How to Add an Author’s Photo in WordPress

Do you want to add an author’s photo in WordPress? By default, most WordPress themes display an author’s gravatar image as their profile photo. But what if you wanted to replace the gravatar image with an actual author photo? In this article, we will show… Read More »

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Do you want to add an author’s photo in WordPress? By default, most WordPress themes display an author’s gravatar image as their profile photo. But what if you wanted to replace the gravatar image with an actual author photo? In this article, we will show you how to easily add an author’s photo in WordPress.

How to Add Author's Photo in WordPress

When Do You Need Custom Author Photo in WordPress?

If you run a single author WordPress site, then you can just use an image widget to add your photo and an about page with more information.

On the other hand, if you run a multi-author WordPress site, then you may need to add an author bio box at the end of your articles. Author bio box typically shows an author’s profile photo, brief bio, and links to their website or social profiles.

By default, most WordPress themes display an author’s gravatar image as their author photo. However, sometimes an author may not have a gravatar image or they may not want to use it as an author image on your website.

Having said that, let’s see how to easily add author photo in WordPress and allow authors to upload a photo to their profile.

Adding an Author Photo in WordPress

First thing you need to do is install and activate the WP User Avatar plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, the plugin will add a new menu item labeled Avatars in your WordPress admin bar. Clicking on it will take you to the plugin’s settings page.

WP User Avatar settings

Here you can choose how you want to display the user avatars on your WordPress website.

By default, this plugin allows users with at least an Author role to upload their own profile photo. You can change that and allow contributors and subscribers as well.

It also allows you to completely disable Gravatar on your WordPress site and only use local avatars.

Once you are comfortable with the settings, go ahead and click on save changes button to save them.

Now you can go to Users page and click on the edit button below a username.

On the edit user screen, scroll down to the bottom, and you will see the Avatar section. You can click on the ‘Choose Image’ button to upload the user photo.

upload author photo

Don’t forget to click on the ‘Update profile’ button to save your changes.

Similarly, users on your WordPress site will be able to upload their photos by editing their user profile.

User profile photo

Now you can visit your website to see the plugin in action.

It will start showing local avatar as author photo for the articles. If a user does not add an author photo, then it will show their gravatar image.

Author photo with bio in WordPress

If a user doesn’t have an author photo or gravatar image, then it will fallback to the default gravatar image. You can add a branded custom gravatar image to be used as fallback image.

We hope this article helped you learn how to add an author’s photo in WordPress. You may also want to see our guide on how to allow users to submit posts to your WordPress site.

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How to Properly Update WordPress Plugins (Step by Step)

After you start your blog and install plugins, its extremely important for security reasons that you keep the plugins updated. In this step by step guide, we will show you how to properly update WordPress plugins, and how to manage plugin updates more efficiently. Why… Read More »

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After you start your blog and install plugins, its extremely important for security reasons that you keep the plugins updated. In this step by step guide, we will show you how to properly update WordPress plugins, and how to manage plugin updates more efficiently.

How to update WordPress plugins

Why Update WordPress Plugins?

WordPress plugins are like apps for your WordPress site. You can install them to add new features and functionality to your website like adding contact forms, photo galleries, sliders, etc.

You can learn more about WordPress plugins in our guide what are WordPress plugins? How do they work?.

Plugins are created by third-party developers. Most of them keep improving their plugins by adding new features, improving code quality, and keeping them secure. These changes are then released as updates.

You should always keep your WordPress plugins up to date to ensure that those changes are applied on your site immediately. This improves WordPress security and performance of your website.

Having said that, let’s see how to update WordPress plugins.

How to Properly Update WordPress Plugins

WordPress comes with a built-in update system. It automatically checks for updates and shows you notifications when there are updates available for your WordPress plugins, themes, and WordPress core software.

WordPress update notifications inside admin area

You can also manually check for updates by visiting Dashboard » Updates page.

Updates page

When there is a new update available for plugins, you will see the notification on the plugins menu in the WordPress admin bar.

You can install these updates by visiting the Plugins page. You will see a notification below each plugin that has updates available for you to install.

Updates highlighted on the plugins page

You can just click on the ‘Update Now’ link to install each update.

