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Improved WordPress Breadcrumbs

22 August 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

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Update: our breadcrumbs plugin has been succeeded by the Yoast SEO plugin. Check out this free plugin, which has even cooler WordPress breadcrumbs! I love how open source works. I released an early version of my breadcrumbs plugin, and I got some great feedback from all of you here on the blog and in the blogosphere! For »

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Breadcrumbs in WordPress

20 August 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 49 Comments

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Historically, blogs, and thus WordPress, have never had breadcrumbs. There’s hardly any theme that has them built in, and though there were some breadcrumb plugins for WordPress, in my opinion, they sucked.  Breadcrumbs are a great utility, both for usability and SEO. They allow people and search engines to easily determine the structure of a »

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Blog Icons is now officially cool

14 August 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 22 Comments

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I announced the plugin this morning, but I’ve been coding like crazy on it tonight, and it’s now way cooler than it was this morning. So I present you: blog icons 1.0. Update: the functionality of this plugin is now part of WordPress core! You can now upload a favicon or apple touch icon in »

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Make WordPress’ search function suck Less.

4 August 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 119 Comments

WordPress default search kinda sucks. It sorts the results by date, newest first, and interface wise it doesn’t have any of the cool things we’re used to when we search in for instance Google. This post will explain how you can make your search experience suck less. It requires a few plugins and some work »

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Crunchbase Widget WordPress plugin

28 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

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I was talking to my buddy Shoemoney on IM this weekend, and he mentioned that he thought there was a need for a good WordPress CrunchBase plugin, to easily integrate CrunchBase widgets into your posts without having to create the widget on the CrunchBase site, and then copy the widget code into your own post.  »

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WordPress 2.6

15 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

WordPress 2.6, nicknamed Tyner, has just been released, and it’s absolutely jam packed with new features and nice goodies. The WordPress guys have made a video showing off the new stuff: Highlights for me are the post revisions, you can now compare revisions like this: This turns WordPress into a direct competitor for many enterprise »

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Crawl Rate Tracker

20 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

My friend Patrick Altoft and I were talking about his crawl rate tracker plugin yesterday, discussing some possible new features. He mentioned that it didn’t work on 2.5, more specifically, that the install failed on 2.5. Luckily, Mezza had e-mailed him a fix, I tested it for him and it proved to work.  Next to »

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WordPress SEO

16 April 2008 by Joost de Valk »

The ONLY tutorial you need to boost your search engine traffic by improving your WordPress SEO. Tips on WordPress SEO plugin usage, structuring your site and optimizing your theme!

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Replacing plugins with template code: Gravatars

13 March 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

Lately I’ve been trying to reduce the number of plugins I’ve got loading to speed up my WordPress a bit, especially those plugins that do “stuff” in my theme. I’ve been replacing these plugins with template code, and this is the easiest fix I had so far: I replaced a 40k gravatar plugin with one »

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Custom WordPress database error pages

10 March 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

WordPress 2.3.2 introduced a nice new feature which has been on my todo list for quite a while, and I’ve now finally gotten around to: the possibility to create a custom database error page. The idea is simple, you upload a file called db-error.php to your wp-content directory, and that file will be shown when »

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