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This is Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus, with a handpicked weekly roundup of eCommerce articles.
High quality product images are a crucial factor in driving visitor engagement to your WooCommerce store. After looking at the best WooCommerce examples, excellent photography was a common feature.
In this guide I'll be showing you how to create great images within WooCommerce which are also optimized for speed.
I'll go through the exact process I use to resize and export images from scratch with screenshots throughout.
Read the ultimate product images guide
I was at WordCamp Dublin a few weeks ago and met the super-friendly Vito Peleg from WP Feedback.
If you're working with an agency or with clients this could be a life saver. It allows clients to visually submit feedback and requests for changes directly from their own website.
The explainer video on the homepage gives a great demonstration on how easy it is to use. It looks like it could save everybody a tonne of time and make client communication substantially simpler.
Check out WP Feedback
How To Install Cloudflare On WordPress The Right Way
Want to install Cloudflare on your WordPress site? Cloudflare offers a lot of benefits in one neat (and free) package.
Not only do you get a content delivery network to speed up global delivery of your assets, but you also get DNS management, DDoS protection, and lots of other security features that you can use to keep your site safe.
In this post, Colin will show you how to install Cloudflare on your WordPress site and then go through some additional WordPress-specific configurations at Cloudflare to create the optimal partnership.
Read the Cloudflare guide
I discovered a great looking icon font this week called Line Awesome. While Font Awesome is optimized for 14×14 px, Line Awesome looks great at 32×32 px. They look particularly good at larger sizes.
I think the set looks very clean and modern and with nearly ~1,400 icons to choose from they could well be a good fit for your next web project.
See the Line Awesome icon font
This week I enjoyed this old post from Chris Zacharias which is still very relevant today. Here's an extract.
Three years ago, while I was a web developer at YouTube, one of the senior engineers began a rant about the page weight of the video watch page being far too large. The page had ballooned to as high as 1.2MB and dozens of requests. This engineer openly vented that “if they can write an entire Quake clone in under 100KB, we have no excuse for this!”
Latest Shoptimizer updates
If you've been using our Shoptimizer WooCommerce theme, we pushed a couple of minor updates this week in version 1.8.7. These are the main points:
- Mobile menu now can expand/collapse more than one level.
- New theme option to remove featured images on posts.
- Prevent canvas template footer from going edge-to-edge.
- Allow shortcodes within category description area.
- Compatibility with Off-Canvas Sidebars and Menus plugin.
See everything on the theme's changelog page.
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Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus