Yoast SEO 16.1 is out today! It features several enhancements and fixes that make the plugin chug along nicely. Happy updating! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 16.1 in our release post!
- Changes the deactivation prevention text on the Plugins page from ‘Deactivate Yoast SEO Premium first’ to ‘Required by Yoast SEO Premium’ to avoid confusion.
- Fixes a bug where in rare cases incorrect usage of
WP_Querycould lead to incorrect SEO data.
Yoast SEO 16.0: The Sweet Sixteen release is out! It comes with several fixes and improvements. Happy updating and thank you for using Yoast SEO! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 16.0 in our release post!
- Fixes a bug where invalid breadcrumbs would show PHP warnings.
- Fixes a bug where a fatal error would be thrown when a post ancestor was not an indexable.
- Fixes a bug where a fatal error would be thrown when both Yoast SEO and Polylang for WooCommerce were installed, and the site contained WooCommerce variable products. Props to manooweb.
- Sets the WordPress tested up to version to 5.7 and minimum supported WordPress version to 5.6.
- Fixes a bug where the order of the robots values was suboptimal when running WordPress 5.7. Note that the order has no effect on how the values are interpreted.
Welcome to Yoast SEO 15.9.1! This release contains an improvement for the FAQ block schema output, and makes sure the plugin is compatible with WordPress Core's auto-update feature and
robots changes. Read more about those changes in our post about Yoast SEO 15.9.1 and WordPress 5.7!
Yoast SEO 15.9 is out! This release comes with performance improvements and general enhancements. Happy updating and thanks for using Yoast SEO! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 15.9 in our release post!
- Adds a preview of the chosen image for the organization and person image, social images, Facebook front page image and Facebook default image.
- Improves interoperability and consistency in database queries.
- Improves the performance by preventing database queries for the homepage indexable.
- Fixes a bug where the disabled style of the switch toggles didn't look right.
Say hi to Yoast SEO 15.8! This release comes with a brand-new breadcrumbs block for the block editor. Try it out and guide your users - and Google! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 15.8 in our release post!
Meet Yoast SEO 15.7! For this release, we thought we’d remind you of the powerful content analysis in Yoast SEO - it helps you write awesome content that ranks! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 15.7 in our release post!
- Fixes a bug where notifications in the notification center would not be dismissible on sites using FastCGI.
Say hi to Yoast SEO 15.6! In the latest version of Yoast SEO, you’ll find a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements. Happy updating! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 15.6 in our release post!
Out now: Yoast SEO 15.5! You can easily check if you are doing a great job in terms of the readability of your text when writing in Hungarian! Yoast SEO helps you produce a powerful piece of content that’s easy to read. It also gives you feedback on what to improve! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 15.5 in our release post!
It’s here: Yoast SEO 15.4! In this release, you’ll find a seamless, easy-to-use integration of Yoast SEO with Elementor. Building websites and optimizing content for the search engines now in one workflow! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 15.4 in our release post!
Out now: Yoast SEO 15.3! In this release, you’ll find full language support for Hebrew in our analysis! This makes it a lot more natural to optimize your posts and it lets you focus on the writing part. Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 15.3 in our release post!
- Fixes a bug where AMP and W3C validation would break because Twitter meta tags would contain 'value' attributes instead of 'content' attributes.
- Fixes a bug where the indexing button on the Tools page would keep showing up because certain objects would be detected as requiring indexing but would not actually be indexed during the indexing process.
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could get keyword data while working on your content in Yoast SEO? Well, we asked ourselves that same question and now we have an answer! Yes, you can now find related keyphrases inside the post editor. And it’s not any old data — no, it’s powered by our good friends at SEMrush, a world-class provider of SEO and internet marketing tools! Read more about what’s new in 15.1 in our release post!
Today, we’re launching Yoast SEO 15.0. This release features some awesome new additions and enhancements. We’ve added full support for Arabic and made the Yoast SEO block editor sidebar fully-featured. Read more about those changes in our release post!
Get ready for a brand new version of Yoast SEO! In this version you'll find new Schema functionality, an improved readability analysis for Portuguese & Indonesian, and improved keyword recognition for right-to-left languages. Read more about those changes in our release post!
Say hi to Yoast SEO 14.7, chock-full of enhancements to help you with your site's SEO. Have you heard about the addition of XML sitemaps in WordPress 5.5? The Yoast SEO plugin is completely prepared for this. We also have some great news for users of the Web Stories plugin. Read more about those changes in our release post!
- Reverts the change for social media titles to pick the post/page/term title, as this could inadvertently lead to low quality titles for some archives and other page types.
- Fixes a bug where the where all methods were removed from
xmlrpc.phpdue to incorrect usage of
add_actionas opposed to
We have a new release for you: Yoast SEO 14.6. This release has some pretty cool enhancements. For example, we’ve added another helpful indicator in the editor that shows you your scores for a particular post quickly. Read more about those changes in our release post!
Yoast SEO 14.5 is out today! In this release, we made some changes regarding our use of XML sitemaps. We decided to disable the new WordPress core XML sitemaps in favour of our own. Also, we fixed a number of bugs. Read more about those changes in our release post!
- Disables the WP Core sitemaps as introduced in WordPress 5.5.
- Adds an abstract class to easily add dynamic blocks in Yoast SEO / add-ons.
- Fixes a bug where the SEO title and meta description for posts that have a custom title and/or description would not be displayed in the posts overview.
- Fixes a bug where the WordPress dashboard was slower for very large sites, by caching the number of unindexed posts, terms and post type archives.
- Fixes a bug where inline link functionality in custom blocks could be missing.
- Fixes a bug where existing links were no longer editable with Yoast SEO active.
- Fixes a bug where the editor wouldn't remember
relvalues set on a link after refresh.
Sometimes, you have releases that start out small and end up with a substantial improvement. Yoast SEO 14.4 is one such release. Initially planned as a bug fix release, this turned into something that markedly improves the publishing workflow in WordPress. Plus, you can now mark your external links as nofollow or sponsored. You see, Yoast SEO 14.4 is a chockfull release! Read more about those changes in our release post!
In every release of Yoast SEO, we fix bugs and find other ways to enhance our code. For instance, we’re always working on quality assurance, code style and other behind the scenes work. In Yoast SEO 14.3, you’ll find many of these improvements plus some bugfixes. Read more about those changes in our release post!
- Fixes a bug where the FAQ schema list item's position would start at 0 instead of 1.
- Fixes a bug where the filters
wpseo_titleweren't called with the right argument, which could lead to errors.
- Fixes a bug where our global CSS variables could conflict with global CSS variables of themes.
In today's release, we’ve fixed several issues with breadcrumbs. One of these bugs turned the order of breadcrumbs on its head, which is not something we like. Things should work as expected now. We’ve also changed how we check if a focus keyphrase was used before. We currently run this against our indexable table, making the process more efficient. Read more about those changes in our release post!
Despite weeks and weeks of testing Yoast SEO 14.0, there were still some people running into issues. In Yoast SEO 14.1, we’re improving things to help stabilize the plugin. Read more about those changes in our release post!
- Fixes a bug where robots meta values defaulted to 0 instead of null because of a bug in WPDB. This could result in incorrect values for
nosnippet. In order to purge the wrong data, we need to truncate our tables again. This means you will have to go through the indexing process again. We’re very sorry. For sites with more than 10,000 posts, we advise using the WP CLI command to do the indexing on the server.
- Fixes a bug where running the migrations could cause fatal errors on sites where plugins are installed remotely. Some remote plugin installers don't remove files that are removed in an update. Since our migration runner goes through all migrations on the server, this could lead to fatal errors.
- Fixes a bug where the
pre_get_document_titlefilter could be skipped when other plugins were using this filter as well.
- Fixes a bug where an error would be thrown when the name of an indexable table had been converted to a different case.
- Fixes a bug where a taxonomy parent would not be present in the breadcrumbs even though it was set in the breadcrumbs settings.
- Adds a missing index to the new indexables table. Props to @pagelypete.
- Adds the
wpseo_frontend_presentationfilter that can be used by third-party plugins to easily alter all our meta output with 1 single filter.
Because we’ve changed the underlying framework of our Indexables technology, we’ve chosen to rebuild the table. This means you will have to go through the indexing process again. We’re sorry. For sites with more than 10,000 posts, we advise using the WP CLI command to do the indexing on the server.
