Question: Which plugin appears first in Google when you type in “WordPress SEO,” has over one million active installs, a 4.5-star rating in the WordPress directory, and is a regular on the favorite plugins list? If you just answered “WordPress SEO by Yoast,” you would be correct. The plugin by team Yoast is one of the best plugins out there. It is powerful, offers tremendous value, is meticulously updated and supported and used by literally hundreds of thousands of users. That includes me. I have the plugin installed on basically all of my blogs and client websites. However, with its […]
Have a news tip or upcoming WordPress event you’d like to share, write us at [email protected] News Highlights: Update Your Plugins (again): Until recently, 15 or more popular plugins (including Jetpack and WordPress SEO) were vulnerable to Cross Site Scripting. “The developers assumed that these functions would escape the user input for them, when it does not. This simple detail, caused many of the most popular plugins to be vulnerable to XSS.” How to avoid clients from hell: Brandon Yanofsky talks about clients from hell, and how you can avoid them, and make freelancing fun again. Adding IPTC’s camera metadata to WordPress 4.2: What it took […]
[y=xcAL_PifbwE#t=412 height=400] Show Notes Host Joost de Valk started developing PHP in 1994. He created a site called css3.info in 2006, which was his first WordPress site and his introduction to SEO. Joost developed his own SEO plugins to solve his personal need, then turned all of his small SEO plugins into one big one. In 2010, he started his own company, and now he is expanding and hiring his 13th employee. In today’s WordPress community Joost is known for his guru-like knowledge of all things SEO. You can find Joost online at yoast.com or on twitter @yoast. Sippin’ On Brad – Water Dre – Diet Coke Joost – Dutch […]
We just announced some really neat news around Yoast and his SEO Plugin, namely the fact that he’s going to be offering some premium features and support which I think has been a long time coming. To prime and prep you for that it might be a good idea, especially if you’re new to Joost de Valk‘s work, to hang out with Alex Vasquez for a few moments as he walks through the plugin in this workshop at WordCamp Orange County:
That’s what it sounds like via Joost de Valk’s post this morning as he announced that he’s looking for more help as it pertains to the community forums that sometimes can get overrun (I wonder if this article by ManageWP had anything to do with this recent announcement: Is WordPress SEO by Yoast Broken?): Starting in August, we’ll start offering a premium version of the plugin, including support (as in, you’ll get a direct email address and we’ll reply to your questions as soon as we can), at a yearly fee, starting from $89 for a single site to $349 […]
I hope you are having a very chill and relaxed weekend as we walk into the 4th of July week! Many of you are probably traveling this week and I hope you travel well and safely. Perhaps most importantly is that you can get offline and just enjoy family, life, and other such things that are vastly more important than *gasp* WordPress! Hahaha!
People start looking for right plugins & themes right after setting up their blogs with WordPress as most people want a little more functionality than what is right out of the box. High quality plugins widen scope for success of a WP blog and site (but you already knew that). Thus, the research for credible plugins is required. Here is a list of 10 plugins that I constantly install post my WordPress installation that I’ve found that helps me enhance the effectiveness for my clients and bloggers that I support. Of course, you’re responsible to review these for yourself for […]
What a week – how was yours? I’m spending my time in Florida on a mini-vacation of sorts (still very-much working) and it’s been good so far. The team back home in Atlanta hasn’t let anything burn to the ground, so that’s good news. Hope you are finding some rest and relaxation this summer my friends!
What a week. And, can you actually believe that we’re in the month of June already? 2013 is about half-way done already. So, the question is, have you accomplished everything that you had set out to do in 2013? Are you slacking? Get to it!
Hope you guys are getting ready for the weekend because not only is it a holiday (if you’re in the US) but Monday is the 10th Anniversary Party! Dig it! So until then, chew on some of these links while you wait to party!