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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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XML Sitemap in the WordPress SEO plugin

30 May 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 134 Comments

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There have been some questions after the release last weekend of the new XML sitemaps implementation in WordPress SEO. Let me try to address most of those questions in one post as well as explain the ideas behind it. The basic idea behind the rebuild of the XML sitemap functionality was simple: XML sitemaps needed »

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WordPress template part: a powerful tool

26 May 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

WordPress template part in action

Now that I’m working with custom post types a bit more on this site, for my plugin reviews and speaking agenda, for instance, I’m also starting to appreciate the power of the WordPress template part functionality a whole lot more, which was introduced in WordPress 3.0. Let me explain how I use it and how »

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WordPress editor style

25 May 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 25 Comments

WordPress hosting article with WordPress editor style

I’m writing this with a WordPress editor style CSS active, for the first time. This feature has been available in WordPress since WordPress 3.0 but I had not used it until now, which is nothing but stupid. A WordPress editor style makes the TinyMCE editor used in visual editing mode look like your theme, using »

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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 »

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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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