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Adding beautiful images can completely change the look of a post and make it more appealing. Images can make your content more relatable and easier to understand.
There are a number of WordPress plugins available that allow you to add a beautiful gallery to your work or turn up the SEO on any photos you add. We have compiled a few of the most popular from the WordPress Plugin Repository so you can start building your audience today.
Quickly and easily add image widgets directly into your post. Put your photo next to your blog post or display your logo. The plugin uses the native media manager so you don’t have to learn something new. You can link the image, resize the image, and edit the image all within the post.
The best part is, you can choose an image you already have in your media library or upload a new one, just like you would any other media.
Adding images greatly improves any post, but it can also bring unnecessary bulk. WP Smush lets you quickly resize your images and also strips any hidden information they might have pulled in, which can weigh them down. Removing the bulk from any of your media can speed up your site. Once you set a maximum width and height, the plugin will make sure nothing exceeds that.
You can process JPEG, PNG, and even GIF files so no editing is needed.
If you are a photographer or visual artist, a gallery is a great way to display your work. NetGEN Gallery has over 1 million active installs for a reason: it creates beautiful galleries in any post. Display a thumbnail gallery so people can see your work at a glance, or go for a slideshow gallery that will cycle through your photos.
You can customize everything about the gallery and add tags to your photos to find them easily. NetGEN will make sure your work gets noticed.
Images are such an important part of a well-rounded website or blog. These three plugins will make sure you’re using them to the fullest.
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