Software Releases & Updates

Yoast SEO 8.2: Automatically add structured data with Gutenberg content blocks

11 September 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 26 Comments

While we’re still only at the start of the Gutenberg adventure, we’re presenting an awesome, brand-new feature for the new WordPress editor today. Meet the Yoast SEO structured data content blocks! The content blocks automatically add valid structured data code to the content that is added to these blocks. Our initial line-up consists of How-to …

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Yoast SEO 8.1: Gutenberg part 2, introducing the snippet preview

28 August 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 22 Comments

Two weeks ago, we launched Yoast SEO 8.0. In it, we shipped the first part of our integration with Gutenberg: the sidebar. That release was the foundation on which we are building the next parts of our integration with the new WordPress editor. In Yoast SEO 8.1, we introduce part 2: a Gutenberg-proof snippet preview. …

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Yoast SEO 8.0: Introducing the Yoast SEO Gutenberg sidebar & a revamped meta box

Please welcome the Yoast SEO Gutenberg sidebar! Update to Yoast SEO 8.0 and you’ll see our first steps to the – Gutenberg – future. If you’ve activated the Gutenberg plugin you’ll find a brand new version of the Yoast SEO meta box, in the sidebar! Not on Gutenberg yet? We’ve got good news for you …

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Yoast SEO 7.9.1: Dutch checks complete & improved keyword recognition

At Yoast we’re convinced readability is essential if you want to rank high and give users a pleasant experience on your website. That’s why we’re so happy we’re now capable of fully analyzing content in yet another language: Dutch! Plus, if you write in a language with diacritics, i.e. marks on a letter that indicate …

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Yoast SEO 7.9: Getting rid of bugs in the summer

Say hi to a brand new version of Yoast SEO! As it’s summertime, our hard-working developers went out on a collective bug hunt. Together with the community – we’re so happy to be part of – they’re giving their all to make our plugin work better for everyone using it. For instance, to make the …

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Yoast SEO 7.8: Synonyms and keyword distribution

10 July 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 11 Comments

Semantics is hard. What does a certain word mean in a specific situation? Which ‘mars’ are you talking about? Have you ever tried to discover all definitions of ‘run’? In most cases, context is everything. You can help humans and machines understand a text better by adding context. This is one of the reasons Yoast …

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Yoast SEO 7.7: New snippet editor & better snippet variables

26 June 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 65 Comments

The snippet editor is one of the core pieces of technology in Yoast SEO. It helps you build snippets that truly stand out in the search results to get you traffic. To make this vital piece future-proof and to update it with new features, we needed to rebuild it. In Yoast SEO 7.7, you’ll find …

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Yoast SEO 7.6: Shorter meta descriptions are back ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

5 June 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 42 Comments

Well, it was fun while it lasted. In Yoast SEO 7.6, we’re reverting the snippet length for meta descriptions in the snippet editor to follow Google’s latest change. That’s not all though, we’ve also updated our support for the Russian language, added transition words for Catalan, redirect support for WP-CLI and fixed several bugs. Find …

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Yoast SEO 7.5: Привет, Россия

15 May 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 13 Comments

The Russian language is huge; 265 million people have Russian as their first or second language, making it the world’s eighth most used language. What’s more, according to W3Techs Russian is the second most used language online — following English by a huge margin. As of today, all of the Russian language WordPress users can …

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Yoast SEO 7.4: Enhanced image support

1 May 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 22 Comments

Please welcome to the stage: Yoast SEO 7.4! In this release, we’ve squashed a number of bugs and focused on enhancing the way Yoast SEO works with Open Graph images. We also made some other enhancements that improve the way the plugin functions. Happy updating!  Improved handling of images Images are very important for several …

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