Picture Perfect: Building an Image Gallery on Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

When it comes to building your WordPress site, there are myriad options for creating a unique look that really defines you and your message, your product or service, your specific cause and so on. And to do this you’ll want to create an image gallery using the Envira Gallery plugin.

WordPress vs. Drupal … fight!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

As a user and developer of WordPress since 1.x If you want a really detailed look, please read the very exhaustive, recently released, updated Idealware report on OpenSource CMS , which includes Drupal, WordPress, Joomla and Plone. A caveat: I have more experience, especially with larger sites, in Drupal than in WordPress, so there are things that I may be missing. WordPress still has only two content types: Blog Posts and Pages.

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Picture Perfect: How to Remedy the Most Common WordPress Image Issues

Byte Technology

WordPress experts and website designers are constantly reinforcing to their clients the importance of having great imagery on their pages. However, imagery doesn’t always cooperate, especially for beginners to the WordPress platform. Here are some of the most common quirks that arise when dealing with getting the ideal imagery onto your WordPress site, with quick and easy remedies and fixes to smooth out the bumps on your digital road. Want to add a caption below your image?

Useful Hacks, Tricks & Tips for WordPress Users: Part 1

Byte Technology

It’s no great secret that one of the elements that makes WordPress so incredibly popular is the fact that it thrives on a sense of community. Lots of WordPress users aren’t aware that, by default, the program shows your latest posts and added content on the homepage of your site.

Why WordPress is the Best Choice for your Website CMS

Byte Technology

Not so with the behemoth of the Internet, WordPress. Today nearly 75 million sites are constructed and managed on the WordPress platform—which first debuted in 2011—and there are some very good reasons why. Here are the top five reasons while WordPress is a no-brainer choice no matter the vision you have for your website. While many CMSs come and go, for more than five years WordPress has shown itself to be a reliable—and therefore lasting—platform for web design.

Bad Ideas: The Most Common Mistakes for Rookie WordPress Users

Byte Technology

It’s little wonder that some 76 million websites worldwide are designed and administered via the WordPress platform given the ease with which any one—from tech newbies to Internet and design pros—can get their blog or e-commerce site up and running. Indeed, WordPress powers a staggering 26 percent of the Internet and offers tens of thousands of plugins, themes and more that allow users to express themselves through myriad designs and customizations. WordPress

Plugging In: Must-Have WordPress Extras for Business Websites

Byte Technology

As a business owner operating via a WordPress-based website, it’s important to leverage all the tools the amazing platform has to offer in order to maintain a competitive edge and keep your products and services relevant and noticed in the burgeoning world of online commerce. Fortunately, keeping track of and investigating the latest add-ons for your WordPress site is a snap as there are literally thousands in existence and more coming every day. Industry News Web Design WordPress

New and Notable: What’s Coming With WordPress 4.9

Byte Technology

Back in May, we took a look at what was coming down the line with the WordPress update 4.8. Now, the intrepid and ever-forward-thinking folks at WordPress are prepping the next update, WordPress 4.9, In keeping with that trend WordPress 4.9

Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems: Part 2

Byte Technology

In Part I of “Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems” we looked into five of the most frequently encountered hiccups that occur for both beginning users and well-versed pros. However, as is the bane of many users, WordPress doesn’t come equipped with a built-in back up program.

The Latest and Greatest: What to Expect With WordPress 4.8

Byte Technology

There’s little doubt that one thing dedicated WordPress users look forward to year after year are those always-exciting updates. And with WordPress 4.8 now via their computer or by using the WordPress Beta Tester Plugin. For those frustrated with this limitation, WordPress 4.8

Fact versus Fiction: A Q & A on WordPress Plugins

Byte Technology

When it comes to WordPress sites, designers and admins—when asked what is one of the most confusing aspects of the platform—will most likely put “plugins” somewhere on their list. Indeed, plugins are fantastic and, in many cases, a must-have when working on a WordPress site.

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Take a Load Off: How to Be “Lazy” with Your Site’s Images

Byte Technology

It’s no great secret that, sometimes, WordPress sites slow down a bit, become sluggish or take what feels like an eternity to load pages. Thankfully, sometimes all it takes to speed up your site is something simple and easy to execute, like learning to deal with your images in a new way.

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Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems: Part 1

Byte Technology

No matter whether you’re a WordPress newbie or a seasoned pro who has been building and managing sites on the platform for years, it’s absolutely inevitable that, at some point, you’ll hit a snag and need some help.

Screen Play: Creating A Full-Width Page in WordPress

Byte Technology

When it comes to many WordPress sites, visual page appearance is extremely important for the user experience. And of course WordPress themes come with tons of options to customize and create exactly the look you want for your blog, e-commerce store, company website etc.

