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Why there’s only one model: the open source model

21 June 2017 by Edwin Toonen - 4 Comments

WordPress was built by the community. In just a few incredibly productive years, it grew to become the most popular CMS in the world, and all of us in the WordPress Community played a role in the evolution and development of WordPress. Together, we made it into the popular powerhouse it is today. If there …

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How to use Twitter Cards

16 June 2017 by Jimmy Comack - 7 Comments

Back in 2012, Twitter introduced a system called Twitter Cards which allows site owners to display enhanced tweets on their websites using a syntax very similar to that of OpenGraph. Thanks to this new system, Twitter can show nicer looking tweets, including ones containing media such as images, audio and video. How does it work? …

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Social buttons: How to add and track them on your site

23 March 2017 by Jimmy Comack - 4 Comments

To help your blog gain more readers, you can make use of social buttons which allow your current readers to share interesting posts on their social media accounts. But how should you go about implementing them? In this post we’ll explain how we’ve done this at Yoast and will give you some pointers on how …

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Top WordPress plugins every site should have

15 February 2017 by Michiel Heijmans - 25 Comments

WordPress in itself is a decent system but plugins can really take it to the next level. Adding top WordPress plugins can make WordPress into the Swiss Army Knife of websites: just pull out whatever functionality you need for your specific site! Top WordPress plugins Many people have asked us for our list of top …

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5 handy WordPress plugins for your blog

26 January 2017 by Michiel Heijmans - 18 Comments

Every WordPress website owner occasionally stumbles upon a problem that could probably be fixed in a heartbeat with a handy WordPress plugin. That’s what makes WordPress great, right? I recall a friend of mine asking about the possibility of an answering machine on his website. There’s a plugin for that. Need to add testimonials in an …

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Social media optimization with Yoast SEO

10 January 2017 by Joost de Valk

Our Yoast SEO plugin handles optimization of your WordPress site for search engines and we dare say it does that pretty well. Most of that is technical optimization, like our XML sitemap functionality, as well as aids in content optimization, like your content and readability analysis. But there’s more to SEO than that. You need links pointing to …

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Why you should buy Yoast SEO Premium

4 January 2017 by Joost de Valk

One of the questions we regularly get is: “Why should I buy Yoast SEO Premium when the free version of Yoast SEO is so awesome already?”. Well, we’re glad you asked! Let me explain the most important features you’ll get, when you buy Yoast SEO Premium. If you need a quick overview of all the time-saving features of …

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We’ve created the fastest related posts ever

5 December 2016 by Omar Reiss - 32 Comments

When we say “related posts for WordPress“, we say “bad performance”. Without using an external service like ElasticSearch, it’s practically impossible to have related posts work fast in WordPress. That’s why we’ve always stayed away from including any related posts plugin on our site. It’s also the reason we haven’t tried to come up with a solution ourselves before. In the …

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How to reduce HTTP requests to speed up your WordPress site

4 November 2016 by Jimmy Comack - 24 Comments

Having a website, online shop or blog that’s fast is a must nowadays. A fast website doesn’t only give your visitors a much better experience, but it also helps your website to rank. Sending fewer HTTP requests to the server can improve the loading times of your website. But why is that? What are HTTP …

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Yoast SEO 3.7: meet Insights

11 October 2016 by Joost de Valk - 5 Comments

Our development team has been working hard on new features for Yoast SEO Premium. You can expect some exceptionally cool stuff in the coming months. Besides fixing a couple of bugs, we lay the groundwork for one of these features today. Eagle-eyed users of the 3.7 version of Yoast SEO Premium will probably have noticed the …

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