Yoast SEO integration for Neos CMS
What does it do
This view will show you a preview snippet how the selected page will look in the Google search results and will give you insights and helpers to further improve the page for search engines.
We try to keep this package up-to-date with releases by Yoast but depending on the compatibility and available time this might take up to a few weeks after Yoast releases a new version of their library.
Attention! This package is still a pre-release version but you should be able to use it without problems as it just provides a additionals views in Neos.
|Yoast SEO version||Neos CMS||Old UI||New UI|
Find the installation instructions for the new Neos UI here.
Add the dependency to your site package like this
composer require --no-update yoast/yoast-seo-for-neos
And then run
composer update in your projects root folder.
Deploying to production
As the package adds some additional permissions to the system you should flush the session cache once after the first deployment of your website which includes this package. This prevents errors for your logged in editors:
This will force them to login again, so be careful and warn them before doing this.
This package currently only requires Neos >= 3.0 but it's suggested to also have the
neos/seo package installed.
This package expects some document node properties to be present like
are provided via the
neos/seo package. But you can of course provide them yourself if you don't want to use
Using this package with Neos CMS 3.3 and the old UI
To use this package with the old UI you have to use version 0.1.*. Version 0.2.0 dropped the support for the old UI.
'Yoast.YoastSeoForNeos:Mixin.SEO': superTypes: 'Yoast.YoastSeoForNeos:Mixin.Analysis.OldUi': true
This mixin is only available in version 0.1.*.
There are three different kinds of language support:
Backend localization for the Neos implementation
These are localizations for all Neos CMS specifics not related to the wordpress version of YoastSEO.
If you can provide the backend localizations for other languages than the ones provided in the table above, please create a PR.
Supported languages of the analyzer results in the backend
These are localizations for the recommendations that the analysis provides and will be selected based on the current users backend language.
Please consult YoastSEO on wordpress.
Supported content languages for the analyzer
These are the content languages that the analyzer supports. If the language of your content is not contained in the list the analysis will still work but not give the same quality of recommendations.
Please consult YoastSEO.js readme.
Settings.yaml you can override the following options:
Yoast: YoastSeoForNeos: defaultContentLocale: en-US languageToLocaleMapping: [...]
Neos: Neos: Ui: frontendConfiguration: Yoast.YoastSeoForNeos: contentSelector: body
The analyzer will use the
lang attribute rendered by the
Neos.Seo package of your website to detect the
language of your content. This option sets the default if
Neos.Seo cannot detect it.
Note that the html standard requires a
- in the locale while Neos and Yoast internally use
_ and convert if needed.
Check https://github.com/Yoast/YoastSEO.js#supported-languages for supported languages and the capabilities. If you use a locale that Yoast doesn't understand don't expect perfect results.
This array defines which translation should be used in the Yoast SEO analyzer depending on the selected interface language of a Neos user.
Settings.yaml of this package and if you for example want a different version localized translation,
check out the folder
Resources/Private/Languages and see which ones are supported and then update the mapping
For example the default mapping for
de_DE but can be changed to Swiss German with the following configuration:
Yoast: YoastSeoForNeos: languageToLocaleMapping: de: de_CH
This setting allows you to specify a different element in your rendered page where the analysis should retrieve it's content from. This can be used for example to select your content wrap to exclude hidden content for modals and other elements.
Neos: Neos: Ui: frontendConfiguration: Yoast.YoastSeoForNeos: contentSelector: .my-content
After installation the new preview mode is available in the Neos backend which you can select form the
Edit / Preview panel.
This is useful to check several pages after another and optimize SEO properties. The preview also shows a preview how a page could look as Google search result.
In the inspector a new group "Yoast" is added in the SEO-Tab with the following fields:
- focusKeyword: The main keyword this document is optimized for. This is needed by yoast for calculating metrics.
- isCornerstone: Mark the document as exceptionally important for yoast. This will enforce more strict content-rules.
The group also contains a live analyzer which will check your content and SEO data and show you the results. Depending on your nodetype configuration the analyzer will update after you change something and show you up-to-date information without needing a reload of the whole page.
This view is helpful when optimizing a single page while working on it's content.
I get a login modal after opening the Yoast tab in the inspector
First try to log out and log in again as the session might be missing some policy information.
If that doesn't help then the policy file of this package might not have been loaded.
Clear your caches and make sure they appear when running
flow security:showeffectivepolicy --privilegeType "Neos\Flow\Security\Authorization\Privilege\Method\MethodPrivilege".
Then logout and login again and everything should work again.
The Neos backend crashes after upgrading vom version 0.x to 1.x
Neos might have stored the current preview mode in your user preferences and it was renamed in version 1.0.
This can be either fixed by downgrading and switching the preview mode to the edit mode before upgrading again,
or by manually removing the setting in the database in the
Contributing && issues
- Contributions are very welcome.
- Pull requests are even better!
- Please open issues for this project if you have problems with the backend module or other Neos specific features.
- Please open issues for Yoast SEO if you have problems with the analyzer itself or translations of any hints and warnings generated by the analyzer.
Building the assets
First install dependencies with
You can generate the
css files by running the following command:
Building and watching the app for the edit mode
Building and watching the inspector view