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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.

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Remkus’ Roundup: New conferences, Gutenberg news and more!

12 October 2018 by Remkus de Vries - 1 Comment

It’s time for my weekly roundup again. This week of WordPress news has been an interesting one. So, let’s dive right in. The focus of last week was mostly on the release date WordPress 5.0 with the inclusion of Gutenberg as a primary goal. As you can imagine, there was a lot of discussion on the …

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Caroline’s Corner: No inspiration to blog? Work on your blog’s foundation

11 October 2018 by Caroline Geven - 2 Comments

I have a list of blog post ideas for my series here at Yoast.com. I have them written down in my bullet journal and refer to them whenever we’re discussing what my next blog post will be. Usually, when I’m inspired, I can finish such a blog post in about an hour. This time was …

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Remkus’ Roundup: Are you ready for WordPress 5.0?

5 October 2018 by Remkus de Vries - 11 Comments

Welcome to the first of my weekly Remkus’ Roundup post. This is the beginning of a series where I’ll share what’s happening in the WordPress community. Let’s start with this week! The road to WordPress 5.0 The most important news of this week revolves around two blog posts over at the Make WordPress Core blog. …

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Start contributing to open source: Pro tips from Felix

28 September 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt - 1 Comment

Two weeks ago, Joost shared his vision on open source. Today, we introduce yet another WordPress fanatic: Felix Arntz. As a freelancer Felix works part-time for Yoast. Half of that time he’s working on and consulting with the SEO plugin, and the other half Yoast sponsors him to contribute to WordPress core, mainly focusing on …

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Yoast SEO 8.2: Automatically add structured data with Gutenberg content blocks

11 September 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 26 Comments

While we’re still only at the start of the Gutenberg adventure, we’re presenting an awesome, brand-new feature for the new WordPress editor today. Meet the Yoast SEO structured data content blocks! The content blocks automatically add valid structured data code to the content that is added to these blocks. Our initial line-up consists of How-to …

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Are content blocks the future? And, what’s the benefit for SEO?

4 September 2018 by Willemien Hallebeek - 15 Comments

In Yoast SEO 8.0 you’ve met with the Yoast SEO Gutenberg sidebar. Since the 8.1 release, you can see the snippet preview in action in this sidebar. These are our first step of integrating Yoast SEO with Gutenberg. But there is more to come. Shortly, we’ll also introduce a whole new concept: Yoast SEO content blocks. …

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Ask Yoast: Workaround to create category page

17 August 2018 by Joost de Valk - 5 Comments

It can be quite a search to find the perfect WordPress theme. One that has a design you like, is nice and fast, and has all the functionalities you need. So, imagine you’ve finally found a theme you like, that answers all your needs, only to realise you’re not happy with the way it generates …

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How we designed Yoast SEO for Gutenberg

14 August 2018 by Tim Hengeveld - 14 Comments

With the launch of Yoast SEO 8.0, we’re revealing our first real integration with Gutenberg. We’ve been working on this for a long time, and it hasn’t always been easy. Today, we’d like to take you behind the scenes of what it took to bring Yoast SEO to Gutenberg, why we took the approach we …

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