Today is a special day. Today, a project we’ve been working on for a year sees the light of day. Yoast SEO 14.0 rewrites the playbook on how a WordPress SEO plugin can work. Thanks to an approach we call indexables, we bring you a much faster experience and a new foundation that helps us get ready for an exciting future! Read more about this release in our release post!
- Fixes a bug where a fatal error would be thrown when saving a post while the type was no longer WP_Post due to filtering.
- Fixes a bug where .xsl site map files would not be cached correctly.
- Sets minimum supported WordPress version to 5.3.
In Yoast SEO 9.0, we launched an innovative new way to analyze your English language text using word forms. In Yoast SEO 10.1, we added word form support for the German language. Today, we’re glad to announce word form support for Dutch. You can read why this is such an awesome addition in our 13.4 release post!
- Fixes a bug where the host part of URLs could contain reserved characters, like spaces and brackets. Props to stodorovic.
- Fixes a bug where form fields were validated inconsistently.
Our current string of releases focusing on improving our code is continuing with Yoast SEO 13.3. In this release, we have a Schema structured data addition and several improvements to how Yoast SEO handles URLs. Read on in our 13.3 release post!
- Makes sure all URL fields show an unencoded URL after saving, even when the user input was encoded.
- Requires all URLs in URL input fields to begin with either ‘/’ or ‘http(s)’. Props to stodorovic.
- Adds a
potentialActionentity to the
- Fixes a bug where social URLs containing international characters could not be saved. Props to stodorovic.
- Fixes a bug where encoded characters would be stripped from canonical URLs. Props to stodorovic.
- Changes the cURL Health Check category from
In Yoast SEO 13.2, you’ll find a number of checks moved to the WordPress Site Health tool. Site Health was introduced in WordPress 5.2 as a way to help site owners and managers get a sense of how their site is doing, technically speaking. Find out more about these changes in our 13.2 release post!
Yoast SEO 13.1 is out today! In this plugin, you’ll find several fixes and enhancements, mostly focused at improving our Schema.org structured data implementation. Learn more about the latest versions of Yoast SEO in our 13.1 release post!
- Fixes a bug where the HowTo schema name was incorrectly set to the page title.
- Fixes a bug where the "force rewrite titles" option would remove the title tag in svg tags. Props to stodorovic
- Sets the Schema HowTo name and Article headline to the post title with a fallback to "No title".
- Adds the
inLanguageproperty to the schema CreativeWork pieces.
- Removes a duplicate directory from the composer autoload classmap configuration. Props to szepeviktor
- Improves the copy for the paginated comments Site Health check.
- Removes the Search Console item from the admin menu and the toolbar menu.
Today, we’re releasing Yoast SEO 13.0. This release is one in a series of releases focusing on improving our code and fixing issues — most of them behind the scenes. Read more about those changes in our 13.0 release post!
- Hides the Facebook settings when Open Graph is disabled.
- Adds a success state to the paginated comments Health Check. This means the paginated comments check will also be shown when the paginated comments are set up correctly.
- Fixes a bug where a notification would be shown that Gutenberg was outdated when the latest version of Gutenberg was already installed.
- Renames the 'Snippet preview' to 'Google preview'.
- Replaces the Google preview mode switcher toggle with radio buttons.
- Fixes a bug where the Yoast SEO metabox would not be shown on custom post types and taxonomies when the settings of our plugin were never saved before.
- Fixes a bug where the default titles for custom post types and taxonomies were not shown in the Search Appearance settings when the settings of our plugin were never saved before.
Welcome to another year of helping you achieve your goals with your site! Today, it’s time for the first in a long line of releases planned for 2020: Yoast SEO 12.8. In this release, you’ll find a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements. Find out more about this release in [our 12.8 release post](https://yoa.st/release-12-8" rel="nofollow)!
Yoast SEO 12.7 is out today — signaling the last release of 2019. This release is all about cleaning up and fixing bugs. Since we have a two-week release schedule, we can quickly respond to any bug we might find. Find out more about this release in our 12.7 release post!
- Fixes a bug where sub-sitemaps were rendered for non-public custom post types. Props to @stodorovic.
- Fixes a bug where nested gallery images were not included in the image count in the sitemap. Props to @stodorovic.
- Fixes a bug where the notification center 'dismiss' and 'restore' buttons had no focus style.
- Improves security by adding output escaping.