Elementor integration (part 2), semi-automatic redirections, BuddyPress compatibility – SEOPress 4.0 update release

SEOPress 4.0 is now available. We encourage you to update your site as soon as possible to take advantage of the latest features and improvements.

🎉 New – Elementor integration (second iteration)

We continue the work of integrating SEOPress within the Elementor page builder, adding in this new version the content analysis, Google preview, Google keyword suggestions (PRO only), custom breadcrumbs, primary category etc.

🎉 New – Semi-automatic redirects

Feature much awaited again by our users: the addition of redirects when deleting content or when changing slug. Now you will be alerted by a notice that will allow you to create a redirect very quickly to avoid losing SEO and generating 404 errors for your users.

Semi Automatic Redirect - SEOPress
Semi Automatic Redirect – SEOPress

The redirect will be automatically assigned to the “Auto Redirect” category.

🎉 New – BuddyPress / BuddyBoss compatibility

BuddyPress Logo
BuddyPress Logo

We are also happy to announce that our SEOPress plugin is now 100% compatible with BuddyPress (and BuddyBoss). To globally configure the titles and meta descriptions of BuddyPress groups, go to the SEO page, Titles and metas, tab Single post types, BuddyPress groups (at the bottom of the page).

🎉 New – Local Business Widget

The data entered in the Local Business tab (PRO only), can be displayed via our new widget for WordPress simply called Local Business. The developers will be delighted to learn that everything is fully hookable! It’s also a good way to comply with Google E.A.T.

Local Business widget settings - SEOPress
Local Business widget settings – SEOPress
Local Business widget - SEOPress
Local Business widget – SEOPress

🎉 Other news

The free version of SEOPress is now translated into Chinese 🇨🇳! The PRO version will be available in a few weeks.

We have also updated all of SEOPress Free and PRO strings for all available languages!

Following feedback from one of our users, we alert you from the admin bar if your site is entirely in noindex (we check the WordPress native setting and SEOPress settings from the Advanced tab of Titles and metas page).

Noindex alert from WP admin bar - SEOPress
Noindex alert from WP admin bar – SEOPress

We also inform you from the list of your custom post types, when you hover the SEO item from the admin bar, the global parameters defined. These global indicators are still a work in progress. The goal is get the information when you need it the most.

Global SEO custom post types settings - SEOPress
Global SEO custom post types settings – SEOPress

Do you want to migrate your metadata from the wpSEO plugin? Nothing could be easier with version 4.0 of SEOPress from the SEO page, Tools, Plugins tab then select wpSEO.

A new dynamic variable is available for meta and schemas:

%%post_url%% – displays the URL of the post (i.e. the permalink)

For developers, 13 additional hooks are available:

Many other improvements and fixes have been made to SEOPress in this version 4.0 (more details in the changelog below).

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Changelog

This update contains the following changes (full changelog here):

= 4.0 = 23/09/2020
* NEW Elementor integration (part 2): now with Google Preview and Content Analysis
* NEW Semi-automatic redirections when you delete/change a slug (PRO) 🎉
* NEW BuddyPress / BuddyBoss compatibility 🎉
* NEW Chinese language for the Free version (PRO version will follow soon) 🎉
* NEW Local Business widget to easily display your business address, phone and more! (PRO) 🎉 (Appearance > Widgets > Local Business)
* NEW Notice in admin bar if you're site is globally set to noindex
* NEW Notice in admin bar if you're CPT is globally set to noindex / nofollow
* NEW Import your post and term metadata from wpSEO plugin (https://www.seopress.org/support/guides/import-post-and-terms-metadata-from-wpseo-to-seopress/)
* NEW Notification in SEOPress Dashboard to warn TagDiv / Newspaper users about a compatibility issue
* NEW Notification in SEOPress Dashboard to warn users if DIVI SEO options are enabled to avoid conflicts
* NEW Notification in SEOPress Dashboard to warn users about a wrong configuration with permalink structure
* NEW Dynamic variable for meta / custom schema: %%post_url%% - Post URL (ie: permalink) 
* NEW 'seopress_post_automatic_redirect' hook to disable automatic redirect suggestions (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/disable-automatic-redirect-suggestions/)
* NEW 'seopress_titles_post_url' hook to filter post URL dynamic variable (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-seopress_titles_post_url-dynamic-variable/)
* NEW 'seopress_lb_widget_title' hook to filter Local Business widget title (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-local-business-widget-title/)
* NEW 'seopress_lb_widget_desc' hook to filter Local Business widget description (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-local-business-widget-description/)
* NEW 'seopress_lb_widget_street_address' hook to filter Local Business widget street address (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-local-business-widget-street-address/)
* NEW 'seopress_lb_widget_city' hook to filter Local Business widget city (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-local-business-widget-city/)
* NEW 'seopress_lb_widget_state' hook to filter Local Business widget state (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-local-business-widget-state/)
* NEW 'seopress_lb_widget_code' hook to filter Local Business widget postal code (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-local-business-widget-postal-code/)
* NEW 'seopress_lb_widget_country' hook to filter Local Business widget country (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-local-business-widget-country/)
* NEW 'seopress_lb_widget_map' hook to filter Local Business widget map (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-local-business-widget-map-link/)
* NEW 'seopress_lb_widget_phone' hook to filter Local Business widget phone number (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-local-business-widget-phone-number/)
* NEW 'seopress_lb_widget_opening_hours' hook to filter Local Business widget opening hours (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-local-business-widget-opening-hours/)
* NEW 'seopress_lb_widget_css' hook to filter Local Business widget custom inline css (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-local-business-widget-inline-css/)
* INFO Automatically remove duplicate entries when importing redirections using a CSV file
* INFO Updated the following translations: English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Hindi, Portuguese
* INFO Display Content Analysis Score columns in post type by default (SEO > Advanced > Appearance to customze the settings)
* INFO Add additional checks to avoid fatal error when we set default values
* INFO Improve schemas upgrader
* INFO Improve UI for Structured Data Types metabox
* INFO Improve help for XML sitemaps settings page
* INFO Native WP XML sitemaps are now disabled only our sitemap feature is enabled (ON by default)
* INFO Add some comments for translators
* INFO Change canonical URL for paginated archive pages to current URL
* FIX Issue when using %%wc_product_attributes%% in custom schema
* FIX Welcome screen SVG image missing
* FIX LifterLMS compatibility for private areas
* FIX Closing <li> tag (thanks to @Presskopp https://github.com/wp-seopress/wp-seopress-public/pull/18)
* FIX Incorrect conditional tag for Where to display the schema? option (props @maigret)
* FIX i18n strings

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