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Yoast SEO 17.6

Yoast SEO 17.6 is out today! This new release brings several fixes and enhancements to improve how the plugin works. And we’re getting it ready for the upcoming WordPress 5.9 release. Go check it out! Read more about what's new in Yoast SEO 17.6 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!


  • Enhances the upgrade flow for add-ons by considering the minimum required WP version before showing any available updates.
  • Enables the Schema Article type for any post type supporting authors.
  • Removes the placeholder texts for title and description inputs in the Google preview and Social preview since they have no semantic value.


  • Fixes a bug where the page post type wasn't allowed to display an Article piece in the Schema.
  • Fixes a bug where the content inside of reusable blocks would not be analyzed correctly.


  • The plugin will no longer block installation on PHP 8.0+ when installed via Composer.
  • Deprecates the wpseo_schema_article_post_types filter.