Though this is not a common problem, there are times in WordPress when you may have to upload images via FTP to the server. This might occur during a migration from a server that is out of date or underpowered, where moving the Uploads folder via a plugin does not work as smoothly as expected. But uploading images directly to the target server through FTP produces another intriguing problem. The WordPress Media Library cannot “see” images that are not uploaded through the Media Library uploader, and therefore cannot be selected for use as Featured Images or in future Posts.
The Add From Server plugin imports your FTP uploads into the WP Media Library, and allows you to use them as you would normally.
The other day I heard a podcast interview that blew me away. In it, Chase Reeves interviews Mark Canlis, co-owner of Seattle’s destination restaurant, Canlis. The restaurant has been operating at an extremely high level of quality and service for over 60 years. Do yourself a favor, go listen to the podcast right now. Once you’ve done that, I’d like to share my own takeaways.
I recently had a client project where I needed to build a quiz in PHP. Taking what I learned from that, I designed a quiz of my own, where you answer multiple choice questions and determine what heavy metal band your personality resembles. The subject matter can be changed to whatever your own needs are. The focus of this tutorial is to show how to build this particular quiz and explain how the logic works.
Imagery is a huge part of effective storytelling. In traditional stories, pictures and words are intrinsically linked. In the original versions of Alice in Wonderland, The Wind in the Willows and Winnie the Pooh, the illustrations were just as much a part of the storytelling experience as the words. The drawings Hugh McLeod provided for Seth Godin’s early books helped reinforce Godin’s words and send an overarching message. Magazines like Time, Life, Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated have relied on combining great words and photography to tell compelling stories for decades. Movie posters and album covers have also relied on images and a few carefully chosen words to piqué people’s interest and convince them to buy admission to those worlds.
Today, websites and blog posts are competing for attention with the largest amount of media and information that has ever existed in the history of our planet. Yet, many websites treat their imagery as nothing more than an afterthought.