Stop WordPress Creating Copies of Images

How to Stop WordPress Creating Multiple Images

Add a WordPress image and you are guaranteed your wordpress photo WordPress Logo by Pinguis Website Designadding several copies of that image. In fact every time you add images to your blog post in WordPress, by default it creates at least two extra copies of images.

If you don’t want or if you want to stop WordPress creating extra set of images then follow this post. In this post I will show you how you can disable WordPress creating multiple copies of images every time you upload.

This is annoying WordPress feature. I’m not sure why WordPress creates such images with different size every time you upload. It simply occupies lot of space on your hosting. Whenever you try to move your site, that time you will notice the size of wp-content folder, which is mostly occupied with extra set of images of original image.

If you are not sure what I’m telling, then go to your wp-content/media uploads folder and check any of your folders. You see duplicate/thumbnail images. In most cases you can see 150 * 150, 300 *170 size images. These are the images which are created after uploading the latest image.

These are automatically created images by WordPress. If you don’t want to create such extra images in WordPress, then here is a fix for the problem.

Users don’t know we can disable this feature on WordPress itself without editing any WordPress files or without using any plugins.

So to disable creating extra images in WordPress, go to Settings then Media >> in Image sizes

How to stop WordPress creating duplicate images when uploaded in settings media library How to stop WordPress creating duplicate images when uploaded in settings media.
You will see Thumbnail size, set the Width to 0 and Height to 0

In Medium size, set Max Width to 0 and Max Height to 0

and in Large size, set Max Width to 0 and Max Height to 0.

After setting all those values to 0, and press the save button.

 

Once you done this step, go and upload any image using WordPress Media up loader. You will not see any extra images other than the uploaded image.

WordPress Website Training in Clare

WordPress Website Training in Clare Pinguis Website Design & Development, Website Design & SEO in Clare

 

WordPress is in Clare

WordPress Training in Clare, people in Clare need WordPress Websites, just like any other person in other parts of Ireland. With our distributed website design & development, we are able to build websites for you without having to be on site or at your premises so if you’re in Clare. We want to do some WordPress work for you, please get in touch if your thinking of an agency site, an ecommerce shop, a business website, a blog or portfolio. Contact Us

 

Opportunities in Waterford

WordPress is a global platform and we are looking to expand if you are interested in working and developing wordpress. We are interested in hearing from any WordPress developers based in Waterford who might be interested in working with us. Our expanding team of WordPress developers are highly trained and if you know anything about WordPress you could be an asset. You can join our team.
Join Our Team

 

Irish WordPress Services

 

 

Responsive Web Design

 

Suggested Outline for Classes

Section 1 – Why On line? 

  • The Irish online landscape and what are the benefits to your business
  • The internet and the way it is used
  • Search Engines and how web sites are found .Com & .Ie  log in or log out.
  • Sites that make the first page and why
  • Building online presence

Preparing for your website – Who, What and Why

  • Who are you trying to target
  • What are you trying to sell, promote or inform
  • Why do you need a website?
  • Picking a Domain name
  • Preparing visual images, content and call to action
  • Set up a Gmail account for Part 2 and 3
Section 2 – Setting up a web site and WordPress

  • Domain name and hosting
  • The Difference between WordPress.com & WordPress.org
  • Installing WordPress
  • Confirmation details and saving site information
  • Using the Hosting control panel
Start building a test website with WordPress

  • Setting up a free WordPress website
  • Overview of  the WordPress Dashboard
  • Where to begin and setting up the home page
  • Adding upgrades and plugins
  • Site Settings and adding your location and social networks
  • Picking a theme and preparing your graphic banner
  • Adding images and links to pages
  • Help and support – How to use it
  • Using the Search Engine Optimisation package
WordPress Training Titans in Ireland

Training WordPress Titans in Tipperary

Section 3 – Google  – Ad words,  Keywords and Analytics

  • Linking your website to social media sites
  • Using the keywords tools
  • Setting up a Google Ad words campaign
  • Analytics what it is and activating it.
  • Outline other useful google tools: Picasa, Google Maps, YouTube & Docs

WordPress Training in Waterford

WordPress Website Training in Waterford Development, Website Design & SEO in Waterford

 

WordPress is in Waterford

WordPress Training in Waterford people in Waterford need WordPress Websites, just like any other person in other parts of Ireland. With our distributed website design & development, we are able to build websites for you without having to be on site or at your premises so if you’re in Tipperary. We want to do some WordPress work for you, please get in touch if your thinking of an agency site, an ecommerce shop, a business website, a blog or portfolio. Contact Us

 

Opportunities in Waterford

WordPress is a global platform and we are looking to expand if you are interested in working and developing wordpress. We are interested in hearing from any WordPress developers based in Waterford who might be interested in working with us. Our expanding team of WordPress developers are highly trained and if you know anything about WordPress you could be an asset. You can join our team.
Join Our Team

 

Irish WordPress Services

 

 

Responsive Web Design

 

Suggested Outline for Classes

Section 1 – Why On line? 

