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Yoast SEO 8.1


  • Adds the Snippet Preview Editor to the sidebar.
  • Introduces the Primary Category picker to Gutenberg.
  • Introduces a loading indicator in the analysis that is shown until we're ready to analyze the content.
  • Optimizes the content analysis calculations. This fixes the issue where the UI could freeze when you have a long post.
  • Changes the "Check Inlinks (OSE)" menu item in the Yoast Admin bar "Analyze this page" dropdown from the Moz OpenSite Explorer (OSE) to Google Search Console, as the former service is being disabled on August 30th 2018.


  • Fixes a bug where the analysis scores would change multiple times due to a delay in the loading of the actual scores. We now show loading indicators until the actual scores have been calculated.
  • Fixes a bug where the parent title snippet variable wasn't properly being replaced with the actual parent title in Gutenberg.
  • Fixes a plugin compatibility bug where the SEO score in the admin bar could not be retrieved.
  • Fixes a bug where the editor would not be usable when deferred or async loading of JavaScript is being forced.
  • Fixes a bug where the analysis for previously used keywords would only be triggered if the keyword was changed, resulting in an incorrect SEO score.