WordPress

This site is based on WordPress, and customizing and SEO-ing it is a constant process, so we blog about that quite often. After all, good SEO on this blog makes for lots of visitors, which is exactly what we want of course.

We write about our WordPress plugins, WordPress updates in general and how to optimize your WordPress site.

WordPress

Must read articles about WordPress

  • WordPress SEO

    WordPress SEO »

    This is the ONLY tutorial you'll need to hugely increase your search engine traffic by improving your WordPress SEO. Includes plugin, theme & site structure tips. Higher rankings, more visitors and a better site? Read on!

  • The best WordPress hosting

    The best WordPress hosting »

    Simply finding the best WordPress hosting is hard: there's a lot of WordPress hosting offers out there, and only a few companies are actually good!

  • WordPress security in a few easy steps

    WordPress security in a few easy steps »

    Simple steps you can take today to improve your site's security. This WordPress security guide we wrote in collaboration with Sucuri has it all!

  • WordPress robots.txt example for great SEO

    WordPress robots.txt example for great SEO »

    Make sure your WordPress robots.txt is in line with the latest best practices in SEO, make sure the robots.txt for your WordPress site is in line with our WordPress robots.txt example. Don't block Google from loading important content, and make sure your site ranks as well as it could!



3 reasons why Open Source is so very awesome

19 February 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt - 10 Comments

The mission of Yoast is ‘SEO for everyone‘. With our plugin, our online courses and our blog we try to make SEO understandable for everyone. We believe that every website -large and small- deserves a fair chance to pop up in the search engines. We strongly believe in our mission. Open Source is an important …

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Yoast SEO 6.3: Giving you more context

13 February 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 18 Comments

Something’s brewing at Yoast HQ. There’s no sign of spring yet, but we feel the need for a spring clean-up. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been looking critically at the Yoast SEO WordPress plugin and its many features and thinking: what’s this doing here? And should we get rid of that thing? Some of …

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What’s the difference between an H1 heading and the SEO title?

5 February 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt - 19 Comments

Writers tend to put some real thought into their title. For online content, titles are important for both readers and search engines. That makes them double important! If you use WordPress and our Yoast SEO plugin, you insert the post’s title in the post title input field. Your title will appear as an H1 heading …

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Ask Yoast: Still minify and concatenate CSS and JS files?

5 January 2018 by Joost de Valk - 21 Comments

To work properly, websites contain multiple CSS and JavaScript files. These must be fetched from the server by the visitors’ computer, to fully load a webpage. In the old standard, HTTP/1, only one request at a time could be handled, so minifying and concatenating multiple files was a good idea. Otherwise, visitors would experience a …

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Yoast SEO: How to use the internal linking tool

3 January 2018 by Michiel Heijmans - 19 Comments

The article you are about to read is probably one of the easiest posts I have written in a long time, as its subject is right there next to the edit screen in WordPress: the internal linking tool, which is a part of Yoast SEO Premium. I have only written three lines right now, but …

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Ask Yoast: WordPress themes and heading structure

8 December 2017 by Joost de Valk - 10 Comments

Headings play an important role in structuring text, whether it’s on paper or online. Since reading from a screen is already quite difficult, you should make sure you make proper use of headings. There’s a hierarchy in heading tags, with <h1> being the most important, and <h6> the least important. This will help both your …

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What does the redirects manager in Yoast SEO do?

30 November 2017 by Edwin Toonen - 13 Comments

The redirects manager in Yoast SEO Premium is a real lifesaver. It’s a feature we at Yoast use many times a day. Once you used it for a while, you wonder how you ever lived without it. The redirects manager makes everyday website optimization and maintenance a piece of cake. It takes care of all …

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How to connect Google Search Console to Yoast SEO and fix errors

29 November 2017 by Michiel Heijmans - 19 Comments

In our plugin, you can connect Google Search Console to Yoast SEO. This verifies your website for your Google Search Console account and allows you to view your crawl errors. Especially when you have a large site, the number of crawl errors might scare you. In this post, I’ll explain a bit more about crawl …

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