Wordpress for Photographers

How to Add rel="sponsored" to Affiliate Links in WordPress

Google has issued new recommendations that affiliate links be identified with a "sponsored" attribute. Here's how to add that in WordPress.
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How to Open External Links Open in New Tabs in WordPress

There are several different methods for making external links on your WordPress site open in new tabs or windows when users click on them. Here's a rundown of some of the best alternatives.
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Does EXIF Metadata in Images Affect Google Search Rankings?

Does including image metadata affect search rankings for your overall site or image search? Maybe.
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How to Display EXIF Metadata in Wordpress's Media Library

Here's a quick snippet that displays some key EXIF metadata fields for images in Wordpress's Media Library.
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How to Have Yoast SEO's XML Sitemap Register Images Served from a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

If you're serving your site's images from a CDN, this snippet tells Yoast SEO to register the CDN versions in its sitemap.
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Quick Way to Include External Text in Wordpress

Here's a quick and simple way to include external text or HTML in Wordpress posts, pages, or widgets.
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Allowed Referrers For Sharing Social Media Shared Link Images When Using Hotlink Protection

If you're using hotlink protection but want to make exceptions to allow social media services to pull images for shared links, here's the list of allowed referrers I've been using.
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How to Transfer Redirects from Yoast SEO Premium to Redirection Plugin

Here's a quick guide to moving existing redirects from Yoast SEO Premium to Redirection in Wordpress.
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How to Disable Yoast SEO Premium's Automatic Redirects

Here's the snippet that disables the automatic capturing of redirects in Yoast SEO Premium.
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How to Change Wordpress's Default JPG Compression

By default, Wordpress compresses the versions of images it creates at a JPG quality setting of 82 percent. Here's how you can change it.
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Search and Replace Plugins for Wordpress

Whether you're moving from HTTP to HTTPS, moving a site to a new domain, or updating links, there are times you might need site-wide search and replace to speed things up. Here are some options for Wordpress.
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How to Escape Shortcodes in When Posting Code Snippets in Wordpress

If you're trying to post example shortcodes in your post but finding that the shortcode is getting processed, here's how to escape it and present the shortcode as plain text.
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How to Remove or Replace "Filed Under" and "Tagged With" from Post Metadata in Genesis

This simple little hack is a way to change the "Filed under" and "Tagged with" labels from post metadata if you're using the Genesis Framework in Wordpress.
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Organizing Photos into Wordpress Media Library Folders

If you have a lot of photos in your Wordpress Media Library and are looking for a better way to organize them, the WP Media Folder plugin provides a way to create virtual collections without messing up your underlying filesystem.
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How to Embed an Animated GIF in Wordpress

If your animated GIFs aren't animated when you embed them in a Wordpress post, there's a simple fix.
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Finding and Cleaning Unused Images in the Wordpress Media Library

This plugin does two things: scans your Wordpress media library for unused images and scans your uploads folder for images that aren't in the media library.
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JPEGmini Pro Review

JPEGmini Pro promises that their proprietary algorithm can dramatically reduce the size of JPGs with no discernible loss in quality. So I put their secret sauce to the test.
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Things I Learned Moving My Wordpress Sites from HTTP to HTTPS

I recently moved some of my sites from regular HTTP to HTTPS with SSL. Here's are some things I learned along the way.
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Review of ImageRecycle Image Optimization Service for Wordpress

ImageRecycle is a cloud-based image optimization service that can shrink the size of your image files. Here's another in my series of reviews of image optimization tools for WordPress.
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Stacking Font Awesome Icons in Wordpress

Stacking Font Awesome icons does work in Wordpress, but it needs a simple tweak to work around one of Wordpress's editing quirks.
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WP Smush Pro Image Optimizer for Wordpress

WP Smush Pro builds on the oldest of the cloud image optimization services. Here's how the reborn version stacks up.
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ShortPixel Image Optimizer for Wordpress

There are several cloud-based image optimization services available for Wordpress. I put ShortPixel through its paces to see how to stacks up to the competition.
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Kraken.io Image Optimizer for Wordpress

Kraken.io is a Wordpress plugin and cloud service combination that aims to reduce to file size of your images in order to speed up your site. Here's how it works in practice.
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Is there any benefit to using WebP images on my website?

WebP is an emerging image format that is designed to create images that are visually indistinguishable from JPGs (or PNGs) but with much smaller file sizes. That in turn makes for a faster website.
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Optimus Image Optimizer for Wordpress Review

Optimus is a plugin and cloud service combination that promises to dramatically reduce the filesize of your images and speed up your Wordpress site. Here's my hands-on review.
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Making Photos on a Wordpress Site Sharp on Retina Displays

If you want your photos to look their best on new high pixel density Retina displays, here's a Wordpress plugin to help.
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Useful Plugins and Tools When Migrating Wordpress

If you're moving your Wordpress site or changing its structure, here are some handy tools that help with some aspects of the migration.
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Guide to Cropping Thumbnails in Wordpress

Thumbnails come in handy in all sorts of places in Wordpress. Here's a guide to the various ways to crop an image within Wordpress.
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How to Resize Wordpress Thumbnails

If you change your Wordpress theme or even just tweak the layout of your existing theme, you might need to change the size of your thumbnails. Here's how to do it.
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6 of the Best Wordpress Plugins for Photographers

Wordpress is a great platform out of the box. Here are some plugins that make it even better for photographers' websites.
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Resizing Oversized Photos in Wordpress

If you find your Wordpress site is getting overweight with oversized original photos, the Imsanity plugin can trim them down to more sensible sizes.
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How to Put Your Image ALT Tags to Work in Wordpress

Most of the time, you'll never see your image ALT tags. But they matter.
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Web Fonts for Wordpress

You want your site to look good. You want it to have some personality. And you want it to be easy to read. Web fonts can help with all three.
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How to Insert the Content Of One Post Into Another in Wordpress

There might be times you want to insert the content of one post in another post. Here's a Wordpress plugin that does just that.
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