Category Archives: Wordpress

Navigation of Custom Post Type Archives in WordPress

WordPress changed when it introduced Custom Post Types – suddenly the possibilities were endless.  Wordpress had become the content management system we all were hoping it would.

But for one problem.  It was and still really isn’t clear how to include posts of  custom post types in your website navigation.  This article outlines how I do it.

Create a Custom Post Type

First I create a custom post type – let’s use the ubiquitous ‘movie’:

Customize the JPEG Image Compression in WordPress

When you upload an JPEG image to WordPress, it compresses that image to improve performance when the site is being downloaded.  The default level of compression is 10% – that is to say the filesize is reduced to 90% of the original.

If your site and it’s message depends upon it’s imagery, or your target audience is sure to have a fast connection, you may feel that this level of image compression is too high.  Similarly, if your website’s imagery is not critical to the it’s purpose, you might like to increase the compression to maximise website performance.

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