WordPress Plugins archives

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

Presentations from SAScon

22 May 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments


This thursday and friday was the time for SAScon in Manchester, where I gave 3 formal presentations, I’ve embedded them here (using an updated SlideShare plugin, more on that in the next post): Feeds & Microformats This panel, together with Richard Baxter of SEOgadget and James Lowery of Latitude, contained some great discussion on how »

Category: Usability & Conversion
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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 »

Category: WordPress
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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 »

Category: WordPress

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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