Adding Images & Other Media to WordPress

Mobile Responsive Slideshow Plugin

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If your website is mobile responsive, your slideshow should also be mobile responsive so it can shrink and grow depending on the screen size of the viewer. The Genesis Responsive Slider plugin for the Genesis framework does just that. You can choose to show specific slides or the featured images from one or more categories, you can include a … [Read more...]

Adding Images (New WordPress Media Library)

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The latest version of WordPress includes a much improved media library. The new WordPress media library makes it easy to add new images, customize and optimize your images and find existing images in your media library. In this tutorial, you will learn: How to upload a new image How to customize, optimize and insert into a page/post How … [Read more...]

Guide to Featured Images

Select a featured image for each WordPress page or post

A featured image is a special image associated with a particular post or page on your WordPress website. Your featured image will display beside a post title and summary on your homepage, sidebar or on a category page. If you are using the Open graph Pro plugin or Yoast SEO plugin, the featured image will also show beside a post title and summary … [Read more...]

NextGEN Gallery Lightbox Effects

Add Lightbox effects to your online photo galleries

NextGEN Gallery lightbox effects show when someone clicks on one of the small images in your online photo gallery. A large image opens over the top of your screen content in a lightbox and everything except the image fades on the screen. Keep reading for more info on three different easy to use effects for the NextGEN Photo Gallery plugin and the … [Read more...]

Easy WordPress Slideshow Plugin

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The WP Cycle Plugin by Nathan Rice is an easy WordPress slideshow plugin which I have used on a lot of websites sometimes with images and others a series of graphics to explain a product. You can load as many images as you like to display in the slideshow, can set the time between each slide and can link each image to a web page or post if you … [Read more...]

Editing Featured Images in Genesis

Customise your thumbnails or featured images

If you are running your WordPress website on the Genesis framework, you have the option to show featured images on both category pages next to post summaries and on Genesis featured posts or featured page widgets. This is a great way to spice up the look and feel of your website as well giving content clues and enticing readers to click through to … [Read more...]

Resize & Crop Images inside WordPress

Re-size and Crop Images inside WordPress

You can re-size and crop images inside WordPress without having to purchase any special software. If you are loading images direct from a digital camera and they are anything over 1000 pixels wide, you should scale them to a more manageable 800 pixels wide. They will load faster and take up less space on your server hence keep web hosting costs … [Read more...]

Upload PDF Files to WordPress

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If you have files created in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, or graphic design programs, you are best to save them as PDF files before uploading to your website. Once in PDF format, anyone can download them online and view exactly as you saved them without needed a special program to open them. I am assuming that everyone has Adobe Acrobat on their … [Read more...]

4 Tips for NextGEN Thumbnails

Create professional online photo galleries with the NextGen Photo Plugin for WordPress

The NextGEN Gallery Plugin for WordPress creates beautiful photo galleries to display on your WordPress website. There are a lot of things you can do within this plugin to really make your galleries jump out of the page and sell your product. Here are my four top tips for NextGEN thumbnails. In this tutorial, you will learn... How to set … [Read more...]