Implementing hreview in your WordPress theme

Implementing hreview in your WordPress theme

In his previous post here on Yoast, Frederick explained why you should use Microformats to get Rich Snippets showing for your site and increase the CTR from Google. In the comments of that post, people were asking if there are plugins to easily implement this in your theme. While those are probably a bit hard…

Backing up your WordPress blog with ease

Backing up your WordPress blog with ease

I love the fact how the WordPress community is growing, and how people are starting to see the business models they can roll out around the product. And yes, all of this while still maintaining the GPL. We’ve of course seen Gravity Forms, which for me has replaced entirely my own WordPress contact form and…

Unleashing Quix

Unleashing Quix

I’ve been working on a secret (side) project for 3-4 months now, way longer than I ever intended to work on it, but it’s now ready for release. I’m ready to show you Quix, a tool I think is very cool, which I’ve shared with quite a few of my friends already who all like…

Checking Blog Privacy Settings

Checking Blog Privacy Settings

As a result of last nights post, I dove in and added a check to my Robots Meta plugin that checks whether you’re allowing search engines to spider your site. If not, it’ll throw an ugly warning on each and every page until you fix it: The code for it is easy, and as I’d…

Web Designer Mag should fix its SEO

Web Designer Mag should fix its SEO

Ok I just had to post this, as it’s too funny. I got a Google Alert this afternoon for this post, which mentioned one of my plugins as being listed by Web Designer Magazine. So, I Googled them, as the post didn’t link to them, and got this result: Notice something? I know I did:…

Preventing your site from being indexed, the right way

Preventing your site from being indexed, the right way

It keeps amazing me that I keep seeing people use robots.txt files to prevent sites from being indexed and thus showing up in the search engines. You know why it keeps amazing me? Because robots.txt doesn’t actually do the latter, even though it does prevent your site from being indexed. Let’s go through some terms…

Google Analytics plugin updates

Google Analytics plugin updates

One of my most popular plugins is my Google Analytics for WordPress plugin, having been downloaded almost 700,000 times. This post is to let you know that this plugin is going to be getting quite a few updates in the coming month, the first of which I’ve just submitted to WordPress.org. There’s two reasons for…

Importing from another MySQL into WordPress

Importing from another MySQL into WordPress

Sometimes data imports into WordPress can be a pain, but most of the time, it’s pretty darn easy. In a previous project I had to go through the trouble of outputting WXR files and then importing those, but it’s really a lot easier if you do a direct MySQL to WordPress import using the WordPress…

Smarter handling of WordPress plugin uploads

Smarter handling of WordPress plugin uploads

While preparing my previous post on new features in WordPress 2.9, I ran across a ticket in Trac for something I’d been wanting to do for a while: specify a subfolder of the uploads directory for specific plugins, like my Blog Icons plugin, to upload their files to. This way, the blog icons plugin would…