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

3.7.1 – Released on September 23, 2020

  • NEW – various tests and debug info for All in One SEO under the Site Health area
  • Removed the Additional Headers settings and Unprotect Post Meta setting in the General Settings menu. You will see a notice with more details if you are affected by this change
  • Fixed an issue where the meta description for terms falling back to the term description was being wrapped in an HTML paragraph tag
  • Fixed an issue where the Image SEO module didn’t strip punctuation properly
  • Readded a missing RTL stylesheet for our font icons
  • Fixed a minor conflict with WP Bakery where shortcodes weren’t executed on the 404 page
  • Fixed a minor conflict with the WP Debug Bar plugin that triggered a deprecated function warning

3.7.0 – Released on August 18, 2020

  • NEW feature: RSS Content – allows users to append/prepend data to their site’s RSS feed so that search engine can identify their site as the original publisher of an article if it is scraped and posted elsewhere
  • Added a notice to inform users that the Local Business SEO module requires the general schema markup to be set to “Organization”
  • Improved user sanitization plugin-wide
  • Improved the Importer/Exporter module with a few QoL changes
  • Fixed a number of styling issues introduced in WordPress 5.5
  • Fixed an issue where the plugin couldn’t extract images from the post content for our Article schema markup
  • Fixed an issue where the Google News sitemap triggered a notice while it is disabled
  • Fixed an issue that threw a PHP undefined index notice

3.6.2 – Released on July 15, 2020

  • Fixed an issue where a PHP undefined index notice was triggered
  • Improved the output of SEO meta fields + added additional sanitization for security hardening
  • Fixed an issue where the Image SEO module threw a few notices when an image is embedded in the content that wasn’t uploaded through the Media Library, but still resides in a /wp-content/ subdirectory

3.6.1 – Released on July 9, 2020

  • Added a Notifications menu page in our toolbar to notify users of new notifications
  • Fixed an issue where the Local Business structured data triggered a notice if the postal address isn’t filled in
  • Fixed an issue where our gear logo no longer appeared in our toolbar menu
  • Updated the URL for the Google Structured Data Test tool in our list of external SEO tools

3.6.0 – Released on July 8, 2020

  • NEW Pro feature (Business Plan and above): Local Business SEO module
  • Added Publication Name setting for Google News sitemap
  • Added default thumbnail as fallback for oEmbed & self-hosted videos that don’t have one
  • Added LinkedIn Post Inspector to our external SEO tools list in the toolbar
  • Fixed an issue where AIOSEO broke off subsequent plugin updates after being updated itself
  • Fixed an issue where nested categories listed themselves as their parent in their schema breadcrumb trail
  • Fixed a conflict with WPML where we deleted the meta of translated posts/terms after updating the original post/term
  • Fixed conflict with WooCommerce where we included pages in the sitemap that WooCommerce noindexes
  • Fixed an issue where the plugin ignored external image URLs for the schema organization logo and instead fell back to the site logo
  • Fixed an issue where the sitemap included resized images instead of their full-sized version
  • Fixed an issue where the external SEO tools in the toolbar used the URL of the latest post instead of the homepage
  • Fixed an issue where the default filename of the video sitemap wasn’t set in the database
  • Fixed a JavaScript console issue where the preview snippet tried to get the content of the excerpt for CPTs that don’t have an excerpt
  • Fixed an issue where the quick-edit columns for terms didn’t have a maximum height
  • Fixed an issue where one of our upsells caused a minor CSS conflict with ACF Extended
  • Improved the CSS of the link format modal for the Classic Editor on mobile devices
  • Updated the URL for the Facebook Debugger tool in our list with external SEO tools
  • Added a URL version param to the autotrack.js script for GA to prevent it from being cached
  • We’re now restricting our toolbar CSS to administrators so that it doesn’t load for other site users or visitors
  • We’re now deregistering the upcoming built-in WP Core sitemap feature when the XML Sitemap module is activated to prevent conflicts

3.5.2 – Released on May 27, 2020

  • Fix for Google News sitemap options appearing in Video Sitemap module
  • Fix for PHP error with schema
  • Fix for bad CSS in WP Link format modal

3.5.1 – Released on May 20, 2020

  • Fix PHP error with schema

3.5 – Released on May 19, 2020

  • NEW Pro feature (Business Plan and above): Added News Sitemap
  • Added last change date to Author sitemap
  • Improved performance of sitemap
  • Fix for duplicate links when inserting a link in Text editor with Classic Editor plugin
  • Fix for schema breadcrumb error on multisite installs
  • Fix for incorrect date archive URLs in schema breadcrumbs
  • Fix for missing & duplicate images on sitemap
  • Fix for title attribute in Gutenberg
  • Fix for schema context timeouts with large sites
  • Fix for sitemap date archive missing yearly archives
  • Change URLs to have UTM params in the plugin settings Support sidebar

