WordPress image optimization with Smush

We all know how important fast sites are nowadays. Small page sizes are essential to minimize loading times, making sure that both users and search engines like your site. A slow site means that visitors will probably abandon it in favor of a competing one before it even loads, and search engines will lower its rank in order to provide a better experience for their audience. This is especially true for mobile users which are getting more every day. Modern landline connections might be fast and consistent enough to minimize the impact of a slow site, but this is not always true for mobile networks. While modern wireless networks are very fast, low coverage areas with spotty connections will always exist. A fast site even under these conditions might be the key to your success.

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Content Locker – Grow social media traffic

In today’s competitive world of blogging social media traffic and mailing lists are perhaps the most important tools to help us increase our sites’ reach and exposure. Our plugin of the day is geared towards helping you increase that traffic by restricting access to pieces of your content.

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Themify Audio Dock

It’s almost certain that you have run onto a site which features some sort of audio when it loads, whether it is soothing or annoying music, the feature is rather popular. Today’s plugin of the day can help you add some, hopefully nice, music on your WordPress site.

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WP Pixabay

Continuing with our image related theme, today we’re going to take a look at a plugin that helps us find free stock images, including photos, vectors and illustrations, these can be used either in the content or set as featured images for our posts.

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Vectr – Embedded Graphics Editor

Images are a very important piece of your content. Sometimes they are the ones that capture the visitor’s interest and make them read on. Naturally graphics and image manipulation will take up much of your time while writing articles for your site. Today we’ll take a look at an awesome tool which will help you create stunning graphics right in your dashboard.

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Announcements

If you are running a multi user WordPress installation it might get tricky to notify all existing users of an important change or bring new users up to speed on rules and procedures on the site. Luckily there is a plugin for this.

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TinyMCE Recover

If you have updated your WordPress installation to 4.7 you might have noticed that the text underline and text justification buttons were removed. This has inconvenienced many bloggers out there who find them useful but tend to forget keyboard shortcuts. Luckily there is a solution to this problem in the form of a plugin.

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Take control of your widgets with the Widget Options plugin

Widgets are an essential part of most WordPress sites. They help us feature content, products, display social profiles and feeds, contact info and more. However sometimes you might need more refined control over your widgets, what if you want to display a widget on a certain page alone, or only on posts of a certain category, what if you want to apply custom styling to a widget? Luckily there are plugins to help us with this and today we’re taking a look at one of them.

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Show theme in footer

If you manage a lot of WordPress sites each with its own theme, you might need a way to easily check which theme is active on a particular site and which version it’s running. This will make updating themes easier. That’s what today’s plugin of the day can help you with.

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Reset your database with WordPress database reset

The WordPress database might get bloated, especially if you tend to use many plugins, test out new interesting ones and change themes often. You might want to clean it up or even wipe it out entirely to start fresh. You don’t have to delete your entire WordPress installation and create a new one to do this, you can just reset your database using a plugin.

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