The totally free version of Yoast SEO updated to version 19.10 and the premium version to 19.5, introducing many important modifications.
This is what you must know about these releases if you’re considering whether to upgrade.
WooCommerce 7.1 Compatibility
Both the totally free and exceptional version releases benefit users who run the recently released WooCommerce version 7.1.
WooCommerce 7.1 is a big release and among the improvements is a change to the database called, High Performance Order Storage (HPOS).
High Performance 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 overtake the brand-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 suitable with HPOS, closely keep an eye on the number of extensions work and how many shops are actively testing the feature.”
Yoast 19.10/ 19.5 Premium both include compatibility with the brand-new WooCommerce HPOS function. That means if activation of HPOS results in a site crash it’s safe to rule out Yoast SEO as a perpetrator.
Users of the WooCommerce SEO add-on for Yoast will also take advantage of an upgrade to structured information that makes it eligible for brand-new improvements in search in Google.
Yoast 19.10 Fixes a Fatal Mistake Bug
The upgraded Yoast SEO plugin offers a patch for a bug that can lead to site crashes.
The Yoast SEO changelog blames the issue on other (unnamed) plugins:
“Repairs a bug where a deadly mistake would be thrown in the timeless editor in mix with specific plugins that misuse metabox hooks.”
An example of a metabox is a customized field that permits users to add additional content that isn’t in the main material.
Repairs 2 Elementor-related Bugs
The very first Elementor-related bugfix repairs a problem that affected the ability to save Yoast SEO meta data (under specific scenarios), which is a big deal.
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 conserve a post in Elementor.”
Yoast’s 2nd bugfix is connected to the previous one because it arises from the very same “manage_options capability” problem.
The changelog explains:
“Fixes a bug where users with site-wide standard access authentication would be triggered to place their qualifications when saving a post in Elementor if they didn’t have the manage_options ability.”
WordPress 6.1 Compatibility and Miscellaneous
Version 19.10 deprecated over a dozen hooks that are utilized for adding customized material to Yoast SEO settings pages.
Last But Not Least, Yoast SEO offers complete compatibility with the just released WordPress 6.1 code-named Misha.
Should You Update to the most recent Version of Yoast SEO?
Some people understandably prefer to wait before updating a plugin in case there’s a major mistake which’s not a bad technique.
Yoast SEO is utilized by over five million website publishers. The updated plugin was launched yesterday and there are no reports in the Yoast SEO support online forum that shows that there are any extensive problems with this update.
In reality, there are presently only random issues that often have more to do with other plugins and themes.
There are no problems that indicate a pattern of concerns associated with this update.
Considering updating to the latest variation of Yoast SEO is a great concept, especially to those who use WooCommerce or Elementor but not restricted to those users.
Yoast SEO 19.10/ 19.5 Premium are both compatible with the current variation of WordPress so that in itself makes upgrading a preferable alternative along with being an excellent practice to utilizing the most recent version of all plugins and themes because this helps prevent incompatibility concerns.
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