Bulk Update WordPress Plugins

If there are updates for several plugins on your website, then you may want to quickly review and bulk update those plugins.

To do that, you need to visit the Plugins page and click on the ‘Update Available’ link.

This will show you the list of all plugins that have updates available. You can select all of them and then select ‘Update’ from the ‘Bulk Actions’ drop down menu.

Bulk update plugins

Before You Update, Read this!

Before you update the plugin, it’s important that you click on the View version details link to see what changes the plugin author has made.

This will keep you informed as to what changes were made should anything not work properly.

Unless the version details specifically say security update, we usually wait one full week before updating the plugin. In this time, all errors usually get caught, reported, and fixed.

If you have a heavy traffic site that is generating a lot of leads, then we recommend you to do the same.

How to Undo the WordPress Plugin Update

Sometimes a plugin update can produce unexpected results like some plugin features may not work properly.

In that case, first you will need to deactivate that plugin.

If you can access the Plugins page in WordPress admin area, then simply click on the ‘Deactivate’ link below the misbehaving plugin.

Deactivate plugins

After that you can install the WP-Rollback plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, go back to the Plugins page, and you will be able to see a rollback option below each plugin. Clicking on it will allow you to rollback the plugin to any previous version.

Rollback plugin to previous version

For detailed instructions, check out our guide on how to how to rollback WordPress plugins.

If you are unable to access the WordPress admin area, then follow the steps in our guide on how to deactivate all plugins when not able to access WordPress admin area.

Tips to Manage WordPress Plugins More Efficiently

If you manage multiple WordPress sites, then you will soon realize that you have to update plugins quite often. Here are some tips to help you manage them more effeciently.

If you are confident about the plugins that you are using, then you can enable automatic updates for all your WordPress plugins.

However, a better approach will be to setup automatic updates only for select few plugins that you trust. Follow the instructions in our guide on how to better manage WordPress updates.

If you don’t manage multiple WordPress sites, then you can setup email notifications for plugin updates. This will allow you to be alerted when there is an update available without logging into your WordPress site.

Always make sure that you have setup an automatic backup plugin on your WordPress site. This will allow you to restore your WordPress site in case something goes wrong.

Last but not least, if you can afford managed WordPress hosting, then the staging website feature is definitely worth the investment. It allows you to test the new plugin updates on a staging environment before going live. We recommend using either WPEngine or SiteGround’s GoGeek plan.

We hope this article helped you learn how to update WordPress plugins. You may also want to see our list of essential WordPress plugins for your website.

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How to Add Beautiful Pricing Tables in WordPress (No Coding Required)

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Do you want to add beautiful pricing tables on your WordPress site? Pricing tables have a huge impact on how users make their buying decision. Adding beautiful pricing tables that are easy to scan helps users select the right product. Which in turn helps you boost your conversions and increase sales. In this article, we will show you how to easily add beautiful pricing tables in WordPress without writing any code.

How to add beautiful pricing tables in WordPress

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Easy Pricing Tables plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

It is a premium plugin with prices starting from $29 for a single site license.

Upon activation, the plugin adds a ‘Pricing Tables’ menu item to your WordPress admin bar. Clicking on it will take you to the plugin’s settings page.

Enter your license key

You will be asked to enter your license key. You can get this information from your account on plugin’s website and in the email you recieved after purchasing the plugin.

After entering your license key click on the save changes button to store your settings.

You are now ready to create pricing tables.

Creating Your First Pricing Table

To create a pricing table in WordPress, simply go to Pricing Tables » Add New page.

You will see previews of available templates to choose from.

Select a template for your pricing table

After choosing a template, click on the ‘Content’ tab to enter table contents.

In the table content area, you will see columns with different fields.

First you need to add a plan name, then pricing and features. After that, you need to enter the button text and URL.

Editing pricing table contents

You can easily add a new column by clicking on the ‘New Column’ button.

Often in pricing tables, you may notice that one plan is marked as featured or most popular. You can do this in your pricing table as well by clicking on the feature column button for the specific column that you want to highlight.

Once you are finished adding content for your pricing table columns, you can move on to the ‘Design’ tab. This is where you can tweak the visual appearance of your pricing table.

