Remkus de Vries Remkus is Manager Partnerships at Yoast and also focusses on our Translate Yoast site. Additionally, he works on the WordPress Project organizing and mentoring WordCamps. Today, I’d like to highlight a couple of valuable news items from the WordPress Community. We saw some great things happening with new solutions and updates to already existing plugins. Enjoy! WPCampus Online WPCampus Online happened on January 31 and featured a lot of great content. If you missed out or want to revisit the conference, the website has links to all the slides and speaker information on their schedule page. All sessions were recorded, just like the last time, and will be made available soon. PublishPress When you have a blog that needs an editor workflow – most times because you work with a multi-author blog – you’ll probably want something as nifty as the PublishPress plugin. Especially, now that it’s integrated into Gutenberg. … [Read more...] about New WordPress tools, plugins & presentations to learn from
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Remember the Google update I reported in early March? One thing I left out of that story, intentionally, was some chatter that the those noticing a ranking decline around then may have had a bug with the popular Yoast plugin. I left it out because after reviewing the Black Hat World thread in detail, it appeared the general consensus from that community that the bug with the Yoast plugin was NOT related to this Google update because (a) many who were hit didn't have the Yoast plugin and (b) those that did have the plugin didn't strongly believe it was related. There were some that felt their hit was solely related to the plugin but based on A and B, I really felt it was unrelated.What was the bug? Well, Joost de Valk documented it on May 30th. From what I understand, the bug in the plugin did not automatically forward attachments to their original source, which may result in confusing Google but at the same time, from how I understand Google works, Google wouldn't just drop tons of … [Read more...] about The Yoast Plugin To Blame For Google Large Scale Ranking Drop? Probably Not.
Is your blog looking a bit run down? Maybe it isn’t functioning as well as you’d like? Your blog represents your company’s headquarters online, so if it is not performing up to your expectations, it is time to upgrade it with some simple plugins. Any of the following tools will help spruce up your site and simplify your marketing activities: Click to Tweet Obviously, you want your customers to share your blog content – that’s a big part of the reason you have a blog in the first place, right? With the Click to Tweet plugin, you can add simple boxes to your site that will allow readers to share your Twitter-ready content to their profiles. When executed well, this free tool can do a lot to build your brand and extend your reach online. Email marketing is still king when it comes to connecting with customers, which makes building your list one of the best things you can do to improve your digital marketing efforts and your business’s bottom line. … [Read more...] about 12 WordPress Plugins You Should Install on Your Blog
If you have been paying attention the last few years, you’ve no doubt noticed the increased usage of “rich snippets” while browsing search results. These snippets appear for a variety of searches and use microdata to display things information such as ratings, dates and times, images, and other relevant information to help create a richer search experience for users. Back in 2011 Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Yandex launched Schema.org to help webmasters understand this microdata vocabulary, but for many it can still be a little confusing. If you’re a heavy WordPress user, you know whenever you need to implement new changes across a number of installations your best bet is look for a plugin to help ease the pain (especially if you’re not a developer). Luckily, the WordPress community has stepped up to the plate and provided several options for us to manage these markups! Like most WordPress plugin options, the community has built both free and paid … [Read more...] about Schema.org Rich Snippet Plugins for WordPress Users
Expedia recently started using Emojis in their title tags to try to increase click-through rates. If you’re using WordPress, you’ve likely tried figuring this out by either copy+pasting emojis, using a WordPress plugin, or trying to type the formal unicode notation into your title tag field all to no avail. The good news is if you have one of the more recent versions of WordPress SEO by Yoast then you already have Emoji support for your title tags and meta descriptions. To get your emojis to work on your WordPress based sites that use the Yoast SEO plugin follow these instructions 1. Find the Emoji You Want To find an emoji go to iEmoji.com and search for an emoji of your choice. I tried other websites, but this one displays the code that seems to work in Yoast. 2. Get the Code for Your Emoji Once you’ve found an emoji you want to use look for the “Decimal HTML Entity” or “Hexadecimal HTML Entity”. Then copy whichever of those two codes … [Read more...] about ? How To Add Emojis in WordPress