Happy New Year! While I’m sure most of us are glad to see the end of the hated 2016, I thought it would be fun to step back in time to review my Top 10 Blogsite Studio Posts of the year.
Clearly, my readers cared a lot about security and gobbled up posts about referrer spam and email scrapping. You also liked technical advice about fixes, page builders and plugins. And, blogging ideas are a perennial favorite.
And you were curious about the jazz roots of WordPress version names, which warms my hep cat heart!
So in case you missed them, here are the Top 10 Blogsite Studio Posts of 2016
10. Thirty Seven Best Blog Post Topics to Cure Your Writers Block
It happens to all bloggers. The day to post has come around and you’re still scratching your head about what to write. You can’t shake that ugly feeling that everything’s been covered and there’s nothing new to say about your industry. Fear not! Here is a list of enough blog post topics to keep your fingers flying all year long.
9. Mastering the Most Essential Elements of Perfect Blog Posts
My travel writer association is composed of mostly magazine writers and we’re asking them to blog about our upcoming conference in a competition for travel-related prizes. How can I advise them?
8. Damn that Referrer Spam from Google Analytics
There are several popular ways to damn that referrer spam, but unfortunately they don’t work. I’ll show you those first and then I’ll give you a tool that does work and will damn your referrer spam to hell.
7. How to Fix WordPress Errors and Keep Your Site Humming
Despite its user friendliness, WordPress can have a mean streak sometimes. All kinds of errors can occur on your blogsite that screw up your workday big time, issues that make you rampage to the WordPress.org Forum and beg for answers. But a lot of the problems with WordPress have similar fixes and if you remember some basic remediation techniques, you’ll save yourself time down the road.
6. Dig the Jazz Roots of WordPress Versions
Being a huge jazz fan, one of the things I like about WordPress is how they honor jazz artists by naming versions for them. But when I see stats that say 46% of WordPress users are between the ages of 26-35, I wonder if they have any idea who these jazz artists are.
5. Eleven Most Essential WordPress Photo Plugins You Need Now
I love playing with images on my sites and have messed around with lots of tools. So here, for your perusal, is a list of plugins that I find essential to posting photos.
4. Nine Top WordPress Page Builders to Renovate Your Site
WordPress page builders are tools that people either love or hate. These plugins allow average mortals to create attractive pages without resorting to code. If so, here are the top page builders available in the free, freemium, and pro categories, and listed in that order.
3. Web Hosts Recommended by Advanced WordPress Group
A couple months ago, I set out on an online hunt for a new web host. Then it occurred to me: why not ask my friends on Facebook? I asked the members of Advance WordPress Facebook Group what hosts they use and was blown away by the response.
2. The Problem with Visual Composer for WordPress 4.5
Users of Visual Composer had rude awakenings in the last couple of weeks after updating WordPress to Version 4.5. They found the popular page building plugin they’d been using suddenly didn’t work with the new, improved WordPress.
1. Three Ways to Protect Your Email Address From Hackers and Spammers
If you get email spam it’s time to protect your email address from the hackers who scrape websites and then sell addresses to spammers. Here’s how.
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