Recently a bug surfaced in Yoast SEO that effected search rankings for some. It only effected users that updated from an earlier version of Yoast SEO to Yoast SEO 7.0-7.0.2 (specifically those versions). If you think this pertains to you, then I would suggest reading the official announcement on their blog and following the provided instructions.
Joost de Valk talks about what he sees as the future of SEO plugins. In short, most of them suck. Joost’s and a couple others are good, but don’t trust most of what you see out there.
Marieke van de Rakt, the new CEO of Yoast, wrote about the recent drama surrounding some old tweets from Yoast founder Joost de Valk. “Yoast has a female-friendly atmosphere,” Marieke writes, describing her vision for events like YoastCon: “I am hopeful we can create an atmosphere at conferences that is friendly for all people, regardless of…
Here’s David’s weekly roundup of recent WP and web biz/tech podcasts worth listening to. Also: Ukrainian startup Lemon.io on work in wartime and Sherry Walling on grief.
James Farmer’s WordPress story goes all the way back to his launch of the first hosted WordPress multisite blogging platform — just a few days ahead of WordPress.com. Edublogs currently hosts millions of students’ and educators’ blogs. James talks about successes and failures, his views on Gutenberg, how he stays competitive with Squarespace, and how he thinks the WordPress business community should respond to the loss of active install growth data at WordPress.org.
GoDaddy has ranked the most popular WordPress plugins and themes installed on their servers in 2017. The top three plugins were Yoast SEO, Jetpack and Ninja Forms. The most popular eCommerce plugin was WooCommerce, and MonsterInsights took the crown as the most popular analytics plugin. The top three most popular WordPress themes were Divi, Zerif, and Sydney.
If you’re a user of All In One SEO pack, there is a reported vulnerability (via WordFence) that “allows authenticated users with contributor level access or above … to inject malicious scripts that would be executed if a victim accessed the wp-admin panel’s ‘all posts’ page.” A patch addressing this vulnerability has been released, so…