Creating a good looking thumbnail image for any post type is one of the first ways to attract your visitors’ attention to that section of the site. Showcasing an uninteresting part of an image could deter a visitor from going anywhere near that particular post. This is where My Eyes Are Up Here comes in. It’s a simple plugin that uses face recognition and hotspots to feature the best part of your image as the thumbnail.
WPMU DEV has come a long way since since its start as a Multisite resource site back when Multisite was even called Multiuser!
These days the site is largest WordPress premium plugin and support provider on the web, with in excess of 140 plugins, over 300,000 members and a staff of 50 people.
So how does a site like this grow to provide that much code and help that many members? And, more importantly how well does it do it? This WP Mayor review seeks to find out the answer to that!
Anyone who has had a lot of content that they want to show directly on their homepage has, at one time or another, considered or used a slider. These sliders are a good way to showcase and highlight your important content, while at the same time grabbing your viewers’ attention from the moment they open your site. They can be used to display multiple images, as well as videos and other content, depending on the purpose of your site.
There are a lot of slider plugins out there, however not all serve their purpose well. Some of them are slow, mainly due to the fact that they won’t be coded well enough, resulting in an increase in your page load time. This should be a major factor when choosing the plugin you want to use, as slow loading times can push visitors away from the get go. Others are not that easy to use for beginners, while most aren’t even responsive. The use of a responsive theme is vital nowadays, and not having a responsive plugin could undo all your hard work. Make sure you pick a plugin that would look as good on your phone as it would on a desktop.
So, I live in Montreal, Quebec (that’s Canada). You might wonder why that is relevant information on a site like this, where we deal with WordPress development.
Over here, English and French are spoken. And so the issue of having a fully bilingual site comes up more often than not. Using WordPress, do we tackle this by creating 2 separate websites, each in its own language? Or maybe just create one site but have 2 versions for each and every individual post/page?
So many people shop online these days. It’s no longer necessary to make a trip to your neighborhood store if you need something. With just a few clicks, you can get anything to be delivered right at your doorstep. When someone is trying to decide which product to buy, a website’s apparel can make the difference between a simple visit, and a closed deal. Designers know this, and understand that choosing a good theme is imperative. Below, you will find a list containing 15 outstanding WooCommerce themes.
Starting a website isn’t always an easy job. For beginners, there could be many things to think about to have it up, such as the domain name, hosting, keeping the content updated, which can be sometimes a little overwhelming if you are working alone. Fortunately WordPress helps webmasters with easing half of the process by supplying crafted themes. Here we continue with our monthly series, bringing you 20 new picks for those who want to start a new site.