The totally free version of Yoast SEO updated to version 19.10 and the premium version to 19.5, introducing numerous essential changes.
This is what you ought to know about these releases if you’re thinking about whether to upgrade.
WooCommerce 7.1 Compatibility
Both the free and superior version releases benefit users who run the just recently launched WooCommerce variation 7.1.
WooCommerce 7.1 is a substantial release and among the improvements is a change to the database called, High Performance Order Storage (HPOS).
High Efficiency Order Storage makes changes to the database so the activation of this new function is an optional for the time being to permit time for plugin developers to catch up with the new feature.
A WooCommerce explainer kept in mind:
“After the very first production release, the HPOS feature will continue to be opt-in and we will assist developers in making their plugins compatible with HPOS, closely keep an eye on how many extensions work and the number of stores are actively evaluating the feature.”
Yoast 19.10/ 19.5 Premium both include compatibility with the brand-new WooCommerce HPOS feature. That means if activation of HPOS results in a website crash it’s safe to eliminate Yoast SEO as a perpetrator.
Users of the WooCommerce SEO add-on for Yoast will likewise gain from an upgrade to structured data that makes it eligible for new enhancements in search in Google.
Yoast 19.10 Fixes a Deadly Mistake Bug
The upgraded Yoast SEO plugin provides a spot for a bug that can result in site crashes.
The Yoast SEO changelog blames the problem on other (unnamed) plugins:
“Repairs a bug where a fatal error would be included the timeless editor in combination with particular plugins that misuse metabox hooks.”
An example of a metabox is a customized field that permits users to include additional material that isn’t in the main material.
Fixes 2 Elementor-related Bugs
The very first Elementor-related bugfix repair work a concern that affected the ability to conserve Yoast SEO meta data (under particular circumstances), which is a huge offer.
The changelog states:
“Fixes a bug where Yoast SEO-related post meta information would not be saved if a user without the manage_options capability would save a post in Elementor.”
Yoast’s second bugfix is related to the previous one in that it develops from the exact same “manage_options capability” issue.
The changelog discusses:
“Fixes a bug where users with site-wide basic access authentication would be prompted to place their qualifications when saving a post in Elementor if they didn’t have the manage_options capability.”
WordPress 6.1 Compatibility and Miscellaneous
Version 19.10 deprecated over a lots hooks that are utilized for including customized content to Yoast SEO settings pages.
Finally, Yoast SEO uses full compatibility with the just launched WordPress 6.1 code-named Misha.
Should You Update to the current Version of Yoast SEO?
Some individuals naturally choose to wait prior to updating a plugin in case there’s a significant mistake and that’s not a bad strategy.
Yoast SEO is utilized by over five million site publishers. The upgraded plugin was launched yesterday and there are no reports in the Yoast SEO assistance forum that indicates that there are any widespread issues with this update.
In reality, there are currently just random issues that in some cases have more to do with other plugins and themes.
There are no issues that suggest a pattern of issues connected to this upgrade.
Considering updating to the latest version of Yoast SEO is a good concept, particularly to those who utilize WooCommerce or Elementor but not limited to those users.
Yoast SEO 19.10/ 19.5 Premium are both compatible with the latest variation of WordPress so that in itself makes updating a preferable alternative in addition to being an excellent practice to using the most recent version of all plugins and styles considering that this helps prevent incompatibility problems.
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