Big collection of free images for your website. These stock photos can be used absolutely for free in your online project.
On the 21st April 2015, Google rolled-out its ‘mobile-friendly’ update. This was a global roll-out. How does this update impact on a Google search for your website? Simple answer: it boosts mobile search rankings for pages that are legible and usable on mobile devices.
Google states: “If your site’s pages aren’t mobile-friendly, there may be a significant decrease in mobile traffic from Google Search”.
To check if your site is mobile-friendly, you can:
Examine individual pages with the Mobile-Friendly Test
or check the status of your entire site through the Mobile Usability report in Webmaster Tools.
Google continues: “…once your site becomes mobile-friendly, we will automatically re-process (i.e., crawl and index) your pages. You can also expedite the process by using Fetch as Google with Submit to Index, and then your pages can be treated as mobile-friendly in ranking”.
LatestWP ran a small test on WordPress-based websites to establish which sites were mobile friendly. They examined 25 WordPress websites including some of the largest brands in the world. The following websites not only are created on WordPress but also featured at WordPress.org Showcase section. The result was surprising!
Jetpack extends the functionality of WordPress websites by adding powerful features previously only available to WordPress.com users. Features include customization, traffic, mobile, content, and performance tools.
To download Jetpack:
Hover over ‘plugins’ in your site’s admin area > click ‘Add New’ > search for ‘Jetpack’ > click ‘Install’ > click ‘Activate’.
Once the plugin is activated hover over ‘Jetpack’ (towards the top of your left sidebar in your admin area) > on the drop-down menu click ‘Jetpack Settings’ > scroll down the page and activate ‘Mobile Theme’. Once the mobile theme has been activated scroll down the page to ‘Mobile Theme’ once again and click ‘Configure’.
Wishing you success with your mobile-friendly website!
Charlene’s Question: Hi Tony, will you please refresh my mind. How do I create a tiled gallery?
Should you have a free version of WordPress (I recall you do have a free version of WordPress):
Make sure you have the correct settings in the Admin Area.
Go to Admin > Settings > Media:
Check (tick) the boxes as per the screenshot below:
For all those who do not have a free version of WordPress:
Go to your Admin Area > plugin > download and activate ‘Jetpack’
Go to Jetpack > Settings > activate ‘Tiled Galleries’ > go back to ‘ Jetpack Settings’ > click ‘configure’ (Tiled Galleries)
You are almost done:
Go to the Page or Post where you would like to add your Gallery, say for example that you want to add your Gallery to a new page:
Hover over ‘Pages’ > click ‘Add New’: new page opens > click ‘Add Media’ button: new window opens: click ‘Create Gallery’ > click ‘Select Files’ > choose your images and click ‘Open’ > click the ‘Create a New Gallery’ button.
On the Edit Gallery window go to ‘Gallery Settings’ towards the top right hand corner of that window > and go to ‘Type’. On the drop-down menu click on ‘Tiled Mosaic’> click ‘Insert Gallery’.
And that’s it! Trust the aforementioned is of assistance to you.
You can choose one of 3 available options:
Uploading and downloading a PDF into WordPress is an almost identical process to uploading any other type of media such as an image. You can very easily upload a PDF File, Microsoft Word Document, Excel Spreadsheet or a PowerPoint Presentation.
Go to Dashboard > Post > Add New (or you could go to Pages > Add New) > click ‘Add Media’.
Best Practice when uploading Files: make sure the file is all lower case and use hyphens if it has multiple names.
Once the ‘Insert Media’ window opens:
Click ‘Upload Files’ > click ‘Select Files’ > click on the PDF file you want to upload >
Once the file has been uploaded look on the right column ‘Attachment Details’:
Title: enter the text you want to link to the download (for example ‘Download Setcom Subscription Form’)
Caption: no need to enter a Caption for PDF files
Description: Setcom Subscription Form
Link to: Media File
> click ‘Insert into Post’
Click ‘Save Draft’ > click ‘Preview’ >
Once the preview page opens:
Click on ‘Download Setcom Subscription Form’. And that’s it! Well done!! To view the PDF file I have uploaded to this Post click the link below:
For this you need to download and activate the ‘vanilla-pdf-embed’ plugin.
Then to embed a PDF you’ve uploaded to your WordPress site’s media library, simply put the URL for the attachment page in your post on its own line. The PDF will be embedded with the default settings at that location, as if it were using oEmbed.
If you hover the bottom part of the PDF document (in the example below ‘Setcom’s Subscription Agreement’ a window pops-up enabling you to get the document’s full width, decrease/ increase in size, save and print (this window pops-up when I view this page using a Chrome browser but not on Firefox).
You need to Add the plugin ‘Download Monitor’ by Mike Jolley. Some of the features include:
1. you can make the PDF only available to Members of your website.
2. it provides you with Stats: you can easily track download counts as well as users download attempts.
Below what the button looks like:
I trust the above mentioned is of assistance.