As we finish up the year, I thought it would be interesting, or fun, to take a look at some of the articles at the MainWP blog in the year 2018. Consider it a walk down the MainWP Blog Memory Lane.
This year, it seems like, was dominated by some major changes in our industry. First, there was the dreaded GDPR that launched in Europe. This lead to our friends in that part of the world scrambling to determine if they and their client’s websites were deemed acceptable by this new piece of legislation.
That darned GDPR
We talked about it quite a bit leading up to its launch date in May. Fortunately, the world is still standing.
While we published a number of articles that touch on things you can do as a business that would help your GDPR pinch, we published a few that were exclusively about the GDPR.
Dennis talked about how the GDPR affected the MainWP Dashboard.
“As the May 25th, 2018 deadline moves closer you may be wondering how your MainWP Dashboard is impacted by the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR.”
I put together a number of sources to help using a roundup format. I am no expert in these matters, so I set my ship afloat to find answers for our readers.
We tried to keep you informed!
A new era begins with Gutenberg
The next thing that made news in WordPress in 2018 was, undoubtedly, Gutenberg. We have been anticipating the new editor for months and months and it was finally shipped with the launch of WordPress 5.0 during WordCamp US last week.
We are all dealing with the aftermath. Some are doing better than others. Nevertheless, we tried to give as much info as we could to help you navigate the choppy waters.
It took a team effort as you can see.
Author: Sebastian Moran
Author: Bogdan Rapaic
But, what are the ten most popular articles at the MainWP blog during 2018? Without further adieu.
Top Ten most popular articles at MainWP
So, what were some of the most popular articles at the MainWP Blog? For this, I looked at the shares we had from the Social Warfare plugin that is used on the MainWP Blog. So, these ten articles are the most popular from the aspect of sharing on social media. Did you read any of these posts?
Sujay Pawar is the co-founder of Brainstorm Force, the power behind the Astra theme that has exploded in popularity in the past two years. The theme was built to work seamlessly with page builders.
Sebastian Moran went through the process you need to be ready for WordPress 5.0 which includes the new Gutenberg Editor. Sebastion discusses working with Gutenberg and WooCommerce, major plugins, the new block plugins, and how to keep the Classic Editor for your user experience.
In this article, I took a look at six courses that will make WordPress professionals a better business owner. Is your favorite course on the list?
Joshua is a contributing member of the MainWP community having created user report templates that he freely shares in a blog post. I thought it would be great to learn a little bit more about this MainWP user.
One of my favorite podcasts in the WordPress space is WP Builds. Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley have set them apart with their ability to get good and relevant guests on their podcast. They also run contests and have started doing webinars. I was excited to get them to agree to a Q&A article.
Name a reason to attend WordCamp. There are several, more than seven. I talked to several WordPress professionals who gave me their reasons. What are your favorite reasons to attend WordCamp?
We talked about this above. This article was one of many on GDPR. I compiled a roundup of great resources for implementing GDPR guidelines.
Case studies. We all need them, but we hate to read them. That is because we do them all wrong. In this article, I talk about ways to keep your case study from being boring.
In this article, talked about four pressing issues with running a WordPress maintenance business. I sat out to solve those problems with MainWP as a primary tool.
I know some business owners struggle to wrangle up testimonials. However, it is so, so important. In this article, we discuss ways to help round up those testimonies so you can supercharge your marketing.
Wrapping it up
It’s been a long year, it seems, but we are nearing the end. As you look back to your 2018, what things did you experience? How did the GDPR and Gutenberg affect you and your business?
What lessons can you learn along the way?