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Yoast SEO 3.3


  • Added a dashboard under the SEO menu item and moved all persistent notifications to this dashboard.
  • Added an indicator to the menu and admin bar about pending notifications and SEO problems.
  • Splits the analysis into content and keyword analysis.
  • Adds a ton of content feedback about the following properties:
  • The length of subheadings.
  • The length of text following a subheading.
  • The length of paragraphs.
  • The length of sentences.
  • The presence of transition words.
  • The presence of the passive voice.
  • Adds a marker button for specific properties to mark these in the editor:
  • The length of paragraphs.
  • The length of sentences.
  • The presence of passive voice.
  • The presence of transition words.
  • The presence of links with the focus keyword as link text.
  • Adds slug transliteration for the following languages, this means that we now match with both the non-transliterated keyword and the transliterated keyword:
  • Spanish, Polish, German, Nynorsk, Bokmål, Swedish, Finnish,
  • Danish, Turkish, Latvian, Icelandic, Faroese, Czech, Russian,
  • Esperanto, Afrikaans, Catalan, Asturian, Aragonese, Aymara,
  • English, French, Italian, Dutch, Bambara.
  • Adds a search box in the help center to search in the Yoast knowledge base.


  • Adds missing alt tags to banners.
  • Adds a 50.000 URL hard limit to the sitemaps, this is what google recommends.
  • Moves social tab above settings tab in the metabox.
  • Adds live updating to the score indicator in the admin bar on the post edit page.
  • Optimize multiple sitemap cache clears by waiting until the end of the pageload to actual clear the cache.
  • Improved title separator radio buttons accessibility.
  • Removed Alexa verification from the plugin as it no longer works.


  • Fixes a bug where a quote inside an attribute in the XML sitemaps would cause to create invalid XML.
  • Fixes a bug where using a custom posts table would not result in correct output in the XML sitemaps.
  • Fixes an issue where canonical URLs didn't always correctly have a trailing slash, thanks you for your input MatthewMi11er.
  • Fixes a bug where we didn't match a focus keyword correctly if it contained a slash.
  • Fixes a bug where the content analysis would be executed too many times when typing in the snippet preview.
  • Fixes a bug where the wpseo_title filter couldn't change the opengraph and twitter titles, props Xavi Ivars.
  • Fixes a bug where the focus keyword wouldn't be saved when saving the post instantly after changing the focus keyword.
  • Fixes a bug where retrieving terms in the breadcrumbs wouldn't be cached, props Jonny Harris
  • Fixes a bug where the help center wasn't properly styled in Safari.
  • Fixes an XSS issue, props Hristo Pandjarov.
  • Removed:
  • Removes the ability to sort on the post score column, because the scores aren't meant to be sorted.
  • Removes recalculation because there were too many issues with integration missing that can only be added on the actual post edit admin page.
  • Removes json_encode wrapper, it was only necessary for older WordPress versions.