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WordPress SEO URL / Permalinks considerations

23 May 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 33 Comments

Let’s answer some of the questions that continually pop up: what does the optimal WordPress SEO URL / Permalink structure look like? How should you use your URLs, what should and shouldn’t you do with them. A lot of questions below, a lot of answers, most with a reference to a video or post from »

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SlideShare plugin, now with oEmbed

22 May 2011 by Joost de Valk »

Last week at SAScon, Bas pointed out to me that SlideShare has a new embed method using an iframe instead of the old fashioned object stuff. So I started updating my SlideShare plugin, and when I was browsing the documentation I noticed they’d also added support for oEmbed since I looked at it. The funny »

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Promotion Slider

16 May 2011 by Joost de Valk »

This plugin has some issues that need fixing but I like the overall architecture, if the issues get fixed it might become my slider plugin of choice.

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FT Calendar

15 May 2011 by Joost de Valk »

yoast SEO

It’s a pretty cool calendar plugin but there are a few things in there that really need to be fixed, both in the code and in the interface.

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Use Google Libraries

14 May 2011 by Joost de Valk »

This is the kind of plugin that makes me happy. It just plain works. Wise to use on many, if not all, sites.

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WP Smush.it

14 May 2011 by Joost de Valk »

Great plugin that should be a default install on every blog that uses images to optimize them.

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Content SEO made easier by WordPress, Yoast and Linkdex

9 May 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 88 Comments

Page Analysis Tab that helps you with Content SEO

It has always been my goal to make content SEO as easy as can be, and to make people writing content perform the necessary actions instead of someone else fixing up after them. Good SEO for a site consists of set of technical requirements, a good site structure and then the most important thing: well »

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Site Speed tracking in Google Analytics

9 May 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 23 Comments

Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress blogs

Just a quickie: I just updated my Google Analytics for WordPress plugin to incorporate the new Site Speed tracking feature that Google announced last week. The feature is on by default and can be disabled in the advanced section of the settings. As you can see from the announcement post, this new feature helps you »

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Upgrade WordPress, then upgrade plugins!

22 April 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 42 Comments

The current version of my WordPress SEO plugin has a new feature: it supports post type archives in several places. It also has a bug: if your version of WordPress (ie. everything before 3.1) doesn’t support post type archives, it’ll break. Now, this is annoying and something I will fix in the next release, but »

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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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