In this update we work around a bug in WordPress 5.3 for Articles, where canonical URLs may point to a non-existing page.
Google Search has a new bug in their parser, which causes pages to be deindexed unintentionally when a specific combination of robots-settings are used. To work around this bug, we changed how the recently introduced copyright directive settings work.
We also fixed three bugs and added minor improvements.
Get your news articles indexed ASAP with the Google News sitemap brought by the Articles extension for The SEO Framework. This sitemap populates automatically, and whenever you publish a new article, Articles automatically notifies Google News.
In this release, we introduce a new user interface to accompany WordPress 5.3. We also added a new extension-settings overview, which is filled in with the updated Articles extension.
To accommodate the amended copyright laws in France, we added new site-wide options for new robots directives. We also fixed a few bugs and added various improvements.