Yoast SEO 3.4

Yoast SEO was updated to version 3.4, from version 3.3.4. Changelog:

  • Adds readability checks for consecutive sentences beginning with the same word for the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish.
  • Adds transition words check for German, French and Spanish.
  • Adds transliterations for several languages.
  • Improves the Russian transliteration.
  • Improves the feedback strings of content checks.
  • Adds a setting and a user option to disable the SEO analysis.
  • Adds the readability score to the post and term overview.
  • Disables the analysis marker buttons when switching from visual to text view in the editor.
  • Accessibility enhancements:Improves the headings in the dashboard widget.
  • Improves the headings hierarchy on several pages.
  • Improves the headings hierarchy for dashboard alerts.
  • Improves the debug information headings.
  • Adds a legend for the title seperator on the titles and metas page.
  • Improves the intro text of the social tabs.
  • Improves consistency of buttons using WordPress styles.
  • Adds a background to the YoastSEO issue counter to improve readability.
  • Improves the focus style for the dismiss and restore buttons.
  • Improves the redirect attachment warnings style by using the native WordPress notices style.
  • Improves the links on the credit screen.
  • Improves the release video iframe by adding a title.
  • Improves the knowledge base results by making them focusable and operable with a keyboard.
  • Improves the admin bar menu items by making them focusable and operable with a keyboard.
  • Adds labels to the buttons of the knowledge base search for use with a screen reader.
  • Adds label to the search field in the knowledge base for screen readers.
  • Makes the knowledge base search button translatable.
  • Improves the semantics of the knowledge base results.
  • Improves the alignment of the icons in the metabox tab sections.
  • Improve code to be consistent with WordPress standards.
  • Fixes a bug where non-ANSI characters would break the sitemap feature.
  • Fixes a bug where MS Edge would not display the traffic light image in the help center properly.
  • Fixes a bug where the style of the ‘open article’ button was overwritten and made unreadable.
  • Fixes the link of the FAQ that linked to a non-existing page.
  • Fixes a typo to make the KB search “Open” link translatable.
  • Reintroduces the text length check for taxonomies.
  • Fixes a bug where a 404 could be thrown when there was no locale set.
  • Fixes a bug where in certain cases a yoastmark would leave traces in the text, these are now removed.
  • Fixes a bug where the score bullet wouldn’t be shown on the frontend.
  • Fixes the generation of permalinks for new posts by ignoring the permalink sample and generating the permalink from the posttitle.
  • Fixes getting the incorrect primary category when getting the permalink.