Fatal Error Reports on WordPress Sites After Yoast SEO 19.5 Update
The Yoast SEO plugin 19.5 update caused a fatal error to millions of WordPress sites. The Yoast version 19.5 contains changes to enhance user experience, fix minor bugs, and address validation issues in the Article structured data. It also has a standout improvement in the frontend SEO inspector. It allows an overview of posts and other SEO settings like meta tags and structured data. Yoast published an update for the free version but did not simultaneously release an update to the premium version, which caused the plugins to conflict and create the fatal error. Users reported the issue online that they could not log in in backend and the site and backend throws fatal error. Following a statement on the official Yoast SEO support page on WordPress.org., Yoast released a free security patch version 19.5.1. on the same day, which fixed the issue.