Working Together: Great Social Media Plugins for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

When it comes to WordPress sites, many of the themes also work around the idea of assimilation and integration with other online resources. Lastly, if your social media forte is with Instagram, the plugin Instagram Feed will throw your images onto your WordPress site.

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Don’t Panic: Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them (Part One)

Byte Technology

The vast majority of WordPress users managing and administering their own sites have most likely, at one time or another, received an error message or code that got their hearts racing and induced a bit of panic. Thankfully, due to the overwhelming popularity of WordPress, there are forums galore teeming with questions and answers on relatively easy fixes to some of the most common errors that can plague sites using the platform. Image Upload Problems. Web Design WordPress

Wondering About Widgets? How to Use Them in Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

It may be a funny sounding word to many beginning WordPress users, but widgets can be—and should be—a vital component to any WordPress design. In simple terms to the uninitiated, widgets are small blocks that provide very specific functions on your WordPress page. For those ready to start experimenting with Widgets, you should first visit the “Appearance, Widgets” page within your WordPress admin area. Web Design WordPress

The Q&A: Great FAQ Plugins for WordPress Sites

Byte Technology

It’s simple, works great and is a nice—and no-cost—choice for those WordPress e-tail sites just getting started. Also free, Spider FAQ enjoys a good amount of popularity among WordPress users.

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Getting Feedback: How to Add a Reviews Page to Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

When it comes to running an e-tail or e-commerce site via the WordPress platform, there are a host of elements that can help boost the chances for success and, ideally, increased profit. Thankfully, like with so many things WordPress, it’s relatively easy and painless to add a customer review section to your site. You can create certain categories, or select default ones, as well as add featured images to accompany the review. Web Design WordPress

Save the Day: Knowing Which WordPress Files to Always Back Up

Byte Technology

Ask any WordPress designer or seasoned administrator what is one of the most important aspects of keeping a website safe and secure and you’ll no doubt get a vehement answer: back up! Think of the nightmare of losing years of blog posts, original images and all the custom tweaks and add-ons you’ve slaved over to build your dream page? And the sad reality is that too many WordPress users—especially beginners—believe that having a backup system in place is of no importance.

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Clear Garbage from Your WordPress Website – 5 Quick Ways

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Today we are looking at to clear garbage from your WordPress Website. If you are running your WordPress website for the theme or plugin testing, you could probably use a complete clean means a complete reset. 5 Ways to Clear Garbage from your WordPress Website. It’s probably time to clean up your WordPress database and improve performance. Here we go with the 5 ways to clear garbage from your WordPress website.

Plugging In: Utilizing the Most Important WordPress Options

Byte Technology

It takes only a brief look at the impressive statistics surrounding website builder WordPress to realize what an online juggernaut it really is: Currently, nearly 75 million sites are built on the platform and half of all those accounts are hosted directly on the company’s site.

Picture Perfect: A/B Split Testing Your WordPress Site Imagery

Byte Technology

And when it comes to designing and running a WordPress sie—whether it be a blog, a money-making e-tail page or even a bit of corporate PR—getting the right image that grabs attention and keeps visitors interested and engaged is incredibly important for a successful website. But how do you determine which photos, infographics and the like are garnering the most positive responses to those landing on your WordPress-based pages?

Lights, Camera, Action! How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress

Byte Technology

It’s no great secret that WordPress is a pretty amazing program, and open-source jewel that allows users such great latitude of design possibilities. How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

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WordPress 4.8: What’s New and Notable in the Latest Release

Byte Technology

Back in May we gave readers a sneak peek, thanks to WP Beginner editorial staff, of what was coming down the line with WordPress 4.8. Frequent users of WordPress will at once recognize a new element that they’ve been asking for: Media Widgets. The post WordPress 4.8:

The Magnificent Seven: Great WordPress Features Worth Checking Out

Byte Technology

WordPress is an incredibly rich and multi-layered content management system, one packed with options and features that help it clearly stand head and shoulders above other platforms. From stress-relieving tools to incredibly handy shortcut keys to one-click function options, there’s so much to discover about WordPress for those able to invest even just a small bit of time. One of the hallmarks of the WordPress platform is how easy it is to add images to any post or page.

The Picture Show: The Best WordPress Themes for Video Ventures

Byte Technology

Whether you’re a simple weekly WordPress blogger or a seasoned webpage administrator who updates and edits every day, having a video component on your site is a stellar way to draw readers and keep them coming back again and again. Thankfully, the dedicated designers of all things WordPress have developed some fantastic video-specific themes that are easy to install and use, beautifully crafted and intuitive for users.

Off to Market: The Best WordPress Plugins for Maximum Traffic

Byte Technology

For those trying to make the most of their WordPress—or, more importantly, the most money off their WordPress site—it can sometimes be difficult to ascertain just how to go about marketing your blog, products, services and so on. And attaining maximum traffic will naturally translate to maximum exposure, hence maximum profit (if of course that’s the end goal for your WordPress site.). Simply upload two different images and the tool will show different ones to different users.

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Off to Market: The What and Why of WordPress Landing Page Plugins

Byte Technology

Too often, those WordPress website users who are out to sell a product or service or promote a message underestimate the importance of a good dedicated landing page. Thankfully, like all things in the world of WordPress, there’s a plugin for that.

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How To Create A WordPress Website For Nonprofits On A Budget

Nonprofits Source

In this article, I’m going to break down my step-by-step process for building a beautifully designed WordPress website, regardless of your budget. Why WordPress For Nonprofits? Selecting A WordPress Hosting Provider. WordPress Website Design On A Budget.

Making the Sale: Great Business-Centric Themes for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Fortunately for WordPress users, there are some absolutely fantastic business-based themes that can really bring attention to your good and services. There’s a good reason so many big-boy companies use the WordPress content management system and themes—and Executive Pro is one of them.

The Fast Lane: More Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

As wonderful as the WordPress content management system is, by its very nature—capable of supporting hundreds of different themes, thousands of plugins and so much more—it can be quite slow at times. Think about image optimization.

Care to Share: Allowing You Users to Submit Content on Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Thankfully, WordPress makes it easy, and there are no less than three ways to go about the process. Click on “Settings” and “Post Submissions” and now your users can post into specific categories and add images, all of which will go into a “Drafts” folder for your review.

Built for Speed: Ways to Make Your WordPress Site Load Faster

Byte Technology

True words no matter whether you’re running on a WordPress site or another platform. So how do you fix a slow-loading WordPress site? Next, consider installing an image optimizer if your site has lots of photos, graphs, artwork etc. They work by reducing the file size of an image without sacrificing its quality. Lastly—and this the best WordPress experts agree on wholeheartedly—turn off any “pingback” or “trackback” services. Faster is better.

A/B Split Testing 101: Tools and Tips for WordPress Site Optimization

Byte Technology

WordPress site designers, owners and administrators all have something in common with one another: they all want to see their sites perform better: look more attractive: get more hits and conversions; see more pass-alongs and click-throughs; engage more repeat visitors etc. Specifically designed to work with WordPress sites, the Nelio A/B plugin works directly from the WordPress dashboard, eliminating the need to use an external service or do any special coding.

Best to Test: Tools for Gauging your WordPress Site’s Speed and Performance

Byte Technology

It’s an all-to-common scenario: a new user to WordPress builds their site, goes live and starts blogging or selling or raising funds without giving much thought into how their site’s performing. Having images that are too large, a poorly coded theme, a lousy hosting service and far too many plugins are all things that can slow down your site considerably and have visitors hitting the “back” button immediately.

Why millions of WordPress sites are at risk

SocialFish

WordPress remains a popular content management system for many people, owing to both its ease of use and the fact that it doesn’t cost anything. As with any software, if it’s not updated regularly, WordPress can be susceptible to attack.

WordPress vs Drupal. Fight!

NTEN

As a user and developer of WordPress since 1.x If you want a really detailed look, please read the very exhaustive, recently released, updated Idealware report on OpenSource CMS , which includes Drupal, WordPress, Joomla and Plone. A caveat: I have more experience, especially with larger sites, in Drupal than in WordPress, so there are things that I may be missing. WordPress still has only two content types: Blog Posts and Pages.

WordPress 3.1 Allows Nonprofits To Choose From Up To 10 Different Post Formats

John Haydon

WordPress now allows admins and editors to from up to ten different Post formats. Gallery – A gallery of images. Post will likely contain a gallery shortcode and will have image attachments. Image – A single image. WordPress wordpress wordpress posts

Three Killer Nonprofit WordPress Sites To Learn From

John Haydon

Last week I asked folks on Quora for examples of exceptional nonprofit WordPress websites. If you’re not familiar with WordPress, it’s one of the most popular (free) CMS platforms. Another beautiful WordPress site putting stories at the center.

August Webinar: Blogging on WordPress for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Attendees learn how to insert images and videos into blog Posts, monitor stats and comments, and strategically create Pages. Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: $50 or Spring Webinar Special. How to Register: Sign up ! Presented By: Heather Mansfield.

Why I Love The Headway WordPress Theme Framework More Than Ever

John Haydon

As you may know, I’ve been a huge fan of the Headway WordPress Theme since it first came out (this site is built with Headway). Background images. WordPress headway wordpress

March 12 Webinar: Blogging on WordPress for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Attendees learn how to insert images and videos into blog Posts, monitor stats and comments, and strategically create Pages. Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: $50 or Winter Webinar Special. How to Register: Sign up ! Presented By: Heather Mansfield.