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WordPress to get a built-in XML sitemap feature

WordPress, the content management system running a third of today’s internet sites, is getting built-in support for XML sitemaps. The feature will go live in WordPress 5.5, scheduled for release later this fall. XML sitemaps are special files that contain a list of all the site’s pages, blog posts, tags, and other content. Search engines like Google, Bing, and others, use sitemaps to index a site’s content, with XML-based sitemaps being the most… More Info

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Develop, Test, and Showcase Blocks in Isolation With BlockBook – WordPress Tavern

Riad Benguella released BlockBook, a project that promises to overhaul how developers build blocks and more, on Tuesday. It is a development environment that allows creators to work with blocks in isolation, outside of WordPress. Developers can view individual block properties and test output from a defined block library. BlockBook is available as an npm package. Developers can also contribute to the project through its GitHub repository. Benguella got the idea from Storybook, which is an open-source tool for developing UI components for React, Vue, Angular, and other JavaScript… More Info

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WordPress 5.5 Gets Native Google Sitemaps Integration

For over a year, Google said it is working with the WordPress team to build in to the core of WordPress the ability to generate XML Sitemaps. Well, now with WordPress 5.5 it is now out. Pascal Birchler from Google announced on WordPress.org “in WordPress 5.5, a new feature is being introduced that adds basic, extensible XML sitemaps functionality into WordPress core.” With version 5.5 of WordPress your WordPress site will expose a sitemap index at /wp-sitemap.xml. This is the main XML file that contains the listing of all the sitemap pages exposed by a WordPress site, Pascal said…. More Info

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Best WordPress SEO tools in 2020

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that has always been very SEO-friendly out of the box, with a range of features that were both simple and innovative since the start. For example, WordPress comes with an easy-to-use URL rewrite system that has never bothered with session IDs in URLs like a lot of community-driven software that was developed around the same time. With a single click you have the option to move from dynamic URLs to simple URLs using dates, numbers, and/or simply letters. The result is a simple and clean set of URLs that have always been easy for search engines… More Info

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Best WordPress SEO tools in 2020

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that has always been very SEO-friendly out of the box, with a range of features that were both simple and innovative since the start. For example, WordPress comes with an easy-to-use URL rewrite system that has never bothered with session IDs in URLs like a lot of community-driven software that was developed around the same time. With a single click you have the option to move from dynamic URLs to simple URLs using dates, numbers, and/or simply letters. The result is a simple and clean set of URLs that have always been easy for search engines… More Info

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Best WordPress SEO tools in 2020

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that has always been very SEO-friendly out of the box, with a range of features that were both simple and innovative since the start. For example, WordPress comes with an easy-to-use URL rewrite system that has never bothered with session IDs in URLs like a lot of community-driven software that was developed around the same time. With a single click you have the option to move from dynamic URLs to simple URLs using dates, numbers, and/or simply letters. The result is a simple and clean set of URLs that have always been easy for search engines… More Info

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WordPress Website Management: Works like a pro

You have got your business idea, and engaging website and a plan, what is your plan about your WordPress? Yes, WordPress is the main ingredient when you prepare a website. Being at the backside of a website, WordPress Management handles all the required activities your business needs to get into your website. For any website, WordPress is a mandatory element that is available as an open-source but the most tactful work is to explore the specifications of WordPress Website Management and use it in the website to make it more… More Info

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Unsplash Launches Official Plugin for WordPress – WordPress Tavern

Unsplash has released its own official plugin for WordPress, co-developed with the team at XWP. The plugin seamlessly connects Unsplash’s 1 million+ free high-resolution image library with the WordPress editor. Users can easily search Unsplash directly inside the custom block and insert images with attribution and alt description info automatically filled in. The selected images are download and added to the WordPress media library, saving users the trouble of having to leave their dashboards to search, download, and upload images. Unsplash co-founder Luke Chesser… More Info

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Why Accessibility Matters for WordPress Themes and Their Users – WordPress Tavern

“Do you ever read the subtitles on a video so you didn’t need to unmute it?” asked William Patton, a representative from the WordPress Themes Team. “Used the ‘beep’ from a crosswalk to know when to cross the road? Found yourself reading the info panel at an airport? Those things are considered features, but in reality, they are aids for people with additional needs.” As I talked with Patton and other reps from the Themes Team, it was clear they believed accessibility was a vital piece of the theme-building puzzle. The team has made small moves in the last year to bring… More Info

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Bing WordPress Plugin Indexes Content Immediately

Bing is launching a new plugin for WordPress that is designed for getting content immediately indexed in search results. “Who in the SEO community has not dreamed of such ability?,” Bing asks in an announcement. The whole process is done automatically. All site owners have to do is install the plugin. Once installed and configured with an API key obtained from Bing Webmaster portal, the plugin detects new pages as well as updates to existing pages. Here’s how to install and activate the plugin. Installing the Bing URL Submissions WordPress Plugin Follow these two steps to install the… More Info

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