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Local landing pages and how to create them

Local landing pages and how to create them

Arjan Snaterse Arjan Snaterse is owner and WordPress specialist at Uprise and co-owner of Radish Concepts. Worked in the SEO industry and now fully focussing on WordPress development. Arjan has developed the Local SEO plugin together with the team at Yoast. Now more...

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How to Use Varnish With WordPress

How to Use Varnish With WordPress

Slow-loading websites are a pain to use, and they can cost you users. Plus, there’s no excuse for a sluggish website considering how many ways there are to speed up performance, including caching. There are a lot of ways to implement caching, as well as tools that can...

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What is Spaghetti Code and How to Avoid It

What is Spaghetti Code and How to Avoid It

While it may make for a delicious Italian dinner, one of the last things you want to hear about regarding your codebase is spaghetti. The idea that your code is as tangled as a plate of spaghetti is horrifying, but for a lot of developers, the idea is so abstract they...

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A linguistic approach to creating content that ranks

A linguistic approach to creating content that ranks

Fleur Heesen Fleur is team lead of Yoast SEO academy. She creates online training courses and wants to make the company's knowledge available for everyone. Search engines are trying to understand language: they want to understand what users are searching for, and they...

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Learn about the three Core Web Vitals: LCP, FID & CLS

Learn about the three Core Web Vitals: LCP, FID & CLS

Edwin Toonen Edwin is a strategic content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine. Some time ago, Google caused quite a stir by announcing a new ranking factor for 2021: page experience. User...

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How to Fix the HTTP Error Code 501

How to Fix the HTTP Error Code 501

The HTTP Error 501 is actually not one of the more common status codes that internet users run across. So when you see it, there’s a good chance you will panic because it’s not like a 404 or 301 code they see more regularly. The important thing to recognize is that...

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Blog post checklist: how to optimize for search engines

Blog post checklist: how to optimize for search engines

Marieke van de Rakt Marieke van de Rakt is the founder of Yoast SEO Academy and CEO of Yoast. Her favorite SEO topics are SEO copywriting and site structure. So you’ve decided to write a blog post. That’s great! Now let’s make sure your efforts pay off and it turns...

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Smash Balloon Joins Awesome Motive

Smash Balloon Joins Awesome Motive

On June 23, Awesome Motive announced it had acquired Smash Balloon, a company that focuses on a family of social feed plugins for WordPress. John Brackett, the founder of Smash Balloon, is now a partner at Awesome Motive through the deal. His entire team will be...

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WooCommerce 4.3 to Introduce New Home Screen

WooCommerce 4.3 to Introduce New Home Screen

As the pandemic and lockdown measures have caused major shifts in consumer behavior, accelerating the trend towards e-commerce, many WooCommerce-powered stores have seen a significant boost in sales. Major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Target have strained to...

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AutomatorWP: How to Automate Nearly Everything in WordPress

AutomatorWP: How to Automate Nearly Everything in WordPress

Plugins and integrations are a big part of what makes WordPress such a powerful system. Getting plugins to work together smoothly isn’t always possible, though. AutomatorWP aims to solve that problem, using a simple ‘trigger’ and ‘action’ system that lets you automate...

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The Best Documentation Is No Documentation

The Best Documentation Is No Documentation

Hear me out before telling me how wrong I am. Over the past couple of weeks, I have read a few different articles on writing good user documentation from a software developer’s perspective. It is an area I was always told I excelled at by people who read the docs I...

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WordCamp Tulsa 2020 Canceled

WordCamp Tulsa 2020 Canceled

Tulsa’s first ever WordCamp, which was scheduled for August 29-30, 2020, has officially been canceled due to uncertainty surrounding the pandemic. The event would have been the second WordCamp in Oklahoma in four years, following WordCamp OKC in 2016. “We were trying...

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