Yoast SEO 6.1

Welcome, 2018! And welcome to our first release of 2018: Yoast SEO 6.1. This is the first in a long line of new versions to be released in this new year. Yoast SEO 6.1 is mainly a bug fix release that makes sure that your favorite plugin runs like butter. Find out what’s new!

Bye 2017. Hello 2018

Over the course of 2017, we significantly enhanced and improved our SEO plugins. Yoast SEO, in particular, received great new features, including several tools that help you build a solid site structure.

2018 is filled with great plans, so we’re very much looking forward to the new year. We can’t say much yet, but there is one thing that is on everyone’s mind: Gutenberg. Rest assured, we’re going to make an excellent integration with Yoast SEO. What’s more, we’re actively helping to improve Gutenberg itself. Stay tuned!

Enhancements and bug fixes

In building software, there’s always something to improve. Sometimes we spot issues while using our plugins, but most of the time regular people like yourself will find something to improve. We’re thrilled with feedback as it gives us a chance to improve things that bother people.

In Yoast SEO 6.1, the community contributions were from Peeter Marvet and Raitis Sevelis. Peeter suggested adding support for locales without territory (examples: et, fi) and support for 3-letter language codes (example: rhg). Thanks to Raitis from Visual Composer, we’ve fixed a JavaScript compatibility issue by prefixing the webpack jsonP function with yoast. These are just some of the bug fixes in Yoast SEO 6.1. Find out what else we fixed in the changelog.

Translating Yoast SEO

One of the main selling points of Yoast SEO is its fully localized interface. Almost every part of it is translatable. Our community happily lends a hand to translate the plugin into a huge number of languages. Yoast SEO is currently available in 34 locales. In Yoast SEO 6.1, we’ve added even more translatable strings so people can translate every nook and cranny of the plugin. Want to help translate? Go to Translate WordPress and join in!

Update to Yoast SEO 6.1!

This first release of 2018 fixes several bugs and introduces a couple of enhancements that make Yoast SEO easier to use. We’re looking forward to what the rest of 2018 will bring and hope you’ll join us on our adventure. Remember, you can shape the future of Yoast SEO as well. Join our GitHub community and suggest feature enhancements or submit bugs. Thanks a bunch!

Read more: Why every website needs Yoast SEO »

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25 Responses to Yoast SEO 6.1

  1. Md Afraz Alam
    Md Afraz Alam  • 5 years ago

    I have been also using YOAST SEO for my WordPress blogging site. Recently I have update YOAST SEO 6.1 and working quite effectively.

  2. Steven Paul
    Steven Paul  • 5 years ago

    Thanks Edwin!
    This Yoast SEO 6.1 would be a grate version for search engine. Well described with images by by 2017. i am using your premium plan in 2018 where a lot of feathers are available.

  3. Drukson
    Drukson  • 5 years ago

    Thanks for the regular support provided. Its been two years i have been using yoast as premium customer.
    I would be happy if you can provided me more options on how can i increase my traffic?

    Thank You.

  4. Tunde
    Tunde  • 5 years ago

    Thanks the whole yoast team ! Yoast seo part of what made up my 2017 New website. I believe 6.1 is going to be a great one.

  5. Marcus Legion
    Marcus Legion  • 5 years ago

    I have a feature request. When will you allow users to remove the follow links to Yoast the sitemaps file? Or better yet let the user submit their own XML header template? I have to do it Manually every time to /wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/css/ but it’s a little annoying to do every-time you push an update.


  6. nexvan
    nexvan  • 5 years ago

    We also seek to learn and use our advanced SEO features and plugins.

  7. Muneer Ahmad
    Muneer Ahmad  • 5 years ago

    Outstanding This article.
    Thanks for write.

  8. Gracious Store
    Gracious Store  • 5 years ago

    We also look forward to learn and benefit from your enhanced SEO features and plugins.

  9. Standa
    Standa  • 5 years ago

    Thank so much, Edwin!
    I hope my language (Vietnamese ) on YoastSEO in 2018!

    • Edwin Toonen

      Thanks, Standa.

  10. İstanbul Dijital Reklam Ajansı
    İstanbul Dijital Reklam Ajansı  • 5 years ago

    A great SEO plugin. Thank you Yoast.

  11. Ligne Claire
    Ligne Claire  • 5 years ago

    This update breaks sitemap :
    PHP Recoverable fatal error: Object of class WP_Post could not be converted to string in /home/public_html/mydomain.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/inc/sitemaps/class-sitemap-image-parser.php on line 239
    Best regards

    • Edwin Toonen

      Hi, did you update to the latest version? We just released a minor version fixing some bugs.

  12. Chas Henry
    Chas Henry  • 5 years ago

    While it is always good to receive your blog updates and updates within Yoast plugin, I was even more excited to read that your team is working on improving Gutenberg.

    I have to admit, Gutenberg has me worried. However, the fact that the Yoast team is actively working with Automattic on the new release does help me rest a little easier.

    • Edwin Toonen

      Hi Chas. That’s good to hear. We’re excited about what Gutenberg will bring. You’ll hear from us soon! :)

  13. Perico Suplementos
    Perico Suplementos  • 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for this plugin. Yoast es my great help for SEO

  14. Ibrahim Olalekan
    Ibrahim Olalekan  • 5 years ago

    A very big Thanks to you for helping us solved all our seo problems, i believe 2018 will be a great year from you and your team, thanks once again.

  15. AlviyatuN
    AlviyatuN  • 5 years ago

    Hallo, can anyone help? I have been using yoast in the last few months but I still do not understand how to structure the site data correctly. is there anybody who want to help me analyze blog alviya.com where is the error structure data blog site alviya.com and how to handle it?

  16. Suresh Dubey
    Suresh Dubey  • 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for all the articles that you have published in 2017. I read all of them.

  17. Kevin Felts
    Kevin Felts  • 5 years ago

    When will be be able to edit meta description and meta title without having to leave the text editor page?

  18. hde-tools
    hde-tools  • 5 years ago

    how can i update to the latest version? wordpress doesn´t show me any update options in the plugins section.

    • Digember
      Digember  • 5 years ago

      I don’t why WordPress isn’t showing plugin updates on the dashboard. Try to update your WordPress to the latest version. If it still doesn’t show, you may need to manually update your WordPress plugin
      I have written a tutorial on my blog. Please take your time to read it and tell me if it solves your problem.

  19. Smuf
    Smuf  • 5 years ago

    Ooh Thank you so much for updating the Yoast Plugins. This plugin is very good plugin and also the best in the SEO.