Customizing pricing table design and colors

You can change colors, font sizes, column backgrounds, etc.

Once you are done, you can click on the Save & Preview button to see how your table looks.

Pricing table preview

If you want to change anything, then you can do so by editing the table. When you are done, click on the Deploy (Get Shortcode) button.

You will then see a popup containing the shortcode you need to add this pricing table into any WordPress post or page.

Copy the pricing table shortcode

All you need to do is copy the shortcode and add it to your post or page where you want to display the pricing table.

We hope this article helped you learn how to add beautiful pricing tables in WordPress without any coding. You may also want to see essential WordPress plugins for business websites.

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How to Add Multiple Authors (Co-Authors) for Posts in WordPress

In this article we will share a plugin called Co-Authors that will let you associate multiple authors to a post in WordPress.

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Do you want to show multiple authors for a post in WordPress? Many websites often have multiple authors working on the same article. For example, on news websites sometimes multiple journalists contribute to a single story. In that case you may want to give credit to all the authors who worked on the post. In this article, we will show you how to allow multiple authors to be associated with a post in WordPress.

How to allow multiple authors to be associated with WordPress blog posts

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Co-Authors Plus plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Next, you need to edit the post or page where you want to credit multiple authors.

On the post edit screen, you will notice the new ‘Authors’ box just below the post editor.

By default, it will show the original author of the post. You can add additional authors by entering their name in the search box below.

The plugin will start showing users as you type. You need to select the user that you want to add as an author by clicking on it.

The selected author name will now appear below the original author name.

Multiple authors selected

You can continue adding more authors as needed. Once you are done, you can save or publish your post.

Showing Multiple Authors On Your WordPress Site

Unfortunately, the plugin does not automatically display multiple authors on your site. For that you’ll need to edit your theme files. If you haven’t done this before, then please see our guide on how to copy paste code in WordPress.

You’ll need to edit theme files with the code responsible for showing the author name for posts. This could be single.php, content.php, or a template tag in your theme’s functions.php file. See our tutorial on how to find which theme files to edit in WordPress.

You will be looking for the code with template tag the_author_posts_link() and you will need to replace it with the following code snippet.

if ( function_exists( 'coauthors_posts_links' ) ) {
    coauthors_posts_links();
} else {
    the_author_posts_link();
}

Here is how it looked it on our demo website.

Multiple authors attributed to a WordPress post

For more examples of template tags, please visit plugin’s website.

Adding Guest Authors to Your WordPress Site

By default, this plugin can only look up and show registered users on your website. What if you wanted to give credit to guest authors who do not have an account on your WordPress site?

There are multiple ways to accept user submitted posts in WordPress. You can create an account for authors, or you can accept posts directly from front-end of your website. See detailed instructions in our guide on how to allow users to submit posts to your WordPress site.

Co Authors Plus offers a simpler work around for that. It allows you to add guest authors without giving them access to the admin area or writing privileges on your website. Guest authors can send you their posts via email, and you can add them to your WordPress site.

Let’s see how to add guest authors in Co Authors Plus.

First, you need to head over to Users » Guest Authors page and click on the ‘Add New’ button at the top.

Adding a new guest author in WordPress

On the next screen, you need to provide author information such as name, email, website, etc. Once you are done, click on ‘Add new guest author’ button to save your changes.

Guest author details

That’s all you have successfully added a guest author.

Now you will be able to select them as author for posts on your WordPress site, just like you would select registered users.

We hope this article helped you learn how to allow multiple authors to be associated with a post in WordPress. You may also want to see our list of 21 plugins to efficiently manage WordPress multi-author blogs.

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How to Add Multiple Authors (Co-Authors) for Posts in WordPress

In this article we will share a plugin called Co-Authors that will let you associate multiple authors to a post in WordPress.

The post How to Add Multiple Authors (Co-Authors) for Posts in WordPress appeared first on WPBeginner.

Do you want to show multiple authors for a post in WordPress? Many websites often have multiple authors working on the same article. For example, on news websites sometimes multiple journalists contribute to a single story. In that case you may want to give credit to all the authors who worked on the post. In this article, we will show you how to allow multiple authors to be associated with a post in WordPress.

