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WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: What’s the Difference?

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: What’s the Difference?

WordPress now makes up well over 1/3 of all internet sites. That’s a lot of websites. However, when we say “WordPress,” that could actually mean more than one thing. The base WordPress software is the same. But when you decide between WordPress.org vs...

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SEO news in April 2021: More time for your Core Web Vitals

SEO news in April 2021: More time for your Core Web Vitals

Camille Cunningham Camille is content manager at Yoast. She writes and optimizes blog posts and enjoys creating content that helps people master SEO. A bit of a scandal involving hospitals and the noindex tag, a postponed deadline for your Core Web Vitals and a whole...

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Kevin Indig on SEO at Shopify and eCommerce

Kevin Indig on SEO at Shopify and eCommerce

Joost de Valk: Hey everyone, welcome to yet another episode of the Yoast SEO podcast. Today, we are joined by an industry friend, Kevin Indig, the director of SEO for Shopify. Is that the correct title Kevin? Because you only just moved there.  Kevin Indig:...

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Keyword density can still be a useful metric

Keyword density can still be a useful metric

Edwin Toonen Edwin is a strategic content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine. Have you been in the SEO industry for a couple of years? Then you’ve probably noticed that keyword density (or...

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WordPress Contributors Propose Blocking FLoC in Core

WordPress Contributors Propose Blocking FLoC in Core

WordPress contributors are proposing the project take an active position on Google’s Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC). This particular mechanism is Google’s alternative to third-party cookies that doesn’t require collecting users’ browsing history. The GitHub...

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How to create eye-catching social images for your content

How to create eye-catching social images for your content

Camille Cunningham Camille is content manager at Yoast. She writes and optimizes blog posts and enjoys creating content that helps people master SEO. The web, and our online habits with it, are never at a standstill. One result of our fast-paced online behavior is...

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8 Best Advertising Plugins for WordPress

8 Best Advertising Plugins for WordPress

Ads are a great way to make money with your WordPress website. There are lots of ad platforms available and ads can be placed just about anywhere on a website. The number of options can become overwhelming as there is a lot to manage when handling ads. In this...

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Automattic Launches Jetpack Boost: A New Performance Plugin

Automattic Launches Jetpack Boost: A New Performance Plugin

The Jetpack team has been quietly testing a new plugin called Jetpack Boost, which addresses website owners’ performance and SEO concerns. Version 1.0 was released today, one month after the final pre-release came out in March. Boost is a separate plugin under the...

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How to Add New Users to Your WordPress Website

How to Add New Users to Your WordPress Website

There are many reasons to include multiple user accounts on your website. For example, you may have a team of people working together to manage various aspects of your site, such as content creation, sales, technical support, and more. Additionally, enabling front-end...

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4 Best 404 Plugins for WordPress

4 Best 404 Plugins for WordPress

The dreaded HTTP error 404. No site owner wants to have them, and no visitor wants to see them. But the 404 page is a reality for each and every WordPress website out there. Making sure that your 404 page isn’t a dead-end and doesn’t stop your user’s journey across...

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Gutenberg 10.4 Introduces Block Widgets in the Customizer

Gutenberg 10.4 Introduces Block Widgets in the Customizer

The latest release of the Gutenberg plugin (10.4) brings block widgets into the Customizer. When customizing widget-enabled areas, a new block inserter icon is now available for dropping blocks into sidebars. This is the first iteration of block management in the...

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How to Configure Your WordPress General Settings

How to Configure Your WordPress General Settings

WordPress’ flexibility sometimes means that its settings can be a bit overwhelming. This is especially true of the General Settings page, which houses a long list of seemingly unrelated options. However, the features here are more straightforward than they may first...

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Enō: ‘Probably This Is the Best Blogging Theme Ever’

Enō: ‘Probably This Is the Best Blogging Theme Ever’

Sometimes a theme’s description is so moving that one must install, activate, and test the project. I often rail against the obviously keyword-stuffed text in the free WordPress theme directory. But, I am pleasantly surprised from time to time. Enō is an elegant,...

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How to Add a WordPress Author Bio Image

How to Add a WordPress Author Bio Image

One of the most-visited pages on a website is the About Me page. When a new visitor arrives on a site and likes the content, they tend to want to know who created it so they can put a face to the name. In addition to having a great About page, having an author bio...

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Full Site Editing Is Partly a ‘Go’ for WordPress 5.8

Full Site Editing Is Partly a ‘Go’ for WordPress 5.8

Today, Josepha Haden Chomphosy announced the results of yesterday’s “go/no-go” demo and decision on whether Full Site Editing (FSE) would land in WordPress 5.8. The site editor and global styles are not landing in the next release. However, several other features...

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How to improve your mobile site?

How to improve your mobile site?

Edwin Toonen Edwin is a strategic content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine. Here’s the thing: your site should be mobile-friendly. This should be your number one priority. If you want to...

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