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Advice for Newcomers to Remote Work: Lessons Learned

Advice for Newcomers to Remote Work: Lessons Learned

“What did you do today?” asked my aunt. “Take a nap? Watch TV?” “You know, I work a real job, Auntie? They pay me and everything.” Making some of my family and friends understand what I actually do from home is tough. If it is a family member I don’t really like, I...

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Blog post structure: How to set up an easy-to-read text

Blog post structure: How to set up an easy-to-read text

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. When blogging, it pays dividends to lay out the structure of your piece before you begin writing. The...

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Editor Will Default to Fullscreen Mode in WordPress 5.4

Editor Will Default to Fullscreen Mode in WordPress 5.4

WordPress editor in fullscreen mode.Riad Benguella announced on the core development blog last week the editor in WordPress 5.4 will ship in fullscreen mode by default. While some form of fullscreen or distraction-free writing has existed for years in the core...

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A brief history of Google’s algorithm updates

A brief history of Google’s algorithm updates

Melina Reintjens After getting her Master’s in Art & Visual Culture, Melina worked in the cultural sector, editing and writing all kinds of texts. She enjoys applying her writing skills and eye for detail in the blog team at Yoast. These days, the way we do SEO is...

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What is an IP Address? Everything You Need to Know

What is an IP Address? Everything You Need to Know

As you probably know, your computer has an IP address virtually attached to it. But you might not know that there’s actually a bit more to it than that. If you found this article by searching “What is an IP address?” Then, you’ve come to the right place.In this post,...

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Gutenberg Hub Launches Collection of 100 Block Templates

Gutenberg Hub Launches Collection of 100 Block Templates

Gutenberg Hub launched its collection of block templates yesterday. The project, which kicked off with 100 free templates, aims to help users create complex layouts by simply copying and pasting block code into the editor. Munir Kamal, the founder of CakeWP, created...

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What are breadcrumbs? Why are they important for SEO?

What are breadcrumbs? Why are they important for SEO?

Edwin Toonen Edwin is a strategic content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine. Breadcrumbs are an important part of almost every good website. These little navigational aids don’t just tell...

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How to install a WordPress plugin

How to install a WordPress plugin

Willemien Hallebeek Willemien is Content Team Lead at Yoast. She loves to create and organize content in such a way that it helps people understand SEO. Plugins are pieces of software you can add to your WordPress site. They can change or improve the functionality of...

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Will Page Builders Remain Competitive in the Block Era?

Will Page Builders Remain Competitive in the Block Era?

Screenshot courtesy of the Elementor plugin.As Elementor, the most-used WordPress page builder, celebrated its first round of funding at $15 million, some of our readers questioned whether this was a sound investment. With movement in the Gutenberg plugin toward a...

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5 Best Chatbots for your WordPress Website

5 Best Chatbots for your WordPress Website

Ideally, you’d be able to have a one-on-one conversation with every site visitor to get their opinion and answer any questions they might have. While the ideal isn’t possible, live chat edges you a little closer. In practice though, it could be impossible to handle...

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WordPress Site Health: What is it and where to find it?

WordPress Site Health: What is it and where to find it?

Edwin Toonen Edwin is a strategic content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine. WordPress 5.2 introduced a brand-new feature called Site Health. This is a tool that monitors the health of...

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Yoast SEO 13.2: Helping you check your Site Health

Yoast SEO 13.2: Helping you check your Site Health

Edwin Toonen Edwin is a strategic content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine. In Yoast SEO 13.2, you’ll find a number of checks moved to the WordPress Site Health tool. Site Health was...

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Measure your social media efforts with UTM tags

Measure your social media efforts with UTM tags

Hanneke Beers Hanneke is a junior content marketeer at Yoast. She works for both the Social media team and the Blog team. Hanneke loves to write! Every company should have a social media strategy. It helps you to increase traffic to your website, it makes it easier to...

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Automatic Theme and Plugin Updates Slated for WordPress 5.5

Automatic Theme and Plugin Updates Slated for WordPress 5.5

Automatic updates column on the plugin management screen.Today, Jean-Baptiste Audras announced the WordPress Auto-updates feature plugin. The project seeks to bring automatic plugin and theme updates to WordPress version 5.5. It was originally slated as a feature...

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