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Yoast SEO 4.0


  • License manager: Add a get_extension_url method to Yoast_Product to retrieve the URL where people can extend/upgrade their license.
  • License manager: Add a set_extension_url method to Yoast_Product to set the URL where people can extend/upgrade their license.
  • Updates the credits page.
  • Improves plugin naming in translations.
  • Improves translations by making texts more consistent.
  • Displays the translations in the language chosen by the user in stead of using only the site language.
  • Improves the styling of the banners.
  • Adds passive voice for German.
  • Adds more transition words for French.
  • Improves feedback strings for the meta description length assessment.
  • Improves matching of the keyword in the first paragraph.
  • Improves the snippet preview to match the styling of googles snippet.


  • Fixes a compatibility bug with the onboarding wizard and Polylang, and possibly more plugins that prevented the configuration wizard from working properly.
  • Fixes a bug where post format archives showed up in sitemap when disabled.
  • Fixes a bug where an old update notice would not be removed.
  • Fixes a bug where keywords with periods where not highlighted in the snippet.
  • Fixes a bug where the title of the metabox wasn't displayed correctly.