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Google Search Console #2, Clean uninstallation, Database optimization – SEOPress 6.2

Author Benjamin Denis
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Google Search Console #2, Clean uninstallation, Database optimization – SEOPress 6.2

SEOPress 6.2 is now available. We encourage you to update your site as soon as possible to take advantage of the latest features and improvements.

🎉 New – Google Search Console integration (#2 iteration)

Our first iteration added inspecting a URL to get a full report of your page’s status from Google (indexing, schemas found, issues encountered…).

This second iteration adds 4 metrics for your content: clicks, positions, CTR (click-through rate) and impressions in the list of your post / pages / post types.

Now you will be able to quickly understand which content performs best on your site, and those that need either to be optimized or to be deleted altogether.

Check out our guide to connect your WordPress site with Google Search Console using SEOPress.

This feature requires SEOPress PRO.

Google Search Console integration - SEOPress PRO
Google Search Console integration – SEOPress PRO

🎉 New – Clean Uninstallation

Do you want to uninstall SEOPress properly from the WP admin? This is now possible via the use of the following define:

define('SEOPRESS_UNINSTALL', true );

After adding this define to your wp-config.php file, deleting SEOPress from the Plugins list, will remove any SEOPress related entries from your database (+ files on your server as usual).

Check out our guide here.

🎉 Other news

We worked hard for this last major update of the year to fix many long-standing bugs, here is a non-exhaustive list:

  • stop saving empty SEO metadata to your database 🎉
  • stop loading the SEOPress webfont in WP admin
  • stop saving the license key to your database if you add it to your wp-config.php file
  • translations for the universal SEO metabox now available to website (will update our translations soon, contact us if you want to contribute) 🎉
  • remove the deprecated noodp meta robots and SEOPRESS_WL_ADMIN_HEADER_LOGO define
  • update our Google Preview to match Google search results design
  • update our documentation for Nginx users: if you have issues to generate video, news or author xml sitemaps, please edit your Nginx rewrite rules on your server.
  • and many other things!

It’s already the end of the year 2022, for the occasion we have created an Advent calendar with 24 SEO tips to discover every day on our site, do not hesitate to consult them.

If you are looking for a gift idea, we suggest our Master guide: SEO for Business available on Amazon.

Master Guide: SEO for Business - SEOPress
Master Guide: SEO for Business – SEOPress

Finally, we would like to thank you all for your support, comments, suggestions that help and motivate us everyday to provide you the best freemium WordPress SEO plugin!

Happy New Year’s Eve to everyone!


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

* NEW Google Search Console iteration #2: add clicks, positions, CTR, impressions columns to post/page/post type (PRO)
* INFO Add uninstall.php file to clean up database when uninstalling (
* INFO Stop saving empty metadata in database
* INFO Add additional checks for SiteNavigationElement schema generation
* INFO Update the Google Preview to follow latest changes
* INFO Remove noodp meta robots
* INFO Allow users with 'manage_options' cap to change the number of items displayed from SEO, Redirections, Screen options tab
* INFO Disable Content Analysis metabox now also disable significant keywords
* INFO Remove seopress font to optimize performance
* INFO Remove '_seopress_robots_primary_cat' from default WP API (we recommend to use our SEOPress REST API instead:
* INFO Optimize Twitter Cards
* FIX Video xml sitemap regeneration process (go to SEO, Tools, Video Sitemap tab, and click Regenerate button if some YouTube videos are missing from the video sitemap)
* FIX servesCuisine for global Local Business schema (SEO, PRO, Local Business)
* FIX Do not add the license key to the database if the define 'SEOPRESS_LICENSE_KEY' is used in wp-config.php
* FIX Add a non breaking space for "Search results:" to breadcrumbs
* FIX Nginx rewrite rules for XML sitemaps (, thanks to @seobro_agency
* FIX Returns a 404 error if post type doesn't exist for XML sitemaps
* FIX Compatibility issue with modal link
* FIX PHP 8.1: strlen(): Passing null to parameter #1 ($string) of type string is deprecated
* FIX Thrive Architect compatibility with Content Analysis
* FIX Compatibility issue with Beaver Builder Ultimate add-on
* FIX Energy Consumption min/max scale (product schema)
* FIX Universal SEO Metabox translation
* FIX Fatal error from Widgets screen if both Polylang and SEOPress enabled
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.

  1. Deepak Singh Rawat

    After the latest update, I am unable to integrate Google suggestions on my page with click even I have Pro plugin

    1. Benjamin Denis post author


      we have identified the issue and will be solved with our next update.


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