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Our themes don’t have sliders… Because sliders suck.

14 February 2014 by Thijs de Valk » - 185 Comments

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Last Tuesday we released our first three themes, and this will be the first post in a series that will explain what themes should and should not have. These posts will also explain why we made certain choices regarding our themes.  Notice: We’ve discontinued our themes, as explained in this post. With the release came a »

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WordPress Themes by Yoast

11 February 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 73 Comments

 Notice: We’ve discontinued our themes, as explained in this post. It’s done! The WordPress Themes by Yoast are now finally available. This project has been over a year in the making. When Mijke joined Yoast in September 2012, we decided it’d be a good plan to use her design skills and our knowledge about optimizing WordPress »

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Yoast looking for a new developer

9 February 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

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We’re expanding again. We’re looking for a junior / medior developer to help grow our rapidly expanding WordPress plugin & theme business, as well as support our consultancy & site review team with tools to automate frequent tasks. What we’re looking for If you’re a developer with a junior to medior level knowledge of: HTML »

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Yoast acquires WPForce.com

7 February 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 31 Comments

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Last week we’ve acquired WordPress news site WPForce.com. Jonathan Dingman, who used to run the site, got too busy with his job and personal life to be able to keep running the site and was looking to sell it. We acquired it and will start to slowly bring it into our system. We’ve got some plans »

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New plugin: Post Connector

28 January 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 48 Comments

If you’re an advanced WordPress user, you’ll have “abused” taxonomies quite often to relate post types to each other. Now you might think “abused? but that’s what they’re for, right?” Well… Not entirely. Sometimes you just want to relate posts directly to posts. There are loads of reasons why you’d want to do this, for »

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WordPress SEO Premium 1.0

23 January 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 69 Comments

We’re very proud to bring this release to you today: WordPress SEO premium 1.0 is here. This premium version adds a redirect module to the WordPress SEO plugin that allows you to manage your redirects from within your WordPress installation. It also allows you to retrieve your site’s crawl errors from Google Webmaster Tools and »

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A major update to our Local SEO plugin

4 December 2013 by Joost de Valk » - 65 Comments

Local SEO plugin

Today we’re releasing a major update to our Local SEO plugin, bringing it to version 1.2. This new version has functionality that quite a few of you requested, most important of them is a new store locator option. Store locator When you’re a brand that’s sold in several stores throughout a country, continent or even »

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Yoast is looking for a senior WordPress developer

27 November 2013 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

We’re growing at Yoast, our plugins are doing extremely well and we’ve got lots more in the works. What’s becoming clear though is that we are in dire need of an addition to our team: we need a senior WordPress developer. So, if you’re that guy or girl who: can easily develop a WordPress plugin »

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Victory of the Commons

6 October 2013 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 21 Comments

In this post we explain why we think that open source needs a business model attached to it to truly thrive. The ideal situation is a Nash equilibrium, which you could also call a Victory of the Commons. This is the write up of a presentation Joost gave at WordCamp Europe in 2013, which is embedded below. The presentation is based on an earlier »

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Plugin to the Future

2 October 2013 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 17 Comments

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In the past years the number of plugins has grown enormously. Is it likely that this number will continue to increase? And what will the consequences of these enormous numbers of plugins be? Is it desirable to have so many different plugins or is consolidation needed? Let’s philosophize a little: Explaining the increase in plugins »

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