Unsplash WP Plugin

Photo by:  Ryan Mcguire

I am always on the lookout for new and interesting photos for use in websites, blog posts and to pass on to clients. There are several places you can get free photos to use, in fact here is a list of 30 of them, but finding the perfect photo, downloading and uploading it again in your WordPress website gets tiring. This is where the Unspash WP plugin comes in.

Installing the Unsplash WP Plugin gives you an easy way to find a great photo to add to your website and the plugin takes care of adding the photo to your local media library so you just have to click and select the photo you want. The image is automatically downloaded and you just need to insert the photo from your media library.

While the selection of photos from Unsplash is still limited the selection is constantly getting better and the ease of adding the photos to enhance your website is worth taking a look the the Unsplash WP plugin.

World Backup Day 2014

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TinyPNG Plugins

TinyPNG Plugins

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3 Easy Tools to Name the Theme

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Upload Flash Files in Media Library

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Control Automatic Updates in WordPress

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One of the new features in the WordPress 3.7 is the ability for WordPress to be able to update itself. This has also been one of the more controversial features, but personally the new ability to had WordPress automatically update when a new security update is available is a fantastic idea. If you are not…

WordPress 3.7 “Basie” Released

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Barcamp Regina

I meant to post this several months ago but I thought better late than never. I presented about website speed at the first ever Regina Barcamp. I could probably write post upon post upon post on each slide but I will just post the presentation here and if there are questions leave a comment or…