How To Watermark Photos: Pros, Cons and Tips for Watermarking

Watermark photos: pros, cons and tips

If you look around online, you’ll notice that a lot of people watermark photos on their websites. Professional photographers, bloggers, businesses and individuals choose to add a watermark to their pictures. But is this something you should be doing? Watermarking has been around for ages. You might even remember seeing printed photos with the word COPY or something similar all over it. Photographers might still do this when giving customers prints from which they can select and order their photos. In the digital age, watermarking is still around. It may take the form of a logo, text or a symbol … Read more…

Lazy Loading: Why You Need it in Your Media Plugin

Lazy loading is a must have in a media plugin

FooGallery comes complete with Lazy Loading. But what is this feature? And why do you want it in your media plugin? What is Lazy Loading? Lazy loading, also known as ‘on demand loading’, delays the loading of an element on your site until it is required. What this means is that images, for example, will only load when the user scrolls down to them. In other words, images aren’t preloaded when a page is opened. Rather, they are only loaded when they appear on the screen. And if a user doesn’t scroll down to them, they aren’t downloaded at all. … Read more…

4 Rules for Using Images on Your Website

Rules for using images on your website

If you have a food blog, a how-to website or if sell anything online, then you should be using images. In fact, anyone who wants their website to get noticed these days needs to use the right images. This might sound obvious, but not everyone gets it right. So here are a few tips to help you with your website images. Rule #1 – Use Alt Text Make sure your images are correctly labelled by using Alt tags on your images. An Alt tag is a text alternative to an image and looks like this in HTML: < img src=”…” … Read more…

Custom Branding for FooGallery Released

Custom Branding for FooGallery

Rebrand FooGallery and be the hero your clients pay you to be! Today we’re very happy to announce the immediate availability of the first and only white label gallery solution for WordPress. By combining our free FooGallery plugin with our new FooGallery Custom Branding extension, you can easily deliver a custom gallery management tool, complete with your company brand name. The Ideal Solution for Agencies and Freelancers Less Confusion For Your Clients Handing over sites to clients can get dicey, especially when they see dozens of differently named menu items from various plugins. Do your clients a favor and make … Read more…

Gems of Docs: Custom Captions in FooBox

Today I’m starting a new series called “Gems of Docs”. I want to use this to highlight some features of our plugins that we’ve documented, but that seem overlooked. I also want to highlight great use-cases for how you can implement them on your site to excellent effect. Custom Captions in FooBox To kick off this series, I wanted to highlight my latest favorite tool in FooBox: Custom Captions. First, head over and read the docs article about it: Custom Captions. OK, so from that docs page you can see that you can do two cool things with Custom Captions … Read more…

How to Enlarge Thumbnails in the Media Library

Media Thumbnail Enlarger Before and After

Our friend Nick Ciske has recently released the Media Thumbnail Enlarger plugin for free on the WordPress repository. What This Plugin Does This plugin increases the size of the media library thumbnails seen when viewing your WordPress Media Library page. By default, it uses the thumbnail size as determined in your WordPress Media Settings. This is typically 150×150. You can also set a custom Media Library Thumbnail size by using a simple image size code snippet in your theme’s functions.php file, which is probably where this plugin will be most useful. add_image_size( ‘mte_thumbnail’, 300, 300, true ); …or whatever size … Read more…