New in version 4.1.2.2 – Released on July 14, 2021

  • Updated: Compatibility with WordPress 5.8.

New in version 4.1.2.1 – Released on June 29, 2021

  • Fixed: Image sitemap not including images embedded in NextGen galleries.

New in version 4.1.2 – Released on June 22, 2021

  • New: Headline Analyzer to optimize post titles for better SEO and traffic.
  • New: Support for full site redirects and site aliases.
  • Updated: TruSEO no longer runs until the post title has been entered.
  • Updated: Added notice for unsupported WordPress Core versions.
  • Updated: Added support for WooCommerce galleries to Image Sitemap.
  • Updated: Added ability to export Breadcrumbs settings.
  • Updated: Added link to documentation when SEO Analysis fails.
  • Fixed: aioseo_description hook running twice.
  • Fixed: Emoji stripped from our metabox when using Classic Editor.
  • Fixed: Custom term columns sometimes not rendering.
  • Fixed: Shortcodes with parameters ignored when filtering conflicting shortcodes.
  • Fixed: PHP 8.0 compatibility.
  • Fixed: Invalid price date for generic products.
  • Fixed: Allow 0 as price for SoftwareApplication schema.
  • Fixed: Compatibility with sites using Snuffleupagus.
  • Fixed: WooCommerce Price smart tag output.

New in version 4.1.1.1 – Released on May 21, 2021

  • Fixed: Dynamic post type/taxonomy settings backup triggering PHP errors
  • Fixed: Conflict with Create by Mediavine plugin where our metadata is wiped after saving

New in version 4.1.1 – Released on May 12, 2021

  • New: Visual breadcrumb trails with block, widget and shortcode support
  • Updated: Added support for WooCommerce Variable Products to Product schema and WooCommerce smart tags
  • Updated: Added support for Duplicate Post plugin
  • Updated: Added new block to list Location Categories
  • Updated: Added support for additional macros when importing data from other SEO plugins
  • Updated: Added support (via filter hook) for using cover block images as the autogenerated social meta image
  • Updated: Added support for VideoPress shortcodes
  • Updated: Added support to control the business type for each Location
  • Fixed: TruSEO score shown on All Posts/Pages screen when metabox is disabled
  • Fixed: V3 migration now also stores migrated data as localized post/term data for WPML
  • Fixed: Phone/fax numbers in Local Business schema weren’t stripped of formatting
  • Fixed: JavaScript console error when editing an ACF field group
  • Fixed: JavaScript console error when adding a Focus Keyphrase when there is no post content yet
  • Fixed: Text heart emoji stripped from title/description
  • Fixed: Missing server redirects notification is now automatically dismissed after adding the redirect files to the server configuration

New in version 4.1.0.2 – Released on April 27, 2021

  • Updated: UI enhancements for Redirection Manager
  • Updated: Added support for searching for posts by slug when adding a redirect
  • Updated: Timestamps for redirect/404 hits are now localized to user’s timezone
  • Updated: Added more caching for title/description
  • Updated: Added some security hardening recommended by Vincent Michel
  • Fixed: Redirect tables and Local SEO posts/terms not dropped when plugin is uninstalled
  • Fixed: Hide server exports when using PHP redirects
  • Fixed: All Posts/Pages screens time out when user has high post display count
  • Fixed: Conflicting REST API header
  • Fixed: Deleting redirect in paginated results refreshes back to first page
  • Fixed: Plugin sends requests to Semrush after user denied authorization
  • Fixed: Incorrect “plugin is already on the latest version” notice when bulk updating plugins

New in version 4.1.0.1 – Released on April 9, 2021

  • Fixed: Redirection Manager strips double slashes from URLs
  • Fixed: AMP for WP pages trigger fatal error
  • Fixed: PHP notice when editing a private post type in the Classic Editor
  • Fixed: Social meta not output on term pages

New in version 4.1.0 – Released on April 6, 2021

  • New: Redirection Manager to create and manage redirects for 404s or modified posts
  • Updated: Smoother UX when editing fields with smart tags
  • Updated: Added filter to disable shortcode parsing for title/description
  • Fixed: Twitter meta tags now use “name” attribute
  • Fixed: Titles for custom terms not always imported during v3 migration
  • Fixed: Metadata not always being output for “AMP for WP” homepage
  • Fixed: Incorrect autogenerated URL for Wikipedia social profile + LinkedIn group/school URLs flagged as invalid
  • Fixed: Setup wizard sometimes reappearing after exiting
  • Fixed: Software Application graph not outputting review headline and content
  • Fixed: Trailing slashes not removed for sitemap indexes with two or more digits
  • Fixed: Translated variants (WMPL) of static homepage not shown as alternative links in sitemap

