Core Web Vitals: How FooGallery Can Help Improve Your Score

Core Web Vitals & How Foogallery Can Help

Google has announced an update coming in mid-June 2021, which will factor in Core Web Vitals among other page experience signals. This is in keeping with Google’s aim to give users a good online experience and provide them with helpful search results. But what does all of this mean for you? To help you understand this update a bit better, we decided to take a more detailed look at page experience signals, how this will affect you, and what action you need to take. We also take a look at the latest FooGallery update and how it can help you … Read more…

[Update] FooGallery V2: How The Latest Update Will Improve Performance

FooGallery version 2 update to improve performance

FooGallery just got better! FooGallery Version 2 has just been released and includes major improvements for performance. In fact, we’re confident that FooGallery is now the best gallery for optimized performance and improved ranking. Below, we take a look at some of the changes we have made and how this affects your galleries’ performance. FooGallery Update The majority of the changes we made were done to improve the plugin’s performance scores in Lighthouse. Lighthouse is Google’s performance metrics suite, used to assign a score to a page. These performance scores form part of the overall score for your site, which … Read more…

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 [FooBox 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…

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…

Custom Lightbox Captions: New To FooGallery PRO

Lightbox captions new to FooGallery PRO

FooGallery PRO now includes Custom Lightbox Captions. This means you can change the captions in your lightbox to be different from your thumbnail captions. What’s more is that you can use custom captions in your lightbox. This feature is available in the FooGallery PRO Lightbox only. Let’s take a look at how this works. In the gallery below, we’ve used the image caption as the thumbnail title. But for the lightbox, we’ve used a title and description. Click on one of the images to see for yourself. The above gallery uses the Justified gallery layout, and the lightbox has a … Read more…