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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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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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Using the WordPress JavaScript APIs for fun and profit part five - Using Slots and Fills

3 January 2020 | Jimmy Comack

Welcome to part five of our series on using the WordPress JavaScript APIs, in which we explore the APIs that were introduced in WordPress 5.0. We'll look at how we can use the APIs 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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Using the WordPress JavaScript APIs for fun and profit part four - Using the core/editor store in your plugin

2 October 2019 | Jimmy Comack

Welcome to part four of our series on using the WordPress JavaScript API’s, in which we explore the API’s that were introduced in WordPress 5.0 and how we can use them to better integrate with other plugins, in a reliable and safe way. In the previous chapter, we migrated over from our own bare bone …

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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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