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Remkus de Vries

Remkus is Manager Partnerships and WordPress Community Liason at Yoast. He co-founded and lead WordCamp Europe and WordCamp Netherlands. During more than a dozen years he's spoken at many WordCamps and WordPress Meetup groups as well as mentoring upcoming WordCamps.

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Before joining Yoast in early 2017, I was running a small WordPress Agency for 13 years. During those years, but especially since 2008, I’ve been very active in the WordPress Community both here in the Netherlands as well as abroad. I’ve co-founded  WordCamp Netherlands back in 2009 and have been the team-lead half a dozen times.

Additionally, I co-founded WordCamp Europe back in 2012 and (co)lead the first two editions in Leiden (2013) and Sofia (2014) and have been part of the WCEU organization ever since. I’ve also been acting as the admin for the Dutch WordPress site, as well as been the global Polyglots team lead.
So, you could say I have a love for WordPress as software as well as the larger WordPress Project and for which it stands: democratizing the internet. This is why I love working at Yoast as our motto “SEO for Everyone” extends on that greatly.

At Yoast, I’m Manager Partnerships and WordPress Community Liason. My volunteer work, as mentioned above, is now donated by Yoast to the WordPress Project. Over the years I’ve spoken at many WordCamps and have assisted getting WordPress Meetup groups from the ground and mentored upcoming WordCamps. This means I can give back to the Community as much as I can and help make the WordPress Community grow.

In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my family, doing lots of reading, watching documentaries, and going to car events.

WordPress 5.1 is incoming, Gutenberg Phase 2 updates, and bonus links!

18 February 2019 | 24 Comments | Remkus de Vries

We have a big week ahead of us! WordPress 5.1 will be released this week and with it comes a lot of improvements for the Block Editor as well as a whole bunch of other improvements. I’m also updating you on Gutenberg phase 2. And of course, there are some bonus links as well. Let’s […]

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New WordPress tools, plugins & presentations to learn from

13 February 2019 | 9 Comments | Remkus de Vries

Today, I’d like to highlight a couple of valuable news items from the WordPress Community. We saw some great things happening with new solutions and updates to already existing plugins. Enjoy! WPCampus Online WPCampus Online happened on January 31 and featured a lot of great content. If you missed out or want to revisit the conference, the […]

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WordPress newsletter recommendations, related events, and Gutenberg writing tips

4 February 2019 | 2 Comments | Remkus de Vries

We’re diving a bit deeper into some of the options to make better use of the Gutenberg editor in this edition of my roundup. Additionally, I’m highlighting two WordPress related events as well as two very different, but highly recommended WordPress newsletters. WordPress Newsletters I’d like to highlight two very different kinds of WordPress related […]

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More Gutenberg integrations, eCommerce solutions and an updated Roadmap

28 January 2019 | Remkus de Vries

Today’s edition of my roundup consists of lots of little interesting bits and updates. It’s been a relatively quiet week, as far as news from the WordPress Community is concerned. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to share! Let’s talk some more about Gutenberg integrations and eCommerce solutions! More Gutenberg integrations In my previous Roundup, […]

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New roles in the WordPress project, blocks and WordPress 5.1

21 January 2019 | 12 Comments | Remkus de Vries

Today’s roundup is a nice collection of interesting things that happened in the WordPress Community in the last couple of weeks. There’s some very exciting news about expanding the WordPress leadership team and I’ll discuss a couple of new features of the next version of WordPress. Expanding WordPress Leadership Matt Mullenweg published a post this […]

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WordCamp US 2018, WordPress 5.0.1 and what’s next?

18 December 2018 | 15 Comments | Remkus de Vries

In case you missed it, WordPress 5.0 was released almost two weeks ago, one day prior to WordCamp US 2018 (December 7-9). At WordCamp US, Matt Mullenweg gave his yearly ‘State of the Word’, outlining what’s been going on with the WordPress Project. A reflection, but, most certainly also a look at the future. Let’s […]

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WordPress 5.0 RCs, Gutenberg related news and food for thought!

30 November 2018 | Remkus de Vries

Today’s roundup focuses on WordPress 5.0 and its upcoming release date, but we’ll also discuss some interesting and new Gutenberg related news. And, I did my best to introduce a couple of interesting bits throughout this roundup. Every single link is certainly worth checking out! Let’s dive in, shall we? When will WordPress 5.0 be […]

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WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg, WooCommerce updates and a bonus!

16 November 2018 | 23 Comments | Remkus de Vries

This week’s roundup focuses on what’s new in Gutenberg, WordPress 5.0, (of course!) but we also discuss WooCommerce’s upgrade instructions and we have a cool bonus for you! Let’s get to it! Update! WordPress 5.0 is about to be launched soon. Should you update to WordPress 5.0 right away? Read Joost’s advice! It’s been a […]

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WordPress 5.0 is postponed, Gutenberg site building tips and more!

9 November 2018 | 13 Comments | Remkus de Vries

It’s been a busy week! With the focus fully on getting WordPress 5.0 ready, we’ve seen a lot of news around the Gutenberg integration in the past few days. So let’s dive right in! Update! WordPress 5.0 is about to be launched soon. Should you update to WordPress 5.0 right away? Read Joost’s advice! Release […]

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Genesis, Gutenberg, WordPress 5.0

2 November 2018 | 4 Comments | Remkus de Vries

This week, we talk about the updates in the Genesis Framework. Also, learn what StudioPress is planning to do with it. Of course, we have some Gutenberg and WordPress 5.0 news as well. Let’s dive in! Update! WordPress 5.0 is about to be launched soon. Should you update to WordPress 5.0 right away? Read Joost’s advice! Genesis […]

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