WordPress Plugins archives

Social Buttons: Adding them to your site & Tracking them

23 June 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 58 Comments

Social Buttons

I’ve had a lot of questions recently (like literally, several a day) on how I implemented the social buttons in WordPress, whether I was using a plugin or using a theme. First of all I’m glad to see all of you noticing my social buttons section so much. Second, I’d love to share with you »

Categories: Analytics, Social Media
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All In One SEO Pack to Yoast SEO Migration

17 June 2011 by Joost de Valk »

Import and export in the Yoast SEO plugin

So you’ve made the decision and want to migrate from All In One SEO Pack to our Yoast SEO plugin. It seems some people are afraid of taking the big leap. It’s actually fairly easy although it will be partly manual work. You won’t have to rewrite the title or description for any of your posts »

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Custom Post Type Snippets to make you smile

17 June 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 20 Comments

Custom Post Type goodness

So it’s friday, I’ve been coding all day and I thought I’d share some of the cool snippets I’ve come across and/or developed today. I’ve mostly been working with Custom Post Types and Taxonomies, so let me share some of that goodness. Let’s geek out in a bit, but first let me show you why »

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SlideShare plugin, now with oEmbed

22 May 2011 by Joost de Valk »

Last week at SAScon, Bas pointed out to me that SlideShare has a new embed method using an iframe instead of the old fashioned object stuff. So I started updating my SlideShare plugin, and when I was browsing the documentation I noticed they’d also added support for oEmbed since I looked at it. The funny »

Category: WordPress

Content SEO made easier by WordPress, Yoast and Linkdex

9 May 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 88 Comments

Page Analysis Tab that helps you with Content SEO

It has always been my goal to make content SEO as easy as can be, and to make people writing content perform the necessary actions instead of someone else fixing up after them. Good SEO for a site consists of set of technical requirements, a good site structure and then the most important thing: well »

Category: WordPress

Site Speed tracking in Google Analytics

9 May 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 23 Comments

Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress blogs

Just a quickie: I just updated my Google Analytics for WordPress plugin to incorporate the new Site Speed tracking feature that Google announced last week. The feature is on by default and can be disabled in the advanced section of the settings. As you can see from the announcement post, this new feature helps you »

Categories: Analytics, WordPress
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Upgrade WordPress, then upgrade plugins!

22 April 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 42 Comments

The current version of my WordPress SEO plugin has a new feature: it supports post type archives in several places. It also has a bug: if your version of WordPress (ie. everything before 3.1) doesn’t support post type archives, it’ll break. Now, this is annoying and something I will fix in the next release, but »

Category: WordPress

Professional WordPress Plugin Development

16 April 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

Professional WordPress plugin development

As you might have noticed I’ve recently started reviewing WordPress plugins. I do this for free, because I think both users and developers benefit from peer reviews of plugins. I’m not saying all my plugins are perfect, they’re not. I try hard though and if someone reviews my plugin I’ll happily learn from what they »

Category: WordPress

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: »

Category: Technical SEO

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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