How to Create a Fresh WordPress Install from an Old Database Backup
If disaster strikes your WordPress site, your first thought should be to restore it from a backup. But can you create a fresh WordPress install from an old database backup?
SVGs in WordPress: How to Upload Them and Why to Use Them
This article is all about SVGs: how and why to use SVGs in WordPress, including how to allow SVG file uploads in WordPress. Whether you love, fear, or simply don’t understand this image format, we’ve got you covered.
WordPress 5.4 May Include Default Image Lazy-Loading
Lazy-loading images is one well-known win for site speed, and at present if you want to implement it in WordPress you have to choose among one of many subtly different plugin options.
How to View the Full-Sized Version of Any Image on a WordPress Site
Viewing the full-sized version of any image on a WordPress site is quite a bit easier than you may think. If you’re looking at a resized image on a WordPress site and want to see the full-sized original image, today’s Quick Guide is for you.
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Why DPI Doesn’t Matter for Web Images
If you or your client is working with web images and wondering about web image DPI guidelines, this article’s for you. It explains why DPI doesn’t matter for web images, and why pixel count does.
Simple Lightbox: A Better Image Viewing Experience in WordPress
I installed Simple Lightbox on WPShout a few weeks ago, and it’s something I wish I’d done long before.
Unsplash: Beautiful, Free, Unrestricted-Use Images
I should spend more time talking to designers. An excellent designer I’m working with on a few projects noticed me Googling for a sample image to put into a new site design, and told me about Unsplash. It’s a major step up.
Lazy Loading for Faster WordPress: Slow and Lazy Wins the Race
David wrote a really good article on WordPress site speed a few weeks ago. He also, casually, made WPShout a lot faster—up to an 89% desktop score on PageSpeed Insights, which is about as high as I’ve ever seen a WordPress site score.
Clipular: Better Screenshots with a Chrome Extension
A big part of my job is “saving what my computer screen looks like,” also called screenshotting. Most of the time the “prt sc” button works fine, but on occasion I’ll want to screenshot something longer than the height of my computer screen itself, such as a long scrolling single-page site.