How to allow multiple authors to be associated with WordPress blog posts

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Co-Authors Plus plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Next, you need to edit the post or page where you want to credit multiple authors.

On the post edit screen, you will notice the new ‘Authors’ box just below the post editor.

By default, it will show the original author of the post. You can add additional authors by entering their name in the search box below.

The plugin will start showing users as you type. You need to select the user that you want to add as an author by clicking on it.

The selected author name will now appear below the original author name.

Multiple authors selected

You can continue adding more authors as needed. Once you are done, you can save or publish your post.

Showing Multiple Authors On Your WordPress Site

Unfortunately, the plugin does not automatically display multiple authors on your site. For that you’ll need to edit your theme files. If you haven’t done this before, then please see our guide on how to copy paste code in WordPress.

You’ll need to edit theme files with the code responsible for showing the author name for posts. This could be single.php, content.php, or a template tag in your theme’s functions.php file. See our tutorial on how to find which theme files to edit in WordPress.

You will be looking for the code with template tag the_author_posts_link() and you will need to replace it with the following code snippet.

if ( function_exists( 'coauthors_posts_links' ) ) {
    coauthors_posts_links();
} else {
    the_author_posts_link();
}

Here is how it looked it on our demo website.

Multiple authors attributed to a WordPress post

For more examples of template tags, please visit plugin’s website.

Adding Guest Authors to Your WordPress Site

By default, this plugin can only look up and show registered users on your website. What if you wanted to give credit to guest authors who do not have an account on your WordPress site?

There are multiple ways to accept user submitted posts in WordPress. You can create an account for authors, or you can accept posts directly from front-end of your website. See detailed instructions in our guide on how to allow users to submit posts to your WordPress site.

Co Authors Plus offers a simpler work around for that. It allows you to add guest authors without giving them access to the admin area or writing privileges on your website. Guest authors can send you their posts via email, and you can add them to your WordPress site.

Let’s see how to add guest authors in Co Authors Plus.

First, you need to head over to Users » Guest Authors page and click on the ‘Add New’ button at the top.

Adding a new guest author in WordPress

On the next screen, you need to provide author information such as name, email, website, etc. Once you are done, click on ‘Add new guest author’ button to save your changes.

Guest author details

That’s all you have successfully added a guest author.

Now you will be able to select them as author for posts on your WordPress site, just like you would select registered users.

We hope this article helped you learn how to allow multiple authors to be associated with a post in WordPress. You may also want to see our list of 21 plugins to efficiently manage WordPress multi-author blogs.

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22 Great WordPress Plugins for Managing Images (Updated)

Running a full WordPress blog can be a tricky business. If you want your blog to look great, then you need a lot of attractive images. Managing all these images can be a chore. Luckily, there are a few WordPress plugins that can greatly aid you in this task. Here are 10 that you might try.

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Are you looking for the best plugins to manage images on your WordPress site? Images help bring life to your content and boost engagement. In this article, we will share some of the best WordPress plugins for managing images more efficiently on your website.

WordPress plugins to manage images

1. Envira Gallery

Envira Gallery

Envira Gallery is the best WordPress photo gallery plugin in the market. It allows you to create beautiful and mobile-responsive image galleries in WordPress with just a few clicks.

Envira is optimized for performance, so your galleries load fast. It is also the most SEO friendly photo gallery plugin for WordPress. Envira has tons of features like albums, image tagging, watermarking, proofing, and so on.

There is also a WooCommerce addon which allows you to add an online store to sell your photos.

2. Soliloquy

Soliloquy

Sliders allow you to drive user’s attention to your most important content with beautiful image slideshows accompanied by text, call to action, and animation. However, Sliders can also slow down your website speed which affects user experience and SEO.

Soliloquy is the best WordPress slider in the market today. It is noticeably faster than any other WordPress slider. It is also the most easy to use with tons of features like featured content slider, carousel, slider themes, lightbox, etc.

3. EWWW Image Optimizer

Ewww Image Optimizer

Images take longer to load than text, and this affects your website speed and performance. The best way to deal with this is by optimizing your images for the web.

EWWW Image Optimizer is the best WordPress plugin to automatically optimize your images in WordPress. It comes with powerful tools to compress images without affecting quality.

