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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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After the Acquisition: Flywheel in the New Year

After the Acquisition: Flywheel in the New Year

Some WordPress developers and agencies were caught off guard when WP Engine announced it had acquired Flywheel in June last year. Flywheel had quickly become a trusted web hosting company for many that specifically catered to the needs of developers and agencies. For...

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Semantically link entities to your content with Yoast SEO

Semantically link entities to your content with Yoast 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. Search engines love entities. Entities can be people, places, things, concepts, or ideas and they will often...

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On MAGA Caps and WordCamps

On MAGA Caps and WordCamps

Within WordPress circles, I don’t talk much about politics. I was raised to believe that politics and religion are not polite dinner topics. That belief generally extends to my work-life too. However, sometimes these topics crash into one another at full speed. I...

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Readability: Dumbing down or opening up?

Readability: Dumbing down or opening up?

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. Writing a readable text can be daunting. Especially if the topic of your blog is difficult or extremely...

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7 Best Browser-based, Online Code Editors for Web Developers

7 Best Browser-based, Online Code Editors for Web Developers

If you’re a web developer, you very likely have a dev environment set up locally on your workstation. You have installed your favorite code editor, the best packages added in, extensions loaded, and the entire IDE works exactly as you need it. But what if you’re not...

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How to Set a Preferred Language on WordPress Websites

How to Set a Preferred Language on WordPress Websites

You put a lot of time into creating high-quality content. If your website attracts international visitors, though, they may not be able to decipher that content. Translation tools can help you connect with the broadest audience possible by automatically turning your...

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Goodbye Featured Themes, For Now

Goodbye Featured Themes, For Now

Front page of the theme directory, featuring popular themes.Yesterday, the featured themes page was quietly removed from the WordPress theme directory. Previously, it was the primary page users would see when visiting the directory. It has now been replaced with the...

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How to make a WordPress website

How to make a WordPress website

Have you always wanted to create your own website? WordPress is the way to go! Whether you want to create your own personal blog, an online store, or a business website – with WordPress, creating your own website is easy as pie. If you know what you’re doing, of...

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Publishing Break

Publishing Break

The Tavern is taking a break for the week as both of its authors are out. We’re happy about expanding families, and saying “boo” to the flu. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite WordPress-powered sites that I follow and learn from: Finally, the podcast I did...

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Yoast SEO 13.1: Schema.org structured data enhancements

Yoast SEO 13.1: Schema.org structured data enhancements

Edwin Toonen Edwin is a strategic content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine. Yoast SEO 13.1 and WooCommerce SEO 12.6 are out today! In these two updated SEO plugins, you’ll find several...

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13 Best Atom Packages for Web Developers

13 Best Atom Packages for Web Developers

The Atom code editor is one of the top choices for software developers. An open-source platform maintained by Github itself, Atom is a community effort that shows the love and support a dedicated group of people can put into making free software top-tier. A big part...

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