Google Analytics 4 (GA4) stats in WP Dashboard, HTML Sitemap block, AMP compatibility – SEOPress 5.9

Google Analytics 4 (GA4) stats in WP Dashboard, HTML Sitemap block, AMP compatibility – SEOPress 5.9

SEOPress 5.9 is now available. We encourage you to update your site as soon as possible to take advantage of the latest features and improvements.

🎉 New – GA4 stats in dashboard widget

You can finally visualize your analytics stats right from your WordPress dashboard! Go to SEO, Analytics, Google Analytics, Stats in dashboard section to enter your GA4 property ID.

Go back to your WordPress dashboard to see them: visitors, sessions, page views and more.

Stats in WP dashboard now supports GA4 - SEOPress
Stats in WP dashboard now supports GA4 – SEOPress

Your Google Analytics statistics are also visible from the SEOPress dashboard (SEO page).

Note that this widget, compare to the one for Universal Analytics properties, will display less metrics due to GA4 API, which is, currently, more restrictive.

🎉 New – HTML Sitemap block for the Block Editor

It’s now super easy to add an HTML sitemap to your page with our brand new block for Gutenberg.

With the /sitemap command from the editor, you can generate dynamically an HTML sitemap for your visitors.

From the Block Panel, you can define which post types to show and change the look and feel: colors, padding, font etc.

You don’t see our new HTML sitemap block? Make sure you have enabled the Sitemap feature and check Enable HTML sitemap option from SEO, XML – HTML Sitemap settings page, General tab.

5 blocks are now available for the Block Editor:

  • FAQ,
  • Breadcrumbs,
  • How-to,
  • Local Business,
  • HTML Sitemap.

🎉 New – AMP compatibility

Even if AMP is a controversial project, we now support the official AMP WordPress plugin with SEOPress. You should stop seeing errors from our plugin when using it. This is entirely done automatically, nothing to activate or configure.

This is our first iteration, feedbacks are welcome!

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🎉 Other news

Swedish language is now available for SEOPress Free and soon for our PRO version. 🇸🇪

We continue to refactor our code for better performance and maintainability.

We have also fixed:

  • word counters and keyword density for Oxygen v4
  • duplicated SEOPress beacon with Bricks builder when you edit your homepage
  • no more strange characters in our Google Preview from the Universal SEO metabox

A new hook “seopress_link_attrs” is available to filter link attribute on post content.

We have removed “Disable trailing slash for metas” option, this is now completely automatic.

Despite the summer and the heat wave, SEOPress continues to work to offer you the best SEO plugin on the market for WordPress. Looking forward to meeting you at the start of September for lots of new products and surprises!

Support us by rating us on the official WordPress plugins repository: more than 800 reviews, and still rated 5 star. 😍

Changelog

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

* NEW Google Analytics v4 widget to get stats in WP Dashboard 🎉
* NEW HTML Sitemap block for Gutenberg 🎉
* NEW Compatibility with official AMP plugin (first iteration) 🎉
* NEW Dozens of user interface and user experience enhancements
* NEW Swedish language (professional translation) 🇸🇪
* NEW Option to remove noreferrer attribute on links (SEO, Advanced, Advanced tab)
* NEW 'seopress_link_attrs' hook to filter link attribute on post_content (https://www.seopress.org/support/hooks/filter-link-attributes-on-post_content/)
* NEW Add redirection meta to the SEOPress REST API (https://www.seopress.org/support/guides/get-started-with-the-seopress-rest-api/)
* INFO Universal SEO metabox: change quick button order 'site separator' and 'site title' to match global settings (UI)
* INFO Remove 'Disable trailing slash for metas' option from Advanced settings: we now automatically take care of this
* INFO Disable Bing XML sitemap ping (CRON) if IndexNow is enabled (Instant Indexing)
* INFO If 'seopress_404_cleaning_query' filter used, the period is now dynamically displayed to the UI
* INFO Improve Google Preview encoding for universal SEO metabox
* INFO Oxygen v4 compatibility for keyword density and word counters
* FIX Uncaught TypeError: array_key_first() /wp-seopress/inc/admin/callbacks/InstantIndexing.php:165
* FIX Empty xml sub sitemap for product if WC is disabled
* FIX Bricks builder compatibility: duplicated beacon on homepage
* FIX Trailingslash for post type archive link in XML sitemaps
* FIX OG type for products
* FIX Redirection suggestion URL by using home_url() instead of site_url()
* FIX Missing addressCountry field for manual Job schema
* FIX Primary product category
* FIX Undefined $html variable with Local Business block
* FIX i18n
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.

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