If you’re reading this, you are well aware that the popular Yoast SEO plugin released version 3.0 earlier this week (Wed, Nov 18th). Since it’s release, there has already been some backlash from the community about bugs in the new version. This WordPress.org forum post has 32 replies and counting, most of which are users asking Yoast to rollback to the 2.3.5 release until the 3.0 bugs are fixed. The official release post on Yoast’s blog has 189 comments and counting, most of which are citing specific bugs they have found, and requesting help. Because Yoast SEO is used on over 1 million WordPress websites, this has become quite a painful experience for many site owners. I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss a few things: Recap the bugs, and whether or not they have been fixed Discuss the PR challenges Yoast is facing, and what they have done (and can do) to mitigate concerns from the community Talk about some general rules of thumb when it comes to plugins My Opinion… Before I discuss the specific issues, let me just say that I still use Yoast SEO on multiple websites, and for the time being, I’m still recommending it as the best WordPress SEO plugin on the market. I’ve seen several
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