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7 Booking Plugins for Photographers in 2020

7 Booking Plugins for Photographers in 2020

Using a scheduling or booking plugin on your WordPress site can make for a more efficient photography business. Automating your bookings, allowing visitors to view your calendar or allowing customers to make online payments are all efficient ways to reduce your workload while improving user experience. To help you find the best solution for you, we’ve rounded up seven WordPress plugins that can optimize your booking and scheduling process. BirchPress BirchPress is a feature-rich calendar and booking plugin. It allows your users to easily check your calendar and make a booking. The booking form is customizable, so you only need … Read more…

FooGallery PRO Lightbox: Ready For Testing

FooGallery Pro Lightbox Now Ready For Testing

FooGallery PRO‘s latest addition, a built-in lightbox, is now available for beta testing. The addition of the lightbox to the gallery means you will now no longer need to download a separate lightbox. Plus it comes with a whole bunch of customization options. Below we’ve gone into some detail about how this lightbox will work, how you can customize it, and how you can be one of the first to try it out. The FooGallery PRO Lightbox The lightbox is built-in, and will come standard with FooGallery PRO. As we’ve mentioned before, it doesn’t replace FooBox or FooBox Pro, so … Read more…

FooGallery PRO: Now With Built In Lightbox

FooGallery Pro: Now with Built In Lightbox

We’re updating FooGallery Pro, and this latest update will include a built-in lightbox! This addition to our Pro gallery plugin has been something we’ve been wanting to do for some time. It’s also a feature many of our users have been looking for. So we decided to take a quick look at why we chose to add this feature, before going into how it will work, and what the benefits are for you. Does The New Lightbox Replace FooBox? No! For a while now, we’ve been looking at the possibility of building a lightbox into FooGallery Pro. Since it’s inception, … Read more…

4 Tips for Painlessly Compressing Images

4 tips for compressing images

Your website load time has a direct impact on user experience and your Google page ranking. Image file size has a direct impact on your website loading speed. This means that image file size can directly correlate with how many visitors your site sees and the quality of their experience. In short, compressing your image size can help bring more users to your site and keep them there for longer. In this article, you’ll learn how image compression works and some tips for compressing your images effectively. How Do You Compress Images? You compress images using codecs, either directly or … Read more…

How One SEO Mistake Cost Us 10% Of Our Revenue

We’ve been on a mission. And anyone who’s visited FooPlugins more than once in the last few months will probably have noticed the changes. We’ve been revising, editing and trying out new things to make sure our site is user-friendly. But we made a mistake one month, in all of our experimenting. And it cost us big time. Here’s a quick snapshot of our sales over the last few months. You can clearly see when we made a mistake! While we did find the mistake, and fixed it, we learnt a valuable lesson. And we wanted to share our experience … Read more…

Instagram Galleries Now Available in FooGallery PRO

Instagram Galleries Now Available in FooGallery PRO

FooGallery Pro has just been updated and includes two new gallery sources! Here’s a quick rundown. New Sources For Galleries FooGallery Pro 1.8.20 includes two new sources from which you can load galleries: Instagram and Post Queries. With these you can create new and interesting galleries that add real value to your site. Instagram Galleries We’ve had a ton of requests for this feature, so we’re super excited about this release. With FooGallery Pro, you can now load a gallery from your Instagram feed. It will show the posts from your Instagram account, and will automatically reflect any new Instagram … Read more…

Using A WordPress Lightbox Plugin: All Your Questions Answered

WordPress Lightbox Plugin guide

A Beginner’s Guide to using a WordPress Lightbox Plugin What is a lightbox? If you thought it had something to do with taking photos, well, you wouldn’t be wrong. But in the world of WordPress, a lightbox is something quite different. So we’re going to walk you through the basics of using a WordPress Lightbox plugin on your website. We’ll cover exactly what a lightbox is, why you should be using a lightbox plugin and how to go about doing this. What is a WordPress Lightbox Plugin? To get started, let’s first establish what a lightbox is when it comes … Read more…

The Best WordPress Media Library Management Plugins

The Best WordPress Media Library Management Plugins

Textual content is no longer enough to entice users. While this may seem like a recent trend, the importance of rich media was analyzed in as early as 2011. Websites need to have a mix of texts, images, videos, and other types of evolved rich media like GIFs and vines. Only then can they attract readers and give them what they need.  But this need to publish richer and creative content comes with the responsibility of handling them. You need to be able to access and manage these media files from your website backend. However, the native WordPress media library … Read more…

10 Tips for Website Image Optimization

10 Tips for Website Image Optimization

According to a recent study, people remember only 10% of the content they hear but 65% of the images they see. Images are a key feature of any modern website as visuals increase the visitor’s desire to read the content by 80%. On the one hand, we need high-quality images to attract visitors to our website. On the other hand, high-quality images tend to be large and slow-loading, which discourages visitors. This, in turn, affects page rank.  Organizations are implementing image optimization techniques to make their websites more attractive, load faster and rank higher. This article provides an overview of … Read more…

How to Optimize Instagram to Drive Traffic to Your Website

How to Optimize Instagram to Drive Traffic to Your Website

When it comes to photography and getting your images and photos to reach new viewers, Instagram as a platform is the obvious choice. This social medium relies heavily on visuals to allow people to connect with one another, and to date, sees an average of 500 million users each day. Now imagine having just a handful of those users stumble upon your posts and click through your profile; this could mean thousands in potential traffic spilling over to your website. This alone makes Instagram a smart choice for photographers looking to reach new audiences and drive traffic to their site. … Read more…