Building a trusted web, step 1.

One of the biggest long-term trust problems of the web is reliably figuring out who published something first. Who was first has deep implications for ownership, and for areas like citation and (Google) news rankings. Today we have submitted an issue to the Schema.org GitHub which proposes a solution to fix this using timestamps on…

(Why) I’m stepping down from my WordPress marketing role

I’m going to step away from my role as Marketing Lead. I consider this mostly a personal failure, both in correctly setting and getting expectations and in fitting into another type of organization. Matt and I have talked this through and there are no hard feelings on either side whatsoever. At the same time I’m…

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Democratizing publishing

Matt blogged, in response to a question asked at WordCamp US: what does “democratizing publishing” mean to you? His answer: … the mission of “Democratize Publishing” to me means that people of all backgrounds, interests, and abilities should be able to access Free-as-in-speech software that empowers them to express themselves on the open web and…

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After WCUS: WordPress & Gutenberg FAQ

I just came back from WordCamp US in Nashville, which was awesome. In this post I want to address some of the questions I’ve had a couple of times. So here we go: Have more questions for me? Drop them in the comments, I’ll answer them there!

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Gutenberg and Yoast SEO

I’m typing this as I sit in Track 1 of WordCamp Europe in Paris. Matt Mullenweg just announced Gutenberg as a plugin is available so I installed it on here and am writing this post in it. Gutenberg is a radical rethinking of the post screen and that means we at Yoast have to rethink…

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