Is Facebook choosing the wrong image for your Facebook shares? This can be a frustrating problem to track down, because there are many factors involved in choosing the shared image, and there are also multiple layers of caching involved. Let’s start with a little background. Facebook will first look for an Open Graph meta tag… [Continue]
How to Optimize Images with TinyPNG
Compress, optimize, squish, smash, squeeze, smush: whatever you call it, serving optimized images will speed up your WordPress site. Why? Because an optimized image is one whose file size is small, and smaller files means faster websites. And nowadays compressed images can look just as good as your bloated originals. Today’s video demonstrates how to… [Continue]
3 Easy Ways to Compress Images that are Too Big to Upload to WordPress
In order to control site loading times, disk space used, and as a security measure, WordPress limits the file size of any image uploaded to the Media Library. The default maximum size is 2MB. You can change this limit (in php.ini, .htaccess, or wp-config.php) if you wish, but that’s a lesson for another day. Here… [Continue]
Why is WordPress Cropping my Images?
WordPress cropping problems can occur in several different situations, and are the result of several different problems. Here’s a run down on two of the most common cropping issues, but first a little background on WordPress image sizes. Default Image Sizes Out of the box (not including anything your theme does) WordPress creates three copies… [Continue]