4. Imsanity

Imsanity

Imsanity allows you to set a maximum image height and width for WordPress uploads and automatically resizes large image files. It can also perform bulk resize on older uploads based on your settings.

For detailed instructions see our guide on how to bulk resize large images in WordPress

5. Require Featured Image

Require featured images for WordPress posts

Sometimes you or another author on your site may forget to add a featured image to the blog post before publishing. This may affect your site’s layout, and if you are automatically sharing posts on social media, then those sites will just pick any image from the article as post thumbnail.

Require Featured Image plugin does not let you publish a post until you add a featured image. It will remind you that you haven’t added a featured image and will disable the publish button until you add a featured image.

For more details, see our guide on how to require featured images for posts in WordPress.

6. Featured Image Column

Featured image column

WordPress does not show whether or not there is a featured image available for a post on the ‘All Posts’ screen. To see if a post has featured image, you will have to edit it.

Featured Image Column solves this problem by adding a featured image column on the posts screen. For more details, see our article on how to add a featured image column in WordPress.

7. Default Featured Image

Default featured image

As the name suggests, this handy plugin allows you to easily set a default featured image to use as fallback for posts that do not have a featured image available. Simply install and activate the plugin, and then head over to Settings » Media page to upload a default image.

For alternate methods, see our article on how to set a default fallback featured image in WordPress.

8. Featured Video Plus

Featured Video Plus

This plugin allows you to add a featured video to your WordPress instead of a featured image. Simply add the video URL, and it will automatically fetch the video thumbnail. It supports YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Soundcloud, Spotify, etc.

For more details, see our guide on how to add featured video thumbnails in WordPress.

9. Image Widget

Image widget in WordPress

Normally, if you want to add an image to your WordPress sidebar you will have to manually add it inside a text widget using HTML. Image Widget plugin adds a widget that you can drag and drop to a sidebar and then select or upload an image.

For detailed instructions, take a look at our article on how to add an image in WordPress sidebar widget.

10. Featured Images in RSS & Mailchimp Email

Featured images in RSS and MailChimp Emails

As the name suggests, this plugin enables featured images for your RSS feed. If you are using MailChimp to send posts via email to your subscribers, then those users will also see featured images for posts.

For an alternate method, see our tutorial on how to add featured images to WordPress RSS feed.

11. Regenerate Thumbnails

Regenerate image sizes in WordPress

When you upload an image, WordPress automatically saves it into multiple sizes. These sizes are defined in Settings » Media page. WordPress themes can also add their own image sizes to be used for thumbnails. If you activate such a theme, WordPress will start saving images in those new sizes as well. However, it will not recreate new sizes for older images.

Regenerate thumbnail allows you to quickly regenerate all image sizes in WordPress. For detailed instructions, please take a look at our guide on how to regenerate thumbnails and new image sizes in WordPress.

12. External Media

External Media

This plugin allows you to link or import files from Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, Instagram and any other external file into WordPress. This offers you an easier way to work on images stored on your Google Drive or Dropbox accounts by accessing them directly from WordPress.

For detailed instructions, see our guide on how to connect Google Drive to your WordPress media library.

13. Post Thumbnail Editor

Post Thumbnail Editor

After uploading a featured image, sometimes you’d notice that WordPress has cropped it, or it is not showing up correctly with your theme. You can edit the image in your favorite image editing program, or you can use this plugin.

Post Thumbnail Editor allows you to easily crop and resize featured images from your WordPress admin area. You can also edit previously uploaded featured images. For detailed instructions, see our guide on how to crop and edit WordPress post thumbnails.

14. Easy Watermark

Easy Watermark

Easy Watermark allows you to easily add watermarking to your WordPress images. You can choose to automatically watermark all images or manually add watermark to specific images.

If you are already using Envira Gallery, then you don’t need this plugin. You can use Envira’s watermarking addon instead.

See step by step instructions on using both plugins in our guide on how to automatically add watermark to images in WordPress

15. Simple Full Screen Background Image

Full screen background image

Simple Full Screen Background Image allows you to easily add full screen background image to any WordPress theme. Many WordPress themes already allow you to easily add full screen background images. However, if your theme does not support full screen background images, then you can try this plugin.

