19 December 2016

stock image libraries

: : for stock images : :

There are lots of online stock image libraries out there, here are a few of my favourites:
pexels.com (FREE)
unsplash.com (also FREE)
pixabay.com (yep, FREE)
imcreator.com/free (the name says it all FREE)
freeimages.com (you get the idea!)

This guy allows you to search 47 websites from one place: librestock.com

These guys aren't free, but their libraries are usually easier to search and generally larger which of course means more variety ... so if you have the money and specific needs, you'll most likely find what you're looking for here (and no, I don't get any kind of commission if you buy from them):

If you want to go down the rabbit hole ... take care ... and we will see you on the other side ...

Here's a list of free stock libraries from Entrepreneur Magazine ... with a bonus "Attribution and licenses explained" section: entrepreneur.com/article/238646

And another list from them: entrepreneur.com/article/237094

And here is the most overwhelming list of royalty free stock image libraries I've ever seen ... knock yourself out! web-tools.club/royalty-free-images/

UPDATE AUGUST 2017: Here's a new list from Typeform, some old favourites along with some new: typeform.com/blog/ask-awesomely/free-pics/

01 October 2016

20 Hidden WordPress Features You Might Not Know About

 : : for WordPress : :

from the Elegant Themes Blog, written by Shaun Quarton ...

20 Hidden WordPress Features You Might Not Know About

If you use WordPress regularly, you probably have a good handle on how everything works.

However, a little digging is required to access WordPress’ functionalities in full. You might not realize there are plenty of “hidden” WordPress features – some more hidden than others.

In today’s post, I’m going to uncover 20 of these hidden WordPress features, so that you can get the maximum from the world’s most popular CMS.

This post is primarily targeted at WordPress beginners. If, however, you consider yourself to be a WordPress dab hand, you might still learn something new or at least refresh your memory of commonly underutilized features.

Read the full article here ...

08 June 2016

replace a media file

: : for WordPress : :

This method uses the plugin Enable Media Replace
  • From your WordPress Dashboard, click on Media in left sidebar
  • Search for the file you want to replace
  • Click to select the file
  • In the right column you'll see a bunch of fields, look for the button "Upload a new file" next to Replace media
  • Click to display the Replace Media Upload screen:

  • Click on Choose File to select the new file (ensure new file is the same file type, ie, .pdf, .jpg, .png etc)
  • Ensure "Just replace the file" is selected
  • Click Upload

Once you've replaced your media file, double check your site to ensure the new media is visible/downloadable.

19 April 2016

the 3-2-1 rule

: : for anybody who has any type of data they want to keep : :

The 3-2-1 rule

As coined by Peter Krogh here

  • He recommends keeping 3 copies of any important file (a primary and two backups)
  • He also recommends having the files on 2 different media types (such as hard drive and optical media), to protect against different types of hazards.*
  • 1 copy should be stored offsite (or at least offline).

*While 3-2-1 storage is the ideal arrangement, it's not always possible. A second media type, for instance, is impractical for many people in the ingestion or working file stage. In these cases, many people make do with hard-drive-only copies of their data. Best practices, however, still require 3 copies and some physical separation between the copies.