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Best WordPress Themes for Photographers [August 2016]

As of today WordPress powers, 25% of all websites globally and even several of the most popular news sites are hosted on WordPress. The main reason for WordPress popularity is its simple interface and limitless customization using themes, plugins or writing your own code. Even if you are not a developer you can find plenty of great WordPress tutorials that will help you to build complex web solutions with ease. 

Each month I will be posting a collection of best WordPress themes.These are one of the best WordPress photography themes but not the only ones since there are thousands of WordPress theme developers and millions of themes available.

Oshine

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Oshine is a beautiful creative multi-layout, multi-purpose WordPress portfolio theme with 23 unique demos. Oshine has been rated as one of the Best Portfolio & Photography themes in many popular blogs. We have carefully crafted each & every demo to ensure that a clean and modern design is carried through. Great design and Powerful features make Oshine irresistible. What you see below are full-fledged demos and features from various demos can be combined.

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Uncode

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Uncode is a pixel perfect creative multi purpose WordPress Theme based on Visual Composer designed with terrific attention to details, flexibility, and performance. It is ultra professional, smooth and sleek, with a clean modern layout, for almost any need: agency, freelance, blog, magazine, portfolio, photography, corporate and e-commerce shop. Build beautiful, intelligent websites. Uncode is the result of many years experience in creating award winning web designs by a team of designers and developers dedicated to creating visually stunning websites.

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Luke + Sara

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My Personal choice is Luke + Sara, built with Upfront. Luke + Sara is a contemporary WordPress photography theme that is pre-configured with all the essential elements you need for selling your creative services online. With its big, beautiful images and custom-built layout, Luke + Sara offers indie-artists and freelance photographers a polished design with understated elegance.It’s the huge images that steal the focus in this theme. Take advantage of unique boxy image layouts, a sortable masonry portfolio and wall-to-wall feature sliders to highlight your work.

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Shutter

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Shutter is an incredibly gorgeous and profoundly impressive, solemn and sober, graceful and stylish, aesthetically minimal and polished, technologically engaging and cutting edge, smoothly animated and quite dynamic, malleable and flexible, functional and resourceful, creative and highly responsive WordPress art and photography multipurpose website theme. Shutter is a subtle, understated, beautiful work of art of a theme, a carefully developed solution for webmasters looking for a gracious, elegant way to present high resolution, appealing and powerful visual content to a wide, undifferentiated, massive online audience.

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15 Facts About Google

Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, and was formally incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. You know there’s more to something than meets the eye when such a massively successful company has such a simple layout, though, and I mean that in the best way possible. Google has always done things a little bit differently, and that works to keep things fresh, immersive and consistently progressive.

Here are some Google facts you may not know!

Top 12 Unknown Awesome Facts About Google

  1. The name ‘Google’ is actually derived from the mathematical term ‘googol’ which is basically 1 with 100 zeros following itgg
  2. Google was established by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were doing Ph.D. at Stanford University, California.
  3. Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin originally named Google ‘Backrub’backr
  4. Google earns maximum profits with its Google AdWords (Online Advertising Service).
  5. The domain name of Google (www.google.com)  was purchased on 15 September 1997.
  6. In 2012, Google earned US 50$ Billion in annual revenue.
  7. Keyhole Inc. developed a product name Earth Viewer. After some time, Google acquired this product and rename it as “Google Earth”.
  8. Google has been evaluated to run more than one million servers in server farms far and wide (starting 2007).
  9. Google reported the another organisation called Calico on 19th September 2013, which will be driven by Apple administrator Arthur Levinson.
  10. In 2005, Google joined with NASA Ames Research Center to make 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2) of workplaces.
  11. Google’s 2005 associations likewise included financing the new .mobi high-level URL domain for cell phones, alongside different organisations including Microsoft, Nokia, and Ericsson.
  12. In 2010, Google Energy made its first interest in a renewable vitality venture, putting $38.8 million into two wind ranches in North Dakota.
  13. Google records billions of pages, with the goal that clients can look for the data they cover using keywords.
  14. Gmail is a free webmail service gave by Google, was dispatched as a welcome just beta system on 1st April 2004.
  15. Since 2010, Google has been acquiring an average of one company every week

    Android, Youtube, Waze, you name it, Google owns it.

