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(Collaboratively) Translating Yoast Plugins

3 October 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 28 Comments

Tower of Bable: no longer!

I’ve been bugged for over 2 years now by people who wanted me to make it possible to translate my plugins into their language. Only a few of my plugins so far have had proper internationalization options, mostly due to me being lazy busy with other stuff. This is now changing, rapidly, though! Last friday »

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Gravity Forms

11 September 2011 by Joost de Valk »

Gravity Forms is easily the best forms plugin for WordPress, highly recommended!

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WordPress SEO by Yoast, version 1.0

31 August 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 134 Comments

yoast seo

Yay!!! It’s there. After almost a year of coding, I dare say that my WordPress SEO plugin is finally to be called stable. That doesn’t mean there are no more bugs left to squash: I wish. It does mean though that I now strongly believe that it’s safe to run on smaller and bigger sites »

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rel=”author” and rel=”me” in WP and other platforms

23 August 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 127 Comments

Scobleizer's about link, that should have rel="author"

The recent changes from Google and my post about it regarding the highlighting of authors in search caused quite a few questions. People have been asking me how to do specific things and how to make certain elements contain rel=”author” or rel=”me”. Instead of replying to each of those emails and comments I decided to write one »

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Author Highlighting in Search with WordPress

30 June 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 30 Comments

daggle - Google Search

Amidst all the news about Google+ and Google social interaction tracking (and yes I will work on & post about that too), Google released some other news today. They said they’re going to be highlighting authors in the search results.  I think this is an awesome feature. It means that you’ll see a picture / avatar »

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All In One SEO Pack to Yoast SEO Migration

17 June 2011 by Joost de Valk »

Import and export in the Yoast SEO plugin

So you’ve made the decision and want to migrate from All In One SEO Pack to our Yoast SEO plugin. It seems some people are afraid of taking the big leap. It’s actually fairly easy although it will be partly manual work. You won’t have to rewrite the title or description for any of your posts »

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WordPress SEO theme guidelines

31 May 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 60 Comments

It seems every “premium” WordPress theme these days calls itself “SEO friendly”. They’re usually not. So I thought I’d lay down some WordPress SEO theme “rules” or “guidelines”. These guidelines will consist of WordPress SEO theme “do’s” and “don’ts”, starting out with the don’ts: WordPress SEO theme don’ts Put the site’s name first in the »

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Separating frontend and admin code

19 April 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 18 Comments

In most cases, your plugin has stuff it needs to do in the admin area. It probably also has stuff it needs to do in the frontend. These two never happen at the same time, so you can actually separate the two. The easiest way of separating frontend and backend code is having a set »

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Optional Styles

18 April 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 18 Comments

A WordPress plugin or theme should never have to output inline styles, especially not in the frontend. Inline styles will prevent some doctypes from validating and they are actually a factor to slow down your page loads. If your plugin outputs a piece of code that needs styling, add an ID to the output and »

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HTML Sitemap for WordPress

8 February 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 63 Comments

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An HTML sitemap (as opposed to an XML sitemap) is often mentioned as being useful for SEO. They certainly are if you use them wisely (and especially Bing seems to like them at times), but I like them even more for the fact that users like them a lot. There’s plenty of plugins out there »

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