Using Amazon S3 Bucket to offload site images

Offloading the entire uploads directory into an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket helps to speed up a site and can also be essential if you have an especially large uploads folder which is preventing other processes from completing – for example: spinning up a staging environment. Benefits Saves money on hosting all the …

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Twitter Header Photo Size

This is a new addition, as our old post on Twitter header image dimensions has since gone out of date! The new (current, correct as of summer 2014) Twitter header imzge size you should be using for the new look Twitter profile pages is as follows: 1500px x 500px If you create your image that …

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How to add pictures to Flickr and put them into an album

On a project many moons ago, we used Flickr to display a variety of subject specific image galleries which fed into WordPress based on the contents of a particular Flickr album. When Flickr can be advantageous We did this for 2 reasons: So that it was very easy for this business to upload images into …

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Black Friday Offer: More than double the credits at ShortPixel

We like ShortPixel here at Silicon Dales. In our WordPress speedup guides, we reference ShortPixel as a good option for crunching all your WordPress images. It’s always good when your favourite stuff is on offer during the Black Friday sales, so here’s a fab offer from the team at ShortPixel: “For each purchased package, the …

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