v19.3 - September 20th, 2022
Today, we’re releasing Yoast SEO Premium 19.3. We’ve rolled out some general enhancements, bug fixes, and security improvements in this release. Update now! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO Premium 19.3 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!
Adds an option to prevent the crawling of site search pages.
Adds an option to prevent the crawling of /wp-json/.
Fixes a bug where the get_suggestions method would also return unrelated post types when you passed a post_type parameter.
v19.2 - August 23rd, 2022
In Yoast SEO Premium 19.2, we’re introducing a new inclusive language analysis. This will help you get feedback on words that might exclude part of your audience and get inclusive alternatives. This is a beta launch and is only available in English for now. Plus, it is opt-in. Try it out! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO Premium 19.2 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!
- NEW: Adds the inclusive language analysis for English as a beta feature. Get suggestions on how to improve non-inclusive phrases, to make your content appeal to a larger audience.
- Adds emoji suggestions to our replacevar editors, to make it possible to search emojis by typing a :.
- Prevents front-end-inspector hash from being added to the URL when toggling the front-end inspector.
- Fixes a performance issue for the internal linking suggestions on very large sites.
- Fixes a bug where the prompt to connect Zapier in the post edit page would point to the old Integrations page.
- Bumps the minimum required Free version to 19.6.
v19.1 - August 9th, 2022
Yoast SEO Premium 19.1 is out today! We’re introducing another new feature in this release: the front-end SEO Inspector. It’s a tool that lets you check your SEO settings and metadata, right from the front-end of your website. Try it out! And read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO Premium 19.1 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!
- Adds the new front-end SEO inspector to Yoast SEO. Browse your website on the front-end and see at a glance the Yoast SEO analyses scores and Schema output of your posts and pages.
- Adds an edit button next to certain assessments when they show an orange or red bullet. Clicking the icon takes you to the field that needs to be edited in order to turn the bullet green (e.g. the keyphrase input field for the Keyphrase length assessment). The buttons are also added to the related keyphrase analysis.
- Excludes the Table of Contents block from the SEO and readability analysis.
- Replaces the Zapier icon with the Yoast icon in the Classic editor publish widget.
- Fixes a bug where the custom IDs of headings would be overwritten when editing a post with the block editor while having Yoast SEO Premium activated.
- Temporarily reverts a fix that automatically included subheadings in the Table of Content (ToC) when they were upgraded from a paragraph block in order to prevent the above bug. We will revisit this bug to bring back a more stable fix in the future.
v19.0 - July 26th, 2022
In Yoast SEO Premium 19.0, we’re introducing a tool that lets you add emojis to your meta title and meta description. Check it out! Next to that, we’re adding more languages to the word complexity assessment. But these are not the only things coming in this release. Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO Premium 19.0 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!
Adds the word complexity assessment for Spanish, German and French.
Adds an emoji picker to the SEO title & meta description inputs.
Enhances the Zapier connection flow in the new Integrations page for a smoother user experience.
Adds the option to select a maximum heading level for the table of contents block. Headings above this level will not be included in the table of contents.
Fixes a bug where a subheading was not included in the Table of Content (ToC) in the case that it was upgraded from a paragraph block.
In Yoast SEO Premium 18.9, we’re introducing a new word complexity assessment. This will help you get actionable feedback on your use of difficult words. This is a beta launch and is only available in English for now. Try it out! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO Premium 18.9 in
- Improves the readability analysis for English by adding a word complexity assessment. This assessment provides a score based on how many complex words you’ve used in your text. Highlight complex words and replace them with words that are easier to understand! This feature is in beta, so we welcome your feedback!
- Fixes a bug where the keyphrase distribution assessment errors, or fails to mark the found keyphrases in the text, when using keyphrases that include some regular expression control characters, for example brackets.
- Sets the minimum required Yoast SEO version to 19.3.
v18.8 - June 28th, 2022
In Yoast SEO Premium 18.8, we’re expanding our recently introduced crawl settings with search spam blockers and URL parameters cleanup. In addition, we’re adding an integration with IndexNow to instantly ping search engines like Microsoft Bing whenever you publish or update content. Check it out! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO Premium 18.8 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!
- Enhances the Crawl settings with new features which allow filtering out long phrases, emojis, special characters and other patterns from searches, to prevent search spam.
- Enhances the Crawl settings with new features which allow filtering out campaign tracking and unregistered parameters from URLs, to redirect visitors and crawlers to the cleaned-up permalink.
- Adds a feature that allows pinging IndexNow to make sure newly published and/or changed URLs are indexed by Bing, Yandex, Seznam and other search engines more rapidly.
- Bumps minimum required Free version to 19.2.
v18.7 = June 14th, 2022
In Yoast SEO Premium 18.7, we’re expanding our recently introduced crawl settings. These features will let you turn off different things WordPress automatically adds to your site. Hardly anyone uses these, but these do add overhead to your site. You now have much more control over what you want search engines to crawl on your WordPress site. Check it out! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO Premium 18.7 in
- Adds a series of features to remove unneeded links and content from a site’s <head> section.
- Adds more settings to disable the global feed, all the Atom/RDF feeds and the feeds for comments, post authors, categories, tags, custom taxonomies, post types and search results.
- Improves the accuracy of the Keyphrase in slug assessment by recognizing different word forms of hyphenated keyphrases in the slug (e.g. if keyphrase is ex-husband and slug is ex-husbands).
- Fixes a bug where the term SEO title and meta description would not be exported.
- Sets the minimum required version of Yoast SEO to 19.1.
v18.6 = May 31st, 2022
Say hi to Yoast SEO Premium 18.6! In this release, we’re introducing more ways to control crawling on your site. We’re starting with a small addition to manage post comment feeds, but we’re expanding that in the coming releases. The feature is in beta, so we welcome your feedback! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO Premium 18.6 in our release post in English or our release post in Spanish!
Introducing a new feature set to manage crawling on your site. In Yoast SEO Premium 18.6, we’re starting with an initial crawl setting to turn off RSS feeds of post comments. This will be expanded over time.
Sets minimum WordPress version to 5.9 and tested up to 6.0.
Sets the minimum required version of Yoast SEO to 19.0.
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