Image compression utilities and WordPress plugins

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Images are an integral part of any modern site. With the advent of digital cameras and smartphones we are able to snap pictures with great detail, however the size of these images is often very large to be uploaded on a website. Consider a gallery page with, let’s say, 40 images, if these were snapped with a modern phone you might be looking at more than 150MB in total, pretty large for a web page right? This would make the site significantly heavier and may cause data charges to many mobile users. This is something that the site owner needs to address, today we will take a look at some tools that can help you with this task.

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The complete guide to Jetpack – Part 4 of 6

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Welcome back to this fourth part of our complete guide to Jetpack, looking to catch up? Check out part three here. Today we’re going to take a look at the security features bundled with the plugin. These include brute force login protection, up-time monitoring, single sign-on and more.

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The complete guide to Jetpack – Part 3 of 6

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Continuing on with our overview of Jetpack’s modules, today we’re going to take a look at the Engagement tab, if you missed the previous post, you can find it here. This one includes all the tools Jetpack provides to help you better engage with your audience such as stats, sharing, likes, sitemaps and more. Let’s dive right in!

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The complete guide to Jetpack – Part 2 of 6

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We’ve taken a look at Jetpack’s installation and activation on the first part of our guide. On the upcoming parts of this series we will be taking a closer look at Jetpack’s settings panel.

The settings panel is the place to go when you need to configure anything on Jetpack. Whether it is toggling modules on and off, configuring or fine-tuning them.

The panel is split into five tabs. The tabs categorize the modules so you can find them easier. Looking to enable site stats? Engagement is the group you are looking for. Need to add some holiday cheer to your site via snow? Appearance is where you are headed.

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The complete guide to Jetpack – Part 1 of 6

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Jetpack is one of the most popular plugins in the WordPress plugin directory and rightfully so. Built with the help of Automattic it provides a variety of tools to help you supercharge your self hosted WordPress site. Social media sharing, traffic reports, a CDN for your images, brute force protection and beautiful galleries are only some of the tens of  features you get upon activating Jetpack.

In today’s article we’ll see how we can install Jetpack and connect it to our (free) WordPress.com account. Also we’ll take a brief look at the plugin’s administrative interface.

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Use WooCommerce to create a product catalog

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WooCommerce is one of the most popular plugins for WordPress. It allows users to set up eCommerce sites and manage orders with ease. It offers an all-in-one solution when it comes to WordPress powered e-shops. However sometimes you might want to display your products on your site, but not sell them. For example if you are using a B2B system, you might want to have a place to display your products online without giving the ability to visitors to place orders. As always, there are plugins that can help you with this.

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How to create a music playlist with AudioIgniter in WordPress

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We have recently released AudioIgniter. A stylish and easy to use audio player plugin for WordPress. AudioIgniter is suitable for solo artists, bands, DJs and podcasters.

The plugin is available for download for free on the WordPress plugin directory. It also has a PRO version, you can learn more about it on our site here.

In today’s article we’ll take a look at how we can create a playlist using AudioIgniter.

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Get the most out of Facebook with these WordPress plugins

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Facebook is everywhere and almost everybody is on it. Its popularity makes it a great tool to help us reach more people, to expand our audience and promote our work. It is a wise choice for anyone that wants to increase their visitors, customers or readers to integrate their site with Facebook. Today we’re going to take a look at some plugins that can help us with this task.

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