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New WordPress SEO update, can't edit SEO Title (37 posts)

  1. jamminjames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    With the latest WordPress SEO by Yoast update, you can't edit the SEO Title for an article. Mr. Yoast, please return to the old way of populating that field.

    With this update, the field is pre-populated with a greyed-out post title. When you put the cursor in there to edit it, you cannot select any of the text. So, you have to type or cut & paste manually. The other way was much better.

    I find I often have to edit that field. Sometimes the title is too long, or, as it includes the site title, sometimes that has to be removed, if it's too long. I also like to edit it for other reasons.

    Maybe you could give the option to use it the old way in the plugin's preferences?

    Meanwhile, is there a way to change this that anyone is aware of?

    Otherwise, great plugin!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

  2. dvpro
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am having the same issue but it is only on some sites. All sites are using our custom themes so I am guessing it is a plugin conflict. It is also a problem with the Yoast video SEO plugin.

  3. tmirwald
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same problem here...Can´t edit pages titles manually any more...

  4. mssbee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was wondering if it was only me that liked the "old way" better, now I see I am not alone. I did like that I could put the default title in and then edit it. To add the site tile if desired is now a cut and paste job. I loved it when it was a delete job, so much quicker for me.

  5. Nevis-1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    SEO Title section greyed out, can't change text on pages

  6. Chris Montgomery
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I too am frustrated with this new behavior. It seems counterintuitive to disable the ability to directly edit the SEO Title. My articles' SEO Titles are generated by <title> - <post type> - <site name> and so it's time consuming to reconstruct this title should it be too long by default. Having the option to select the old behavior would be very helpful.

  7. remcotv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also looking for a way to get the old behavior back in place, the option to edit the SEO title directy, any hints

  8. chrissmit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's at the top of the tread.
    I'm sure Joost will come with an update soon, because this does not make sense...

  9. whatachamp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would also like to see this reverted back to previous set up. Thanks.

  10. DJ Mystical Michael
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Joost,
    New update today (3/7/2013) did not correct and still greyed out. Please offer suggestions.
    Peace,
    michael

  11. diywebmastery
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am getting :

    "The plugin generated 296 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin." on plugin activation.

  12. rjmonday
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi

    I got the same error - deactivated , re-installed ... same error

    The plugin generated 304 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin.

  13. Gem
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm also having the same problem. I thought it was an issue that suddenly appeared after updating the plugin to the recent version (version 1.4.2).

    Reverting to the old version of the plugin didn't help. I still couldn't edit the SEO title.

    However unlike the last two comments above me, I don't get the error message (The plugin generated nnn characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin.).

    It's simply that I couldn't edit the SEO title. It's greyed out. That's all.

    UPDATE: I've reverted to version 1.3.4.4 and the SEO title can be edited once again.

  14. jalancast
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same issue on a site I'm working on - definitely seems like a javascript issue/error, definitely not a plugin conflict, could be a theme conflict (I didn't test that to rule it out completely).

    Reverting to 1.3.4.4 fixed it.

  15. Bobby
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same issue here. Broken plugin. no support. gg

  16. lance_kidd
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i guess i will add my two cents worth too. same issue. come on yoast! i appreciate the great plug-in and use it all the time, but a response would be great!

  17. dvpro
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We create our own themes so they are essentially the same across all sites and we have the same SEO and video SEO plugins installed. However, the 1.4.3 plugin still works on the older sites but not on one we just created. The video SEO plugin requires authorization and this plugin behaves like it also needs authorization.

    I logged into his support site and entered a report about this issue but no response.

    In any case Joost has been good with updates and support in the past so he must be on vacation in Fiji.

  18. lolobu
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same issue for me. I can still change the SEO title for the articles published before the update but not for the new ones.

  19. chrissmit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You CAN edit the SEO Title.
    Put your pointer in the text field,
    Click and a number of other titles that you have used will appear.
    Select any title (does not matter which one)
    Now you can edit the SEO title

    Let me know if this works.

  20. DJ Mystical Michael
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    chrisssmit, this worked if I clicked the space bar! Space bar cleared the field.Thanks!

  21. dvpro
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey DJ, that worked for me! Who would have thunk it? However I am still very concerned that Joost has not responded to anything including tweets. I was thinking of purchasing his local SEO plugin but have some doubts now.

  22. DJ Mystical Michael
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Glad it worked. I am certain he is either working on a fix or is not available. He does not ignore or neglect stuff.

  23. dvpro
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ah, it's a Dutch thing. :)

  24. chrissmit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm Dutch, so that must be it ;-)

    Glad it's working now!

  25. lance_kidd
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    THANK YOU chrissmit!!!

    If any of you have read down this far, then you missed the answer. It's six posts above this one ;)

  26. chrissmit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think Joost was just waiting for one of us to find out how to do this. ;-)

  27. jamminjames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I said in my very first post when I started this thread:

    So, you have to type or cut & paste manually.

    So I don't know why you're all so excited that you can hit the spacebar and type in there.

    It is still inferior to the old way, because now, you have to cut & paste to keep the original title in there, IF you want to edit it at all. Before, the original post title was there, but it was editable already.

  28. premmarga
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    For me it doesn´t work what chrissmit suggest. I just started to work with SEO and I only have one title. Nothing happens when I put the pointer in the text field.

    This problem only by one website, by another site I don´t have this problem. Both the same version of SEO plugin.

    I hope someone can help me.

    I found it, yes it is the spacebar which clears the field... as told before by someone.... thanx

  29. premmarga
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Question for GEM, How can you reverted to older version of SEO. Maybe someone else can answer too.
    thanx

  30. Chris Montgomery
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    None of these suggestions really seem to address the problem. I don't want to clear the field. I'd like to edit the grayed-out title. No others appear when I click.

    To me, this plugin has still lost some of its ease of use.

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