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Yoast SEO 7.9


  • Introduces the collapsible sections to all the tabs in Search Appearance.
  • Improves accessibility of the collapsible sections in Search Appearance.


  • Fixes a bug where archive settings for post types aren't shown on the search appearance page when the has_archive for that post type contains an archive slug. Props to nesinervink, schurig.
  • Fixes a bug where a notice ("Notice: Trying to get property of non-object") is given when the $term->taxonomy isn't set before it is used. Props to bainternet.
  • Fixes a bug where an uppercased encode URI isn't redirected to the category. Props to dawnbirth.
  • Fixes a bug where HTML entities were not always decoded in the Snippet Variables.
  • Fixes a bug where custom field labels would be separated by spaces in the classic editor, but in Gutenberg they would be separated by underscores instead.
  • Fixes a bug where the conversion of ', which is PHP's HTML entity for the apostrophy, did not happen.
  • Fixes a bug where the same notification is shown multiple times when trashing multiple posts.
  • Fixes a bug where a possibly non-existent key would be retrieved when generating the article:section OpenGraph tag. Props to mikeschinkel.
  • Fixes a bug in the UI that happend when do_shortcode was run on category descriptions in the admin list. Additionally, fixes rendering of shortcodes in category descriptions on the frontend.
  • Fixes a bug where saved templates in Search Appearance would be saved incorrectly into the database, resulting in them never being loaded when editing a post, page, etc. This meant that the default template would always be used.
  • Fixes a bug where the "Tagline" / %%sitedesc%% snippet editor variable was not selectable in the Search Appearance settings.
  • Fixes a bug where the newsletter signup in the configuration wizard would not work.


  • Moves some snippet variables to only appear within specific editors. Adds a filter wpseo_editor_specific_replace_vars to make this pluggable.
  • Adds the white background to the template of media on the Search Appearance page.
  • Changes feedback in the keyword density assessment to make it more explicit that synonyms are not taken into consideration when calculating the score.
  • Shows a notification with the message that you should check your post type archive settings when these are possibly reset to their defaults in 7.7 or 7.8.