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Image editing with Irfanview

Editing photos for a WordPress website using Irfanview Why do I need to edit my images? Irfanview is deservedly popular image editing software that enables you to easily crop, resize, add text or a watermark to your image, and optimise the file size for the web. And it’s free*! Download and install Irfanview for free* from: Irfanview […]

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Subheadings – Style guide

Subheadings: Suggested guidelines It’s important that subheadings are consistent so that the website is easy on the eye (and brain!). Important! Subheadings must describe the contents of the section below Use specific descriptive words to accurately describe the content of the paragraph or section beneath – not general words that could be about anything . […]

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FastStone batch photo resizer

FastStone Photo Resizer is a free tool for resizing optimising and watermarking images in batches – all in one quick and easy process. These instructions offer suggestions for sizes and settings that will usually work on most websites for full size images taken from your camera. These options & settings will be retained for next […]

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How to add images to a WordPress website

Adding images – quick check list: Optimise your image for the web & save in a folder on your computer – keep the folder open Go to the page you want Click near where you want the image Click ‘Add Media‘ -> ‘Upload files‘ (unless already in the library – click on the photo) Drag & drop […]

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Free Image Editing Tools

Photos and other images need to be the right size before you upload them to your website. Photos straight from your camera will be too large and will cause problems. How to optimise your images Useful free image editing tools: FastStone Photo Resizer: Watermark and resize in batches – Once you’ve set your requirements it’s […]

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Naming images

There are several places to add image names: File name Alt tag/Alternative text Image Title Captions and text Describe your images clearly in all related text for 2 very good reasons: Anyone who cannot see the image (either because they are visually impaired and use a screen reader – or because of some limitation with […]

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Numbers – Style guide

This is the best practice and recommended style guide for numbers on your website: Use numerals, instead of spelling out the number as a word: 7 as opposed to seven Writing out the numbers 1-10, is a rule from writing for print Use commas every 3 digits (per thousand) in large numbers: 1,000 / 100,000 […]

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How to optimise images for your website

Why do I need to edit my images? Digital photographs from your camera are far too large for the web. If you upload them just as they are, they may make your website load very slowly and you might lose visitors and Google ranking. How to optimise images using Irfanview: Free, easy to use photo editing. Physical size: […]

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How to add text links in WordPress

Step by step instructions for creating hyperlinks: Quick check-list for adding in-text links in the body of a page (or post) in a WordPress website: High-light the text you want to make into a link: Click the ‘Link’ icon in the edit tool bar: Copy and paste the URL (link address) of the page you […]

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Page titles and headings – style guide

Suggested style guide for page titles: Best practice for WordPress post or page titles or headings – best for Google and easiest to read or scan for people. For the main title or heading – type into the box at the top of the page, where it says ‘Enter title here‘: For SEO – to […]

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