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Facebook & Instagram embeds on WordPress break soon

Facebook & Instagram embeds on WordPress break soon

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, Facebook announced that it would change the way it handles embeds on other sites. From October...

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Everything You Need to Know About WordPress Taxonomies

Everything You Need to Know About WordPress Taxonomies

The WordPress taxonomy gets a bad rap. It’s often misunderstood and misused (and that’s if the feature is used at all). But being able to set up custom WordPress taxonomies is your new secret weapon. Using them, you can provide a fantastic user experience for your...

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WordPress 5.6 Release Team Pulls the Plug on Block-Based Widgets

WordPress 5.6 Release Team Pulls the Plug on Block-Based Widgets

Current block-based widgets admin screen design. I was wrong. I assured our readers that “the block-based widget system will be ready for prime time when WordPress 5.6 lands” in my previous post on the new feature’s readiness. I also said that was on the condition of...

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Past Twenty* WordPress Themes To Get New Block Patterns

Past Twenty* WordPress Themes To Get New Block Patterns

Mel Choyce-Dwan, the Default Theme Design Lead for WordPress 5.6, kick-started 10 tickets around two months ago that would bring new features to the old default WordPress themes. The proposal is to add unique block patterns, a feature added to WordPress 5.5, to all of...

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13 Best WordPress Slider Plugins

13 Best WordPress Slider Plugins

Sliders are an excellent way to create a memorable visual experience for your visitors. Therefore, they’re especially useful if your website features a lot of videos and images. However, given the abundance of WordPress slider plugins on the market it can be...

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Google Search On 2020 event: AI improvements for search

Google Search On 2020 event: AI improvements for search

Edwin Toonen Edwin is a strategic content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine. Search is a never-ending story. A search engine is never done fine-tuning the way they get their results to you...

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How to Add an Easy Cookie Compliance Opt-in to WordPress

How to Add an Easy Cookie Compliance Opt-in to WordPress

Several laws regulate the way that you track and store user information. Since most WordPress websites track data in one way or another, that means you need to understand how cookie consent works and how to implement it. We’ve talked about cookie consent in the past....

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Stripe Acquires Paystack for $200M+

Stripe Acquires Paystack for $200M+

The big news in the world of e-commerce today is Stripe’s acquisition of Paystack, a Nigeria-based payments system that is widely used throughout African markets. The company, which became informally known as “the Stripe of Africa” picked up $8 million in Series A...

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Diving Into the Book Review Block Plugin

Diving Into the Book Review Block Plugin

Created by Donna Peplinskie, a Product Wrangler at Automattic, the Book Review Block plugin is nearly three years old. However, it only came to my attention during a recent excursion to find interesting block plugins. The plugin does pretty much what it says on the...

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Yoast and SEMrush working together

Yoast and SEMrush working together

Joost de Valk Joost de Valk is the founder and Chief Product Officer of Yoast. He's a digital marketer, developer and an Open Source fanatic. Today we’re announcing something really awesome: Yoast has partnered up with SEMrush. The reason why we’re so excited? Keyword...

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Yoast SEO 15.1: Keyword research with SEMrush

Yoast SEO 15.1: Keyword research with SEMrush

Edwin Toonen Edwin is a strategic content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could get keyword data while working on your content in Yoast SEO? Well, we asked...

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Are Block-Based Widgets Ready To Land in WordPress 5.6?

Are Block-Based Widgets Ready To Land in WordPress 5.6?

Two weeks ago, the Gutenberg team put out an open call for block-based widgets feedback. I had already written a lengthy review of the new system earlier in September but was asked by a member of the team to share my thoughts on the most recent iteration. With the...

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15% off everything: Get your store ready for the sale season!

15% off everything: Get your store ready for the sale season!

Michiel Heijmans Michiel is a partner at Yoast and our COO. Internet veteran. His main goal with most of his articles is to kick-start your site optimization. So much to do! As with everything in 2020, the holiday shopping season is going to be different. What hasn’t...

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