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Meks’s top 10 most read blog posts in 2017

Meks’s top 10 most read blog posts in 2017

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While we await your thoughts and suggestions on new topics, here are our top most read blog posts in 2017. All the stuff you wanted to learn and were coming back for more.

Top 10 most read blog posts in 2017

1. The latest Facebook algorithm change and it’s effect on your website

No wonder our takeout on the latest Facebook algorithm change was No1 blog post last year. Since it is happening now on a daily basis and, moreover, since Facebook Pages are no more welcome in the News Feeds, our tips, and suggestions on what to do come in handy. What to do and how to be successful online no matter what change in Social Media happen – all that you can pick up in this article of ours.

2. Top 5 WordPress plugins for statistics

This one we wrote at the end of 2016, but still, it has its weight and importance. No matter whether you are a developer or content writer, business owner or a freelancer, tracking your results is equally important. Here we covered top 5 plugins that help you track your post results, and optimize your post for search engines.

3. Dropshipping and WordPress – how to get started

Ok, now this was one of the most talked about topics in 2017. Dropshipping is a huge trend and, more than that, good opportunity to start a successful business. If you know what’s needed to be done and how. In this article, we talked about four most important things to do regarding drop shipping and how to do it well with WordPress – hope it continues to help you this year, too 🙂

4. Is facebook Explore Feed the big, bad wolf?

Another one with Facebook as the main topic. Keeps scaring us, that Facebook, right? What used to be a test for only a few countries, developed into almost banning Facebook Pages from user’s feeds. So, for all of you who still might not know what Explore Feed is and how it affects our business – great explanation and advice on what to do – you’re welcome.

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5. Using WordPress without blog – the right way right away

WordPress isn’t just for blogging; you sure know that by now, right? With that in mind, you were very interested to learn how to use it for the sole purpose as non-blog WordPress website. So, our Bojan sat down and wrote this handy article on how to just that.

6. 15 top free photo websites for your online projects

This post is one of my favorite pieces I wrote. Ever since I began my online work, finding the right images for my articles and projects wasn’t always easy and fun. Sometimes I had pictures of my own, other times I would ask my friends for some. Just, I didn’t want to use someone else’s photos – especially without consent. Or, to just pick them up from Google. Like, that’s not right. So, I am very thankful for all the wonderful people, all those photography lovers, and contributors that donate their beautiful images for our projects and for free. This article has a list of 15+ free photo websites that offer fantastic free photos for your online or offline projects. Bookmark it and have fun choosing the right ones.

7. 7 text editor tools that will improve your writing

Just like the previous one, this one too is very close to my heart. Over the years, I learned to appreciate all the help I can get, and these pretty cool text editors are sure helpful in their department. Whether you need to check your grammar, proofread your articles or check for plagiarism – this is the article to find the answers and tools for all that. I promise.

8. Top 2018 SEO tips from the YoastCon conference

Must have conference – and article – for all the people that are doing anything online. With all that Social Media changes and commotion, we come to realize that the only thing we can rely on is – our websites and the work we do with it. So, these SEO tips from the YoastCon conference are a pretty good start for making our efforts better and more successful.

9. State of the Word 2017 by Matt Mullenweg

On the other hand, together with the SEO insights, we should get to know all the changes that are happening in the WordPress. Which is why Mett’s State of the Word from the last years WCUS should be another must read for all of you. Changes are due to come and they are right, we just need to prepare ourselves and make our websites ready for it.

10. Integrating Google Photos into WordPress

And, one of those changes was this one. Somewhere in the fall time, WordPress announced a great collaboration between Google Photos and WordPress. This feature is saving us a lot of time and effort in maintaining our websites and blogs, right? If you missed it, you’d find everything you need to know about it in this very article.

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BONUS

And, not to finish that quickly, here are four most popular WordPress tips and tricks you searched for and found on our site:

# Get current page URL in WordPress

Saving you nerves and all that time in rewriting, right? Check out this cool snippet and simple solution.

# Passing variables to WordPress get_template_part() function

Sometimes, using get_template_part makes things a bit harder for developers. With that in mind, we came up with this solution in combining locate_template() and native PHP include() function to get what we need. Check it out and see how it works.

# Convert hex to RGB or RGBA color using PHP

How to quickly change color settings for your websites, you ask? Well, by using our help function which converts hex color code string into RGB or even RGBA color. Do check it out and see how it works.

# Change image thumbnail size in WordPress gallery

Want to change image size for all your WordPress galleries automatically? No problem, just take a look at our simple snippet that does that trick. Cool, huh?

Those were our most read blog posts in 2017, hope they continue to help you. And, as far as for this year, let us know what it is you want us to share with you more. What type of articles, what tips and tricks, do you have some WordPress struggles we can address?

Share your concerns in comments and let’s make this blog section even better, ok?

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Ivana Cirkovic

Ivana is a Digital Marketing, PR and Social Media consultant with over nine years experience in the field. She is also a WordPress enthusiast and an active member of WordPress community who lives online almost 24/7. In love with Twitter, WP, photography and NYC.

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