Category: Using WordPress




How to Set Your Site Icon (Favicon) in WordPress

One thing every WordPress site should have is a site icon, also called a “favicon”—the little tiny image that shows up in your browser tabs to let you tell one site from another. Ours at WPShout is a orange circle with a bullhorn inside it, so you which tabs are us. For the more visually-inclined, here’s a relevant summary image of a site icon:


Best Image Optimizer for WordPress

What Does Image Optimization Mean?

We often hear the phrase Image Optimization in the context of site building and maintenance, but what exactly does it mean? Image optimization is the compression of an image’s file size (its weight) without changing its dimensions (its width and height). Some optimizations reduce the image’s quality – that is called a “lossy” compression, and some leave the quality intact, and that is called a lossless compression.


Where are WordPress Pages Stored & How to Find Them

It’s a very reasonable question: where are WordPress pages stored? There are a lot of ways to answer it though. Without getting too pedantic, we really need to understand a few different levels of the questions to really give a good answer. In this Quick Guide we’ll cover a few different of the answers you may be seeking.


How to Test Your Website for Accessibility

More than 1 billion people in the world and 1-in-4 U.S. adults have a disability. Websites not developed to be accessible are challenging for people with disabilities to navigate and use, and inaccessible websites put their owners at risk of receiving an accessibility complaint or lawsuit. It is increasingly important for developers in the U.S., Canada, and EU to ensure the websites they build are accessible.


When & How to Use Noopener Noreferrer in WordPress

It’s pretty common for WordPress folks to start looking harder at their page’s HTML from time to time. If you find yourself doing that, you may see this rel="noreferrer noopener" on some links. What’s noopener noreferrer? You’re in the right place to find out. Short answer: it’s a security measure for when you want a link to open in a new tab (or window) for your website visitors. It’s additional security related to target="_blank", if you know what that is. But we’ll get to that in a bit…


How to Replace Images or Media Files on a WordPress

a screenshot of the before and after when you replace images on WordPress

If you find yourself working with a lot of images or other media files in WordPress, chances are good that at some point you’ll need to change a file’s content while still keeping links and image placement the same. The best way we’ve found to do this is with a free plugin called “Enable Media Replace”. In this Quick Guide, we’ll teach you how to install this plugin and use it to replace images that already exists or media files on your WordPress site.


How to Enlarge an Image in WordPress (Lightboxes!)

Whether you’re writing about technical topics or something even more visually demanding like art, sometimes you just want to make a picture bigger in WordPress. That can mean a number of things, from how it appears on the page to what happens when you click it. We’ll shortly cover the first case, and then spend most of our time introducing using a “lightbox” from the Simple Lightbox plugin to make our images appear over our content in a large size when clicked.