Easy Image Attribution in WordPress with Image Credits Nofollow
Using Creative Commons-licensed images lets you take advantage of the incredible diversity of stuff on the internet, without violating anyone’s intellectual property. It’s where we get most of our article featured images from, for example.
Get a WordPress Image’s Attachment ID from its URL with a PHP Function from Pippin Williamson
You know who’s really great? Pippin Williamson.
Adding and Using WordPress Custom Image Sizes: A Guide to the Best Thing Ever
I really love being able to set custom image sizes in WordPress. The power and flexibility this system opens up for building beautiful, easy-to-administer, performant websites is hard to overstate.
Search Creative Commons-Licensed Images with CC Search Beta
There are lots of ways to search for free-to-use images: a Flickr search with Attribution, a Google image search with the “reuse with modification” filter, and now a new one: CC Search.
Automatic Lossless Compression for WordPress Images with the TinyPNG Plugin
I’ve loved TinyPNG for a long time, but didn’t realize until quite recently that they’ve got a WordPress plugin. I just tried it on a client’s site, and it’s amazing: automatic lossless image compression for all .jpg and .png images uploaded through the Media uploader. That means that all your images are exactly the same, but have smaller filesizes.
Rename Your Media Files with… …Rename Media Files
It’s a bit odd that WordPress doesn’t let you rename your media files. For a feature with some usability questions and a lot of SEO questions (Google, of course, reads the filenames of images as a clue to what they’re about), it’s surprising that WordPress’s best out-of-the-box solution is to simply delete and reupload whatever files you’d like to have renamed.
Unfrustrate Your Image Formatting with the WordPress Text Editor
We’ll be looking at some useful ways to display images on the page that you simply can’t get with the Visual editor alone.
Commonsense Image Sizing in WordPress
Here we’ll be discussing basic best practices for working with image sizes in WordPress. This has such a huge impact on site speed that it’s important to know the fundamentals. Playing around with caching and CDNs and everything is really great, but if an image on the page is 400KB bigger than it should be, to a large extent you’re back where you started.