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Today we're releasing a developer beta for the upcoming release of Yoast SEO for WordPress, containing the long anticipated real time content analysis functionality. The release is provisionally scheduled for november 2nd and will include native support for shortcodes. At the same time we had to break backwards compatibility for multiple filters. That means we really …Read: "Yoast SEO: Developer Beta"
With the release of Mac OS X 10.11, Safari finally got pinned tabs. While all other browsers use a site's favicon for the pinned tab, Apple deemed that "not esthetically pleasing enough" and created a new type of icon for it, which they call a "mask-icon". By default, they'll use the first letter of your domain …Read: "Adding a Pinned Tab icon for Safari"
As we announced a while back, we're working on real time content analysis functionality for Yoast SEO. While we wanted to preserve backwards compatibility, we've come to the conclusion that we won't be able to for some filters. This means that some themes and plugins, who integrate with our page analysis functionality, will need to be updated. We …Read: "Yoast SEO: announcing breaking API Changes"
Over the last couple of weeks I have been dealing with the fine art of CSS. Although that is not my daily business anymore - because I lead the website review team here at Yoast - I really enjoyed mastering SCSS and using that for an actual design. During this field trip, I encountered several …Read: "Breaking up responsive design"
I've been working on integrating our SEO plugins more deeply with Genesis the last few weeks and something dawned on me. Ever since I wrote my post on Genesis 2.0, I've been thinking: Genesis started a small revolution, but we should open that up. More theme developers should start doing a Schema.org API and if …Read: "Standardising WordPress theme hooks"
About a week ago, we "migrated" Yoast.com to Genesis 2.0, in the process we switched to their new HTML5 / Schema.org code and we slightly updated our design, making the header shorter and making improvements to our responsive design. This was a bit of work, but not even half as much as that sounds like …Read: "Schema.org & Genesis 2.0"
Many web developers still use relative urls in their CMS. A relative url is a url that is not complete. Usually it's just the last part (the path) of a url, which means the domain name is left out. It's often used by web developers, because it comes in handy when moving content from a test or …Read: "Why relative URLs should be forbidden for web developers"
Recently, while working on the site for my father in law (in Dutch), I wanted to create an XML sitemap for the many publications on his site, that are downloadable PDF's. I regularly add PDF's to his site too, and since I'm a tad bit lazy I don't want to keep updating the XML sitemap. So …Read: "XML Sitemap PHP script"
At the end of March Twitter released a cool new feature called "Web Intents". I didn't really see the value of it till recently, but I've now started using it way more. When you have a Tweet button on your site, you're already using the Web Intents API, but you can do way more cool …Read: "Web Intents from Twitter"