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7 Ways to Improve SEO on Your WordPress Site via @sejournal, @annaleacrowe

7 Ways to Improve SEO on Your WordPress Site via @sejournal, @annaleacrowe

Development, WordPress
Chances are that right now, you’re reading this while attempting to improve SEO on your WordPress website. Am I right?Are you looking for other ways to improve your WordPress SEO outside of Yoast?I’m not a psychic. I’ve just been in the same situation before.I’d say it’s a pretty good bet that there are tons of us WordPress users out there trying to clean up our page speed or choose an SEO-friendly theme.I mean, WordPress is used by 64% of all websites whose CMS is known. That’s 40.6% of all websites.If you flip a coin, you have a 40.6% chance of a website being built on WordPress. That’s a lot.Maybe that’s why websites like TechCrunch, Star Wars blog, Beyonce 👑,, Playstation, Facebook’s Newsroom, eBay, etc. use it.Even Search Engine Journal is built on WordPress. And we get over 2 millio...
How to Build a WordPress Site in 24 Hours via @sejournal, @BrianHarnish

How to Build a WordPress Site in 24 Hours via @sejournal, @BrianHarnish

Development, SEO, WordPress
WordPress is a fantastic platform for building websites on the fly with little to no development time required to get up and running.In addition, WordPress has fantastic customizability ranging from being able to fully customize your theme, to finding plug-ins that have the functionality to do just about anything you want.The list of what you can do to customize WordPress is endless and is generally limited only to your imagination.You can install a newsletter plug-in to manage your newsletter subscriptions. You can install analytics plug-ins that seamlessly integrate with WordPress and Google Analytics.Other WordPress plugins allow you to customize your SEO such as your title tags, meta descriptions, and meta keywords.Still, some plug-ins will also let you add noodp and noydir tags, and ...
WordPress Saves Creative Commons Search Engine From Shutting Down via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern

WordPress Saves Creative Commons Search Engine From Shutting Down via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern

Development, WordPress
Creative Commons Search is joining WordPress.org, which will help keep the search engine of free-to-use images running for the foreseeable future.Matt Mullenweg, CEO of WordPress parent company Automattic, says he decided to bring CC Search on board after hearing it was in danger of shutting down:“I am a long-time supporter of Creative Commons and their influential work on open content licenses, and when we heard they were considering shutting down their CC Search engine we immediately started exploring ways we could keep it going.”One of the ways Mullenweg is going to keep CC Search going is by giving it a new home on WordPress.org.AdvertisementContinue Reading BelowThis will remove significant overhead expenses for CC Search, as WordPress will be covering the costs of hosting its reposi...
Google Web Stories WordPress Plugin Updated With Embedding Capabilities via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern

Google Web Stories WordPress Plugin Updated With Embedding Capabilities via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern

Development, WordPress
Google has updated its official Web Stories plugin for WordPress with the ability to embed content on webpages.Since the launch of the Web Stories plugin it has offered robust creation tools, but users were on their own when it came to embedding the content they created.WordPress site owners can now create Web Stories and embed them using the same tool. The update also offers the ability to embed Web Stories from other sites.In addition to easier embedding, the plugin update makes it possible to integrate Web Stories into the theme customization process, and they can now be used with the Classic Editor.Here’s more about how to embed Web Stories using the plugin.Web Stories Gutenberg BlockTo embed Web Stories into WordPress webpages start by inserting a Web Stories block.The block will giv...
WordPress SEO Guide: Everything You Need to Know [Ebook] via @sejournal, @MrDannyGoodwin

WordPress SEO Guide: Everything You Need to Know [Ebook] via @sejournal, @MrDannyGoodwin

Development, WordPress
Want to get more traffic and higher rankings for your WordPress website?WordPress makes it easy to structure, manage, and publish your content in a way that is friendly for search engine optimization. That’s why it’s considered the best content management system (CMS) for SEO.But simply creating a WordPress site won’t magically get you on Page 1 of Google’s search results.Relying on WordPress features, themes, and plugins won’t help boost your organic traffic if you don’t have a strategy.Need guidance on how to get WordPress SEO right?Search Engine’s Journal’s new ebook, WordPress SEO Guide: Everything You Need to Know, covers the best practices for optimizing your WordPress website for search and users today.Download it here.EXPERT AUTHORS INCLUDE: Aleh Barysevich, Jon Clark, A...
DE{CODE} 2021 Looked to the Future of WordPress

DE{CODE} 2021 Looked to the Future of WordPress

WordPress
WP Engine’s developer-focused conference DE{CODE} just wrapped up for the second year in a row. The virtual conference acted as a way to bring together people from around the community and learn. The day consisted of three keynotes and a variety of shorter breakout sessions that focused on the life cycle of a website: Set up, Build, Launch, and Optimize. On top of talks, attendees could attend networking sessions as well as chat in the Slack channel. Each talk focused on how to make your site more powerful and reach more people. Headless WordPress The first keynote, delivered by WP Engine founder and CTO, Jason Cohen, looked to the future of Headless WordPress. While many people think decoupled architecture is a far-off idea, Cohen said that 64 percent of enterprise companies ...
How to Build a Resource Center for Your WordPress Website

How to Build a Resource Center for Your WordPress Website

WordPress
In business, one of your responsibilities is answering questions from those who use or are interested in your products or services. Customers and prospects visit your website looking for (and expecting to find) information and solutions. However, keeping up with emails, phone calls, or other support requests can put a strain on your time. By creating a digital resource center on your website, users can easily locate the answers they need on their own. This saves them from having to wait for your response and frees up your team to handle other tasks. An online resource center can also boost Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and generate leads. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps of how to build a resource center for your WordPress website, and include some additional tips...
4 Tips for Customizing Your WordPress Website Footer

4 Tips for Customizing Your WordPress Website Footer

WordPress
Footers are often at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to web design. Due to their placement, a lot of websites add footers almost as an afterthought. However, there are plenty of ways that you can customize your WordPress website footer and make it an effective part of your online presence. For example, you can use your footer to share links that don’t fit into your primary navigation menu, link out to your social media profiles, build your newsletter subscriber list, and more. By design, footers can be highly versatile, which means that with the right approach, they can help improve almost any website. In this article, we’ll talk about the role of footers in modern web design. Then we’ll discuss how WordPress handles footers and go over four tips to customize yours. Let’s ...
How to Create Powerful Interfaces Using React

How to Create Powerful Interfaces Using React

WordPress
Developing a website or application from the ground up is a monumental task. Coding, testing, and launching are not cut-and-dry processes, especially when users expect an intuitive, well-designed interface. Thus, implementing a well-developed library for your chosen language – such as React for JavaScript – makes good sense. JavaScript frameworks such as React provide pre-written code to help you develop front-end user interactions. This leaves you more time to focus on the unique parts of your site or app. As such, building powerful interfaces and themes becomes much simpler than you might have thought. In this article, we’ll explore what makes React the best solution for creating exceptional WordPress interfaces, and the steps to achieve this on your own. Let’s dive in! An Intro...
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