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Yoast SEO 9.2: Getting ready for WordPress 5.0

20 November 2018 | 18 Comments | Edwin Toonen

We are getting ready for WordPress 5.0 and the new Gutenberg editor — are you? In Yoast SEO 9.2, we’ve solidified our support for WordPress 5.0 to make sure nothing breaks when you update to the new version of the CMS. What’s more, we’re now using a brand-new WordPress API to get our eye markers …

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Yoast SEO 9.1: The Hacktoberfest Edition

6 November 2018 | 7 Comments | Edwin Toonen

October is Hacktoberfest month! Hacktoberfest is all about contributing to open source projects together. This year, we welcomed a nice crowd at Yoast HQ to help us improve our own and other peoples open source projects. Some of these fixes and enhancements made by this fine group of people made it into Yoast SEO 9.1. …

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Yoast SEO 9.0: A much improved SEO analysis

23 October 2018 | 27 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Welcome to the dawn of a new era. For ages, Yoast SEO has helped you optimize your content using a focus keyword. This works well but could be a lot more flexible. The plugin only recognized an exact match of your keyword and didn’t take plural forms into account, for instance. So, sometimes you had …

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Yoast SEO 8.4: Helping you optimize taxonomies

9 October 2018 | 9 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Most releases are all about incredible new features or fixing a gazillion bugs with the help of the community. But sometimes, there’s a small release that is unfortunately timed just before a big one. There may not be any new game-changers in Yoast SEO 8.4, but does that mean it shouldn’t get its own release …

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

11 September 2018 | 26 Comments | Edwin Toonen

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 | 22 Comments | Edwin Toonen

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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