Yoast SEO 8.3

Yoast SEO was updated to version 8.3, from version 8.2.1. Changelog:

  • Fixes a bug where an incorrect time would be outputted in the article:published_time and article:modified_time meta properties when a timezone with numerical UTC offset was used (e.g. UTC+10).
  • Fixes a bug where the article:published_time and article:modified_time meta properties would be localized.
  • Fixes a bug where the structured data rendered by the Gutenberg How-To and FAQ blocks was rendered on pages with multiple posts.
  • Fixes a bug where snippet variables would not be replaced in the og:description of taxonomies when they were added in the Facebook Description input field.
  • Fixes a bug where babel-polyfill would throw an error that there shouldn’t be two instances of babel-polyfill.
  • Fixes a bug where the bold button was available in the How-to block’s step title and the FAQ block’s Question field while they were already bold by default.
  • Fixes a bug that caused keywords beginning with the Turkish characters İ / i and I / ı not to be recognized when changing that character from lowercase to uppercase and vice versa.
  • Adds a colon to the list of possible title separators.
  • Adds a setting and filter (wpseo_duration_text) to the how-to block that allows users to edit the text describing the time needed.
  • Adds a help text to the readability analysis.
  • Adds a notice to the Yoast SEO dashboard that is shown when both Yoast SEO and All in One SEO Pack plugins are active.
  • Makes the duplicate content link on the archive settings open in a new tab.
  • Changes the notification message that is shown when a new SEO-related issue has been found.
  • Uses the correct type as the second argument of the wpseo_sitemap_exclude_empty_terms filter call when determining which taxonomies should have a sitemap.
  • Removes the executable bits on SVN assets. Props to mathieu-aubin.
  • Introduces an API function to get all Yoast SEO-related capabilities.
  • Changes the @context property from http://schema.org to https://schema.org in the FAQ and How-To block’s structured data output.
  • Rename the associatedMedia property in the FAQ and How-To block’s structured data output to image, to reflect a change in Google’s guidelines.
  • Moves the @type and name properties to the root of the FAQ block’s structured data output.
  • Nests the Question objects in the newly introduced mainEntity property in the FAQ block’s structured data output.
  • Removes the superfluous position property from the How-To block’s structured data output.