Video SEO for WordPress plugin by Yoast

Other FREE Video SEO for WordPress plugin by Yoast 14.3

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Enhancements:

  • Adapts the Video body assessment for Japanese so that it counts text length in characters instead of words and applies different length boundaries.
Other:

  • Bumps the minimum required Free version to 18.0.
  • Sets the WordPress tested up to version to 5.9.
Other:

  • Ensure compatibility with Yoast SEO Free 17.8.
  • Sets the minimum required Yoast SEO version to 17.8.
14.1
August 10th, 2021

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where a duplicate Video section would be shown in the Yoast sidebar in the post editor when Yoast SEO Premium is active in combination with WP 5.8.
14.0
July 13th, 2021

Enhancements:

  • Adds key/value pairs of all Video SEO meta tags to our REST API.
  • Sets the minimum required Yoast SEO version to 16.7.
Other:

  • Sets the minimum required WordPress version to 5.6.
  • Sets the minimum required Yoast SEO version to 16.7.
13.9
June 3rd, 2021

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where no play icon would be shown on embedded YouTube videos when the YouTube embeds: make pages load faster by only loading the YouTube player when the user clicks play feature was enabled.
Enhancements:

  • Adds isPartOf to the VideoObject Schema output, referencing either the Article or the WebPage schema.
  • Changes the uploadDate format of the VideoObject Schema output to yyyy-mm-dd, removing the time component.
Other:

  • Sets the WordPress tested up to version to 5.7 and minimum supported WordPress version to 5.6.
13.7
February 23rd, 2021

Enhancements:

  • Adds Yoast Video SEO to the Yoast sidebar in Elementor.
13.6
February 10th, 2021

Enhancements:

  • Changes the appearance of the Video metabox by implementing components that are used across all Yoast metaboxes.
  • Adds the Video settings to the Yoast sidebar in the block editor.
  • Makes the Video input for tags more intuitive.
  • Introduces the ‘YouTube embeds’ option to make pages with YouTube videos load faster by only loading the video player when users click the play icon.
Other:

  • Adds a notification to inform users about changes in the settings.
13.5
January 12th, 2020
Enhancements:

  • Adds a hook (wpseo_video_supported_plugins) to allow developers to add support for plugins not officially supported by Yoast. Props to Ian Jenkins.
  • Outputs “no description” when the video has no set description to prevent invalid videoObject schema.
13.4
October 27th, 2020
Enhancements:

  • Wraps text fields in the XML sitemap in CDATA blocks, which prevents weird XML- and HTML entities from breaking the sitemap.
  • Improves the copy for the disable Video checkbox in the Video SEO meta box.
  • When a post already has a Facebook image, don’t output the video image / still.
Other:

  • Enables tracking when activating the plugin. It can be disabled in the Yoast SEO configuration wizard.
  • Sets the minimum supported WordPress version to 5.4.
13.2
July 21st, 2020
Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where a PHP warning would appear when the video is removed from a page without removing the manually assigned video thumbnail from the meta box.
13.1
May 13th, 2020

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where a last_fetched tag would be output for videos in the video sitemap.
13.0
April 28th, 2020

Enhancements:

  • No longer outputs an og:video:secure_url meta tag, because it would always be output next to a similar og:video.
  • Changes the value of the og:type meta tag from video.other to the default article type on posts and pages containing a video.
Other:

  • Metadata for YouTube video embeds now gets refreshed every 30 days, to fix a compliance issue with the YouTube terms of service wherein public data may only be cached for a maximum of 30 days.
  • Makes the VideoObject schema functionality compatible with the Yoast SEO 14.0.
  • Sets the minimum supported Yoast SEO version to 14.0.
  • Sets the minimum WordPress version to 5.3.
Enhancements:

  • Added inLanguage property to the VideoObject schema piece.
12.4.1
March 4th, 2020
Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where YouTube videos would not be recognized, which meant that they wouldn’t be included in the XML Video Sitemap and the video settings in the metabox wouldn’t be available. You can re-index your YouTube videos with the Re-Index Videos button in the Video SEO options.
Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where the `ya:eek:vs:upload_date` meta tag would output an incorrect time.
  • Fixes a bug where incorrect video metadata would be saved on multisite environments in combination with MultilingualPress.
12.3.1
November 27th, 2019

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where a fatal error would be thrown when Yoast SEO was used in combination with another plugin or theme containing a class named `Date_Helper`.
Other:

  • Sets the minimum Yoast SEO version to 12.6.1.
12.3
November 26th, 2019

Other:

  • Sets the minimum required WordPress version to 5.2, the minimum YoastSEO version to 12.6, and the minimum PHP version to 5.6.20.
  • Replaces the HelpScout Beacon 1.0 on the Video SEO admin page with the Beacon 2.0.
  • Fixes potential “Undefined index” notices when the RSS feed is being viewed.
12.2
October 15th, 2019

Enhancements:

  • Shows a floating `Save Settings` button on the Yoast SEO Video admin page when the normal button is not visible in the browser window.
Other:

  • Compatibility with Yoast SEO 12.2
  • Compatibility with Yoast SEO 12.1
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