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How can We Increase Maximum File Upload Size In WordPress

WordPress is growing blogging platform, every day many peoples join WordPress or create a self-hosted WordPress blog. In this tutorial I am going to cover that How can We Increase Maximum File Upload Size In WordPress, You just have to follow the simple steps to Increase Maximum File Upload Size for your blog. I will discuss different ways but you just have to apply only one, not all.

Theme Functions File

There are cases where we have seen that just by adding the following code in the theme function’s file, you can increase the upload size:
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@ini_set( 'upload_max_size' , '64M' );
@ini_set( 'post_max_size', '64M');
@ini_set( 'max_execution_time', '300' );

2. Create or Edit an existing PHP.INI file

In most cases, if you are on a shared host, you will not see a php.ini file in your directory. If you do not see one, then create a file called php.ini and upload it in the root folder. In that file add the following code:

upload_max_filesize = 64M
post_max_size = 64M
max_execution_time = 300

This method is reported to work for many users. Remember if 64 doesn’t work. Try 10MB (sometimes that work).

3. htaccess Method

Some people have tried using the .htaccess method by modifying the .htaccess file in the root directory, you can increase the maximum upload size in WordPress. Open or create the .htaccess file in the root folder and add the following code:

php_value upload_max_filesize 64M 

php_value post_max_size 64M 

php_value max_execution_time 300 

php_value max_input_time 300

Again, it is important that we emphasize that if you are on a shared hosting package, then these techniques may not work. In that case, you would have to contact your web hosting provider to increase the limit for you. Some hosts completely turn down their users. We recommend that you use HostGator. Their support folks are very helpful in these situations.

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Feeling stuck? See what you need to do

You have a project to deliver and you don’t know what to do, or you need to be creative and the ideas just not coming to your head. On days that seem like you are totally uninspired or stuck in a creative rut, follow these simple steps.

 

Go for a walk

Researchers at Stanford have found that walking improves creativity by as much as 60%. They found that inspiration and creativity not only occur when out walking but also when you return to your desk.

Take a shower

Research also shows that there is a relationship between being relaxed and creative.According to Scott, 72% of people have new ideas while in the shower. Scott attributes the shower as an ideal place for creative thinking because –

“The relaxing, solitary, and non-judgmental shower environment may afford creative thinking by allowing the mind to wander freely, and causing people to be more open to their inner stream of consciousness and daydreams.”

Sleep well

The benefits of sleep on our productivity and creativity have been well documented. It helps improve our memory by solidifying memories.

How?

It clears information out of our temporary storage areas and processes information.

Tip – Keep a notepad and pen next to your bed in case you come up with ideas and solutions to the problems you are tackling.

Consume less coffee

Most people, when looking for external sources to help boost creativity, turn to coffee. While caffeine has many benefits, research shows it can undermine one’s creativity rather than stimulating it.

Why?

Because it leads to impulse judgments and energy that allows for unnaturally long work sessions, which interferes with the natural incubation periods required for creativity in individuals.

Exercise daily

Henry Thoreau claimed that he was able to think better when his legs were moving.Research studies seem to indicate that Thoreau was on to something. People who exercise on a regular basis were found to outperform those that didn’t.

So hit the gym, do yoga, go for a long walk or run, but be sure to make it a regular part of your daily routine.

Change your environment

At times a change in environment may be called for. Research seems to support the habits of people who break away from order, tradition, and convention. A messy desk, dim lighting and some ambient noise like that in a café can help boost creativity.

Why is this the case?

Because creativity comes from making connections and seeing patterns where others see chaos. So try creating a remix with a fresh pair of eyes or taking old ideas to new perspectives

 

Let me know what are your thoughts about this?