Upcoming release: Yoast SEO 14.0 - Indexables

6 April 2020 | 38 Comments | Joost de Valk

Team Yoast, while all working from home for the first time in our history, is working on one of the biggest improvements to Yoast SEO yet. This release, Yoast SEO 14.0, internally has the codename "Indexables". This release, while fully backwards compatible, will change some of our known integration API's. If you integrate with Yoast »

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Working with feature branches and feature flags

27 March 2020 | Manuel Augustin

When we add cool new features to our Yoast plugins, we use Git workflows to ensure that development can proceed smoothly. In this article, I'll talk about two workflows we use when building bigger features: using feature branches and feature flags. Each workflow has its advantages and disadvantages. After reading this article, you'll know more »

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Digital storytelling in the age of blocks

26 March 2020 | Omar Reiss

Last September, we released our first digital story; Diversity, inequality, and prejudice; a sociological exploration. This is the first in what will, hopefully, become a small series of stories that really define our mission, company culture, and broader vision. With these stories, we want to explore the possibilities the WordPress block editor has to offer »

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Adventures with product availability standards in WooCommerce

16 March 2020 | Jono Alderson

One of the key things that the Yoast SEO plugin does is output rich, structured data on each page on a site. This allows data consumers like Google, Facebook, and Pinterest to more easily read and extract key product information, and to reward sites with rich listings and integrations. Building and maintaining that functionality boils »

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Setting up a WordPress development environment in Docker

22 January 2020 | Hans-Christiaan Braun

Testing WordPress plugins can be difficult, especially during development, when you want the feedback loops to be small. A local development environment can help. This enables you to test your plugin on a local WordPress installation, running on your own computer, without the need for a live website. However, setting one up can be difficult, »

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Using the WordPress JavaScript APIs for fun and profit part six - The recap

8 January 2020 | Jimmy Comack

Welcome to part six of our series on using WordPress JavaScript APIs, in which we explore the APIs that were introduced in WordPress 5.0. We'll have a look at how we can use them to better integrate with other plugins, in a reliable and safe way. Make sure to also check out our repository on »

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