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20.1-RC3

26 Jan 15:53
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Non user facing:

  • Fixes an unreleased bug where the potentially non-inclusive phrase 'ex-offenders' was targeted twice by two separate Inclusive Language assessments. #19720
  • Fixes an unreleased typo in the feedback text of the 'felon' Inclusive Language assessment. #19720

20.0.1-RC1

25 Jan 15:06
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Changes compared to: 20.0

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where the Format archives settings would not work correctly when the post_format taxonomy is disabled. #19700
  • Fixes a bug where the Media pages settings would not work correctly when the attachment post type is filtered out via wpseo_indexable_excluded_post_types. #19700
  • Fixes a bug where the settings' introduction modal would not be visible on wider screens with less than ~700 pixels height. #19713

Other:

  • Improves the translations comments in Settings > Site connections and a translatable string used by screen readers. #19708

20.1-RC2

25 Jan 16:44
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  • includes all the changes from 20.0.1
  • we also reinstated the improvements from #19607 that were originally in 20.0 but were probably missing in the 20.1-RC1

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where the Format archives settings would not work correctly when the post_format taxonomy is disabled. #19700
  • Fixes a bug where the Media pages settings would not work correctly when the attachment post type is filtered out via wpseo_indexable_excluded_post_types. #19700
  • Fixes a bug where the settings' introduction modal would not be visible on wider screens with less than ~700 pixels height. #19713

Other:

  • Improves the translations comments in Settings > Site connections and a translatable string used by screen readers. #19708

Non user facing:

  • Fixes an unreleased bug where the Mastodon field doesn't get a validation feedback on error. Also improves discoverability via the Search feature. #19704

20.0

24 Jan 08:23
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= 20.0 =

Release date: 2023-01-24

We're proud to introduce a brand new settings interface in Yoast SEO 20.0. We've worked hard to make this interface both beautiful and helpful. It's now much easier and enjoyable to work on your SEO. Plus, it's the start of much more cool stuff to come! Find out more about what's new in Yoast SEO 20.0 in our release post!

Enhancements

  • NEW: Introduces a brand-new design for Yoast SEO's settings pages:
  • Completely overhauled the old 'settings' admin pages with a sleek and modern interface.
  • Combines, moves and improves various admin pages.
  • Adds the ability to search through site settings to quickly discover and modify your desired setting.
  • Adds extra information and help for all controls.
  • Vastly improves accessibility (including better support for keyboard navigation).
  • Key features are now listed on the 'Site features' page under 'General'.
  • Webmaster Tools settings have moved to 'Site connections' page under 'General'.
  • Open Graph settings can now be found in 'Site features' under 'General'.
  • Adds an introduction modal with videos to quickly help you on your way.
  • Improves the link focus styles in the first time configuration.

Other

  • Displays a notification urging to upgrade Premium if the version is below 20.0, since some settings might be missing from the new user interface.

20.1-RC1

24 Jan 10:08
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Changes compared to: 20.0

Enhancements:

  • Removes EasyDigitalDownload (EDD) from free. #19675
  • Improves the inclusive language analysis by expanding the number of non-inclusive phrases recognized as well as by improving the feedback, for example by adding more inclusive alternatives or fixing inconsistencies. #19676
  • Adds site name to Google mobile preview. #19663
  • Adds a link to the first time configuration in the plugin overview when this is not completed yet. #19366
  • Improves Easy Digital Download's Schema output and tie it in to the Yoast SEO schema graph. #19470

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where the highlighting feature in the Classic editor would not work when inline HTML tags were present. #19688
  • Fixes a bug where wpseo_opengraph_image_size is used to set custom size to og:image but doesn't work when uploading an image with the same size as the custom size. #19693
  • Fixes a bug where the Media pages settings would not work correctly when the attachment post type is filtered out via wpseo_indexable_excluded_post_types. #19696

Non user facing:

