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WordPress Tips: WordPress plugins to add featured image automatically and resizing tools

Apr 16, 2013   //   by contactng   //   Blogging Tips  //  No Comments

For bloggers who generally publish posts via emails or using MS office tools generally face challenges of utilizing the featured image WP feature as by default you need to set it manually. There are few good plugins available which can do this automatically for us using the image which we published in posts and found following useful plugins, currently I am on WP 3.5.1 and based on my needs and testing I choose Easy Add Thumbnail plugin, but it may vary with your needs, so find some of useful plugins below,

 

1. Easy Add Thumbnail

Link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/easy-add-thumbnail/

Description and Review: It sets featured image from the first image from your post, for your old posts, whenever anyone open any old post, the first image automatically setup itself as featured image hence no rework necessary on old posts, moreover if you update any post without image with an image, then it will automatically set it as featured image. Setting it up is pretty easy, just install and activate :)

 

2. Simple Auto Featured Image

Link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-auto-featured-image

Description: It automatically generates the featured image for a post, page or custom post type if it does not have one.

 

3. Auto Featured Image

Link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/auto-featured-image/

Description: Automatically generate featured image for new/old posts if Post Thumbnail is not set manually. It also supports external images. This plugin has not been updated since year 2011; hence its working with latest WP is not verified.

 

Some other tools for image/thumbnails

 

4. Automatic Featured Image Posts

Link: http://wordpress.org/support/view/plugin-reviews/automatic-featured-image-posts

Description: It creates a new post with a Featured Image every time an image is uploaded. Through the plugin settings page, you can set the image to publish and assign itself to one of your other existing custom post types and/or post formats. It is v. v. useful for photographers, who like to post large amount of images and would like to save on time in publishing posts.

 

5. AJAX Thumbnail Rebuild

Link: http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/ajax-thumbnail-rebuild

Description: It allows you to rebuild all thumbnails at once without script timeouts on your server. It is helpful when you are changing your Wp theme and would like tor esize your thumbnails to support new theme without impacting anything else.

 

6. Imsanity

Link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/imsanity/

Description: Imsanity automatically resizes huge image uploads down to a size that is more reasonable for display in browser, yet still more than large enough for typical website use. The plugin is configurable with a max width, height and quality. When a contributor uploads an image that is larger than the configured size, Imsanity will automatically scale it down to the configured size remove the original image. Imsanity also provides a bulk-resize feature to selectively resize previously uploaded images to free up disk space. This plugin is ideal for blogs that do not require hi-resolution original images to be stored and/or the contributors don’t want (or understand how) to scale images before uploading.

 

Review from websites:

http://wpmu.org/plugin-automatically-create-a-featured-image-for-a-wordpress-post/

http://wpmu.org/daily-tip-automatically-resize-insanely-large-image-uploads/

http://wpmu.org/daily-tip-keep-a-clean-wordpress-uploads-folder-by-deleting-unused-images/

BITNAMI Multisite wordpress stack installation issues and fixes

Jan 11, 2013   //   by contactng   //   Blogging Tips  //  4 Comments

While installing and configuring BITNAMI
WordPress Multisite stack on WINDOWS using subdirectory method faced some critical issues like images and css configuration is not reflecting, wp-admin not working in subdirectory blogs, please find related information below.

Installation of BITNAMI WordPress multisite is straight forward, download windows exe version and just execute and it will be done in not more than 30 min if everything goes fine, use below reference link to download and install this wonderful tool,

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Error: Unable to Bind to the 80 port number

Dec 25, 2012   //   by contactng   //   Blogging Tips  //  4 Comments

While installing BITNAMI WordPress multisite stack, I faced following error,

“Unable to bind to the 80 port number. WordPress Multisite only supports this port for the apache server.”

After which installation stuck as multisite can only be installed on port 80.

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Configure WordPress Multisite on Windows Server

Dec 24, 2012   //   by contactng   //   Blogging Tips, Ideas that works!  //  No Comments

I am trying to setup WordPress multisite on my client windows server, please find below some useful tips and how this can be achieved with useful references,

As Microsoft has built Windows web platform Installer utility using which you can centrally manage and install various tools useful for web development. For WordPress also they have provided app which takes care of installing all pre-requisites with ease (but mind it, this is for single blog installation and no instructions available to make it multisite).

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Scribefire error – Well, this is embarrassing…

Mar 10, 2012   //   by NG   //   Blogging Tips  //  No Comments

Scribefire is a good blogging tool, you can blog directly via your browser, what else you need… :) Now after installing and configuring it in your browser, you may get stuck while adding a wordpress blog under “Add a new blog”, you may recieve following error when attempting to configure a WordPress/BLOGGER account, just after entering blog link like “blogs.yoursitename.com”:

 Error:

Well, this is embarrassing...

While trying to determine your blog's settings, ScribeFire tripped over this code: UNKNOWN_BLOG_TYPE or Denied_Access

You're welcome to try and configure your blog manually.

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Best blogging tools portable/desktop for Windows!

Nov 4, 2011   //   by NG   //   Blogging Tips  //  6 Comments

Today, I did some deep research on the available blogging tools for Windows, there are several freewares available in market and if soemone is interested, he can build a web empire out of such tools 😉 please find analysis of tools below collected from several websites,

First I will take you through portable blogging tools for Windows, these tools are helpful on the Go and can be loaded directly from pendrive on any system running Windows, this effort is in direction to make my blogging Machine Independent so I could use any PC with a USB port and Internet access from which to blog.

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