WooCommerce SEO Changelog


June 7th, 2017

  • Adds a filter to set the primary category in the permalink.
  • Adds fallbacks for several deprecated warnings.
  • Fixes a bug where not all Yoast SEO columns were hidden when the columns output by Yoast were removed.


May 23rd, 2017

  • Compatibility with Yoast SEO 4.8.


May 2nd, 2017

  • Compatibility with Yoast SEO 4.7.


April 11th, 2017

  • Compatibility with Yoast SEO 4.6.


March 21st, 2017

  • Compatibility with Yoast SEO 4.5.


February 28th, 2017

  • Compatibility with Yoast SEO 4.4


February 14th, 2017

  • Bugfixes
    • Fixes a bug where duplicate opengraph image tags were added to product categories.


February 3rd, 2017

  • Bugfixes
    • Fixes “Fatal error: Class ‘yoast_i18n’ not found”.


January 31th, 2017

  • Compatibility with Yoast SEO 4.2


January 17th, 2017

  • Compatibility with Yoast SEO 4.1


December 13th, 2016

  • Compatibility with Yoast SEO 4.0


November 29th, 2016

  • Compatibility with Yoast SEO 3.9


November 8th, 2016

  • Compatibility with Yoast SEO 3.8


October 11th, 2016

  • Compatibility with Yoast SEO 3.7


September 27th, 2016

  • Changes
    • Updated translations.


September 7th, 2016

  • Compatibility with Yoast SEO 3.5


July 19th, 2016

  • Changes
    • Updated translations.


June 14th, 2016

  • Enhancements
    • Adds the Yoast i18n module to the Yoast SEO WooCommerce settings page, which informs users the plugin isn’t available in their language and what they can do about it.
  • Bugfixes
    • Fixes a bug where the support beacon for Yoast SEO WooCommerce was added to all Yoast SEO settings pages.
    • Fixes a bug where updates were not working reliably when multiple paid Yoast plugins were active.


April 28th, 2016

  • Bug fixes
  • Fixes a bug where the rel=next and rel=prev links were not displayed on shop archive pages 2 and up.


April 20th, 2016

  • Bug fixes
  • Fixes a bug where clicking the ‘Update now’ button on the plugin page didn’t update correctly.
  • Fixes a bug where product specific checks that were added to the content analysis would no longer work in combination with Yoast SEO 3.2 and higher.


March 2nd, 2016

  • Bug fixes
    • Fixes a bug where the Yoast content analysis would break on product edit pages when Yoast WooCommerce SEO and Yoast SEO (Premium) 3.1+ are both active.


    March 2nd, 2016

    • Bug fixes
      • Fixes a bug where our license manager could sometimes not reach our licensing system due to problems with ssl.
    • Enhancements
      • Makes sure users don’t have to reactivate their license after updating or disabling/enabling the plugin.
      • Adds a support beacon on the WooCommerce SEO settings page enabling users to ask for support from the WordPress backend.
      • Makes license calls a bit faster.
      • Removed all Twitter card functionality since the Product twitter card no longer exists.


    November 18th, 2015

    • Synchronized plugin version with all other Yoast SEO plugins for WordPress.
    • Bugfixes
      • Fixes deprecation warnings for filters and functions that have been removed in Yoast SEO
      • Fixes a fatal on the frontend when WooCommerce SEO is active but WooCommerce isn’t.
    • Enhancements
      • Makes sure WooCommerce specific content analysis checks work well with the Real Time content analysis tool in Yoast SEO 3.0.
      • Makes sure the product image galleries are still analyzed as part of the content by the Real Time content analysis tool in Yoast SEO 3.0.
      • Improves the order in which Opengraph images are output. First the Facebook image, then the featured image, then the product gallery images.


    March 25th, 2014

    • Bugfixes
      • Fixes a bug where a Fatal error was being raised on the frontend when WooCommerce is not activated.
      • Fixes a bug where Open Graph image tags for featured images and facebook images were not included first when a product image gallery existed.
    • Enhancements
      • Defaults to the short description for the meta description when no meta description is set.
      • Added 8 new languages: da_DK, en_GB, es_ES, es_MX, it_IT, nb_NO, nl_NL and tr_TR.


    September 9th, 2014

    • Bugfix: prevent adding WooCommerce product archive link to XML sitemap.


    July 15th, 2014

    • Add wpseo_woocommerce_og_price filter. Returning false on it prevents price from being put out in OpenGraph tags.
    • Add attribute to breadcrumbs when attribute is selected.
    • Removed unused breadcrumb option.
    • Only initiate plugin when WP is not installing.


    June 24th, 2014

    • Improved how WooCommerce breadcrumbs are replaced.
    • Fixed double class instantiation within same method.
    • Add call to load_plugin_textdomain().
    • Make sure we recognize WooCommerce product gallery images in page analysis.
    • Add images from product gallery to XML sitemap.
    • Use product category thumbnail for og:image.
    • Make sure short description length test also soft errors when short description is too long.
    • Use WooCommerce price formatting functions for price in Twitter card.


    March 21st, 2014

    • Fixed a bug where the breadcrumb caused a fatal error.


    March 21st, 2014

    • Added Yoast license manager to plugin.


    March 11th, 2014

    • Compatibility update for WP SEO v1.5 including application of a number of best practices.
    • Bugfixes
    • Fixed shortcodes should be removed from ogdesc.
    • Fixed duplicate twitter domain meta tag
    • Fixed error loading stylesheet (WPSEO_URL no longer defined).
    • Additional enhancements
    • Change the minimum content length requirements to 200, instead of the WP SEO default of 300.
    • Add a length test for the products short description.
    • Make sure the content analysis tests use the product images as well.
    • If a product category has a description, use it for the OpenGraph description.
    • Switch to general WP SEO Licensing class


    February 17th, 2014

    • Add check whether WordPress and WordPress SEO by Yoast are installed and up-to-date


    April 8th, 2013

    • Initial version.

    Upgrade Notice


    March 11th, 2014

    • Please upgrade the WordPress SEO plugin to version 1.5 as well for compatibility.