New in version 4.0.17 – Released on March 11, 2021

  • New: Support for noindexing RSS feed pages
  • Updated: Schema now uses author’s public display name instead of first & last name
  • Fixed: Noindexed custom post archives are no longer included in the sitemap
  • Fixed: Default title/description format sometimes not populated on post/term creation
  • Fixed: Post Excerpt tag no longer is blank in the preview snippet
  • Fixed: Addons sometimes can’t be installed after installing Pro
  • Fixed: Social Meta profile URLs fields sometimes show warning when valid URL is entered
  • Fixed: Social Meta profile URLs sometimes don’t save
  • Fixed: Invalid data in v3 .ini export file stops entire import

New in version 4.0.16 – Released on February 25, 2021

  • New: Semrush integration for keyphrase suggestions
  • Updated: Refactored TruSEO content analysis for performance
  • Updated: Change default meta description to Post Excerpt for post types that support it
  • Updated: Added support for importing CPT archive settings from competitor plugins
  • Updated: Output brand graph instead of plain text for Product schema
  • Updated: Added filter to disable our custom link format attributes
  • Updated: Added filter to prevent output buffering conflicts
  • Updated: Disabled new wp_robots filter in WP Core 5.7
  • Fixed: Paged format repeated in meta description
  • Fixed: Incorrect language code in multilingual WPML post sitemap
  • Fixed: Post descriptions not imported from competitor plugins
  • Fixed: Sitelinks schema markup output on other pages besides the homepage
  • Fixed: Organization logo not output in schema if set to an external URL
  • Fixed: RSS sitemap settings sometimes not saving correctly
  • Fixed: Deleting default title/description sometimes failed
  • Fixed: Dollar symbols in post titles not migrating correctly
  • Fixed: FAQ Page and Recipe textarea blocks not expanding in height
  • Fixed: Schema dropdown menu in editor sidebar opening in wrong direction

New in version 4.0.15 – Released on February 3, 2021

  • Updated: Performance enhancements for sitemap integration with WooCommerce

New in version 4.0.14 – Released on February 1, 2021

  • Fixed: PHP notices caused by plugin conflicts

New in version 4.0.13 – Released on January 28, 2021

  • New: Schema Pro updates to include support for Products, FAQ Pages, Courses, Recipes and more!
  • New: Added a filter for schema aioseo_schema_graphs
  • Updated: Minimum capabilities on certain admin notices
  • Updated: Moved filter hook for title rewrites to wp to allow for accessing the query
  • Updated: Cache all references to attachment_url_to_postid functions
  • Updated: Refactored image scan interval for performance
  • Updated: Refactored the sitemap query to include post type
  • Updated: Add dismissible option to robots.txt alert
  • Fixed: Exporting settings including unnecessary data
  • Fixed: Transients not always being set correctly
  • Fixed: AIOSEO details column appearing on private post types/taxonomies
  • Fixed: Admin notice conflicts with plugins that disable admin notices
  • Fixed: Bug with title rewrites when multiple head tags exist in the page
  • Fixed: Unnecessary div element being added to the front-end of the site
  • Fixed: Issue with duplicate post records being inserted into custom tables
  • Fixed: Adding null entries to the custom tables
  • Fixed: Missing space in page format appended to titles/descriptions
  • Fixed: Output broken for keywords using languages that have multibyte characters
  • Fixed: Default settings for paged home pages not being set to noindex
  • Fixed: Shortcodes not being properly parsed on titles and descriptions
  • Fixed: Boolean values in database not being added in strict MySQL environments
  • Fixed: Breadcrumb labels for authors, archives, search, and 404 pages
  • Fixed: Adding additional pages now work even when we don’t output a sitemap index by default
  • Fixed: rel=”next” links not always working
  • Fixed: Use fullsize image for OG image with filter to modify aioseo_thumbnail_size
  • Fixed: Remove OG HTML attribute if OG is disabled
  • Fixed: Default OG object type for home page is now ‘website’ instead of ‘article’
  • Fixed: Undefined index error in apache in regards to $_SERVER[‘REMOTE_ADDR’]
  • Fixed: Conflict with custom permalinks plugin
  • Fixed: Sitemap adding language=”” when not needed
  • Fixed: Page titles not always migrating properly
  • Fixed: Keywords not always migrating properly

