I am a huge fan of WordPress SEO by Yoast as I believe many WordPress users are. Why? Because it gets the job done easily, efficiently and has many advantages over the competition. I’m not going to get into all of that here but I do want to share Joost’s new WooCommerce SEO add-on for the free plugin. I was very excited to have the opportunity to review the plugin, as I have with the Video SEO and Local SEO add-ons. However, on my photography website and at Photocrati we do not use WooCommerce for anything. However, my brother runs […]
It’s been a busy few weeks at Photocrati. We have been cranking away at a big update to our theme and plugins. Some of the updates were for WordPress 3.6 compatibility and others were for enhancements. When releasing new updates to customers we do diligent internal testing (seriously we’ve been at it for weeks) and when comfortable we release it to the world. The update process is an interesting one. There is a lot that I could go over, but I want to share some of what happens at Photocrati that has a big impact on users.
I thought it would be fun for the WP Daily community to share their own THANK YOU to WordPress and the entire WordPress community for a great 10 years. Let’s have a go, shall we?
As part of on-going brand and SEO checks at Photocrati, we do regular searches for relevant keywords for our products. This morning, we found that NextGEN Gallery’s WordPress directory page has dropped out of Google’s search results. So as any curious WordPress team might do, we started to search for other popular plugins in the directory. As it turns out, Askimet, WordPress SEO by Yoast, Contact Form 7, and most other popular plugins are also nowhere to be seen. Here are some example searches on Google, all which used to bring up the WordPress.org plugin pages or other WordPress.org pages […]
If you’re looking to use your WordPress website for client proofing, then this article is a great starting point. I had to come up with a solution pretty quick because the service I was using to host my proofing galleries for clients, decided to double their prices. For my purposes, the price didn’t warrant the service, so I canceled my plan. The steps I took to create a self-hosted client proofing solution are similar to what I will be listing below. However, being that I am fairly handy with coding, I used fewer plugins and implemented manual PHP code.
It was not until I became more familiar with WordPress and its flexibility did I realize how much dimensions matter. There are thousands, if not millions, of WordPress users that have the most popular WordPress gallery plugin installed. Countless users have posted in the forum that they are not happy with the look of their thumbnail galleries. In the end, though, it comes down to styling. By default, NextGEN Gallery creates 100×75 pixel thumbnails. While that is good for some, it’s boring to others. More specifically, creatives like photographers and graphic designers.
The WordPress favorites feature where you can save favorites has been very handy for me. In addition to being a fulltime blogger and photographer, I manage websites for some clients. So I’ve been using favorites to easily add plugins to client websites without having to do a bunch of searching. Here’s how I’m using it and how it’s working for me.
I recently came across a new website that offers interesting reviews of popular web hosts. The reason I think it’s interesting is because the website doesn’t use personal opinions about the hosting companies. In fact, it claims to be a no-nonsense guide to the best web hosting. The website actually uses data from a variety of sources to determine what the best web hosting company is out there. Mind you, it really only covers shared hosting services, so there aren’t any WordPress managed hosting providers listed explicitly.