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.
Wordpress for Photographers
Tips and tricks for photography websites built on 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.
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.
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.
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.
If your animated GIFs aren't animated when you embed them in a Wordpress post, there's a simple fix.
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.
JPEGmini 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.
I recently moved some of my sites from regular HTTP to HTTPS with SSL. Here's are some things I learned along the way.
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 Worpdress.
Stacking Font Awesome icons does work in Wordpress, but it needs a simple tweak to work around one of Wordpress's editing quirks.
WP Smush Pro builds on the oldest of the cloud image optimization services. Here's how the reborn version stacks up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you want your photos to look their best on new high pixel density Retina displays, here's a Wordpress plugin to help.
If you're moving your Wordpress site or changing its structure, here are some handy tools that help with some aspects of the migration.
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.
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.
Wordpress is a great platform out of the box. Here are some plugins that make it even better for photographers' websites.
If you find your Wordpress site is getting overweight with oversized original photos, the Imsanity plugin can trim them down to more sensible sizes.
Most of the time, you'll never see your image ALT tags. But they matter.
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.
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.