links in the block editor for WordPress versions 5.4 and above.
- Adds headers to the main plugin file for the minimum supported WordPress version and minimum supported PHP version. WordPress will not activate the plugin anymore if incompatibilities are found. Props to spacedmonkey