Yoast SEO 3.9

It’s high time for a new release of our SEO plugins. Since moving to a two-week release schedule, we’ve fixed more bugs than ever and added some awesome new features. With version 3.9, we are gearing up for the big four-oh. In that last release of this year, we will add something remarkable.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Right now, we’re talking about Yoast SEO 3.9 and the changes and enhancements it brings. So, let’s get right to it, ok?

Yoast SEO 3.9

If you use the free version of Yoast SEO, then the first things you’ll notice are the new banners. These are slightly less annoying, while still informing you of our premium products. Besides that, we’ve moved the reload button for Google Search Console from the header. It is now easier to find and use.

We’ve made it possible for other plugins and themes to add HTML namespaces, via the wpseo_html_namespace filter. By doing so, we’ve also made sure to prevent conflicts with other plugins and themes that also add HTML namespaces.

Yoast SEO 3.9 Premium received the same updates and fixes as the regular one, plus a better title update in the social preview section.

Video SEO 3.9

The Video plugin also received some great updates. We’ve added support for traditional Wistia video URL’s and embed codes. To use this, it is recommended to re-index your video’s. There’s now a fallback for the detail retrieval of private Vimeo video’s, so they will be recognized. The plugin now recognizes //player.vimeo.com/… type URL’s. Force a re-index to use it on existing posts.

Local SEO 3.9

Our Local SEO plugin is undergoing some changes as well. The import function has been overhauled, and there is a new export for Yoast Local SEO locations. You can also find a second address line for business addresses that you can use for room numbers or floors, for instance.

Yoast SEO 4.0

In December, we’ll be releasing version 4.0 of Yoast SEO. This release will come with a genuinely awesome new feature for Premium. We can’t tell you too much about it. However, it is something a lot of you will find extremely valuable. Just a few more weeks…

Coming up next!

10 Responses to Yoast SEO 3.9

  1. Rhonda
    Rhonda  • 7 years ago

    Latest update breaks the menu with the WordPress theme I’m using for a client. For now I deactivated Yoast SEO and the menu works again, but that pretty much defeats the purpose of the plugin :) FYI, Problem seems to occur with menu items that link to post categories.

  2. Mona Scheele
    Mona Scheele  • 7 years ago

    After the update it doesn´t work anymore:
    Fatal error: Class ‘WPSEO_Admin_Banner_Sidebar_Renderer’ not found in /wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/admin/class-yoast-form.php on line 168

    Can you please tell me how to fix it? I´ve already deleted and downloaded it again. But still it doesn´t work.

    Thank you in advance!

    • Angelia Embler
      Angelia Embler  • 7 years ago

      We are sorry to hear this happened to your site. Please review this knowledge base article: How can I get support?

  3. Mitja Dolinsek
    Mitja Dolinsek  • 7 years ago

    This plugin has really progressed over the time that I’m using it. Good job!

  4. Joseph Azubuike
    Joseph Azubuike  • 7 years ago

    I want you to teach me how to install the yaost plugin free version to my site

  5. Rudrho
    Rudrho  • 7 years ago

    Best wishes for the for the Yoast 4.0 . Its really a great SEO plugin and its the first plugin i install on my every new WP blog.

  6. JC Web Pros
    JC Web Pros  • 7 years ago

    Yoast always releases the best SEO plugin. Just install configure a bit and forget about it. Good luck for Yoast SEO 4.0.