  • The Irish online landscape and what are the benefits to your business
  • The internet and the way it is used
  • Search Engines and how web sites are found .Com & .Ie  log in or log out.
  • Sites that make the first page and why
  • Building online presence

Preparing for your website – Who, What and Why

  • Who are you trying to target
  • What are you trying to sell, promote or inform
  • Why do you need a website?
  • Picking a Domain name
  • Preparing visual images, content and call to action
  • Set up a Gmail account for Part 2 and 3
Section 2 – Setting up a web site and WordPress

  • Domain name and hosting
  • The Difference between WordPress.com & WordPress.org
  • Installing WordPress
  • Confirmation details and saving site information
  • Using the Hosting control panel
Start building a test website with WordPress

  • Setting up a free WordPress website
  • Overview of  the WordPress Dashboard
  • Where to begin and setting up the home page
  • Adding upgrades and plugins
  • Site Settings and adding your location and social networks
  • Picking a theme and preparing your graphic banner
  • Adding images and links to pages
  • Help and support – How to use it
  • Using the Search Engine Optimisation package
WordPress Training Titans in Ireland

Training WordPress Titans in Ireland

Section 3 – Google  – Ad words,  Keywords and Analytics

  • Linking your website to social media sites
  • Using the keywords tools
  • Setting up a Google Ad words campaign
  • Analytics what it is and activating it.
  • Outline other useful google tools: Picasa, Google Maps, YouTube & Docs

Optimise WordPress website

Optimise your WordPress website

 

The time it takes your website to load influences how successful it will be (fact).

Website performance will also influence your rankings in search engines. In addition to being ranked higher, many website owners report seeing an increase in search engine spider crawling after speeding up their design.

I will share with you a few quick tips on how you can optimize your website and decrease page loading times.

If you follow these techniques and best practices, your website will load quicker and people will buy your product or service.

Before check the speed of your website using a free performance service such as

GTMetrix(enter your domain URL)

YSlow (add it to your browsers tools) or

Google PageSpeed Insights(enter the domain URL).

These services will inform you of your page loading time and the overall file size of your page. They even offer tips for optimisation of your website optimisation.

Choose your Hosting Plan wisely.

The first step in optimisation your website correctly is to choose the right hosting plan. You are fighting a losing battle if your server is taking an age to process HTTP requests and MySQL commands.

Performance services will advise you of the exact response time of your server. I recommend testing the response time of your own website against similar websites.

Example, if you run a photography blog, see how your server response time compares to other photography blogs within your location.

Hosting companies are not always the cause. You may be with a great hosting company but see poor response times because your chosen hosting plan is underpowered. Customers using shared hosting plans, for example, are more likely to face slow loading times as hundreds of websites are hosted on the same server together.

However, any type of hosting plan will suffer from insufficient RAM and CPU throttling.

You need to pay attention to what your website needs to run smoothly. Choose a hosting plan that can handle traffic spikes efficiently.

Use a Fast WordPress Theme

A wordpress theme for your website that has been coded badly, or uses images every where in the design, will add unnecessary weight to your page. It is not uncommon for some WordPress themes to be a few megabytes in size. Such a design could add a few seconds to your page loading time. Choose a design that has been optimised for desktops, tablets and mobile devices in one.

Monitor Your Plugins

Before you install any plugin on your website, ask yourself – Is this plugin needed, what function will it provide?.

Plugins are one of the biggest causes of WordPress website slow downs between waiting for  functionality,css and images. The more plugins you install, the more likely you will face performance problems, delete old inactive plugin.

Plugins are known for causing websites to be slow. There are many reasons for this including bad coding, calls to external servers and persistent calls and updating of your WordPress database. Pay close attention to how much CPU plugins use. Many plugins can stall your CPU due to persistent processes. If this happens, your whole server goes down.

Page Speed Result pingdom

Pingdom Page Speed Result

If speed is an issue i recommend you use is P3 Profiler. Developed by GoDaddy, it shows all plugin load times. A breakdown is given which displays exactly how much load each plugin adds. It is an effective way of seeing what plugins are slowing down your website. You can then decide if they are necessary or alternates could be looked into.

4. Empty Your Trash

After every post or update empty the trash. When ever content is deleted, be it a comment, post, page, media etc; it is sent to trash. From here, the content can either be restored or deleted permanently.

Trash can take up a lot of unnecessary room in your wordpress database. Bigger database, the longer it takes to retrieve data from it.

