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YoastSEO.js design decisions

4 November 2015 | Omar Reiss

In the upcoming 3.0 release of Yoast SEO (for WordPress), we're moving the entire content analysis from the server to the client side. This way our users can get instant feedback on the content they're writing, while they're writing it. In the past six months we’ve been working hard on a JavaScript library called YoastSEO.js …

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Yoast SEO: Developer Beta

8 October 2015 | Omar Reiss

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 …

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Why relative URLs should be forbidden for web developers

17 August 2012 | 60 Comments | Joost de Valk

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 …

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