Nextgen Gallery Plugin How To

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The Masonry Layout really improves the look and fit of WordPress Gallery images and other media. So we have loaded the free version of NextGen gallery to see if it will produce a mosaic layout. And as seen on the screen shot of the Nextgen options screen it does not [but the Pro version does]: So instead…

Using the Masonry/Mosaic Enabled Gallery Plugin

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The Masonry Layout really improves the look and fit of WordPress Gallery items. This series of reviews will examine some of the plugins that enable a Masonry layout – also called Mosaic by some vendors. Some plugins just add themselves to the [ gallery ] shortcode while other plugins manage their own gallery and have Masonry/Mosaic  as…

Premium Theme + Visual Post/Page Builders

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In our coverage of the new Visual Post/Page Builders , the review argued all the premium themes would require an accompanying Visual Builder as part of the theme package. And as if on cue, Upfront as part of the Spirit theme developed by WPMU has recently appeared on the market. The WPMU Spirit theme comes with Upfront…

Site Origins Page Builder

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For the past 3-5 years drag and drop Visual Page Builders have become key players in WordPress UI Design. There are now at least a dozen premium, “no coding required” Page Builders which allow drag and drop design of Pages, Posts, Widgets and even Custom Post Types. Here is one: What sets the Page Builder…

WordCamp Toronto Day 2

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WordCamp Toronto Day 2 provided two of the most provocative  WordPress Ideas.  The first was by James Archer in his presentation, The Human Side of UX Design. It started with a bold slide and idea – DESIGN = EMPATHY. The remainder of the presentation explained this principle in compelling terms. The second idea was actually two…

Tutorial Proposal

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One of our most popular presentations was on the guidelines to good images through better photo composition. The basic rules are simple and straight forward. If this tutorial proposal on photo composition is of interest send me an email at jbsurv@thephotofinishes.com and I will see if I can arrange a free tutorial at the Quinte…

Free Website Tutorial: SEO & Makeovers

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The Web Doctor Is In at the Quinte West Library for the first free Web Tutorial for 2015. The tutorial is Saturday January 24th, 2015 from 11:00AM to as late as 3:45PM The topic is how to improve traffic to your website with a plan for better Web Presence. This plan will have 5 components…

Shortcodes Ultimate

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In the process of working with the very good free plugin, SiteOrigin’s Page Builder, I discovered another excellent  free plugin  Shortcodes Ultimate. Now some may well argue that shortcode plugins in WordPress are a dime a dozen – even JetPack has them. But  only a very few offer 55 very clever shortcode functions with superior documentation…