WordPress will automatically delete trash after thirty days don’t wait do it yourself after every update. This can be reduced by editing your wp-config.php file. For example, you could reduce the option to three days by adding the following:

define ('EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS', 7);

You can also completely disable the trash system by adding this to your wp-config.php file this is not recommended for users as everyone makes mistakes.

define ('EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS', 0);

5. Reduce Post Revisions, Drafts, Spam, Pingbacks and Trackbacks

Trash is not the only reason for an unnecessary increase the size of your database. All post types populate table rows with data. If you can imagine it whenever you press the publish button whether it is a post or page data is added to your database, further filling up with media images and general wordpress settings, it is important to regularly delete comments and unwanted pingbacks and trackbacks, post revisions and drafts etc.

Watch the number of drafts and post revisions your website has stored. The WordPress revision system allows you to go back to older versions of articles, view them and restore them.

In addition to one autosave of your posts and pages, revisions will be generated each time you save your articles. This means that an article with ten revisions with take up ten times as much room on your database than the actual article that was published. As you can imagine, this increases the size of your database considerably.

 

By default, WordPress will save an unlimited number of revisions, however this is generally not needed. It is better to reduce this limit to something more practical such as two or three. You can do this by adding the following code to your wp-config.php file:

define( 'WP_POST_REVISIONS', 3 );

Alternatively, you can completely disable the post revision system by adding the code below to your wp-config.php file. From a blogger’s perspective, this is not an optimal set up as post revisions are very useful, however many website owners have taken this step to ensure their database runs more efficiently.

define( 'WP_POST_REVISIONS', false );

A more practical way of cleaning your WordPress database is to use WP Optimize. The plugin can automatically remove auto-drafts, spam comments, trackbacks and more. WP-DBManager is also a good solution for optimizing your database.

6. Optimize Your Images for the Web

Images can help break up long pieces of text and can help your articles be shared more frequently on social media services; however they also take up a lot of storage. Therefore, pages that contain many images can take a long time to load.

It is therefore in your best interests to Optimise  your images for the internet before you upload them to your website. Most photo editing applications, such as Photoshop, allow you to do this.

If you do not want to sacrifice image quality, check out Lazy Loading. The plugin ensures that images are only loaded when the area becomes visible to the user. This may greatly reduce page loading times.

9. Enable Gzip Compression

Gzip compression allows a website page to be transferred to a browser at up to 70% of its original size. With gzip the browser will then decompress the page and display it to the user uncompressed in their browser.

10. Minify and Combine CSS and Javascript

Each call to your CSS and Javascript files is an HTTP request. This means that when someone visits your web page, their computer sends a request for a file and then the server sends it back. The more requests there are to your server, the longer it will take for your pages to load.

WordPress plugins available that will minify your CSS and Javascript files. Are either WP Minify or Better WordPress Minify they are all good but you have that option in W3Total use it. Cut down on plugins.

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Must Use Plugins

Must Use Plugins i have found with WordPress.

For your website to be in with a chance to rank well you must use a caching plugin.

It will help you site to display faster and speed does matter with google.

There are a lot of things you can do to optimize your WordPress website, however installing a cache plugin will have a great effective on your content loading times.

Basically when someone visits your website, they need a lot of information to be transferred form your web host to their browser. They need to send a request for images, Javascript, and CSS. They also have to retrieve your content from the WordPress database. All of this contributes to your total page loading time.

A wordpress powered platform, generates content dynamically. This means that it requests fresh information about a page every time a visitor views a page. This can be unnecessary as when an article has been published, it only changes when an administrator, editor, or author, goes in and modifies it, i compere it to going to the shop for bread in the first run and returning to the shop later for milk.

Caching plugins address this issue by creating a static version of your content and delivering it to visitors. This can reduce your page loading time significantly.

You could see an improvement in overall website performance of on average ten times.

Remember to clear your cache for a consistent visitor experience.

W3 Total Cache Plugin

W3 Total Cache Website Design

W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache is the cache plugin I use on my WordPress websites. It is also the second most popular cache plugin in the WordPress.org repository.

After activating the plugin, you may need to configure some files for it to function fully.

Change the permissions of your wp-content folder to 755 and also modify your .htaccess file.

By adding lines of code to it.

 

The plugin helps you with the whole process by displaying notification messages and alerts if any part of the installation process needs to be completed, W3 Total Cache will advise you of what still needs to be done.

The number of features that W3 Total Cache offers is impressive. There is very little that the plugin cannot do but it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, the default settings should be ok for most WordPress users, therefore you do not need to modify any settings.

You have to be comfortable editing WordPress core files but its worth it.

 

WordPress Website SEO

WordPress Website SEO Tutorial

Before you do anything go to setting and tab Permalinks. Change this from Default to Post name.

To include the category, you select “Custom Structure” and change the value to /%category%/%postname%/.

