Posts by Joost de Valk


Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk is the founder and CEO of Yoast. He's a WordPress / Web developer, SEO & and an Open Source fanatic. He's also (and more importantly) the father of three sons called Tycho, Ravi and Borre, a daughter called Wende and the husband of the lovely Marieke, who also works at Yoast.

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Upgrading issues with WordPress MU

13 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

I was upgrading a WordPress MU site we work on and came across an annoying issue: core update wouldn’t work the way it’s supposed to. I got the following error: After a bit of Googling I found a thread in the WordPress forums that contained a gem of a fix: In the file /wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php change […]

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VideoPress: Web Video, WordPress Style

9 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 48 Comments

If you’re looking for our Video SEO plugin, click that link… If you weren’t, you should check it out. It works with VideoPress videos too! This morning I was pleasantly surprised to find a new advertiser had signed on to my blog. The guys at Automattic have placed an ad for VideoPress, and I had »

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Quick WP Tip: pagination classes

6 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

One of my colleagues was working on a site for a client of ours, and needed to apply styling to the previous and next post link. As in most of our sites we use Lester Chan‘s excellent wp-pagenavi plugin so I dove into that to check how I could style it. Turns out Lester is »

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Searching Without Result

1 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 25 Comments

Justin Cutroni wrote a great post a while back on Tracking Zero Result Searches in Google Analytics. Tracking zero result searches on your website (corporate site, e-commerce website or your blog) is vital to get a glimpse of what your visitors are looking for but can’t find on your website. Beneath you will find more »

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Press This with Aaron Brazell

23 September 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

Last nights Press This featured a very pleasant conversation with Aaron Brazell, also known as Technosailor, the author of the upcoming WordPress Bible. We discussed a lot of things, as usual, and as I promised in the comments on my previous Press This update, I’ve kept more notes so I can do this post and »

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Press This updates

16 September 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 18 Comments

So since I haven’t gone as far as adding the Press This podcast straight into my feed (I think I will though, if you have a problem with that, I’d love for you to let me know in the comments), I wanted to give you an update here on the recent shows. There have been »

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Sociable gets a new home

14 September 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 34 Comments

Over the last few months I’ve been doing a lot of work on my plugins. I’ve found out that with each new release, they get more users, which is good, and get more time demanding, which is unfortunate. Now with OrangeValley going so well, and the things we have planned there, as well as my »

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Think Visibility II was a blast

14 September 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

Think Visibility by sk8geek So I’m starting to wake up from Think Visibility, after flying back yesterday to dive straight into a family party. I can honestly say it was very cool, my presentation went quite well I think, judging by the average of the reactions. Julian’s presentation after mine was very interesting as it »

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Newspaper SEO at Think Visibility

12 September 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

Julian Sambles from the Telegraph is up on stage here talking about Newspaper SEO. I’ve had a bit of email conversation with Julian before when he wrote an article in the Telegraph about the Queen’s new website, and I know that he knows his stuff. Hearing him talk about how they’re optimizing the Telegraph, and »

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My presentation at Think Visibility

12 September 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

Here are the slides from my presentation here at Think Visibility. As I talk a lot more than I type on my slides this might not always make sense to you if you weren’t there, but feel free to follow all the links and check it all out!

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