The Five Most Read Articles Of 2018

Now that the smoke of fireworks has cleared and the smell of alcohol has been washed from people’s clothes, it’s time to look back at 2018. Specifically, we will be looking back at the five most read posts of 2018. Lots of people came to read to our site to read one of the older articles. That’s why we have picked the five most read articles that were written this year.

Removing a PC from an Azure domain

Windows 10 was supposed to be the one operating system to unify the Microsoft userbase. That goal hasn’t quite been achieved yet. While all of my devices are on Windows 10 (or the latest version of Mac OSX) I have been supporting Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows Vista devices. I also had the pleasure to work with a Windows 2003 server on its last legs.

But that’s neither there. One of the most popular articles covers how to unjoin an Azure Active Directory. While setting up a new PC a collegue of mine accidentally joined an Office365 AD – and although this problem sounded strangely unique at the time, the number of hits proved otherwise.

Here’s how to unjoin the PC from the Azure Active Directory

Everyone Worried About GDPR

In May 2018 we learned that not even a heads up of two years is enough for companies to be compliant with laws that affects their business. That is when the GDPR regulation became law, and dictated how companies have to handle the private data of users (of their websites, and in general). Everyone had been given plenty of time to write procedures, update their sites and get ready. Of course, that did not happen and a lot of companies weren’t prepared.

You can’t say we didn’t do our part, though. We wrote at least two articles to help you get ready for GDPR:

WordPres Distro’s for everyone

Getting ready for GDPR also meant making changes to our in-house WordPress Distro. Adding a standard cookie policy plug-in, reserving space for a privacy policy, testing the new GDPR tools that WordPress provided… Once we felt comfortable with the new version of our Distro, we started using it for ourselves and our customers.

What’s a distro? A distro is a special packaged version of something. For example, Ubuntu is a Linux distro. In the context of WordPress, our “distro” is a WordPress package; a collection of plug-ins that we pre-install and – where possible – configure and then package. We can then use that package instead of the WordPress package to get a head start.

If you want to start working with your own distro, we wrote an article that helps you do just that. It uses the excellend Akeeba Backup Software, which made the move to WordPress last year.

How To Create Your Own WordPress Installation Of Distro

OpenTranslators Signs Off

A few years back, a group of Joomla volunteers got together and wanted to make a difference inside the Joomla Eco-system. They wanted to make translations and translating more accessible for both developers and users. Under the label of OpenTranslaters, they brought Joomla developers and potential translators together on the platform Transifex.

Although the project got backslash from the higher ups at the Joomla HQ, the rogue initiative became a succes. Millions of strings were translated and thousands of new language packages were released thanks to the efforts of the volunteers. The project truly was a succes.

However, near the end of 2019 the core team of OpenTranslators decided that it was time to turn off the lights at the OpenTranslators HQ. Members of the core team had either moved on from Joomla or had other problems they wanted to tackle. But at the end of the day, OpenTranslators was still a succes all the same.

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