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  • theinternalthe

    (@theinternalthe)


    Yoast SEO has been my “go to SEO package” for several years now, but the V14 update is a great demonstration, in how NOT to deploy a mayor update.

    A quick look at the most recent reviews reveals a plethora of complaints, errors and terrible experiences with the V14 update.

    I have a test setup for my live sites and while sometimes I feel like it’s overkill and outdated to be that cautious, even well established developers like Yeost prove, that that kind of caution is correct over and over again. V14 rendered more than 50% of the test sites ineffectice in development environement – how low can you go with a live product?

    The complaints prove that Yeost didn’t take beta testing seriously enough IMHO and felt like V14 was good enough to put out banana software to their users and let them do the troubleshooting.

    It’s free after all, isn’t it?

    …way to destroy confidence and trust in a product.

    I’m super disappointed in the way this was published & handled.

    …and at the same time greatful about how you’ve proven how important it is to be cautious and rely on one’s own instincts as a person who’s responsible for other people’s websites (directly related to their income + in a time of crisis).

    • This topic was modified 3 months ago by theinternalthe. Reason: grammar
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  • Plugin Support monbauza

    (@monbauza)

    Hi @theinternalthe,

    Thanks for your comment.

    We are sorry for any problems you’ve had with the new plugin release. Yoast SEO version 14 introduces the indexables feature which is aimed to improve the load speed of your website. Despite weeks and weeks of testing, the 14.0 release didn’t work as flawlessly for everybody as we’d hoped. Some users had problems upgrading, or with indexing their content. Please, refer to this post for more information about the mistakes we made and our reasoning: https://developer.yoast.com/blog/yoast-seo-14-0-x/

    We’ve already released four patches to address those problems, and will continue to patch for any other edge-cases which we discover. We expect that the vast majority of users who had the original issues are now resolved if they update to v14.0.4.

    If you still experience any issues with the latest version of the plugin, we’d appreciate it if you could create a new support topic so that our support team can look into the issue: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/wordpress-seo/

    Thanks!

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