WordPress Plugins archives


Power User Tip: Custom Post Type Feeds & Google

13 April 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 33 Comments

Custom Post Type feeds in Google Webmaster Tools

Not many people realize the power that WordPress gives them by making feeds for everything on the site. If you register a custom post type it gets a feed by default, so for my new WordPress Plugin Review section, which is built on a custom post type for plugin reviews, there’s a custom feed here: »

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Why WordPress and some of my plugins require PHP 5.2

11 April 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 45 Comments

WordPress 3.2 will require PHP 5.2 or higher, as a result of which I’ve decided that my WordPress SEO plugin, currently still in beta, will also require PHP 5.2 and I will probably start having the same requirements for future version of my other plugins. This saves me time coding and testing against a version »

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WordPress Plugin Review

8 April 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 36 Comments

I’ve decided to start doing plugin reviews on this blog, I get so many questions from people asking “is this a good plugin”, “is that a good one”, “can I trust that plugin”. It’ll probably help a lot more people if I start doing these reviews publicly. So, to start this, I’ve created a form »

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Video: Making sure your content is found

31 January 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

Logo Wordcamp Bulgaria

So as you might now, I was in Sofia in October 2010 for WordCamp Bulgaria, last week the presentation I gave there was put on WordPress.tv, so now all of you can enjoy it. It covers SEO and how being remarkable is important for proper SEO. The presentation is titled: Making sure your content is »

Category: Technical SEO
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Bit.ly Links for WordPress, made easy.

5 January 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 25 Comments

Bit.ly adminbar item

WordPress recently added shortlinks for posts to everything, you get a Shortlink button in the backend on published posts, there’s a Shortlink menu in the admin bar etc. But most of us don’t want to use that shortlink. We use Bit.ly, or in my case, Bit.ly Pro and we have no need for that Shortlink »

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How to reduce HTTP requests for your WordPress site

1 January 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 41 Comments

High Speed Websites

The web is sort of a reversed highway: you get tickets for going too slow and bonus points for speeding. Whether you’re “just” a blogger or you have an e-commerce site, your site needs to be fast. We’ve written about what to do to speed up Magento before, and I’ve mentioned caching for WordPress more »

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Open Source, Motivations & Business

3 December 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 37 Comments

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A hefty discussion has been going on about people’s motivations to develop Open Source software, starting with Alex King’s blog post and followed up by many others including Weblog Tools Collection. I disagree wholeheartedly with some of Alex’s statements. Chris Olbekson did a post I agree with more, and he also asked for my opinion »

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WordPress SEO Update

22 November 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 157 Comments

WordPress SEO has a new version: 0.1.4. It took me quite some time, but there were a few bugs that really needed fixing in the plugin before I could continue adding features, options and more. These are fixed now, please grab the latest update from WordPress.org. The most important bug that was fixed is the »

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Quick WP Tip: get_queried_object()

13 October 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

Getting the queried object in WordPress can be done in two ways: the hard way, and the easy way. Unfortunately for me, I only found out about the easy way a couple of days ago… The class wp_query has a function get_queried_object() that can be quite useful. Let me show you the old code I »

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WordPress SEO now in public beta

11 October 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 161 Comments

Cross posted from my newsletter because people asked me too: I’ll be honest. I had not expected so many of my newsletter readers to start testing, but I’m deeply thankful that they (you) did. All your testing and your reports towards me allowed me to squash many many bugs, documentation inconsistencies and more over the »

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