For step by step instructions, see our tutorial on how to add a fullscreen background image in WordPress.

16. WP First Letter Avatar

WP First Letter Avatar

WP First Letter Avatar allows you to show a custom avatar using the first letter of user’s name. You can show it only for users who don’t have a Gravatar image or completely replace Gravatar with first letter avatars.

Learn more about it in our guide on how to set custom avatar for users in WordPress.

17. Taxonomy Images

Taxonomy Images

Do you want to add image icons or thumbnails to your categories or tags? Taxonomy Images allows you to do just that. After activating the plugin, simply go to Posts » Categories page and click on the add button to upload your images.

For detailed instructions, check out our guide on how to add taxonomy images in WordPress.

18. Media File Renamer

Media File Renamer

Ever wanted to change the file name of an image after uploading it? WordPress allows you to change image title and alt text, but you cannot change the file name. Media File Renamer plugin allows you to easily change any file name in WordPress media library. It also automatically rename file names based on file title you enter during upload.

Renaming a file using the plugin also updates all references to the file in your WordPress posts and pages. For more details, see our guide on how to rename image and media files in WordPress.

19. ImageInject

ImageInject

Most beginners have difficulty finding copyright free images for their blog posts. ImageInject plugin solves this problem by allowing you to search Flickr for creative commons licensed photos and add them to your posts with proper attribution.

For detailed instructions, take a look at our article on how to find and add creative commons licensed images in WordPress.

20. Enable Media Replace

Enable Media Replace

If you have to replace an image in your WordPress posts, normally you’d have to edit the post to add your new image and removing the old one. If you have used that image in multiple posts, then you will have to edit all those posts to add new image.

Enable Media Replace plugin allows you to replace media files directly from the WordPress media library. Replacing an image automatically replaces it on your posts and pages where you have added the old image.

See our guide on how to easily replace images and media files in WordPress.

21. Plugin A/B Image Optimizer

A/B Image Optimizer

Featured images attract users to click on your articles. Ever wondered what kind of featured images work best on your site? A/B Image Optimizer plugin helps you figure this out. It allows you to add two featured images for a post and then it randomly shows those images to your users. You can see which featured image got more clicks by editing a post.

For more details, take a look at our guide on how to A/B split test featured images in WordPress.

22. Instagram Feed

Instagram Feed

Want to show your Instagram photos on your WordPress site? Instagram Feed allows you to easily display your Instagram feed using a sidebar widget or shortcode. Simply connect your website to your Instagram account, and it will automatically pull your feed. You can customize the feed using different display options in plugin settings.

If you’re using Envira Gallery, then you can do this with their Instagram addon.

Bonus Tools

These tools are not WordPress plugins, but they can help you improve the quality of images on your WordPress site.

23. Canva

Canva

Canva allows you to create all kind of graphics with easy to use drag and drop tools.It comes with professional looking templates that you can use as a starting point. You can also purchase stock images, icons, and other resources directly from the app.

24. Shutterstock

Shutterstock

Shutterstock is one of the largest online resource for stock photography, clipart, illustrations, and vector graphics. We are a customer of Shutterstock and can vouch for the quality of images.

For more tools you may want to see our list of 16 tools to create better images for your blog posts

That’s all for now.

We hope this article helped you discover great WordPress plugins to manage images on your website. You may also want to see our how to fix common image issues in WordPress.

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How to Add Taxonomy Images “Category Icons” in WordPress

Do you want to add taxonomy images in WordPress? Taxonomies are a way to group things in WordPress. Categories and tags are two default taxonomies that comes built-in with every WordPress blog. In this article, we will show you how to add taxonomy images in… Read More »

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Do you want to add taxonomy images in WordPress? Taxonomies are a way to group things in WordPress. Categories and tags are two default taxonomies that comes built-in with every WordPress blog. In this article, we will show you how to add taxonomy images in WordPress. In other words, you will be able to add image icons for your categories, tags, and other custom taxonomies.

How to Add Taxonomy Images in WordPress

Why Add Taxonomy Images in WordPress?

Custom post types and taxonomies allow WordPress to become a full-fledged CMS. By default, WordPress comes with category and tags as two default taxonomies that you can use to sort your posts.

