Two WordPress SEO Plugins you should NOT be using

I was reading my backlog of feeds just now, and came across a couple of updated WordPress SEO plugins aimed at improving your site’s SEO. Some people are just plain ^%$#*& stupid, I’m sorry to say. Let me show you what got me so wound up: #1 Canonical Link Plugin This Canonical Link plugin consists…

Small updates from me & my friends

I’ve got some small updates, from both myself, WordPress.org and some friends, including some very cool tutorials: The Salesforce plugin we released last week, WordPress to Lead, got so much attention that my head is still buzzing… It got featured on Mashable, TechCrunch and loads and loads more blogs and news sites. Very very cool…

WordPress-to-Lead for Salesforce CRM

Note: this plugin is no longer being developed by Yoast, you can now find it here: WordPress-to-Lead for Salesforce CRM. Lorna Li, an Online Marketing Manager at Salesforce.com reached out to me on a definitive list of must-have WordPress plugins for her green marketing blog and other websites she was working on. During our conversation…

Emergency WordPress access

If you do a lot of WordPress development work, you’re bound to receive WordPress database sometimes that you don’t have an admin account for. We usually test, if possible, on a database the client provides us with. We used to have to go into the database and change an existing user, or add a new one…

Gravity Forms (Widget) update

I haven’t talked half as much about Gravity Forms as I should. It’s still my number one lifesaving plugin, and in the latest release they’ve done loads and loads of cool things. One of the things I’ve been meaning to show off is the MailChimp integration. My newsletter is sent out with MailChimp and they’ve…

Are you listening to the WordPress Podcast?

So it might seem like this blog is low on updates, which it is in text posts, but Frederick and myself are doing the weekly WordPress Podcast (which I really have to update the pages for). If you subscribe to the Yoast RSS feed or to the WordPress Podcast feed, you’ll get those podcasts delivered…

WordCamp Ireland: having a blast!

So I’m in Kilkenny, Ireland for WordCamp Ireland, and I’m having a complete blast, thanks in large part to the great organization done by Sabrina Dent and Katherine Nolan. The tech track is absolutely blowing my mind: it’s really techy! The people here are great: I met a lot of awesome people, basically to be…

Implementing hreview in your WordPress theme

In his previous post here on Yoast, Frederick explained why you should use Microformats to get Rich Snippets showing for your site and increase the CTR from Google. In the comments of that post, people were asking if there are plugins to easily implement this in your theme. While those are probably a bit hard…

Backing up your WordPress blog with ease

I love the fact how the WordPress community is growing, and how people are starting to see the business models they can roll out around the product. And yes, all of this while still maintaining the GPL. We’ve of course seen Gravity Forms, which for me has replaced entirely my own WordPress contact form and…