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The Best Places to Find Free Stock Images for Your WordPress Site

A picture paints a thousands words, or so the old adage goes.

Images can tell a story in a quick glimpse more than endless paragraphs on a page. This is even up by data that shows 90 per cent of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text.

Online, visuals are even more important. Research has found 46 per cent of people say a website’s design is the number one criterion for discerning the credibility of a company.

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8 Effective Plugins for Optimizing Your WordPress Site for Mobile

More and more people are using mobile devices to access the Internet. In fact, research shows two-thirds of cell phone owners use their phone to go online. On top of that, one third of these users (34 per cent) mostly use their phone to access the internet, as opposed to other devices like desktop and laptop computers.

If your site isn’t optimized for mobile, you’re losing a whole chunk of users on the go who will quickly look elsewhere if your site does’t load on their device.

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How to Bulk Upload Files to the WordPress Media Library Using FTP

Copying multiple files to the WordPress media library is easy enough. However, copying hundreds to your website is another story.

Unfortunately, you can’t just simply copy files into the Uploads folders in your WordPress directory. While the files will appear in your folder, they will not appear in your media library. WordPress doesn’t not recognize files that are not uploaded via the dashboard uploader.

In today’s Weekend WordPress Project, I’ll show you a straightforward way to transfer media to your site via FTP.

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Top 8 Best Ways to Set Up a Testing Environment for WordPress

Testing environments provide an easy and relatively inexpensive way to test themes, plugins and even new releases of WordPress without breaking your live site.

Many site admins take advantage of these environments where they can do thorough testing before committing changes to a site. If you’ve ever activated a new plugin or upgraded to a new version of WordPress only to find errors on your site, you will know the importance of testing first.

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20 Beautiful WordPress Themes For Charities, Churches and Non-Profits

As more and more developers move into creating websites for niche industries, charities, churches and non-profits are reaping the benefits.

While these loosely connected groups could use any old theme to establish and maintain their online presence, they have special needs most themes don’t provide. Developers who are catering to this group have realized this and have begun offering a common set of features: custom post types for events and sermons, support for fundraising, widgets for donations and video support for sermons, among other things.

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