Yoast SEO 12.7: Cleaning up and fixing bugs

Yoast SEO 12.7 is out today — signaling the last release of 2019. This release is all about cleaning up and fixing bugs. Since we have a two-week release schedule, we can quickly respond to any bug we might find. In this post, you’ll find out more about this release. Plus, you can get Yoast SEO Premium for cheap in our Holiday Calendar sale: today only!

On the importance of bug fixing

We’ve always prided ourselves in releasing a product of high quality. Unfortunately, issues do pop up and we do our best to solve these depending on the severity of the issue. This is one of the reasons we have a two-week release schedule. For some, it might feel we release way too often, but for us, this is a great way to get fixes out as quickly as possible, without having to resort to patch releases. Having a good system in place for handling and resolving bugs is one of the pillars of coding awesome, stable software.

Every release, we fix a number of bugs from our backlog, plus a selection of new ones that need attention. In Yoast SEO 12.7, we also fixed a couple of bugs with the input of Saša Todorović. These concerned a bug where sub-sitemaps were rendered for non-public custom post types, plus a bug where nested gallery images were not included in the image count in the sitemap. In addition to the bug fixes, we improved the security of the plugin by adding output escaping.

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Update now to Yoast SEO 12.7

That’s it for this release of Yoast SEO. We’ve fixed a number of bugs and cleaned up the code to make Yoast SEO perform even better. Don’t forget to take advantage of today’s discount on Yoast SEO Premium! It’ll surely help you kick-start your new year! 

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16 Responses to Yoast SEO 12.7: Cleaning up and fixing bugs

  1. Emily Laney
    Emily Laney  • 4 years ago

    Hey Yoast, I’ve just updated to 12.7. I still can’t see highlighted text on the readability tools. It has an eye icon “highlight this result in the text” — showing, for example, consecutive sentences. The eye lights up, but the text never highlights. Any tips?

    • Edwin Toonen

      Hi Emily. Are you using a page builder by any chance?

  2. grafik
    grafik  • 4 years ago

    Hello, what are the best benefits of this pluggin? I would like to improve my WP site SEO. I am thinking about buy full version.

  3. mohammad amin hasan abooali
    mohammad amin hasan abooali  • 4 years ago

    Hi there my site mispronounces the site title and shows the page title instead of the title, is there a problem with the plugin?

  4. Michael
    Michael  • 4 years ago

    Hey I paid for the premium plugin on GPLPLUS and it’s been activated but each time am writing a blog post I get this notifications from toast eel saying I should activate it but it is… can this be a serious issue?

    • Hanneke
      Hanneke  • 4 years ago

      Hello Michael,

      unfortunately, there are several companies that are selling the ‘Yoast SEO Plugin’. We’re definitely not affiliated with them and the product isn’t the Yoast SEO plugin, it’s just the files: These lack functionality and support.
      Yoast.com is the only website where you can buy the real deal.


  5. kwhitman
    kwhitman  • 4 years ago

    Since updating to the latest version of Yoast, we are now seeing a blank meta box on our site. The Yoast meta box shows up, but it’s blank. It’s the same behavior referenced in this post: https://yoast.com/help/yoastseo-meta-box-is-blank/

    After running through the standard troubleshooting of theme and plugins, and the conflict seems to be between Yoast and Classic Editor plugin. Hopefully there will be a fix soon!

    • Ben Vaassen
      Ben Vaassen  • 4 years ago

      Hi kwhitman, I’m sorry to hear about the blank meta box. That shouldn’t happen. We’ve released Yoast SEO 12.7.1 which fixes an issue with relative URLs causing a blank meta box which might be the problem. You can try updating and see if that fixes it.

      Otherwise, the best place to get further help would be the support forums on WordPress.org https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/wordpress-seo/.

      Good luck!

  6. Julie
    Julie  • 4 years ago

    I am testing an upgrade of the Yoast plugin to 12.7 on WordPress 5.2.2 and am getting a fatal error:

    Warning: include(/www/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/vendor/composer/../../inc/class-addon-manager.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /www/wp-content/plugins/official-facebook-pixel/vendor/composer/ClassLoader.php on line 444 Warning: include(): Failed opening ‘/www/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/vendor/composer/../../inc/class-addon-manager.php’ for inclusion (include_path=’.:/usr/share/php’) in /www/wp-content/plugins/official-facebook-pixel/vendor/composer/ClassLoader.php on line 444 Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class ‘WPSEO_Addon_Manager’ not found in /www/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/wp-seo-main.php:495 Stack trace: #0 /www/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/wp-seo.php(48): require_once() #1 /wordpress/wp-admin/includes/plugin.php(2222): include(‘/www/wp-content…’) #2 /wordpress/wp-admin/plugins.php(175): plugin_sandbox_scrape(‘wordpress-seo/w…’) #3 {main} thrown in /www/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/wp-seo-main.php on line 495

    • Ben Vaassen
      Ben Vaassen  • 4 years ago

      Hi Julie, I’m sorry to hear about that. It might be that the WordPress upgrade routine didn’t run correctly. You can try to delete the plugin and reinstall Yoast SEO 12.7.1. You won’t lose any of your data.

      Otherwise, the best place to get further help would be the support forums on WordPress.org https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/wordpress-seo/.

      Good luck!

  7. Inengisa
    Inengisa  • 4 years ago

    @Mercer Taylor if you are using classic editor Plugin remove it you will see the post preview.

  8. Mercer Taylor
    Mercer Taylor  • 4 years ago

    We had Yoast installed and I liked it, but it wouldn’t let me see the preview of the post, so we had to remove it. I’d like to be able to use it, but I need to see my previews!

    • Edwin Toonen

      Hi Mercer. Thanks for your comment. I’m not sure what you mean, though. You should be able to see a preview of your post in the snippet preview. Is it not working for you?

      • Prakash
        Prakash  • 4 years ago

        hi suppport,
        In latest version if i will change the page directory or delete it, the Yoast SEO will automatically push an notification to change or undo. but it is not working as i have changed but no notification is coming