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How To Create Effective Countdown Notification Bars

How to create effective countdown notification bars

What’s the average time spent on one of your pages? How long is the average session? There’s a good chance that neither of these numbers are very high. In fact, the average time spent on a page could be as little as 15 seconds. This doesn’t give you a lot of time to make an impression or drive new business. A well-placed notification bar, however, can make all the difference. Using a notice bar can help get your user’s attention, encourage interaction, generate leads, and convert users into customers. So we’ve put together a detailed guide on how to set … Read more…

[New] EXIF Data Now Available in FooGallery PRO

EXIF Data Now Available in FooGallery PRO

EXIF Data is now included in the latest release of FooGallery PRO. This feature gives you the ability to show the EXIF data for each of the images in your gallery. What is EXIF Data? EXIF, or Exchangeable Image File, is metadata or information that is stored when you take a digital photograph. This is descriptive information that gives you specific details about the photograph. This could include items like the camera that was used, the shutter speed, date, time, whether a flash was used, the exposure, and so on. When Should You Display This Information? EXIF Data can be … Read more…

Jan 2021 FooBar Update: Scheduling, Effects And More

Latest FooBar Update Improves On User Experience

We’ve recently released an update to FooBar (free and Pro), geared towards improving user experience. The FooBar update will also make it easier for you to get the most out of your notification bars. Below we take a look at what’s new in FooBar: Realtime Previews It can be frustrating, not to mention a waste of time, if you have to reload your notification bar every time you make a change. This is why we’ve built in realtime previews when editing notification bars in admin. Any time you make a change to your content or color-scheme, your preview bar will … Read more…

5 Best Image Optimization Plugins [2020 List]

Best image optimization plugins 2020

If you’re serious about engaging your audience, then you’ll know that images are an essential element on your WordPress website. But using images can be detrimental to your page speed. One of the best ways to avoid this trap is to use an image optimization plugin. Large images can take a long time to load, so if you’re using a lot of images, or very high-quality images, your load time can be compromised. Image optimization means you can still use the images you want to use, and you can still create beautiful image galleries, without it having a significant impact … Read more…

FooBox Just Got Better [Plugin Update]

FooBox Update

FooBox has been updated to v2.7.15 and it’s looking better than ever! The new and improved FooBox is all about faster speed and a better user experience. What’s New? FooBox is Faster We’ve replaced the fonts in FooBox with SVG images. This has been built into the latest version of FooBox free and Pro, so you don’t need to do anything or change any settings. But what it does mean is that FooBox will be faster, which can help improve your site speed, and result in better SEO. We’ve also updated the Getting Started page in FooBox Free. You now … Read more…

FooBar Relaunched: Improved WordPress Notifications for Your Business

FooBar relaunched

We’re hugely excited to announce the relaunch of FooBar, our WordPress notification bar plugin. FooBar has been updated, streamlined and improved, and we think it’s looking fantastic. Some of you may remember FooBar from the early FooPlugins days. It was a simple notification bar, that worked well enough. But we decided it needed an upgrade! You can take a look at the top of this page to see FooBar in action. Here, we’ve used a basic message bar with a link in the text. Here’s a screenshot of the new FooBar homepage with a Call-To-Action FooBar. The revamped version of … Read more…

4 Effective Ways Of Reducing The Vulnerability Of Your WordPress Site

4 Effective Ways Of Reducing The Vulnerability Of Your WordPress Site

July’s news that thousands of websites were put at risk following a vulnerability in an essential WordPress plugin has left many users worried about their site security. The vulnerability was discovered by staff at Wordfence, and enabled hackers to upload files to targeted sites. No matter what your site’s purpose is, knowing how you can ensure the security of your WordPress site is essential. Here are four key areas to pay attention to in order to ensure the safety of your site. Install a WordPress Security Plugin Cybercrime often occurs because a hacker is able to exploit a vulnerability that could have been prevented, allowing … Read more…

Deep Linking and How To Use It With FooGallery and FooBox

Deep Linking and How To Use It With FooGallery and FooBox

Deep Linking refers to a URL that links directly to an item on a page, or to a page in a specific state. To explain this in more detail, a URL that is using deep linking will remember the state of a page, even when something like a lightbox has been opened on it. For example, if you open a form in FooBox PRO (when deeplinking is enabled), the URL will change. If you then copy and share this link, and someone clicks on it, it will open a page with the form opened in FooBox. FooGallery PRO similarly allows … Read more…

Sitemaps and Images, WordPress 5.5, And FooGallery

Sitemaps and Images, WordPress 5.5, And FooGallery

With the release of WordPress 5.5 around the corner, there are questions about sitemaps and images. We take a look at what this means for you and FooGallery. What Are Sitemaps? A sitemap is a list or index of all the URLs and other key information on your site that you want search engines to see. A sitemap can also include the images or videos on your site, or at least all of those that you want indexed by search engines. When Google, for example, crawls your site it may not find all of your URLs or see all of … Read more…