Yoast SEO 17.6 is out today! This new release brings several fixes and enhancements to improve how the plugin works. And we’re getting it ready for the upcoming WordPress 5.9 release. Go check it out! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 17.6 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!
Fixes a bug where the social media share previews images, when in landscape mode, did not match the aspect ratio of their respective platform.
Fixes a bug where anchors of headings used in the table of contents block were not generated correctly for headers with non-Latin characters.
Fixes a bug where the Block titles of our Table of Contents, Related Links, Siblings and Subpages blocks weren’t translatable.
The plugin will no longer block installation on PHP 8.0+ when installed via Composer.
Ups the minimum required Free version to 17.6.
NOTE: First extract the plugin to get the main plugin files.
v17.4 - October 19th, 2021
Yoast SEO 17.4 is out today! This release comes with several fixes and enhancements to help database performance on larger sites by cleaning up data and streamlining retrieval. Happy updating! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 17.4 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!
Cleans up old unused database items related to a previous version of the internal linking suggestion feature. This will reduce the size of your website’s database and make your site a little bit faster.
Changes some copy in the Orphaned Content and Cornerstone Content workouts.
Yoast SEO 17.3 is out today! We’ve revamped the two available SEO workouts. It’s become really easy to identify what content you should optimize. Start cleaning up your website and improve your internal linking structure for optimized results in search engines! If you haven’t tried the SEO workouts yet, now is the time to do so!
Improvements to the Cornerstone workout:
Merges the first three steps, allowing users to search and add cornerstone articles from within the workout.
Improves the step where users can check how well their cornerstones are doing. Cornerstone articles with few links are now listed at the bottom of the table to better indicate they need attention.
Gives users control over which cornerstones they want to optimize, instead of always only showing linking suggestions for the three least linked cornerstones.
Loads all data for the workout when the workout is opened instead of on the page load.
Improvements to the Orphaned workout:
No longer includes terms (categories / tags) as part of the orphaned workout. In the majority of cases terms are very shallow in content and should be optimized in different ways.
Fixes a bug where redirect suggestions were fetched for all orphaned articles instead of only when an article is being removed.
Makes sure the reset button actually resets the entire workout.
Makes sure linking suggestions in both the Cornerstone and the Orphaned workout no longer include articles which already link towards the article you are trying to optimize. Bugfixes:
Fixes a bug where the sitewide social image was provided to the Algolia search service, instead of the post specific featured image. If you use the social image from the Algolia search results on your search results page, you will have to reindex your Algolia database.
Fixes a bug where a notification would be shown to redirect a post that was already redirected while trashing it via the Orphaned Content workout.
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Fixes a bug where internal linking suggestions, in either the editor or the orphaned content workout, and the related links block would not load on WordPress installations that have a different database table prefix than the default wp_.
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Release Date: August 24th, 2021
Say hello to Yoast SEO 17.0! This release includes some behind-the-scenes improvements, including several fixes for our indexables data management. For now, please enjoy Yoast SEO and write the best possible content in the language of your choice! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 17.0 in our release post!
Speeds up load times of admin pages by preventing unnecessary counts of unindexed objects.
Cleans up items from the database that are not used anymore, thereby reducing the size of many sites' database.
Improves the overall performance and responsiveness in Gutenberg.
Fixes a bug where the Save all button in the bulk editor did not work.
Fixes a bug where the Existing column in the bulk editor did not update after save.
Updates the message that recommends you to install WooCommerce SEO when WooCommerce is installed.