Using WordPress as a CMS article series

Using WordPress as a CMS article series

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…

Two WordPress SEO Plugins you should NOT be using

Two WordPress SEO Plugins you should NOT be using

I was reading my backlog of feeds just now, and came across a couple of updated WordPress SEO plugins aimed at improving your site’s SEO. Some people are just plain ^%$#*& stupid, I’m sorry to say. Let me show you what got me so wound up: #1 Canonical Link Plugin This Canonical Link plugin consists…

hreview and hproduct in Magento

hreview and hproduct in Magento

Today I gave a presentation at Meet Magento in the Netherlands, talking about SEO for Magento. Up until this point, all articles about that subject here on Yoast have been written by my colleague Joachim Houtman. Last week though, I started playing with Magento myself, in preparation for this presentation today, and I’ve added some…

Facebook & (the lack of) Privacy

Facebook & (the lack of) Privacy

Two weeks back, while speaking at SAScon, I said in a panel there that “Facebook is the scariest shit I’ve seen in years”, related to their latest updates. I also said it was a lawsuit waiting to happen, coming from the European Union. I was right. Well, not entirely, it’s not a lawsuit yet. I…

Small updates from me & my friends

Small updates from me & my friends

I’ve got some small updates, from both myself, WordPress.org and some friends, including some very cool tutorials: The Salesforce plugin we released last week, WordPress to Lead, got so much attention that my head is still buzzing… It got featured on Mashable, TechCrunch and loads and loads more blogs and news sites. Very very cool…

WordPress-to-Lead for Salesforce CRM

WordPress-to-Lead for Salesforce CRM

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…

Join Yoast on Facebook

Join Yoast on Facebook

I’ve been a bit slow on picking up on Facebook, I’ve had an account for ages but Yoast.com never had a Facebook fan page. My buddy Roy kept poking me though and telling me that I was missing out. So now it has: Yoast on Facebook. So I would really like if you join me…

Emergency WordPress access

Emergency WordPress access

If you do a lot of WordPress development work, you’re bound to receive WordPress database sometimes that you don’t have an admin account for. We usually test, if possible, on a database the client provides us with. We used to have to go into the database and change an existing user, or add a new one…

Gravity Forms (Widget) update

Gravity Forms (Widget) update

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…

Site Speed is now a Ranking Factor

Site Speed is now  a Ranking Factor

Just wanted to jot down a quick blog post with my thoughts about two blog posts about speed. Matt Cutts has been writing both on his own blog and on the official Google Webmaster Central Blog to tell everyone what we knew was coming: site speed is now an official ranking factor. Now I want…