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Google Analytics for WordPress gets a debug mode

26 August 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 28 Comments

With the wider introduction of the ga_debug.js script (Google Analytics Certified Partners had had access to that for a while so I’d been using it already); I finally had the chance to add a real debug mode to my Google Analytics plugin. Since the debug script uses the console to display its information, I also »

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Why functionality in themes is not always good.

25 August 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 35 Comments

So you’ve switched over to a theme that comes with built-in functionality for titles and meta descriptions. Instead of using HeadSpace2, All in one SEO or another SEO plugin, you’re now using the theme’s built-in SEO functions and input boxes for title’s and meta descriptions. It just seems more logical doesn’t it? Loading one plugin »

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Quick WP Tip: Simple WordPress debugging

17 August 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 28 Comments

After reading this post about the “WordPress white screen of death” I wanted to quickly share with you a quick hack I do in almost all WordPress installs I manage, that allows me to quickly switch on debug mode when needed. In the file wp-config.php, usually found in your WordPress root, do the following: Now »

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Google Analytics for WordPress reaches version 4

7 July 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 149 Comments

Google Analytics has gotten so many new features in the last year, that the only way I could incorporate those into my Google Analytics plugin, which has been downloaded times, was by doing an almost complete rewrite. That’s why today, I’m proud to announce version 4.0 of this plugin. What’s new with this Google Analytics »

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Emailing your commenters

29 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

I updated my Emergency WordPress access script today, because of some issues we’d discovered at OrangeValley and some bugs submitted by users. When I updated the post, I realized I should be emailing all the commenters, as some of them had had the same issue, and most of them would want the updated script. Quite »

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Video SEO and WordPress

16 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 42 Comments

Update: if you’re reading this, chances are you’re interested in our premium Video SEO plugin for WordPress! I’ve been testing a lot with video SEO lately, and I’ll be doing a whole lot more of that testing, as video SEO seems to be a nice area to play in. Now I noticed my buddy Mark »

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Part II of my WordPress CMS series

12 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

I’ve just published Part II of my WordPress CMS series: Design & development of your WordPress CMS. Enjoy!

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Design & development of your WordPress CMS

12 June 2010 by Joost de Valk »

So, after reading the article on getting from your website’s goal to a proper site structure, and having determined which kinds of page templates and functionality you’ll need, you’re ready for the next step: designing and developing your site. At the end of this article I’ll go through a short list of often-needed functionality, and »

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Using WordPress as a CMS article series

2 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 12 Comments

I picked the winner for the ShopHTML competition today, a winner who asked for a post I can not possibly do in one single post. So I’ve started an article series on the topic: using WordPress as a CMS, and am ready to release the first article to you already: going from your website’s goal »

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WordPress-to-Lead for Salesforce CRM

30 April 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 51 Comments

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 »

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