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2 Ways To Optimize Images For Web And Faster Page Load Speeds

Why optimize images in the first place?

Because images that are optimized for web load faster which means faster page speeds.

There are two ways to optimize images, one is using software online or on your computer and the other is using a plugin on your WordPress site.

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you exactly how to optimize images for web using both methods, so that you can enjoy faster page load times.

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WPSmush vs. ShortPixel – Difference In Free Versions – WordPress Image Compression

Two popular free WordPress image compressions plugins are WPSmush and ShortPixel (they both have paid versions as well).

In the WPLearningLab FB group I’ve been asked what the difference is between the two. In this video I explain the difference because it’s an important one and it will help you decide which WordPress image optimization plugin to use.

By the way, if you’re not in the FB group yet, what are you waiting for? There’s lots of WordPress learning going on!

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Free Stock Photos For Websites – 20 Free Resources To Check Out

I’m not going to repeat the old cliche, but images are important for websites.

The images you choose can make or break your blog post and make your look professional or amateur.

In this quick video, I’m going to show you 20 resources to find free stock photos for websites. I use these all the time and all the links are in the description.

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[BREAKING NEWS] WordPress Security Vulnerability In All WordPress Sites Running 4.9.8 and Previous

This was brought to my attention by Steven in the private WPLearningLab facebook group. If you’re not a member yet, click here to get in:

WordPress Security is really important, so don’t sleep on this video. A critical flaw in the past 6 years of WordPress core releases is finally patched. To get the patch you’ll have to update to WordPress 5+.

If you’re concerned about the update, you can copy your site to a staging area, make the update and see if anything breaks. If nothing goes wrong, it should be safe to update.

But make sure you make full backups of your site and database first, just in case.

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Sellbery – Multi-Channel eCommerce Platform – Sell On Multiple Marketplaces

Managing just one eCommerce store can be so time-consuming that you don’t even consider opening another store on different platforms to maximize your exposure.

That’s where Sellbery comes in. With a little bit of set up, you can sell your products in multiple marketplaces without any extra effort or wasted time.

The best part is, all of the eCommerce platforms you sell on will be synced so you don’t oversell any of your inventory.

And all you have to do is manage your primary eCommerce store and Sellbery takes care of all the rest.

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Elementor Pro Part 4 – Elementor Slider Widget

Some web designers will tell you, “it’s not a website until it has a slider on the homepage”.

Whether you agree with that satement or not, the Elementor slider widget makes some great-looking sliders and it has LOTS of configuration options.

We’re going to take a look at building a slider with Elementor in this tutorial.

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Tooltip Glossary Plugin

This plugin combines two major functions into one: full-fledged glossary and media-rich tooltip functionality.

You can create a glossary which is a list of definitions that are important to the topic of your website and then have those definitions appear automatically throughout your site where the defined terms are mentioned.

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Elementor Pro Part 3 – Elementor Form Builder

In this tutorial, I show you how to use and customize the stock Elementor form builder, not ones that appear when you have form builders like Contact Form 7 or NinjaForms.

You’ll want to special attention when I show you the “actions”, which is where you set up the emails that are sent to you, the emails sent to the form submitter, redirections after form submission and more.

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