If you run a WordPress website, then you’re probably familiar with the Yoast SEO plugin by Joost de Valk. Not only is it a fantastic plugin for helping improve the SEO of your site, it also has some great extra features such as Page Analysis, XML Sitemaps and Social Integration. Whenever you hear people talk about which SEO plugin to use on their site, nine times out of ten people will simply recommend Yoast SEO.
I’m on the record as a huge fan of WordPress. I’m a fan of the community, the software and everyone who contributes to make it better and safer. I help organise the WordPress Melbourne monthly meetups, you can hear me talk at WordCamps, meetups and even colleges, and you can download my themes and plugins in the official WordPress Theme and Plugin Directories. Having said that, I will say that I don’t love every single thing about WordPress and if you know me at all, you’ll know that one of those things is the WordPress Customizer. I’ve even been known to say I loathe the Customizer. I really feel like it provides a horrible user experience.
Over 260 eager WordPressers converged on Queensland University of Technology (QUT) over this past weekend for WordCamp Brisbane (May 30-31, 2015). And what a great WordCamp it was! First and foremost, huge props to the organisers, Sofia Woods, Bronson Quick, Dion Hulse, Lachlan MacPherson & Tracey Kemp. The weekend ran so smooth and based on tweets and conversations, everyone had a fantastic time.
There’s been a lot of talk recently about the importance of making your theme translatable. It’s also good to remember that it’s worth making your website multilingual. At a recent WordPress Melbourne Developer Meetup, I had the opportunity to talk about creating Multilingual websites with WordPress and WPML and you may be surprised to learn that it’s not as difficult as you might think.