Yoast SEO 19.10 Update – Know This Before Upgrading

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The totally free version of Yoast SEO upgraded to variation 19.10 and the premium version to 19.5, presenting numerous essential changes.

This is what you must know about these releases if you’re considering whether or not to upgrade.

WooCommerce 7.1 Compatibility

Both the totally free and exceptional variation releases benefit users who run the recently launched WooCommerce version 7.1.

WooCommerce 7.1 is a substantial release and among the enhancements is a change to the database called, High Efficiency Order Storage (HPOS).

High Efficiency Order Storage makes modifications to the database so the activation of this brand-new function is an optional for the time being to enable time for plugin developers to catch up with the new feature.

A WooCommerce explainer noted:

“After the first production release, the HPOS function will continue to be opt-in and we will assist developers in making their plugins suitable with HPOS, closely keep an eye on how many extensions are compatible and how many stores are actively evaluating the function.”

Yoast 19.10/ 19.5 Premium both include compatibility with the new WooCommerce HPOS feature. That implies if activation of HPOS results in a site crash it’s safe to eliminate Yoast SEO as a perpetrator.

Users of the WooCommerce SEO add-on for Yoast will likewise take advantage of an upgrade to structured data that makes it qualified for new improvements in search in Google.

Yoast 19.10 Fixes a Fatal Mistake Bug

The updated Yoast SEO plugin offers 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 deadly error would be thrown in the classic editor in mix with certain plugins that abuse metabox hooks.”

An example of a metabox is a custom-made field that enables users to include additional content that isn’t in the main content.

Fixes Two Elementor-related Bugs

The first Elementor-related bugfix repairs an issue that affected the ability to conserve Yoast SEO meta data (under certain circumstances), which is a huge offer.

The changelog states:

“Fixes a bug where Yoast SEO-related post meta data would not be saved if a user without the manage_options ability would save a post in Elementor.”

Yoast’s 2nd bugfix is associated with the previous one because it occurs from the very same “manage_options ability” issue.

The changelog describes:

“Repairs a bug where users with site-wide standard gain access to authentication would be triggered to insert their credentials 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 used for including custom content to Yoast SEO settings pages.

Finally, Yoast SEO uses full compatibility with the just released WordPress 6.1 code-named Misha.

Should You Update to the most recent Variation of Yoast SEO?

Some individuals naturally choose to wait prior to updating a plugin in case there’s a major error which’s not a bad method.

Yoast SEO is used by over five million site publishers. The updated plugin was launched yesterday and there are no reports in the Yoast SEO assistance forum that shows that there are any prevalent issues with this update.

In truth, there are currently just random issues that in some cases have more to do with other plugins and styles.

There are no issues that show a pattern of issues related to this update.

Considering upgrading to the latest variation of Yoast SEO is a great concept, particularly to those who utilize WooCommerce or Elementor but not restricted to those users.

Yoast SEO 19.10/ 19.5 Premium are both suitable with the most recent version of WordPress so that in itself makes updating a preferable alternative along with being a good practice to utilizing the most recent version of all plugins and themes because this assists prevent incompatibility concerns.

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