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Gravity Forms (Widget) update

13 April 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 47 Comments

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 »

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Are you listening to the WordPress Podcast?

7 April 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

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 »

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WordCamp Ireland: having a blast!

7 March 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 29 Comments

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 »

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Implementing hreview in your WordPress theme

28 February 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 30 Comments

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 »

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Google & Microformats: Drive More Traffic

18 February 2010 by Frederick Townes » - 78 Comments


Backing up your WordPress blog with ease

17 February 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 52 Comments

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 »

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Unleashing Quix

13 January 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 104 Comments

I’ve been working on a secret (side) project for 3-4 months now, way longer than I ever intended to work on it, but it’s now ready for release. I’m ready to show you Quix, a tool I think is very cool, which I’ve shared with quite a few of my friends already who all like »

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The best WordPress hosting

5 January 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

Best WordPress hosting

Simply finding the best WordPress hosting is hard: there’s a lot of WordPress hosting offers out there, and only a few companies are actually good!

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Importing from another MySQL into WordPress

2 December 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

Sometimes data imports into WordPress can be a pain, but most of the time, it’s pretty darn easy. In a previous project I had to go through the trouble of outputting WXR files and then importing those, but it’s really a lot easier if you do a direct MySQL to WordPress import using the WordPress »

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Smarter handling of WordPress plugin uploads

26 November 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

While preparing my previous post on new features in WordPress 2.9, I ran across a ticket in Trac for something I’d been wanting to do for a while: specify a subfolder of the uploads directory for specific plugins, like my Blog Icons plugin, to upload their files to. This way, the blog icons plugin would »

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