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WordPress 5.0 is out! It includes a new, so called, block editor. This change will also affect you if you have a WordPress website!

You can now build your posts and pages with blocks, and that’s only the start of something bigger.

We believe that working with the Gutenberg block editor is very nice, so we’re happy to see people move to WordPress 5.0. Do make sure you test it on your site, first! Or read our FAQ about the new block editor.

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The latest news in SEO and WordPress: January 2021

28 January 2021 | 10 Comments | Camille Cunningham

Google’s new subtopics ranking, a page builder that’s also focusing on performance and a tool to easily rewrite and repost old content. These are a few of the news items that our SEO experts Joost de Valk and Jono Alderson discussed during our SEO news webinar on the 26th of January 2021. Missed it? No …

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How to add HowTo Schema using Yoast SEO blocks

7 September 2020 | 16 Comments | Edwin Toonen

You might know that structured data in the form of Schema.org can do wonders for your search results. It also forms the basis for an ever-increasing amount of new and exciting developments on the search engine front. Google has said many times that structured data is beneficial. Today, we’re going to look at an exciting …

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WordPress 5.5 is here! 5 things you need to know

11 August 2020 | 118 Comments | Joost de Valk

It’s here! The official release of WordPress 5.5, a major update stuffed with new features and improvements. Not only does this release come with improvements to the block editor, it also allows you to edit inline images, gives you an improved content preview and much (much!) more. To give you an idea of what this …

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How to make the transition to the block editor (from the classic editor) in WordPress

1 April 2020 | 17 Comments | Iris Guelen

Are you considering switching from the classic editor to the block editor? That’s great, as the block editor will give you lots of possibilities to create awesome, high-quality and high-ranking content! Not sure how to go about this though? Don’t look any further. Here, we’ll guide you through the process of making the switch to …

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The WordPress block editor: Why you should be using it

24 March 2020 | 19 Comments | Joost de Valk

At Yoast, we truly believe you should be using the block editor (formerly known as Gutenberg) in WordPress, simply because it’s a much better experience than the ‘classic editor’. Unfortunately, when we look at our statistics, we see that a large segment of our users still uses the classic editor. Which is why we’d like …

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How to test WordPress 5.0 — and every other new release

7 December 2018 | 11 Comments | Edwin Toonen

December 6, 2018, is the day we shall remember for the birth of WordPress 5.0 and its new block editor. While we loved the new editor, initially, we advised people to hold off updating to WordPress 5.0 until a more stable release. But now, we’re happy to tell people to move to WordPress 5.0! Nevertheless, …

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