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Yoast SEO 2.2


  • Contains several accessibility improvements, including 'for' attributes for labels and several links to explanatory articles.
  • Adds support for creating partial sitemaps with WP CLI, props Lars Schenk.
  • Add Google's mobile friendly test to the SEO toolbar, props Brandon Hubbard.
  • Makes sure slugs are not being stripped if the remaining slug is less than 3 characters, props andyexeter.
  • Shows an activation error when dependencies were not installed properly with composer.
  • Added a filter to allow the RSS footer to be dynamically shown/hidden, props Hugh Lashbrooke.
  • Added many translator comments to help translators more easily get the context.
  • Made sure Open Graph article tags are added separately, following up on the Open Graph specification.
  • Adds recommended image sizes per Social network in the social tab of the SEO metabox.
  • Removes the tracking functionality.
  • Shows a dismissible notice with a link to the about page that is shown after every update. The user is no longer being redirected and only has to dismiss the notice once for all sites (in case of multisite).
  • Adds a link to the about page to the general tab of the settings dashboard.
  • Makes the tour dismissible on user level.
  • Adds Twitter profile to JSON LD output.
  • Twitter profile input field now also accepts full url and automatically strips it down to just the username.
  • Only adds the JSON LD output to the frontpage, since it's not needed on other pages.
  • Makes all Yoast SEO notices dismissible.


  • Fixes a bug where the widgets were removed from every XML file. This is now only the case for the sitemaps.
  • Fixes a bug where validation errors were shown for the wrong variables in the titles and metas settings.
  • Fixes a bug where the SEO toolbar was broken.
  • Fixes a few typos, props Gary Jones.
  • Fixes a bug where links in tooltips were not impossible to click.
  • Fixes a broken link to the permalinks section of the advanced settings, props Michael Nordmeyer.
  • Fixes settings import on multisite.
  • Fixes a bug where the sitemap could contain datetimes in the wrong timezone.
  • Fixes a bug where the wrong Facebook user ID was added to the fb:admins meta tag. Adding FB admin user id is now a manual process.
  • Fixed Open Graph and Twitter cards on static posts pages
  • Fixes a bug where sitemap cache was not always cleared after saving the Yoast SEO settings.
  • Security:
  • Fixes a possible XSS vulnerability in the snippet preview. Thanks Charles Neill and Mazen Gamal for discovering and responsibly disclosing this issue.