WordPress

This site is based on WordPress, and customizing and SEO-ing it is a constant process, so we blog about that quite often. After all, good SEO on this blog makes for lots of visitors, which is exactly what we want of course.

We write about our WordPress plugins, WordPress updates in general and how to optimize your WordPress site.

WordPress security in a few easy steps »

Simple steps you can take today to improve your site's security. This WordPress security guide we wrote in collaboration with Sucuri has it all!

Yoast WooCommerce SEO plugin »

Yoast WooCommerce SEO combines the strongest SEO plugin with the best eCommerce plugin. Watch how pairing these two will make your life even easier!


Must read articles about WordPress

  • WordPress SEO »

    This is the ONLY tutorial you'll need to hugely increase your search engine traffic by improving your WordPress SEO. Want higher rankings? Read on!

  • WordPress 5.0: What is Gutenberg? »

    If you use WordPress you're bound to have heard somebody mention Gutenberg. But what is Gutenberg? And why is everybody talking about it? Find out now!

  • What is WordPress? »

    WordPress is very important to Yoast. But what is WordPress? Here, you'll find all you need to know about this Content Management System.

  • Reaching higher together: how we all benefit from open source »

    You may not be aware of this, but everyone is surrounded by the benefits of open source. How so? Alain Schlesser explains in this interview!


Recent WordPress articles

Minimum PHP version requirement, WP 5.2 Beta 1 and Gutenberg 5.3

25 March 2019 | 6 Comments | Remkus de Vries

We’re getting ready for another big improvement for our favorite CMS. Today, I’d like to share with you the release of Gutenberg version 5.3 as well as the first Beta for WordPress 5.2. And, some exciting news on the minimum PHP version requirement for WordPress. Gutenberg 5.3 We’ve seen the release of Gutenberg 5.3 this …

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Remkus' Roundup Blue Skies.

WordPress news and Gutenberg tips: Use reusable blocks

18 March 2019 | 10 Comments | Remkus de Vries

Another week, another roundup! We saw WordPress’ growth hit an important milestone last week, and an interesting proposal was made concerning available blocks in the editor. Let’s see what that’s all about! In this edition of my roundup, I also share a few more tricks about the Block Editor itself. And, last but not least, …

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New commenting plugin option, a book release, and a WordPress milestone

11 March 2019 | 1 Comment | Remkus de Vries

It’s time* again for a new roundup of WordPress news! Today I’m sharing a new commenting plugin for WordPress, the release of a new book about Object Oriented Programming in WordPress. The WordPress Project also crossed an imported milestone this week. Keep on reading and you’ll learn all about it! New commenting plugin option For …

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Remkus' Roundup Blue Skies.

Release schedules, selling digital downloads, and some bonus links

4 March 2019 | 4 Comments | Remkus de Vries

In this roundup, I’ll discuss what’s going on with the WordPress release schedule. I’m also highlighting a new e-commerce solution for selling downloadable items in WordPress. And of course, I carefully selected some bonus links for your reading pleasure. Let’s dive in! WordPress Release Schedules WordPress has typically seen three to four releases per year …

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Redirecting your site to non-www and HTTPS

22 February 2019 | Joost de Valk

Let’s say you own the website http://www.some-example.com. After a while, you decide you don’t want to keep the www. You want your visitors to go to the non-www version of your domain instead. What’s more, you’ve also decided to switch from HTTP to HTTPS, to follow security best practices. These two things combined make for quite a move, …

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WordPress 5.1 is incoming, Gutenberg Phase 2 updates, and bonus links!

18 February 2019 | 29 Comments | Remkus de Vries

We have a big week ahead of us! WordPress 5.1 will be released this week and with it comes a lot of improvements for the Block Editor as well as a whole bunch of other improvements. I’m also updating you on Gutenberg phase 2. And of course, there are some bonus links as well. Let’s …

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Remkus' Roundup Blue Skies.

New WordPress tools, plugins & presentations to learn from

13 February 2019 | 9 Comments | Remkus de Vries

Today, I’d like to highlight a couple of valuable news items from the WordPress Community. We saw some great things happening with new solutions and updates to already existing plugins. Enjoy! WPCampus Online WPCampus Online happened on January 31 and featured a lot of great content. If you missed out or want to revisit the conference, the …

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WordPress newsletter recommendations, related events, and Gutenberg writing tips

4 February 2019 | 2 Comments | Remkus de Vries

We’re diving a bit deeper into some of the options to make better use of the Gutenberg editor in this edition of my roundup. Additionally, I’m highlighting two WordPress related events as well as two very different, but highly recommended WordPress newsletters. WordPress Newsletters I’d like to highlight two very different kinds of WordPress related …

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More Gutenberg integrations, eCommerce solutions and an updated Roadmap

28 January 2019 | Remkus de Vries

Today’s edition of my roundup consists of lots of little interesting bits and updates. It’s been a relatively quiet week, as far as news from the WordPress Community is concerned. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to share! Let’s talk some more about Gutenberg integrations and eCommerce solutions! More Gutenberg integrations In my previous Roundup, …

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WordPress

This site is based on WordPress, and customizing and SEO-ing it is a constant process, so we blog about that quite often. After all, good SEO on this blog makes for lots of visitors, which is exactly what we want of course.

We write about our WordPress plugins, WordPress updates in general and how to optimize your WordPress site.