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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 team lead for the Polyglots team.
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 of 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.

WordProof, CoBlocks update, Genesis framework 3.0 beta and more

17 June 2019 | Remkus de Vries

Another week, another news roundup! In this edition, we’ll cover an interesting solution to really authenticate your content. I’d also like to highlight a tutorial on how to add AMP to your site and a cool gallery block enhancing plugin. And there’s more, so let’s get started… Time-stamping your content with WordProof In this day […]

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Sign in with Apple ID, full site editing plugin and bonus links

11 June 2019 | 2 Comments | Remkus de Vries

We had a lot going on this past week in the world of WordPress. Lots of interesting plugins and tutorials and general WordPress news. WordPress 5.2.2 is still slated for this week, but don’t let that stop you from catching up first! Let’s dive in! New Wordfence Login Security Plugin Wordfence, a Firewall & Malware […]

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Happy sweet 16 WordPress, microblogging and Hello theme launch

We have a wide arrange of topics to discuss in this roundup. Everything from a perfect microblogging theme, to spinning up your WordPress hosting environment and lots in between. And, there are even some bonus links this time. Let’s dive in! Happy Sweet 16 WordPress! Today is an extra special day in the land of […]

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WordPress 5.2 has arrived, ACF 5.8, and new Translate WordPress site editor

Today’s roundup contains information about the WordPress 5.2 release. And, yet again, some ACF news. I’m also highlighting the launch of the new Translate WordPress site editor and some very cool WPMU DEV news. Let’s dive in! WordPress 5.2 is here! You may have noticed in your WordPress Dashboard already, but WordPress 5.2 is here! […]

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WordPress 5.2 RC, Site Health Check feature, release WP CLI 2.2

29 April 2019 | 3 Comments | Remkus de Vries

Did you know you update plugins, configure multisite installations and much more, without using a web browser? You can with a tool call WP CLI and it saw a big update. WordPress 5.2 saw its Release Candidate, well, released, and there’s a fun CSS related bonus link this time. Let’s dive in! WP CLI 2.2 […]

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WooCommerce 3.6, AMP plugin update, WPGraphQL and WordPress news

23 April 2019 | 4 Comments | Remkus de Vries

It’s time for another roundup, packed with updates. Today’s headlines: WooCommerce finally embracing the Gutenberg editor fully, AMP for WordPress delivering great improvements with their new update and an introduction to WPGraphQL. So much WordPress news to cover! WooCommerce 3.6 Loves Gutenberg WooCommerce saw an update that delivers much better integration with the new Block […]

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Tips to enhance your experience with the Block Editor

15 April 2019 | 21 Comments | Remkus de Vries

Today I’d like to highlight two plugins that supercharge the new Block Editor experience. They’re very different in nature, but I find them both equally impressive. There’s some news about the upcoming WordPress 5.2 release, and there might be mention of a bonus link. Come and find out. Gutenberg on steroids We’re four, five months […]

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WordCamp Europe 2019

June 20 - 22, 2019
  • Attending
  • Organizing
  • Speaking
  • Sponsoring
Berlin, Germany
WordCamp

WordCamp Europe 2019 is in Berlin. This seventh edition of the largest WordCamp in the world is between the 20th and the 22de of June 2019. The Contributor Day is on the 20th of June 2019 in the same venue as the main conference, The Estrel in Berlin. Meet us there! Read about WordCamp Europe 2019 »

Come and meet us, we are attending: