The release of alpha1 marks the final steps towards a stable release of a
reworked Real-Time SEO module. This release brings some much needed
modernisation to the module taking advantage of new Drupal 8 paradigms.

Some highlights for this release:

Only Drupal code in Drupal git
[#2726871]
The Yoast.js library is no longer included in the module. Instead only a small
piece of Javascript is included in the module that interfaces to RTSEO.js
which is a compiled version of the Yoast.js package hosted on NPM.

Support all the entities!
[#2917280]
[#2730333]
A redesigned method for doing content analysis has been implemented. Instead of
doing per-field analysis the Drupal Entity API is now leveraged to send all
data to the server and perform client side analysis on a rendered entity. This
results in support for more entity types (any fieldable entity can now be
analysed) and means that no custom work will be required to support new field
types.

A new way to configure the module
[#2940583]
The configuration screen for the module was duplicating quite some work that
the Field API could do for us. It was also error prone. We have decided to
remove it in favour of using Drupal’s Field API. To add SEO analysis to an
entity you now simply attach the field to the entity/bundle that you want to
analyse and configure the form widget, that’s all!

Editing of title and description still works
[#2938278]
[#2941887]
[#2636500]
It’s no longer possible to use the Real-Time SEO module to edit a page slug,
this is already handled by Drupal core’s alias fields. It is, however, still
possible to edit a page title and meta description. Whether this can be done
can be controlled using the field widget settings. These values are no longer
stored in the metatag fields which means they’re now non-destructive.

What’s up next?
[#2879061]
Keep an eye on our roadmap issue to see what we have planned for the future.
If you have a great idea for a feature or find a bug, you can always report
this in our issue queue: https://www.drupal.org/project/issues/yoast_seo
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