The latest version of WordPress SEO plugin that is WordPress SEO 1.5 was released yesterday and the team considers as this was one of the major update after the initial releases.
Today we’re releasing what’s probably the single biggest update to our WordPress SEO plugin since its initial release. It improves speed, fixes a ton of bugs and edge cases and adds a new bulk title & description editor.
Joost de Valk creator of Yoast
There has been quite a few prominent changes made in this version, they have added new bulk title and description editor two new components altogether.
The SEO Extended plugin has been merged into core, now it gives you a pretty cool way to update titles or descriptions in bulk:
With the introduction of class loader the code now loads only when it’s needed, leading to a far smaller memory footprint and a lot faster performance on both frontend and backend.
There has been a complete clean of the queries used for the XML sitemap as well which leads to 70% decrease in the number of queries used to generate the index sitemap, making that a lot faster too.
A beta testing done on easydigitaldownloads.com showed 20 to 30% performance increase.
Changes has been done on the social feature as well