New in version 4.0.12 – Released on January 6, 2021

  • New: Add support for dashes in custom field names
  • Update: aioseo_disable filter now disables title rewrites
  • Fixed: Completely remove auto updates wrapper to let WordPress handle updates
  • Fixed: Refactor sitemap rewrite rules to account for WordPress sitemaps
  • Fixed: Support for taxonomies and custom post types that use ‘type’ as the slug
  • Fixed: Options backup not always working for custom post types
  • Fixed: Console error related to WooCommerce tags
  • Fixed: Additional plugin conflicts

New in version 4.0.11 – Released on December 26, 2020

  • Fixed: Issue with additional sitemap indexes returning 404

New in version 4.0.10 – Released on December 26, 2020

  • New: Added task to cleanup all unnecessary action scheduler items to keep the DB trim
  • New: Filter to modify the home page schema breadcrumbs title aioseo_schema_breadcrumbs_home
  • Updated: Link to documentation for filters and hooks
  • Updated: Documentation regarding schema still being output for unlicensed users
  • Fixed: Performance issues when using TruSEO analysis on very long posts
  • Fixed: Event Espresso compatibility which didn’t allow AIOSEO settings to load
  • Fixed: Suppressed continued errors with the WP FileSystem
  • Fixed: Schema breadcrumbs not using the proper post titles
  • Fixed: PHP error when install routine has not finished running
  • Fixed: Stripping of sitemap URL’s in robots.txt
  • Fixed: Issue where static sitemaps were always being regenerated on save
  • Fixed: Issue where non-latin characters would cause the meta box to grow wider

New in version 4.0.9 – Released on December 22, 2020

  • New: Added a filter to disable title rewrites via aioseo_disable_title_rewrites
  • New: Added a filter to modify the social network meta tags via aioseo_social_meta_tags
  • Updated: Performance enhancements for the V3 migration to prevent large sites from slowing down
  • Updated: Performance enhancements when loading any AIOSEO settings page as well as the post editor
  • Updated: The display of the archive title when on a CPT
  • Fixed: Bug that prevented editors and authors from editing SEO titles and descriptions
  • Fixed: TruSEO support in the classic editor URL not fully working on extra long URLs
  • Fixed: Issue where the closing head tag did not always display
  • Fixed: Issue on a few remaining sites where the title tag would strip out a $ and any numbers after it
  • Fixed: PHP error related to missing array during the migration
  • Fixed: Issue where AIOSEO would not remove the trailing /amp from canonical URLs
  • Fixed: Issue where notices would appear in the log when trying to access our log file
  • Fixed: Conflict with WP Shop plugin

New in version 4.0.8 – Released on December 21, 2020

  • New: Added filter to allow altering meta box priority
  • Updated: Default options for auto updates
  • Fixed: Issue with regex escaping smart tags incorrectly
  • Fixed: CSS conflict with Revive Old Posts plugin

New in version 4.0.7 – Released on December 21, 2020

  • New: Added aioseo_keywords filter
  • Fixed: Issue with a CSS file returning a 404
  • Fixed: Issue where not all GA scripts were being output to the page
  • Fixed: Conflict with Avada when using the Slider shortcode
  • Fixed: PHP Fatal error that affected a small subset of users during migration from version 3

New in version 4.0.6 – Released December 20, 2020

  • New: integration with MonsterInsights for Google Analytics
  • New: Added Default Title/Description Meta for display in Page/Posts
  • New: Notice to inform users when title formats were broken in V3 after a migration
  • New: Smart tags (Categories, Parent Title, WooCommerce SKU/Price/Brand)
  • New: Option to display additional twitter meta (written by/reading time)
  • New: Dismissible notice to let inform users where they can find meta keywords
  • New: Notice to let give users info on adding keyphrases
  • Updated: Twitter meta does not default Open Graph any more
  • Updated: TruSEO tests to give more valuable information
  • Updated: Added “SEO” to test names in TruSEO to avoid confusion with Page Title
  • Updated: Added locale to TruSEO tests
  • Updated: SEO Analyzer error messages to give more helpful information
  • Fixed: Custom tables not always being created
  • Fixed: Invalid help docs URL
  • Fixed: Scheduled actions not always completing when importing from other SEO plugins
  • Fixed: Incorrect TruSEO test logic
  • Fixed: WooCommerce Products page only showing the shop page title/desc for all Products
  • Fixed: PHP errors on home page when no images are set
  • Fixed: GTM script not always being output in the source code
  • Fixed: Parsing of meta tag in the Pinterest section of the social networks page

