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Third Time’s the Charm Chris Lema…

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Dan Knauss

Third Time's the Charm Chris Lema shares why he’s fully committed to Gutenberg now. First and foremost, the answer is “speed.” 🐎 But it’s also “the way page builders allow you to do all the magic they do” without any…

Joost de Valk has started a…

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Dan Knauss

Joost de Valk has started a conversation about developers testing their work with other developers' plugins in Post Status Slack. Joost wants to take on what he calls an "integration problem:" "Every integration with another plugin we [at Yoast] add…

There’s been a lot of discussion…

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Dan Knauss

There's been a lot of discussion around Josepha Haden's post about the "Big Picture Goals" for 2021. Check up on the discussion there in the comments if you haven't seen it yet. To recap the intentionally broad and incomplete focal…

Joost de Valk has released his…

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Dan Knauss

Joost de Valk has released his fourth biannual analysis of the CMS market share numbers provided by W3Techs. There are two winners: "WordPress (and WooCommerce “within” it) and Shopify." 🏆🏆 WordPress is the #1 CMS with a 39.0% market share,…

I spotted this tweet from Joost…

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I spotted this tweet from Joost de Valk sharing research from a post by eMarketer where they found signs eCommerce is "jumping ahead by two years" because of COVID. 🏃‍♂️ 🏬 The article is worth a read, but I'm also…

Joost de Valk has proposed a…

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Joost de Valk has proposed a font enqueue API for WordPress core. 🔡 Explaining why we should implement .wp_enqueue_font, Joost writes: "Building this so that fonts are always loaded the same way allows us to continuously improve the way we…

It appears that Yoast founder Joost…

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Dan Knauss

It appears that Yoast founder Joost de Valk and Yoast’s current CEO Marieke van de Rakt have a stake in WordProof, which is building a Timestamp Ecosystem that will support multiple blockchains to verify online content. Wordproof explains the SEO…

Joost de Valk has a proposal…

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Joost de Valk has a proposal for improving SEO on WordCamp sites so more of them can be indexed by Google. Judging by the response so far to this tweet, it looks like this is a common problem for WordCamp…

Joost de Valk took another look…

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Joost de Valk took another look at CMS market share via W3Techs. He notes that WordPress and WooCommerce are growing, but Joomla and Drupal are losing market share. Currently, "Shopify is set to overtake Joomla as the #2 CMS in…

Joost de Valk has an analysis…

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Dan Knauss
Joost de Valk has an analysis of CMS market share numbers from W3Techs. Joost's key findings are: WooCommerce's market share is three times as big as Shopify, but Shopify is growing. If current trends continue, Shopify, Joomla, SquareSpace, and Wix…

Joost de Valk publicly announced he…

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Dan Knauss

Joost de Valk publicly announced he is stepping down from his role as Marketing Lead, a position he held for about six months. Joost will return to Yoast in the role of Chief Product Officer. Joost gave more than one…

Joost de Valk brings us up…

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Dan Knauss

Joost de Valk brings us up to speed about the things he's been doing since he was appointed Marketing and Communications Lead for WordPress. Quick wins included updating the roadmap page, removing mentions of jQuery and other libraries from the features…

Congrats to Marieke van de Rakt…

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Dan Knauss

Congrats to Marieke van de Rakt who is the new CEO of Yoast! Marieke is the founder of Yoast Academy as well as the former Chief Strategy Officer at Yoast. In this new role, Marieke is replacing Yoast founder Joost…

Joost de Valk has written an “After…

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Brian Krogsgard

Joost de Valk has written an "After WCUS WordPress & Gutenberg FAQ" addressing some questions posed to him and the Yoast team at WordCamp US. In short, he is on board with Gutenberg but "annoyed with the communication failure around the…
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