Compatibility Center, new import tools, better HTML sitemap and Content Analysis – SEOPress 4.5 update release

Compatibility Center, new import tools, better HTML sitemap and Content Analysis – SEOPress 4.5 update release

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:

[seopress_html_sitemap cpt="post,product"]

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.

SEOPress Compatibility Center
SEOPress Compatibility Center

🎉 New – Import tools

You can now migrate your SEO data from Platinum SEO Pack, SmartCrawl and SEOPressor.

Go to SEO, Tools, Plugins tab to run the migration or use our Wizard assistant.

Migrate your SEO metadata from other SEO plugins in one click with SEOPress
Migrate your SEO metadata from other SEO plugins in one click with SEOPress

🎉 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.

Local Business now with multiple opening hours
Local Business now with multiple opening hours

🎉 New hooks for developers

🎉 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.

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Changelog

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
By Benjamin Denis

CEO of SEOPress. 12 years of experience with WordPress. Founder of WP Admin UI & WP Cloudy plugins. Co-organizer of WP BootCamp.

4 comments
  1. Amanda

    Looks like great updates. Do we still need to add the code from a previous article when using oxygen builder in order for Seopress to analyse builder content?

    1. Benjamin Denis

      The content analysis works out of the box with Oxygen Builder. I guess the snippet you’re talking about is to generate automatic meta description based on your Oxygen content. This code can now be automatically added from our new compatibility center (SEO, Tools page) 😉

  2. Sonny

    If I have a store that is open from 11 am to 10 pm, how do I enter this is the new opening hours?

    1. Benjamin Denis

      Check Morning and enter 11:00 / 10:00.

      Morning and Afternoon are just time slots.

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