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WordPress SEO Video

27 January 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 83 Comments

Note: this video is rather old. While a lot of what I cover is still true, I have since released a WordPress SEO plugin and a Video SEO plugin that you might want to check out. I spoke at A4UExpo London last year and will be speaking at the upcoming A4UExpo Amsterdam. One of the »

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WordPress PHPXref – PHP Cross Reference

24 January 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

If you’re coding in PHP a lot, PHPXref is one of the coolest tools available. It allows you to browse large portions of source code, and find where functions, variables and constants are defined and referenced. As the PHPXref of WordPress I used to use isn’t available anymore, I decided a couple of weeks ago »

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WordPress plugin competition

5 January 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 28 Comments

Win a Macbook Air! We’re going to start 2009 with a bang! Read on to see why you shouldn’t be missing this chance to win a Macbook Air. In the last part of 2008, I’ve been working with the guys at sunshine.co.uk. I’ve worked with many a travel company in my years in online marketing, »

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WP 2.7 fun: complete hcards

13 December 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 10 Comments

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WordPress 2.7 has an awesome new thing: it turns the comments into hCards by default. An hCard is the microformat version of a vcard, which, with microformat extensions for your browser, you can then save the data of those commenters in your address book. For instance, with the Safari microformats plugin, this looks like this: »

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Disabling the update nag in WordPress

26 November 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 29 Comments

WordPress’ core update nag is quite the useful thing, I’ll usually know before it shows that there’s an update, but a lot of people won’t. If you don’t know what I mean with core update nag, it’s this thing: The issue is that this thing doesn’t only show to you, it shows to all users »

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SEO Plugin for WordPress

21 September 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

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Just a short note, to let you know that next Wednesday, I’ll be releasing an SEO plugin for WordPress. It’s not the life changing best plugin ever, no, it’s a reasonably small thing, that will make your post slugs much cleaner, and do so automatically. Now here’s the funny thing. There’s only one way to »

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Improved WordPress Breadcrumbs

22 August 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

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Update: our breadcrumbs plugin has been succeeded by the Yoast SEO plugin. Check out this free plugin, which has even cooler WordPress breadcrumbs! I love how open source works. I released an early version of my breadcrumbs plugin, and I got some great feedback from all of you here on the blog and in the blogosphere! For »

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Breadcrumbs in WordPress

20 August 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 49 Comments

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Historically, blogs, and thus WordPress, have never had breadcrumbs. There’s hardly any theme that has them built in, and though there were some breadcrumb plugins for WordPress, in my opinion, they sucked.  Breadcrumbs are a great utility, both for usability and SEO. They allow people and search engines to easily determine the structure of a »

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Blog Icons is now officially cool

14 August 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 22 Comments

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I announced the plugin this morning, but I’ve been coding like crazy on it tonight, and it’s now way cooler than it was this morning. So I present you: blog icons 1.0. Update: the functionality of this plugin is now part of WordPress core! You can now upload a favicon or apple touch icon in »

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Make WordPress’ search function suck Less.

4 August 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 119 Comments

WordPress default search kinda sucks. It sorts the results by date, newest first, and interface wise it doesn’t have any of the cool things we’re used to when we search in for instance Google. This post will explain how you can make your search experience suck less. It requires a few plugins and some work »

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