If you previously had ?p=<postid> as your permalink WordPress will take care of all the redirects for you. This is also true if you change from /%postname%/ to /%category%/%postname%/.

If you change from any other permalink structure save your changes or else changes won’t be saved.

 

How to verify WordPress Website on Google Maps

How to verify WordPress Business Website on Google Maps

First off head over to https://www.google.com/business/ and Sign in with your gmail address.

On the top right Get Your Page. Click it. Decide between the options on this page.

Every business is individual in a sense but there 3 general types here.

pinguis website design verified on google with postcard

Pinguis Website Design verified Google Maps for Business

 

business type Google choices

Choose between  different business type Google

On the next screen Search by business name and address.

If one of the results is not your business (and it should not) look to the bottom and None of these match Add your business click here.

Next screen is the main one

1. Add your Business Name

2. Add your business

3. Street Address(be as specific as you can)

4. Enter your City details or a local town (it does not matter to Americans everything is a city)

5.Select your County(Select you county from the drop down)

5. Main business phone

6. Choose the Business Category that best suits your business

7. Decide whether you deliver goods and services to customers at their location.

If Google are unable to locate your business They say that “We can’t find this address.”

If the address you entered is correct, set the map’s marker location to point to your business address.

Click Marker Location Drag the marker on top of your business. To zoom, use the +/- buttons at the bottom right. To move the map, simply click and drag the map.

Just Drag the marker to your Business Location. Your will be returned to the submit Business information page. Submit it fill out the next screens according to your information.

Then Keep an eye out for this postcard — it should arrive with your verification code in 1-2 weeks.

Your business will appear as unverified until you verify using the code sent to you (don’t delay — it’s only good for 30 days). Basiclly you have 30 days to fill out your google plus profile but best to do it straight away.


Within 2 weeks you should get your business postcard. Carefully open it to reveal 5 numbers /digits

With this information head over to google.com/local/verify and find your unverified business

Enter the details and verity. Congrats your done.

pinguis website design verified on google with postcard

Pinguis Website Design & Development we are verified on google

 

 

How to set a default feature image

A default feature image by Pinguis WordPress Trainer.

In this course i will teach you how to set a default featured image this is not an individual image but a default one. It allows you to concentrate on the content of the post and not worry about designing an image.

So, go over to plugins and Add New and search the wordpress repository for a plugin call default-featured-image when you find it install and activate it.

By now it is installed and active so go to Settings and media you may notice and new upload area under the title media settings. Asking you to set the default featured image. Upload an image and Save Changes. Move on to the next wordpress task.

Remember you can always over ride the default image by setting the featured image on a specific post.

What a website needs

The Essential Step by Step Guide to Making Your Own Website. What do i Need to start a website.

  1. Get Your Domain Name

    The first thing you need to do before anything else is to get yourself a domain name. This is the name you want to give to your website. eg pinguisweb.com

  2. Choose a Web Host and Sign Up for an Account

    A web host is basically a company that has many computers connected to the Internet. When you place your website on their servers, everyone in the world will be able to connect to it and view it.

  3. You will need to sign up for an account with a web host so that your website has a home. Getting a domain name is vital to getting a business website, getting a web hosting account is essential. Your site has to be hosted somewhere to be viewed.There are many issues involved in finding a good web host.
  4. After you sign up for a website hosting account, you will need to point your domain to that account on your website hosting companies servers.
  5. Once you have registered your domain name and signed up for a website hosting package, the next step is to design the web site itself. In this article.
  6. Although there are many considerations in web design, your first step is to actually get something out onto the web.
  7. The tuning can come after you’ve figured out how to publish a basic wordpress web post. One way is to use a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web editor to do it. Such editors allow you to design your site visually, without having to muck around with the technical details. They work just like a normal word you look after the font type whether the text is bold and font size etc. And the word processor looks after everything elseWordpress is the most popular platform for creating websites with over 20% of the internet using the platform.
  8. How to get Your Site Noticed with Search engines.

    When your site is ready, you can submit it to search engines like Google and Bing. Use the links below to do this.

Role of WordPress Sidebar

The sidebars varies and depends on your choice of theme. Many WordPress themes support multiple sidebars also known as widget ready areas. Some support a header, single sidebar and footer area’s.

widget ready areawithin wordpess

Widget ready area’s within wordpess

 

Sidebars play an important role in designing the layout of a WordPress website to display content other than the main articles of a website. For example, a short list of recent articles, recent comments, a list of pages, or popular articles on a website can easily be displayed across the entire site.

It can also be used to display advertisements from other websites. Users can drag and drop items into sidebars from Appearance » Widgets in the admin panel. Some WordPress themes come with highly configurable options to create dynamic layouts for different sections of a website, which allow users to add their own sidebars from a drag and drop interface.