Wordpress Plugins

    • We’ve created the fastest related posts ever

      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.

      Yoast- 4 readers -
  • How to reduce HTTP requests to speed up your WordPress site

    … of online tools to help you with minification and concatenation during development. You can also use a plugin, such as WP Rocket, to help you out with this. Optimizing images Some themes are heavily dependent on pictures. Because images are also separate files themselves, they too fall victim to the limitations of HTTP. To get around…

    Yoastin How To's- 20 readers -
  • Yoast SEO 3.7: meet Insights

    …. In a little while, we can give you all kinds of cool suggestions for your texts or the structure of your site. And who knows what else. It’s one of a slew of features we have planned for Yoast SEO Premium. If you don’t have premium yet, we highly recommend you get it, since it adds a lot of value to the plugin. We can’t wait to show you what’s next…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 9 readers -
  • Yoast SEO 3.6

    … At Yoast, we love to make our work available for everyone. We try to develop products that follow accessibility guidelines to take away any technical hurdles people may stumble on. But we can always take an extra step to help the user navigate the front-end. That’s why we’ve added a wizard to Yoast SEO 3.6, one that guides the user through…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 8 readers -
  • WordPress: How to noindex a post!

    … to noindex makes sure search engines never show it in their results. How to set a page to noindex in Yoast SEO Setting a post or page to noindex is simple when you are running Yoast SEO. Underneath your post, in the Yoast SEO meta box, click on the advaneced tab: Optimize your site for search & social media and keep it optimized with Yoast…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO Blogging How To's- 12 readers -
  • Yoast SEO 3.5

    … We’ve just pushed out a new release of Yoast SEO, our flagship plugin. The new version, 3.5, mostly has a metric ton of small bugfixes. In this post, we’ll discuss the most notable changes, but you should mostly be aware that this is what we would call a bugfix release. XML Sitemap changes We’ve decided to remove the change frequency and priority…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 14 readers -
  • Why every website needs Yoast SEO

    …. That’s the beauty of the WordPress plugin system: you can outsource your SEO to a team of pros. In the past years, the number of plugin installs of Yoast SEO has grown immensely. On professional hosts like WP Engine, we’re the most installed plugin. Many sites like SearchEngineLand, The Next Web and the New Yorker use Yoast SEO. And did you know…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 9 readers -
  • Yoast SEO 3.4: accessibility first

    … (more on that here), we knew we were in for a treat. He’s one of the leading accessibility developers for WordPress, and he didn’t disappoint. This release is, in large part, his work. Improving accessibility means a ton of small changes, and we have the changelog to show for it. Some simple highlights that show that where accessibility is concerned…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 9 readers -
  • Help center in Yoast SEO

    … inline. We actually load those articles from our knowledge base as AMP articles, in an iframe: With the new knowledge base search in the plugin, you have the knowledge base at the tip of your fingers. Because the help center has a fixed height, you can scroll past it and adjust settings while looking up the configuration help. Email support If you…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 10 readers -
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  • Tomorrow: new Yoast SEO: content, content & content!

    … Big news! Tomorrow we’ll update Yoast SEO. We have really awesome new features in our free plugin. You may have noticed our focus on creating high-quality content in our blog post and in our academy products. We really believe that writing quality content should be part of every SEO strategy. Read more: ‘SEO copywriting: the ultimate guide…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoast- 12 readers -
  • How to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

    …. Just be sure to backup your data first! Content Delivery Networks quickly deliver your static content regionally to your readers. We’ve written a great overview, What’s a CDN? to help you understand. Speed Up Image Issues by reducing your image sizes without sacrificing quality. We use Optimus from KeyCDN on our site and it’s been rock solid…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin Social Blogging How To's- 19 readers -
  • Social Previews in Yoast SEO Premium

    … in our plugin, you don’t know which picture Facebook will use. Yoast SEO has a big hand in this process: it determines which images it “gives” Facebook with its metadata. When you specify a Facebook image, it specifies just that image. When you set a featured image for your post, that’s the image it will feed to Facebook. If you have no featured…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin Social SEO- 6 readers -
  • Yoast SEO: hidden features

    … There are many choices on how to optimize your site. When we develop our Yoast SEO plugin we don’t translate all these choices into settings. In fact, we try to make as few settings as possible! If we think something should always be on, it’s on. We call these features ‘hidden features’, because as a user you’re not necessarily aware…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 14 readers -
  • Yoast SEO 3.2

    … of that WordPress is adding more and different things to the all the time and deleting them can lead to issues. Google- Google+ is dwindling, so we were already discussing its fate in our plugin. The Google+ metadata on posts was conflicting more and more with Facebook. Facebook was picking up Google+ images over Facebook OpenGraph images. These…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 14 readers -
  • Best WordPress Migration Plugins for Moving To A New Host

    … WordPress is so easy to work with once you have it installed on your server, but moving its content from one server to another? Daunting. Worry not. Moving your WordPress blog (migration) from one host to another host, for whatever reason, is made easy with these plugins. In a time when there are specialized WordPress migration services, these…

    DailySEOblogin Blogging- 11 readers -
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