SEOPress 4.5 is now available. We encourage you to update your site as soon as possible to take advantage of the latest features and improvements.
🎉 New – HTML sitemap enhancements
Thanks to several user feedbacks, we have improved our HTML sitemap feature. A new argument for our shortcode, “cpt” can be passed to include specific post types like this:
We also have added a lot of HTML classes to allow developers to customize more easily the design.
There is also a new option from the HTML sitemap settings to remove links from archive pages (eg: Products).
🎉 New – Compatibility Center
First iteration for our brand new Compatibility Center. It will allow non techies users to quickly apply some of our hooks in one click from SEO, Tools, Compatibility Center tab.
Eg: Automatically generate meta description for page builders. As always, test your site after activating theses new options.
🎉 New – Import tools
Go to SEO, Tools, Plugins tab to run the migration or use our Wizard assistant.
🎉 New – Content analysis improvements
Our content analysis becomes even more efficient with the addition of two new checks:
- Heading 1 (H1): missing? duplicated? etc.
- Inbound links / Orphaned pages: is your post content linked from other pages?
🎉 New – Local Business with multiple opening hours
Better late than never: our global local business schema (SEO, PRO, Local Business tab), now supports multiple opening hours. You can have a time slot for the morning and another for the afternoon.
🎉 New hooks for developers
- seopress_resize_panel_elementor: prevent SEOPress resizes the Elementor Panel
- seopress_titles_robots_attrs hook to add meta robots attributes
- seopress_sitemaps_no_archive_link hook to remove archive links in XML sitemaps
- seopress_breadcrumbs_force_archive_name hook to force archive name display on CPT with no archive
- seopress_sitemaps_html_remove_archive hook to filter archive names in HTML sitemap
- seopress_auto_image_alt_target_kw hook to use target keywords for the alternative texts of the images
- seopress_export_redirections_query: filter export redirections query
- seopress_gtag_ec_status: change status of WC orders sent to Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce
🎉 Other news
A very old conflict with Webarx and our Google Analytics stats in dashboard widget is finally fixed!
We have improved accessibility for our cookie bar. New option: users can also change their choice at any time (go to SEO, Analytics, Cookie bar / GDPR tab to enable this option).
Compatibility has been improved with Elementor, Divi and Oxygen page builders.
Custom fields created with Toolset are now automatically added to our Schema feature.
The user interface also continues to improve with user feedback.
We hope you will like this new version of SEOPress! Thank you all for your feedbacks we receive everyday, it really helps us (special thanks to Maciej Bis)! Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to receive our latest news about our products and SEO news.
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This update contains the following changes (full changelog here):
= 4.5 (24/03/2021) = * NEW HTML sitemap enhancements: add HTML classes * NEW HTML sitemap enhancements: new option to remove links from archive pages * NEW HTML sitemap enhancements: new shortcode attribute to request specific custom post types * NEW Dynamic variable: %%target_keyword%% * NEW Import tools: Platinum SEO Pack, SmartCrawl and SEOPressor * NEW Allow user to change its choice about cookies (SEO, Analytics, Cookie bar tab to enable the option) * NEW Compatibility center (SEO, Tools) for better integration with other plugins (eg: Page Builders) without adding code * NEW Add our dynamic variables dropdown to global meta title / meta description settings page * NEW Add heading 1 (H1) check to Content Analysis feature * NEW Add Inbound links / Orphaned pages check to Content Analysis feature * NEW Use dynamic variables in social metadata (Open Graph and Twitter cards) * NEW Multiple opening hours (morning / afternoon) for global Local Business schema (PRO) * NEW 'seopress_resize_panel_elementor' hook to prevent SEOPress resizes the Elementor Panel (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/disable-automatic-resizing-of-elementor-panel/) * NEW 'seopress_titles_robots_attrs' hook to add meta robots attributes (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-meta-robots-attributes/) * NEW 'seopress_sitemaps_no_archive_link' hook to remove archive links in XML sitemaps (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-custom-post-type-archive-link-in-xml-single-sitemaps/) * NEW 'seopress_breadcrumbs_force_archive_name' hook to force archive name display on CPT with no archive (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/force-the-display-of-the-custom-post-type-archive-page-even-if-it-does-not-exist-in-breadcrumbs/) * NEW 'seopress_sitemaps_html_remove_archive' hook to filter archive names in HTML sitemap (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/remove-archive-links-per-post-type-in-html-sitemap/) * NEW 'seopress_auto_image_alt_target_kw' hook to use target keywords for the alternative texts of the images (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-automatic-image-alt-tag-with-target-keywords/) * NEW 'seopress_export_redirections_query' hook to filter export redirections query (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-export-redirections-query/) * NEW 'seopress_gtag_ec_status' hook to change status of WC orders sent to Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-woocommerce-order-status-sent-to-google-analytics-enhanced-ecommerce/) * INFO Improve accessibility for cookie bar * INFO Improve SEO columns display for posts, pages, custom post type lists * INFO Improve UI to warn users if some content are set to noindex and still included in XML sitemaps * INFO Improve UI / i18n for Google Analytics widget * INFO Improve UI if error on license activation * INFO Improve UI for BlogPosting schema * INFO Improve UI for global LocalBusiness schema * INFO Automatically add custom fields created with Toolset plugin to our Schema feature * INFO SEO and Content Analysis metaboxes are now completely independent (and prevent a lot of errors / warnings) * INFO Strengthening security * FIX Quick edit JS errors if noindex/nofollow columns are blocked (props to @mbis) * FIX i18n for Type of Employment on non English languages * FIX Webarx graph conflict * FIX Broken link checker error with 404 links * FIX PHP 8 errors with DIVI * FIX PHP 8 error with Google Preview for terms taxonomy * FIX Product variable price sent to Add to cart GA Enhanced Ecommerce event * FIX Elementor synchronization when duplicating posts * FIX Attachment XML sitemaps * FIX Oxygen content analysis in specific cases * FIX AIO import tool