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Yoast SEO 14.0.x; or "Why you should never bypass wpdb"

30 April 2020 | 13 Comments | Joost de Valk

Yoast SEO 14.0 was a release that needed quite a few patches so far. We're sorry about that. In building Yoast SEO 14.0 we made a mistake: we bypassed wpdb. That caused issues and errors for some users when they tried to upgrade, which we're very sorry about. This post explains the mistakes we made, …

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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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Every WordPress developer should have their own blog!

7 August 2019 | Andy Meerwaldt

As WordPress developers, we're busy with developing features most of the time. Developing functionalities is awesome, but a lot can go wrong too, unfortunately. One way to help prevent things going awry is having your own blog. Here, I'll explain how writing for my own blog helped me understand WordPress users better and improved my …

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Safely using PHP dependencies in the WordPress ecosystem

10 July 2019 | Jip Moors

Plugins and themes from the WordPress.org repository install as stand-alone packages; they need to contain all the code, files, and dependencies needed to function correctly. Because there is no centralized system with an overview of all the dependencies used in different WordPress plugins and themes, they all need to implement their own safety net. Dependencies …

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The road to internal linking suggestions in Yoast SEO 4.0

13 December 2016 | 1 Comment | Omar Reiss

Today, we are releasing a new Premium feature for doing internal linking suggestions. Last week, I wrote a post on the SEO blog explaining how we can do this fast and without using up a lot of resources on the server side. Building this would not have been possible without much of the work we …

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