New in version 4.0.5 – Released on December 15, 2020

  • New: Added helpful notices when description format is used incorrectly
  • New: Added support for pasting in a string of keywords to automatically parse
  • New: Allow pasting in the entire meta tag in Webmaster Tools for Google/Bing/etc.
  • New: Post Excerpt Only smart tag
  • Updated: Improved UX when importing settings from other SEO plugins
  • Updated: Improved sitemap scanning of images with caching to increase performance
  • Updated: Competitor Site Analysis results content
  • Updated: Truncate post content in meta descriptions to WordPress default lengths
  • Updated: Allow other TLD’s in social network URL’s
  • Fixed: Performance issues on sites with millions of WordPress user accounts
  • Fixed: Setting SEO titles/descriptions from the all posts page not consistently working
  • Fixed: Sitemap compatibility issues with GoDaddy CDN
  • Fixed: Performance issues with static sitemaps being generated on large sites
  • Fixed: Static sitemap generating even when disabled
  • Fixed: Home Page Open Graph/Twitter images revert to the defaults if not set
  • Fixed: Properly display errors when an addon is not installed correctly
  • Fixed: Text editor in the Classic Editor now works with TruSEO
  • Fixed: URL’s switching to http in Competitor Site Analysis
  • Fixed: PHP error when loading the help modal in the settings pages
  • Fixed: Missing import fields from other SEO plugins
  • Fixed: Page titles not displaying properly when themes hardcode titles
  • Fixed: White screen in settings when SSL is not configured properly on specific hosts
  • Fixed: Swapped options on the system status page
  • Fixed: Conflict with shortcodes that break meta description parsing
  • Fixed: Conflict with plugins and themes that reset the WP Query
  • Fixed: Issue with person graph not being displayed in the schema

New in version 4.0.4 – Released on November 22, 2020

  • Fixed: Title formats not always migrating correctly

New in version 4.0.3 – Released on November 21, 2020

  • Updated: Moved all action scheduler items into the aioseo group
  • Fixed: SEO data occasionally not saving while using the Classic Editor in Pages/Posts/Terms
  • Fixed: Migrations not fully completing when upgrading from V3
  • Fixed: Weglot injecting language switcher into sitemap stylesheets
  • Fixed: Genesis Theme outputting duplicate SEO data
  • Fixed: Paged numbers appearing in the AIOSEO Details column when navigating through the posts table
  • Fixed: Post/page titles not migrating with the proper format
  • Fixed: Social profile urls failing when they are valid
  • Fixed: Twitter and Facebook images not displaying in the preview
  • Fixed: Focus keywords not being added when first creating a page
  • Fixed: AIOSEO Settings section not always displaying on Edit Post screen in classic editor in WP 4.9 – 5.1

New in version 4.0.2 – Released on November 17, 2020

  • Fixed: Display of Titles and Descriptions while migration is running
  • Fixed: Post/Term meta not always saving because of using PUT requests instead of POST
  • Fixed: Social Profile urls not validating with subdomains or trailing slashes
  • Fixed: Social Profile urls were not all being output if some were using the same username
  • Fixed: Memory leak on certain sites with thousands of transients
  • Fixed: PHP 5.2/5.3 notice compatibility

New in version 4.0.1 – Released on November 14, 2020

  • Fixed: Issue with sites using different database engines

New in version 4.0.0 – Released on November 14, 2020

  • NEW – Complete rebuild of the plugin for better performance and SEO enhancements
  • NEW – Onboarding wizard to streamline SEO setup for your site
  • NEW – Centralized dashboard to provide you with your current SEO status
  • NEW – TruSEO Analysis for posts and pages
  • NEW – SEO Analyzer with competitor site analysis
  • NEW – Customizable access control
  • NEW – Internal settings backup and restore
  • NEW – 100+ enhancements and bug fixes
  • Updated – Minimum PHP version compatibility to 5.4