  • Changes the scoring and improve the feedback string of the inclusive language assessment for 'ladies and gentleman'. #19375
  • Excludes "binge drinking/drinks/drink" from being targeted as non-inclusive in the inclusive language analysis. #19348
  • Improves the detection of 'OCD' in the inclusive language assessment to cover more potentially non-inclusive contexts. #19402
  • Excludes "exotic shorthairs/longhairs" from being targeted as non-inclusive in the inclusive language analysis. #19348
  • Reverts #19650 #19651
  • Updates the grunt-plugin-tasks dependency to 2.4 ( this will change the initial date format to yyyy-mm-dd when creating a new RC). #19539
  • Updates a dependency from master to main. #19539
  • Adds a number of improvements needed by the Premium Mastodon integration. Also refactors and moves the Social Profiles Helper. #19679
  • Adds word forms support for some non-inclusive phrases in the inclusive language analysis. #19348
  • Improves the feedback strings of inclusive language assessments pertaining to medical conditions. #19375
  • Please ignore, there is a revert for this #19651. #19650
  • Update dev dependencies #19593
  • Stops using deprecated WordPress components\props in Yoast How-to and Yoast FAQ blocks. #19677
  • Improves the feedback string for the non-inclusive phrase "binge" in the inclusive language analysis. #19348
  • Improves the feedback strings of the inclusive language assessments for 'preferred pronouns' and 'preferred name'. #19375
  • Fixes a bug where the SEO, Readability and Inclusive language analysis would not load when using WordPress version 6.2-alpha. #19668
  • Improves the detection of 'OCD' in the inclusive language assessment to cover more potentially non-inclusive contexts. #19402
  • Changes the publish box feedback from 'OK' to 'Potentially non-inclusive' for Inclusive Language analysis. #19382
  • Adds feedback and suggested alternatives for different phrases with "crazy" to the inclusive language assessment. #19402
  • Adds documentation for inclusive language feedback strings. #19639
  • Improves modal title accessibility in the Discard changes,Search and Introduction modals. #19489

20.0-RC9

20 Jan 06:56
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Changes compared to: 20.0-RC8

Non user facing:

  • Fixes an unreleased bug where notifications related to new public post types/taxonomies are never dismissed. #19666

20.0-RC8

19 Jan 10:33
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Changes compared to: 20.0-RC7

Non user facing:

  • Improves accessibility of the Settings Introduction modal dialog. #19607
  • Restores the original PR: #19649. #19652
  • Requires the search character limit to be a value (between 1 and 50). #19657
  • Fixes an unreleased bug where the Skip to main content link was not working. #19646
  • Adds a link to the plugin overview in the "old Premium" notice. #19653
  • Fixes scroll to result when searching for a value more than once. #19628
  • Fixes an unreleased bug where the Settings notifications content could be to become unreadable due to it not fitting on the screen, now there will be a vertical scrollbar. #19658
  • Reverted in #19662. #19406
  • Reverts #19406. #19662
  • Reverts #19607 #19649
  • Improves the sidebar upsell in the General page when viewed in languages that do not need a line break. #19642
  • Tweaked the sidebar upsell styling in the General page: title is no longer center aligned. #19642

20.0-RC7

17 Jan 09:54
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Changes compared to: 20.0-RC6

Non user facing:

  • Improves accessibility for mobile navigation by changing style of menu open and close button, and the default screen reader text of that component. #19604
  • Fixes an unreleased issue where the post types were no longer keyed by post type name. This had a number of consequences: Media showed up under Content types, Breadcrumbs for post types, Post type schema defaults, the Media pages page and the categories & tags page descriptions should say which post type they fall under. #19640
  • Adds focus to radio buttons with inline-block variant. #19633
  • Increases the contrast of the Settings toggles. #19608

20.0-RC6

16 Jan 09:55
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Changes compared to: 20.0-RC5

Non user facing:

  • Improves the sidebar upsell in the settings when viewed in languages that do not need a line break. #19601
  • Tweaked the sidebar upsell in the settings styling: logo up a bit more, title is no longer center aligned and the button now has the default horizontal spacing. #19601
  • Validates WP media rest error in the Settings. #19609
  • Improves the search keywords in the Settings. #19622
  • Adds a link to a help article for Organization / Person choice. #19630
  • Allows screen readers to notify the user when s/he navigates to a new section in the Settings page. #19615
  • Updates the content types to only show indexable ones. #19603

20.0-RC5

10 Jan 12:05
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Changes compared to: 20.0-RC4

Enhancements:

  • Fixes an unreleased bug where the focus styles of links in the Settings where non-existent or incorrect. #19535
  • Improves the link focus styles in the first time configuration. #19535

Non user facing:

  • update date format in readme.txt #19580
  • updates release date 20.0 #19581
  • updates date format in readme.txt #19581
  • Removes the required validation rule for the other social profiles field in the new settings ui. #19596
  • Removes the user's social profile fields. #19591
  • Improves accessibility for Learn more links and Enable feature switches on page Site features #19536
  • Reduces the font size of the group header in the search results. #19592
  • Improves accessibility for features' images. #19536
  • Adds validation to the Max number of characters to allow in searches field and description of limitation. #19586