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  • Was a great plugin but more updates than ever now – looking for an alternative

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  lesbell.
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  • I agree. Another one just came out today. I’m really thinking of removing this plugin on the 20+ sites I run.

    The changelog tells the story:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/changelog/

    Very sad.

    More and more updates all the time and now seeing pop up alerts in WP admin area for no reason.

    Now actively lookig for a better alternative.

    Plugin Support benvaassen

    (@benvaassen)

    Hi @lesbell,

    Sorry it’s taken us so long to get back to you. A long time has passed since your review. Do you still use our plugin? If not, we’ve made a ton of changes to Yoast SEO and would like to invite you to give the plugin a new try.

    If you want to learn more about the plugin before installing it, we feel our knowledge base is the best place to start.

    We are always looking for ways to improve our plugin and keep up with the latest SEO changes. This requires a regular amount of updates.

    Thanks!

    Yes I am using the plugin on numerous websites but am actively looking for an alternative.

    I understand that all plugins need regular updates but the number of updates you are pushing out is beyond a joke.

    Plugin Support benvaassen

    (@benvaassen)

    Hi @lesbell,

    So you don’t like a plugin that’s actively being updated and supported? We are always looking for ways to improve our plugin and keep up with the latest SEO changes. This requires a regular amount of updates. If you don’t want to update, you’re not obligated to do so.

    Thanks for your reply!

    Hi,

    You have just stated “So you don’t like a plugin that’s actively being updated and supported?”

    You read my posts so you know very nicely that is NOT what I said or implied. In fact it is the exact opposite.

    What I said was that in my opinion you send out TOO MANY updates and if you read other peoples reviews you will see that is not only my opinion.

    You are correct I am not obliged to update – in fact I have started uninstalling instead.

    Plugin Support benvaassen

    (@benvaassen)

    Hi @lesbell,

    Sorry, I didn’t mean to make you angry. I am honestly trying to understand why you don’t like to update regularly?

    Could you clarify when you think a plugin has too many updates? Once every week, once every 2 weeks, once a month? What do you expect? I’m trying to get constructive feedback that can help us improve our plugin for our users.

    And of course, you are free to delete our plugin.

    Thanks!

    Hi,

    I don’t mind updating regularly – it is needed and cannot be avoided. It is just a question how often.

    Here is my view, as a user and website manager, on how often I would like plugins to be updated.

    1 – After WordPress updates, if required.

    2 – To maintain the security of the plugin.

    3 – To improve the plugin and add new features.

    4 – To rectify any conflicts caused by updating the plugin.

    Obviously from time to time one or more of the above may co-incide and require a few updates over a short period of time.

    But in my opinion plugins (with the exception of security such as WordFence, etc.) should not be needing updates every week, or even every two weeks, on a regular basis.

    Items 1 and 2 above are largely beyond your control but items 3 and 4 are not. So, again in my opinion, I think your users would appreciate it if you issued updates for improvements and SEO changes on perhaps a monthly or bi-monthly basis. In other words roll a few changes up into one update rather than a number of individual ones, where possible.

    I use many different plugins on a quite a lot of websites, some of which are paid versions and some are free. All are good quality and none of them update as often as your’s.

    Don’t get me wrong – I like your plugin for the functions it provides. In that respect I would say it may be the best there is for WordPress SEO.

    But, for anyone managing a lot of sites the amount of updates you issue creates a workload that becomes excessive.

    I hope you see the above comments as constructive rather than critical.

    Les Bell

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  lesbell.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  lesbell.
    Plugin Support benvaassen

    (@benvaassen)

    Hi @lesbell,

    Sorry for the late reply.

    Thank you for your constructive feedback. We really appreciate your input and I’ll forward your feedback.

    @benvaassen is there a way you can assign the plugin to auto-update on its own? Other plugins like Gravity Forms has this option. I agree, there’s a lot of updates needed for this plugin and I’m constantly logging in to always update Yoast. If you can roll out auto-updates, that would be a huge win for everyone!

    Thanks, kindly.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  kaotik.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  kaotik.
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