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How to create a 301 redirect in WordPress

21 October 2016 by Jimmy Comack » - 13 Comments

how to create a 301 redirect

There will be times where you want to redirect visitors to a different part of your website when they visit a particular page or post. Reasons for this can be that you renamed a post and its URL, a page was removed or you want a different page to rank. Redirects in a nutshell The name ‘redirect’ »

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Documenting JavaScript in WordPress

26 September 2016 by Jip Moors » - 2 Comments

web content accessibility at yoast

Ever since the release of the 3.0 version of the Yoast SEO plugin, JavaScript has been a big part of it. We rely on it to make high-end features possible, like real-time content analysis. The decision to use JavaScript meant that the development team had to make a lot of choices about technologies and tools. »

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W3 Total Cache high-risk XSS vulnerability

23 September 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 27 Comments

Just today, WP Media pointed us to a high-risk XSS vulnerability in W3 Total Cache (W3TC). This was a very popular WordPress plugin that has over 1 million active installs. Although it’s a very popular plugin, it hasn’t been updated in over six months. We stopped recommending it a while back for WP Rocket, a W3 Total Cache »

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WordPress: How to noindex a post!

20 September 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

noindex a post with meta robots noindex

Some posts and pages should not show up in search results. To make sure they don’t show up, you should tell search engines to exclude them. You do this with a meta robots noindex tag. For example; you might not want people to find the “thank you”-page you redirect people to when they’ve contacted you. »

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Interview with Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten (TNW)

16 September 2016 by Willemien Hallebeek » - 2 Comments

Interview Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Now this is a quote we love: “…being patient and providing quality pays off…“. It’s one of the lessons Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, co-founder of The Next Web (TNW), shared with us in this interview. TNW owns one of the most visited tech news sites, and they organize large tech events around the world. Besides that, TNW also offers »

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Yoast SEO 3.5

7 September 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

yoast seo bug fixes

We’ve just pushed out a new release of Yoast SEO, our flagship plugin. The new version, 3.5, mostly has a metric ton of small bugfixes. In this post, we’ll discuss the most notable changes, but you should mostly be aware that this is what we would call a bugfix release. XML Sitemap changes We’ve decided to »

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Why every website needs Yoast SEO

1 September 2016 by Joost de Valk »

why do you need yoast seo

Every website needs an SEO plugin. More specifically, every website needs our SEO plugin. For most websites, Google is the most important source of visitors. No matter how important social networks can be for a site, SEO is often the most important factor for a site’s growth. Not following SEO best practices, or not doing SEO at all, »

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Blog post checklist

4 August 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 12 Comments

Blog post checklist

What do you need to write that awesome blog post? What steps do you need to take? Use this blog post checklist to make sure you covered everything: 1. Do your keyword research! You want your blog post to rank in the search engines. Make sure you write your blog post on a topic that will »

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Blog post planning

Blog post planning

Maintaining a blog takes more than just writing a bunch of blog posts. You should develop a strategy and planning for your content (especially if you are writing with multiple authors). Also, you should interact with your audience and respond to their comments. In this post, I’ll explain the importance of content planning and give »

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Yoast SEO 3.4: accessibility first

19 July 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

Yoast Configuration service

Today we’re releasing Yoast SEO 3.4, a release mostly aimed at improving our accessibility. Which means you won’t see most of the changes, but they’ll make a world of difference to others. We’ve also improved our readability checks and how we deal with some languages, more on that below. Accessibility changes When we hired Andrea a »

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