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Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using Yoast SEO plugin.

3.4.0

Release Date: July 19th, 2016

  • Enhancements:

    • Adds readability checks for consecutive sentences beginning with the same word for the following languages:
      • English, German, French, Spanish.
    • Adds transition words check for German, French and Spanish.
    • Adds transliterations for the following languages:
      • Breton, Chamorro, Corsican, Kashubian, Welsh, Ewe
      • Estonian, Basque, Fulah, Fijian, Arpitan, Friulian
      • Frisian, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Galician, Guarani
      • Swiss German, Haitian Creole, Hawaiian, Croatian
      • Georgian, Greenlandic, Kinyarwanda, Luxembourgish
      • Limburgish, Lingala, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Macedonian
      • Maori, Mirandese, Occitan, Oromo, Portuguese, Romansh Vallader
      • Aromanian, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian
      • Klingon (in Latin characters, not KLI PlqaD script yet)
      • Hungarian, Sardinian, Silesian, Tahitian, Venetian, Walloon
    • Improves the Russian transliteration.
    • Improves the feedback strings of content checks.
    • Adds a setting and a user option to disable the SEO analysis.
    • Adds the readability score to the post and term overview.
    • Disables the analysis marker buttons when switching from visual to text view in the editor.
    • Accessibility enhancements:
      • Improves the headings in the dashboard widget.
      • Improves the headings hierarchy on the following pages:
        • titles and metas
        • user profile
        • advanced settings
        • social settings
        • XML sitemap
        • general settings
      • Improves the headings hierarchy for dashboard alerts.
      • Improves the debug information headings.
      • Adds a legend for the title seperator on the titles and metas page.
      • Improves the intro text of the social tabs.
      • Improves consistency of buttons using WordPress styles.
      • Adds a background to the YoastSEO issue counter to improve readability.
      • Improves the focus style for the dismiss and restore buttons.
      • Improves the redirect attachment warnings style by using the native WordPress notices style.
      • Improves the links on the credit screen.
      • Improves the release video iframe by adding a title.
      • Improves the knowledge base results by making them focusable and operable with a keyboard.
      • Improves the admin bar menu items by making them focusable and operable with a keyboard.
      • Adds labels to the buttons of the knowledge base search for use with a screen reader.
      • Adds label to the search field in the knowledge base for screen readers.
      • Makes the knowledge base search button translatable.
      • Improves the semantics of the knowledge base results.
    • Improves the alignment of the icons in the metabox tab sections.
    • Improve code to be consistent with WordPress standards, props danielbachhuber.
  • Bugfixes:

    • Fixes a bug where non-ANSI characters would break the sitemap feature.
    • Fixes a bug where MS Edge would not display the traffic light image in the help center properly.
    • Fixes a bug where the style of the 'open article' button was overwritten and made unreadable.
    • Fixes the link of the FAQ that linked to a non-existing page.
    • Fixes a typo to make the KB search "Open" link translatable.
    • Reintroduces the text length check for taxonomies.
    • Fixes a bug where a 404 could be thrown when there was no locale set.
    • Fixes a bug where in certain cases a yoastmark would leave traces in the text, these are now removed.
    • Fixes a bug where the score bullet wouldn't be shown on the frontend.
    • Fixes the generation of permalinks for new posts by ignoring the permalink sample and generating the permalink from the posttitle, props Robert Korulczyk.
    • Fixes getting the incorrect primary category when getting the permalink, props pawawat.

3.3.4

Release Date: June 30th, 2016

  • Fixed a bug in the 3.3.3 release that caused the release folder to not have a fix.

3.3.3

Release Date: June 30th, 2016

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixes a bug where the focus keyword is not shown for posts created using WordPress SEO 2.x.
    • Fixes a bug where changing the title in the bulk editor could be used to trigger JavaScript for the current user.

3.3.2

Release Date: June 21st, 2016

  • Enhancements:

    • Removes non-minified files. This makes the download a lot smaller which will result in less cases of an incomplete or failed download.
    • Add setting and user option to disable the content analysis; The SEO analysis will still be present.
    • Change the overall content analysis bullet to be more lenient in non-English languages. This means it will be easier to get a green bullet for non-English languages.
  • Bugfixes:

    • Fix issue where the settings export zip file could be read from the uploads folder after doing an export.

