Perhaps you’ve heard of it: open source. If you’re familiar with it, it’s likely you’re somehow into software development, where it’s used as a collaborative model. But it’s so much more than that! It can be used elsewhere too and you don’t even need to be a developer to contribute to open source. Are you ready to explore the global phenomenon called open source? Let's go!Read: "Open source: Better solutions and a more inclusive society"
At Yoast, open source is at the heart of what we do. We even dare say that the existence of our company, is partly due to the open source model. We truly believe that with openness and joint efforts we can create better code, products, websites and perhaps even a better world.
That’s why all our plugins are open source, as is our flagship plugin, Yoast SEO. We don’t just open up the source code, but we encourage other people to help us improve it as well. In return, team Yoast also contributes to the betterment of WordPress itself.
Open source is a collaborative model that leads to better solutions and a more inclusive society! Learn more about it in our digital story on open source.
Must read articles about Open Source
We love contributing to other open source projects, mostly WordPress. Here you'll find our contributions to WordPress over the last few years
Alain Schlesser (also know as Schlessera) is a well-known figure in the WordPress community. From now on, Yoast will enable his work as a core contributor.
You don't need to be a developer to contribute to WordPress! Carole Olinger explains why she believes all contributors are heros.
Recent Open Source articles
Design sameness Inspiration is at the heart of design. When we – as designers – try to solve a problem we tend to look at what others do. We are often tempted to copy what other companies or websites are doing. This because of their authority: “I’m following Material Design to the letter because Google …Read: "Open source design: claiming ownership over design conventions"
You may know this open source fanatic as WordPress Core Contributor or esteemed speaker on WordCamps and other conferences. Today, Software Engineer & WordPress Consultant Alain Schlesser shares the details of his first experiences with open source and how to learn from, as well as contribute to open source projects. And, he is clear on …Read: "Reaching higher together: how we all benefit from open source"
“I love that WordPress allows you to raise your voice, no matter who you are, and where you are located.” That’s just one of the many inspiring quotes of Carole Olinger, our third interviewee in this series on open source. Carole is Community Manager at Plesk, and a true WordPress Community junkie. Learn why she …Read: "Open source: reducing boundaries and creating opportunities"
Two weeks ago, Joost shared his vision on open source. Today, we introduce yet another WordPress fanatic: Felix Arntz. As a freelancer Felix works part-time for Yoast. Half of that time he’s working on and consulting with the SEO plugin, and the other half Yoast sponsors him to contribute to WordPress core, mainly focusing on …Read: "Start contributing to open source: Pro tips from Felix"
WordPress is open source. Yoast SEO is open source. At Yoast, we’re open source fanboys (and fangirls). We’ve talked about it, we’ve written about it, we’ve even made a digital story about it. Still, lots of people don’t know why open source is so unique. Or what open source software is. That’s why we’re starting …Read: "A big shout-out to open source"
Today, MaxServ and Yoast proudly present Yoast SEO Premium for TYPO3! With this premium version you can take your TYPO3 website to the next level. Create redirects effortlessly, make your content rank for multiple focus keywords and find out which pages should get more links.In addition to that, we’re also releasing Yoast SEO for TYPO3 …Read: "Yoast SEO Premium for TYPO3 available now!"
It’s with great pleasure that we announce the release of Yoast SEO for TYPO3 2.0. This brand new version includes functional and technical changes, making the extension easier to use and more complete! It’s now available on the TYPO3 Extension Repository, on Packagist and Github. The new version has been a team effort, and many people …Read: "New release: Yoast SEO for TYPO3 2.0"
While Yoast SEO is mostly known for its WordPress plugin, we are in the process of branching out. We support several plugins for other platforms, like Magento 2. One of those platforms, the large-scale open source CMS TYPO3, received a brand new version of Yoast SEO today. In Yoast SEO for TYPO3 1.3, you’ll find …Read: "Hot off the press: Yoast SEO for TYPO3 1.3"
Advanced Custom Fields, or ACF, is one of the most popular WordPress plugins to date. It makes it possible to turn WordPress into a full-blown, custom-made content management system. How? By providing an easy way to add and manage custom fields. To use the content analysis of Yoast SEO in these custom fields, you need …Read: "Yoast SEO supports Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)"