3.4.3 – Released on April 21, 2020

  • Fix for non-dismissible notices
  • Fix for XML Sitemap rewrite rules interfering with alternative sitemap solutions
  • Fix for conflict with Make theme & conflict with Toolset Types plugin
  • Fix for i18n issue with qTrans
  • Fix for quickedit column cells no longer having max. height
  • Fix for multiple PHP notices
  • Fix for missing closing bracket in CSS file
  • Fix for mistranslated string in Turkish translation
  • Improvement to toolbar menu stylesheet. We now only load it for users that are logged in
  • PRO – Fix for Video Sitemap no longer correctly including VideoPress & videos

3.4.2 – Released on April 1, 2020

  • Fix for Breadcrumb schema missing name value.
  • Fix for various PHP 5.3 errors. (Please note that we will soon increase the minimum required PHP version to 5.4)

3.4.1 – Released on March 25, 2020

  • Fix for sitemap indexes all linking to first index

3.4 – Released on March 25, 2020

  • NEW Pro feature (Business Plan and above): Image SEO module
  • NEW Pro feature: Control XML Sitemap priority and frequency on individual posts/terms
  • NEW Pro feature: Added Schema markup for Attachment pages
  • NEW: Control your link title attribute, nofollow attribute and sponsored attribute
  • NEW: Link to SEO tools from the SEO menu on the Admin Bar
  • Schema: Added Schema breadcrumbs markup
  • Social Meta: Default Open Graph image now uses site logo
  • XML Sitemap: Taxonomies and terms set to noindex are excluded from sitemap
  • XML Sitemap: Images in NextGen galleries are included in the image sitemap
  • XML Sitemap: Images in Jetpack galleries are included in the image sitemap
  • Video Sitemap: Improvements to scanning of videos 
  • New About page
  • Improvements to Preview Snippet
  • Improvements to notices throughout the plugin
  • Improvements to inline help and documentation
  • Improvements to how external scripts are handled
  • Added new API filter hooks
  • Added a review request
  • Removed banner advertising
  • We now display a security notice if you’re on PHP < 5.4
  • Translation updates
  • Various code refactoring and improvements
  • Fix for XML Sitemap on WordPress multisite installs
  • Fix for character counter on category / tag screens
  • Fix for conflict with Wholesale for WooCommerce plugin
  • Fix for HTML output in Gutenberg Screen Options
  • Fix for notice output incorrectly on XML Sitemap
  • Fix for priority and frequency override in XML Sitemap
  • Fix for incorrect date for taxonomies in XML Sitemap
  • Fix for character encoding in Schema markup
  • Fix for incorrect Schema markup on WooCommerce shop page

3.3.5 – Released on February 07, 2020

3.3.4 – Released on December 20, 2019 

3.3.3 – Released on November 18, 2019

3.3.2 – Released on November 13, 2019 – Released on November 12, 2019

3.3 – Released on November 11, 2019

3.2.10 – Released on October 17, 2019

  • Fix for undefined index
  • Improve tooltip text for XML Sitemap module
  • PRO – Improve tooltip text for Video Sitemap module

3.2.9 – Released on September 26, 2019

  • Fix for sites running old versions of PHP

3.2.8 – Released on September 23, 2019

3.2.7 – Released on September 10, 2019

3.2.6 – Released on September 8, 2019

3.2.5 – Released on August 29, 2019

3.2.4 – Released on August 19, 2019

3.2.3 – Released on August 8, 2019

3.2.2 – Released on August 6, 2019

3.2.1 – Released on August 2, 2019

  • Fix for users running old versions of PHP (< 5.5)

3.2 – Released on August 1, 2019

3.1.1 – Released on June 15, 2019

3.1 – Released on June 10, 2019

  • XML Sitemap – changed file naming convention. Read our blog post for more details.

3.0.4 – Released on June 7, 2019

3.0.3 – Released on June 6, 2019

3.0.2 – Released on June 5, 2019

3.0.1 – Released on June 4, 2019

3.0 – Released on June 3, 2019

This is a pretty massive update, containing a total of 117 resolved issues.

Read the release post.

2.13.1 – Released on May 6, 2019

  • Support for WordPress 5.2
  • Improvements for Gutenberg compatibility

2.13 – Released on February 21, 2019

2.12 – Released on January 31, 2019

  • XML Sitemap – improved special characters encoding
  • XML Sitemap – massive performance optimizations
  • XML Sitemap – fix for missing sitemap name in sitemap indexes
  • Fix for incorrect default Open Graph object type on taxonomies
  • Fix for Japanese language
  • Additional automated testing
  • Various other bug fixes