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.


Must read articles about WordPress

We’ve created the fastest related posts ever

5 December 2016 by Omar Reiss » - 18 Comments

Related posts

When we say “related posts for WordPress“, we say “bad performance”. Without using an external service like ElasticSearch, it’s practically impossible to have related posts work fast in WordPress. That’s why we’ve always stayed away from including any related posts plugin on our site. It’s also the reason we haven’t tried to come up with a solution ourselves before. In the »

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Let us care for your site: Yoast SEO Care

1 December 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 12 Comments

Yoast SEO Care

As a hard-working site owner, it is often difficult to find the time to work on issues that are holding your company back. You might find that the blog posts of your competitor appear higher in search results, but you don’t know what to do about it. Or, you might discover that your site isn’t »

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Yoast SEO 3.9

29 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

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It’s high time for a new release of our SEO plugins. Since moving to a two-week release schedule, we’ve fixed more bugs than ever and added some awesome new features. With version 3.9, we are gearing up for the big four-oh. In that last release of this year, we will add something remarkable. But let’s not »

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How to change your WordPress permalink structure

17 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 22 Comments

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At Yoast, whenever we do a website review, we frequently recommend people change their permalink structure. In this post, we’ll explain why you should consider changing your permalink structure and how to go about it. Why change your WordPress permalink structure? A common thing we see in permalink structures are the usage of dates. For websites »

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SEO basics: What’s a slug and how to optimize it

16 November 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 8 Comments

what's a slug

In SEO, we often talk about creating the right slug for a page. But what is this really? And why should you optimize it? In this post, we’ll explain all you need to know about it. When you google “what’s a slug”, you’ll find that the definition we’re looking for is “a part of a URL »

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Ask Yoast: importance of using excerpts

9 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

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How to reduce HTTP requests to speed up your WordPress site

4 November 2016 by Jimmy Comack » - 24 Comments

Reduce http requests

Having a website, online shop or blog that’s fast is a must nowadays. A fast website doesn’t only give your visitors a much better experience, but it also helps your website to rank. Sending fewer HTTP requests to the server can improve the loading times of your website. But why is that? What are HTTP »

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Ask Yoast: what’s a slug?

31 October 2016 by Joost de Valk »

Ask Yoast rank globally

For this edition of Ask Yoast, we received a question that belongs in the SEO basics category: what’s a slug? The answer is simple because it’s the piece of the URL that distinguishes a post. In this Ask Yoast, Joost explains what a slug is and what its SEO benefits are. This Ask Yoast is all about the »

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How to create a 301 redirect in WordPress

21 October 2016 by Jimmy Comack » - 13 Comments

how to create a 301 redirect

There will be times where you want to redirect visitors to a different part of your website when they visit a particular page or post. Reasons for this can be that you renamed a post and its URL, a page was removed or you want a different page to rank. Redirects in a nutshell The name ‘redirect’ »

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Documenting JavaScript in WordPress

26 September 2016 by Jip Moors » - 2 Comments

web content accessibility at yoast

Ever since the release of the 3.0 version of the Yoast SEO plugin, JavaScript has been a big part of it. We rely on it to make high-end features possible, like real-time content analysis. The decision to use JavaScript meant that the development team had to make a lot of choices about technologies and tools. »

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