You can also create your own custom taxonomies and associate them with any post types on your WordPress site. This allows your users to see all other content filed under those taxonomies.

With taxonomy images, you can add featured images or icons to the terms in each taxonomy.

For example, each category on your site can have its own icon, which can be displayed on category archive pages, category lists, and so on.

Having said that, let’s take a look at how to easily add taxonomy images in WordPress.

Adding Taxonomy Images in WordPress

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Taxonomy Images plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit Settings » Taxonomy Images page to configure plugin settings.

Taxonomy images settings

You will see a list of taxonomies available on your WordPress site. Select the taxonomies where you want to enable the taxonomy images feature and then click on the save changes button.

In the screenshot above, we enabled taxonomy images for categories.

To add images to each category, you will need to head over to Posts » Categories page.

If you enabled taxonomy images feature for some other taxonomy, then you will need to visit that particular taxonomy page in your WordPress admin area.

On the categories page, you will notice a new column labeled ‘Image’ in your category list. Since you haven’t added any images to categories yet, it will show a default blank image with an add button for each category.

Adding thumbnail images to your categories

Go ahead and click on the add button below the blank image. This will bring up the default WordPress media uploader popup.

You can select an image from your WordPress media library or upload a new image. After that, go ahead and repeat the process to add images for all terms in your taxonomy.

You can remove an image at any time you want by simply clicking on the remove button below the image.

Displaying Taxonomy Images on Your WordPress Site

To display taxonomy images on your WordPress site, you will need to edit your WordPress theme or child theme. If this is your first time editing WordPress files, then you may want to see our guide on how to copy paste code in WordPress.

First you will need to connect to your WordPress site using an FTP client.

Once connected, you will need to find the template responsible for displaying your taxonomy archives. This could be archives.php, category.php, tag.php, or taxonomy.php files.

You need to download the file to your computer and open it in a text editor like Notepad or TextEdit.

Now paste the following code where you want to display your taxonomy image. Usually, you would want to add it before the taxonomy title or the_archive_title() tag.

print apply_filters( 'taxonomy-images-queried-term-image', '' );

After adding the code, you need to save this file and upload it back to your website using FTP.

You can now visit the taxonomy archive page to see it display your taxonomy image. Here is how it looked on our demo archive page.

Taxonomy image on taxonomy archive page

You can use custom CSS to style this image.

Advanced users can look for more code examples on the plugin’s homepage.

We hope this article helped you learn how to easily add taxonomy images in WordPress. You may also want to see our list of 10 most wanted category hacks and plugins for WordPress.

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Do you want to update URLs after moving your WordPress site? It can be quite painful to manually edit each post or page just to replace old URLs. In this article, we will show you how to easily update URLs when moving your WordPress site.

How to update URLs when moving a WordPress site

Video Tutorial

If you don’t like the video or need more instructions, then continue reading.

When and Why Do You Need to Update URLs?

Let’s suppose you moved a WordPress site to a new domain name. You can then change the WordPress address and site URL by visiting WordPress settings page.

Changing WordPress and site URLs

However, this does not change the URLs that you have previously added in your posts and pages. It also does not change the URLs of images you have added to your WordPress site.

Changing all these URLs manually can be very time consuming, and there will always be a chance that you will miss some URLs.

That’s where you’ll need this tutorial. Let’s see how to quickly and easily update URLs when moving your WordPress site.

Update URLs After Moving a WordPress Site

First make sure that you have a complete backup of your WordPress site. This will allow you to easily revert back in case something goes wrong during the update process.

Next, you need to install and activate the Velvet Blues Update URLs plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit Tools » Update URLs page to configure plugin settings.

Velvet Blues Update URLs plugin settings

Here you need to provide the old and new URLs of your website. After that you need to choose where you want the URLs to be updated.

You can update urls in posts and pages, excerpts, image attachments, custom fields, etc.

Go ahead and select each item that you want to update and then click on the ‘Update URLs Now’ button.

The plugin will find and replace all instances of old URL with your new URL.

You can now visit your website to see that all URLs are updated.

We hope this article helped you learn how to update URLs when moving your WordPress site. You may also want to see our step by step WordPress SEO guide for beginners.

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