While I respect the fact that the thread did have some days behind it, the issue remains: Lack of compatibility with the most widely used and most effective SEO tool on the planet, Yoast. This is a major issue in and of itself. The fact that you all do not collaborate or see any benefit in working through those issues is ridiculous.
The fact that Yoast cannot access the V2 elements is a serious issue. For sitemaps, those images found on pages that rely on Google search have all but disappeared from Google in the past few months of releases of X. This has been a major killer to our organic traffic. X’s unwillingness to deal with this is just Theme.co being smug at best.
As to your comment:
As well, the duplication of Alt Tags for images instead of utilizing built in Alt Tags from the Media manager has also caused issues.
Add in the fact that Cornerstone does not allow Yoast to read the text…another issue.
The plugin “The Grid” continues to have compatibility issues that cause system load issues and parsing issues due to it’s incompatibility with Yoast’s prominent words SEO functionality.
The blatant manner in which everything is “coming soon” is getting to be a very tired excuse.
Back in May of this year there was “supposedly” a compatibility upgrade for Yoast…but alas it did not happen…as many things don’t around here.
Continuing the discussion from Cornerstone SEO:
It’s true. Yoast SEO currently does not recognizing images for the XML sitemap and this has been labeled as a bug. Please note that there is complexity behind this. If there’s no fix yet, it does not mean that our company is neglecting the issue. There might also be major road blocks why this issue does not have a solution yet. If Yoast SEO sitemap is important to you, you should use all Classic elements. I know that isn’t the best but that’s what is compatible with Yoast’s sitemap.