3.3.1

Release Date: June 15th, 2016

  • Enhancements:

    • Adds help center to google search console page when not connected to google search console.
    • Adds video to the Yoast SEO dashboard to explain it.
    • Ships the production version of React instead of the development version.
  • Bugfixes

    • Fixes a bug where the primary category wouldn't be in the permalink if get_permalink was called outside the loop.
    • Fixes a compatibility issue where we set $ to jQuery.
    • Fixes a bug with redirects on a subsite in a multisite installation, props nicholas-eden.
    • Fixes a bug where invalid HTML would throw a warning.
    • Fixes a bug where reading server variables using filter_input returns an empty result.
    • Fixes a bug where the passive voice and transition words would be shown on non-english language

3.3.0

Release Date: June 14th, 2016

  • Features:

    • Added a dashboard under the SEO menu item and moved all persistent notifications to this dashboard.
    • Added an indicator to the menu and admin bar about pending notifications and SEO problems.
    • Splits the analysis into content and keyword analysis.
    • Adds a ton of content feedback about the following properties:
      • The length of subheadings.
      • The length of text following a subheading.
      • The length of paragraphs.
      • The length of sentences.
      • The presence of transition words.
      • The presence of the passive voice.
    • Adds a marker button for specific properties to mark these in the editor:
      • The length of paragraphs.
      • The length of sentences.
      • The presence of passive voice.
      • The presence of transition words.
      • The presence of links with the focus keyword as link text.
    • Adds slug transliteration for the following languages, this means that we now match with both the non-transliterated keyword and the transliterated keyword:
      • Spanish, Polish, German, Nynorsk, Bokmål, Swedish, Finnish,
      • Danish, Turkish, Latvian, Icelandic, Faroese, Czech, Russian,
      • Esperanto, Afrikaans, Catalan, Asturian, Aragonese, Aymara,
      • English, French, Italian, Dutch, Bambara.
    • Adds a search box in the help center to search in the Yoast knowledge base.
  • Enhancements:

    • Adds missing alt tags to banners.
    • Adds a 50.000 URL hard limit to the sitemaps, this is what google recommends.
    • Moves social tab above settings tab in the metabox.
    • Adds live updating to the score indicator in the admin bar on the post edit page.
    • Optimize multiple sitemap cache clears by waiting until the end of the pageload to actual clear the cache.
    • Improved title separator radio buttons accessibility.
    • Removed Alexa verification from the plugin as it no longer works.
  • Bugfixes:

    • Fixes a bug where a quote inside an attribute in the XML sitemaps would cause to create invalid XML.
    • Fixes a bug where using a custom posts table would not result in correct output in the XML sitemaps.
    • Fixes an issue where canonical URLs didn't always correctly have a trailing slash, thanks you for your input MatthewMi11er.
    • Fixes a bug where we didn't match a focus keyword correctly if it contained a slash.
    • Fixes a bug where the content analysis would be executed too many times when typing in the snippet preview.
    • Fixes a bug where the wpseo_title filter couldn't change the opengraph and twitter titles, props Xavi Ivars.
    • Fixes a bug where the focus keyword wouldn't be saved when saving the post instantly after changing the focus keyword.
    • Fixes a bug where retrieving terms in the breadcrumbs wouldn't be cached, props Jonny Harris
    • Fixes a bug where the help center wasn't properly styled in Safari.
    • Fixes an XSS issue, props Hristo Pandjarov.
  • Removed:

    • Removes the ability to sort on the post score column, because the scores aren't meant to be sorted.
    • Removes recalculation because there were too many issues with integration missing that can only be added on the actual post edit admin page.
    • Removes json_encode wrapper, it was only necessary for older WordPress versions.

Earlier versions

For the changelog of earlier versions, please refer to the separate changelog.txt file.

Requires: 4.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6
Last Updated: 5 days ago
Active Installs: 1+ million

Ratings

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Support

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