Is Yoast SEO compatible with the new robots API in WordPress 5.7?
WordPress 5.7 introduces a new robots API, which allows you to control and update the robots meta tag on your website via the robots.txt file. This file is one of the main ways of telling search engines where they can and can’t go on your website. Yoast SEO also allows you to block pages for crawlers, both through editing the robots.txt file and adding meta robots tags. So, that may raise the question: is Yoast SEO compatible with the new robots API, introduced in WordPress 5.7?
The short answer: yes. We’ve made sure that our plugin continues to work with the tags and robots as you expect from us. Also, SEO is not affected.