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 5.0 RCs, Gutenberg related news and food for thought!

30 November 2018 by 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 by Remkus de Vries - 23 Comments

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 by Remkus de Vries - 13 Comments

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 by Remkus de Vries - 4 Comments

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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Twenty Nineteen, GlotPress & ACF Gutenberg integration

26 October 2018 by Remkus de Vries - 1 Comment

As we’re getting closer to the release of WordPress 5.0, the amount of WordPress 5.0 related news is increasing. Today, we have news for you on the new Default WordPress Theme, the Gutenberg integration of Advanced Custom Fields and GlotPress. Welcome to the third edition of my roundup! New Default WordPress Theme is here: Since […]

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