Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Plugins For Divi Websites – Our Top 10 For Every Website

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Many of our clients and fellow web designers in and around the divi groups often ask what plugins are best suited for divi.

…Some even have suggestions of their own.

We have determined the best plugins for divi built sites are the ones that provide the biggest return on user ability and function whilst keeping the total number to the absolute minimum.

Too many plugins will slow down your WordPress site, and is counter intuitive for user engagement.

So in this article, I will share my top 10 plugins for WordPress websites built with Divi.

Reason this list is specific to Divi…

Well simply because we use Divi from Elegant Themes for all of our clients websites. And of course our own as well.

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1. Wordfence

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Most of us understand the importance of internet security. Using WordPress as your CMS, security should be high on your watch list.

Before doing any design & development work, we install WordFence, setup and run a site scan.

Vitally important step if you have your WordPress site hosted on a shared hosting platform.

Why you ask?

Shared hosting is just that!

When you purchase hosting on a shared hosting plan, your sitting amongst other websites on the same server.

Instantly (though very low likelihood) your website files could become infected from other malicious sites sitting on the same server.

Reputable hosting companies will blacklist these sites & delete malicious files, though you can never be too sure.

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2. UpdraftPlus

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User errors, bad updates, malware or hacking, server crashes can all bring your site down.

Having a full backup of your WordPress sites ensures you have a the option to restore should something go wrong.

With many options to backup to remote storage locations, Updraft Plus offers the widest range of any WordPress backup plugin.

Cloud Storage locations such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Amazon S3 all with easy to follow setup guides.

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3. Yoast SEO

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For many who have been blogging or built websites for clients, you’ve most likely heard about SEO and perhaps more specifically on-page SEO.

Whilst WordPress out of the box is quite good with regards to the coding for SEO purposes, there are some real advantages to using Yoast SEO.

If your looking for added On-page SEO functionality, then you really can’t go past this plugin.

Features such as Title Tag and Meta Description optimisation, keyword optimisation with relevant suggestions.

For visitor retention there is readability checks, internal linking suggestions plus easy to navigate monitoring of all technical on-page elements and much much more.

Yoast SEO simply runs a check of your content to see if it stands up as quality content that will keep the search engines happy.

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4. Divi Dashboard Welcome

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For our clients websites, something new we’ve incorporated is a custom WordPress dashboard.

The dashboard is valuable on-line real estate that we can provide useful tools and information to help our clients.

I also think it adds the personal touch that a standard WordPress dashboard misses out on.

For Divi users, creating a Divi dashboard welcome will come easy as the plugin utilises the Divi Page Builder.

The plugin also includes five layouts to get you started.

Layouts include:

  • Default
  • Agency Contact
  • Simple Contact Form
  • Handwritten Note
  • WP Style

You can choose to import the layouts or design your own custom welcome dashboard from the get go.

Divi Dashboard Welcome is an excellent tool that has helped us provide a custom welcome page using the awesome Divi Builder.

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5. Monarch Social Sharing

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Social sharing lets you harness the power of social media and now a days its truly the lifeblood of the internet.

Using social media to distribute content to your audience will enhance the positive nature of your business and bring in quality website traffic.

There are many social sharing plugins, but I think the best is Monarch from Elegant Themes.

There is a lot to like about Monarch…

Some cool features include:

  • Automatic pop-up or fly in triggers
  • Multiple share button placements
  • Floating sidebar
  • Buttons on images & videos
  • Customisable button designs…and
  • mobile responsive

From the unique and user friendly dashboard to the stylish social sharing buttons, Monarch is a very appealing and highly customisable plugin that is sure to engage your website visitors.

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6. Bloom Email Opt-in

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Another great product by Elegant Themes is their email opt-in form builder plugin.

Turn your website visitors into loyal subscribers and customers.

The Bloom plugin is easy to use, and offers over 100 elegant design templates to choose from.

Bloom will integrate with third party email marketing platforms such as:

  • AWeber
  • Mailchimp
  • Infusionsoft
  • GetResponse
  • Ontraport
    ..And many more

As with all forms of marketing, data and statistics are critical to provide a positive ROI.

Bloom comes packed with an easy to digest statistics interface breaking down conversions and spit test variances.

I think this is one of the easiest and most stylish email opt-in form builders available for WordPress sites.

All great email marketing campaigns start at the opt-in…You can expect to get this right with Bloom.

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7. Gravity Forms

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When I need to build a complex form outside of the capabilities of the Divi contact Form module, the go to plugin for me is Gravity Forms.

With over a million WordPress sites running Gravity Forms, the choice is pretty simple!

Like many others…Gravity Forms enables WordPress users to create forms inside your dashboard.

Awesome features include the ability to:

  • Create unlimited forms and embed them with short codes on any page
  • Create multi step forms
  • Schedule forms and restrict user entries
  • Integrate with payment gateways

The drag & Drop interface allows users to place elements in any position. Select your fields and configure your options to build stylish looking forms.

Gravity Forms also works brilliantly with Divi with the added value of being able to use it’s own short codes to style using CSS.

For an advanced form builder, Gravity Forms is our plugin of choice.

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8. TinyMCE Advanced

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Sometimes there is a need to add more functionality to the WordPress visual editor.

Whilst the default editor has the potential to create visually appealing content via the addition of CSS, some users may prefer advanced formatting features built within.

This plugin has over a million downloads from the WordPress depository and an average star rating of 4.6

TinyMCE advanced allows you to:

  • Set font family & change font size
  • Choose upper or lower case
  • Set ordered lists b y letter or number
  • Create tables
  • Justify text alignment
  • Insert page breaks
    …and much more all within the text editor.

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9. Monster Insights Google Analytics

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Capturing real time data of your web traffic can help you to make decisions based on your audience demographics.

Easily see how people come to your site, so you can focus your energy on the right marketing strategies and sources that work.

MonsterInsights is built in a way that can be customised for Ecommerce tracking, universal tracking or even ads tracking.

With an easy to read analytics dashboard, direct from your WordPress admin you can see your site’s performance at a glance to make informed decisions on elements that will help to increase conversions.

No more having to sign into your Google Account to view your analytics data that many find overwhelming to say the least.

If your not an analytics or conversion expert, and all your needing is a tool that shows you the most important data at a glance:

…Then this plugin is for you.

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10. W3 Total Cache

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Website speed is something that we take seriously when designing sites for our clients.

In order for any website to achieve a ROI, it needs to receive traffic…and lots of it.

We know through testing by leading SEO strategists that site speed is a factor when its comes to ranking websites on Google.

Site speed is also an important element to consider for user experience.

A slow site will have your visitors leaving in droves.

So we combat this with the help of the best cache plugin available:

…W3 Total Cache

Used on large sites like Mashable and WPBeginner, it is recommended by most WordPress hosting companies due to the easy integration with MaxCDN.

The way W3 Total cache works is:

To put it simply, whenever someone visits your site, their browser downloads all of the content (text, images, videos etc) CSS (design styling), JavaScript, HTML etc into a temporary folder to improve the user experience.

Whenever the user views another page, or goes back to the same website another time, it will load much faster.

This is because all of those files are now cached as static files inside the users browser.

For site speed improvement, we have found W3 Total Cache to be the more superior plugin of those available.

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Final Thoughts On Plugins For Divi

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So that’s our top 10 list of plugins for divi built sites we install for all of our clients.

Whilst there are many more we use for adding functionality or design depending on the clients requirements, these are the plugins we consistently use.

And now over to you.

I’d love to learn what plugins are your favourites.

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Plugins For Divi Websites – Our Top 10 For Every Website is courtesy of https://resilientdigital.com.au

Sunday, 16 July 2017

How To Create A WordPress Child Theme For Divi

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The excitement of designing your very own website is un-paralleled and the sense of achievement is high…until you update your WordPress theme.

Next thing you know your design & layouts have changed or look considerably different to before.

So you perhaps start searching for answers and then you find out about these things called WordPress child themes!

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But your probably wondering:

What the heck is a child theme?

Well to put is simply, a child theme is core theme that inherits the styling & functionality of your original theme (parent theme).

Child themes are therefore recommended for customisation of your original theme.

Exactly why is it recommended?

Well…

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The core reasons for using a child theme are:

  • If you modify your original (parent) theme directly and it is then updated, your modifications may be lost. By using a child theme you will ensure that your modifications are preserved
  • Modifications to an original (parent) theme may break the code, rendering the site broken
  • Using a child theme can speed up design & development time. (We will go into more detail how further on)
  • Using a child theme is a great way to learn about WordPress design & development in particular customising the CSS (Cascading Style Sheet)

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For new web designers, getting your head around using a child theme may seem daunting.

There's good news though!

Once you have created your first one and have it functioning as it should, it will easily become normal practise.

Our web design agency uses the Divi theme from Elegant Themes for every client website and our very first step is to upload our standard Divi Child Theme.

So what steps do you need to take for creating a child theme?

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As it turns out:

We have 3 different methods for you to choose.

For those using the Divi theme, you can choose from any of the following methods. Everyone else not using Divi can follow method #2 or method #3 and follow the recommended steps to suit the parent theme your using.

Ok so if you’re using Divi and you would like to upload a child theme the standard way but without having to produce the files, then follow this first method.

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1. Download Our Custom Divi Child Theme

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Our custom Divi child theme is simply a zip file which you will upload the same way as you would your original parent theme.

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It contains the required:

  • Functions.php file for linking the Divi child theme to your parent Divi theme
  • style.css file to add your own CSS for customising your website design
  • Screenshot.png which is an image for showing the child theme within the installed WordPress theme library

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Plus additionally:

  • Header.php file for adding any customisation to your website header elements
  • Login Editor so you can edit the WordPress Login page with a relevant logo & text

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When you download the zip file, you can simply upload that straight into your themes dashboard & activate it.

Upon activation, your website should look exactly the same.

You will notice the change in footer elements that should replicate your Site Title.

You now have the ability to add custom CSS to the style.css file inside of the child theme editor or via FTP.

To edit the login page, simply head to the Divi Theme Customiser ( Divi > Theme Customiser > Login Editor ) and select the login editor button.

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So that is a pretty straight forward method for installing & activating a Divi child theme that has options for customising not only the CSS styling, but also your Divi Header & Dashboard Login.

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2. Using A Plugin

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If you’re not fussed on editing the Header & Footer of your site, then we suggest using this simple plugin Child Theme Configurator from the WordPress depository.

Best of all...

Uploading the plugin will quickly allow you to setup a Divi child theme.

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Child Theme Configurator is a fast and easy to use utility that allows you to analyse any theme for common problems, create a child theme and customise it beyond the options of the Customiser.

Designed for WordPress users who want to be able to customise child theme stylesheets directly, Child Theme Configurator lets you easily identify and override the exact CSS attributes you want to customise.

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3. Manually Creating Your Own (Full Tutorial)

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In this tutorial, I will be creating a child theme for the Divi theme. Of course the same process applies for any theme you’re working with. We just use Divi on 99% of our projects.

The steps are relatively easy and you will have a good understanding of how a child theme is structured to increase your web development knowledge.

The process will involve:

  • Creating a child theme folder
  • Create a style.css file with the relevant child theme info
  • Creating a functions.php file and adding the required code to en-queue the parent theme. In this instance Divi.
  • A screenshot.jpg file for displaying child theme logo.

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Alright so let’s dive in…

First of all anywhere on your desktop, create a new folder & name it “divi-child”

Step 1 done!

Now we need to create a style.css file

There are two ways we can go about this.

For users with experience using source code editors, we prefer to use a software program called Brackets.

As we build our projects using a Mac, we find Brackets works really well.

For those with zero experience using software programs such as Brackets, then I suggest using a standard TextEdit (Mac) or TextEditor (Windows).

All options will get the desired result.

Ok so with your code / text editor open, we need to create a style.css file.

Copy & paste the code below into the code / text editor.

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 Theme Name:   My Divi Child Theme
 Theme URI:    http://www.mysite.com
 Description:  A Divi Child Theme
 Author:       My Name
 Author URI:   http://www.mysite.com
 Template:     Divi
 Version:      1.0.0

------------------------------ ADDITIONAL CSS HERE ------------------------------*/

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Once pasted in…

Go ahead & change out the theme name and author information based on your details.

There is one important note to point out!!

The Template name must be the parent theme name. In this instance it will be remain “Divi”.

Ok so once you have those details changed, you can save as style.css

Move this file inside of the “divi-child” folder we created in step 1

Step 2 done!

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To en-queue the parent theme, we need to create a function.php file & add in a particular line of code.

So go ahead & open a new file inside of your code / text editor.

Copy & paste in the code below

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<?php
/**
 * @author Resilient Digital
 * @copyright 2017
 */
if (!defined('ABSPATH')) die();

function ds_ct_enqueue_parent() { wp_enqueue_style( 'parent-style', get_template_directory_uri() . '/style.css' ); }

function ds_ct_loadjs() {
  wp_enqueue_script( 'ds-theme-script', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/ds-script.js',
        array( 'jquery' )
    );
}
?>

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Once you have done this, all you need to do is save as functions.php

Once saved, move this file inside of the divi-child folder as well.

Ok so that’s step 3 finished.

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Moving ahead now!

To show a logo or image of your child theme in the theme directory, we need to add a screenshot.jpg file preferably 800px wide by 600px high.

So have a logo or image created similar to our below using those dimensions and save as screenshot.jpg

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Once saved, also move this file inside of the divi-child folder.

And that is step 4 done.

Your Divi-Child folder should look like this:

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All that’s left to do is to compress the divi-child folder into a .zip file and upload into your themes directory within WordPress, then activate it.

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Compressing divi-child folder & uploading into WordPress.

So using a Mac, I simply Control + Click on the divi-child folder then click on compress.

The Mac then displays a divi-child.zip file

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With the relevant style.css file, functions.php file, screenshot.jpg file inside of the divi-child.zip file you now have a child theme ready to upload into WordPress just like any other parent theme.

So with a parent Divi theme installed & activated, go ahead and upload your Divi-Child.zip file.

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After installation is complete, activate the child theme and you now have a website running Divi as the framework using a Divi child theme for customisation purposes.

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Conclusion

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So there you go... 3 ways to implement a child theme for your website.

Now in case you are wondering, Yes a child theme can be installed and activated on a live / exisiting website already in use.

You will just need to make a note of any customisation changes you have made to the parent theme (things like menu structure, fonts, custom CSS etc) so you can apply those to the child theme.

I also recommend installing a child theme on an exisiting website under a staging environment.

Depending on your host, setting up staging environments can be done within your Cpanel or you can use a plugin.

Elegant Themes has an in-depth tutorial on creating a WordPress staging site for development & testing.

Now I'd like to hear what you think:

Let me know what method your going to try.

Ready to create your own child theme files?

Or maybe you will opt into our own child theme download.

Either way, leave a comment below right now!

 

 

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How To Create A WordPress Child Theme For Divi See more on: https://www.resilientdigital.com.au/

Thursday, 13 July 2017

48 Awesome Free Stock Photo Sites For Commercial Use

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This is the most extensive list of free stock image sites.

We analysed hundreds of sites to better understand where you can get the best free images for websites or your next design project.

Specifically we looked at the resolution quality, uniqueness and authentication that drives emotion and engagement.

We found some really great sites…

And I’m sure you will find some hidden gems amongst them.

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Barn Images

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Redefining traditional stock imagery, Igor Trepeshchenok and Roman Drits are the creators of Barn Images.

Accomplished photographers, you will find high quality photography that’s unique and fresh with no image that’s a duplicate from standard stock photography found elsewhere.

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BucketListly

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A platform and community of travellers and adventures that are encourage to share their life stories to the world.

With a goal to inspire and motivate people to travel and live the life of their dreams, the platform provides a collection of over 5000 travel photos from all over the world.

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Burst

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Shopify’s new free stock photography resource offering all images completely royalty free, under the Creative Commons Zero licence. 

The purpose of the site is to inspire and empower designers and bloggers to develop visually stunning websites and advertising campaigns.

There is a Business Idea’s section that inspire startup ecommerce businesses with case studies on trending niches to help with identifying popular products that are relatively easy to create or distribute via drop shipping platforms.

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Cupcake

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High quality and unique photography by Jonas Wimmerström (former Nilsson Lee).

His website offers beautiful images for use with commercial projects under the Creative Commons (CCO) license.

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Death To Stock

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Dave Sherry, founder of Death To Stock had a vision to provide a platform and build a community around visual content.

Death To Stock strives to help designers with their visual content needs by providing free, inspirational images and resources.

Collaborating with photographers and artists, the community delivers on inspiring photos, videos and creatives for users when developing their own campaigns, projects and designs.

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Epicantus

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Unique photography images made available for free to use by Daria.

As a visual and UX designer, Daria designs landing pages and web prototypes to test various business ideas and to collect feedback.

With that, photo’s made for these projects appear on his Tumblr page for personal and commercial use.

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Fancy Crave

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Looking for images that are authentic, emotionally driven and tell a story? Look no further than Fancy Crave.

Created by Igor Ovsyannykov, Fancy Crave is a free stock photo site that showcases images from his travels around Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos, Japan, Nepal and many other countries.

Everyday, Igor publishes two high resolution photos to help designers, students, bloggers and marketers wishing to convey a message with their visual content.

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FoodiesFeed

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For all you food loving people and bloggers alike, FoodiesFeed is a resource of unique high quality and naturally looking food photos that are completely free to download.

Created to eliminate the sterile and somewhat fake looking stock food photos, FoodiesFeed is all about providing resources & community to help designers and bloggers in the food niche source beautifully presented images.

With over 900,000 downloads to date, this site is sure to impress.

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Free Images

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Free Images is a source of high quality digital stock photography for use by all. Images from this site can be used in projects spanning websites, printed materials and anywhere in between.

Perfect for design teams in creatives, FreeImages is part of a network of free stock photography related resources.

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Free Nature Stock

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Unique photos can be hard to come by, however this site is yet another we have found that provides high quality images using professional gear.

Creator Adrian Pelletier personally captures all of the photos showcased and adds a new image daily. If your looking for unique photos of landscape, ocean and sky, then be sure to stop by Free Nature Stock.

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FreeRange

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Free Range Photos are produced directly by in-house photographers or they’re contributed by a growing community of creative & talented photographers.

A community platform that credits photographers with advertising revenue from clickable ads appearing next to their submission.

With categories including animals, architecture, interiors, health through to military, sports and transportation you are bound to find an image to fit into your design specs.

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Getrefe

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Many people will make purchase decisions based on their emotions, and Getrefe images will help to provide the positive emotions that lead them to taking action.

Their mission is quite simple. ”We are here to help organisations and individuals bring ideas to life in a memorable way.

We provide high-quality imagery of people interacting with technology for your projects.”

For images that portray emotion and help to engage your audience, then Getrefe may just have the image for you.

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Good Free Photos

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Goof Free Photos is a web gallery of thousands of high quality and unique free public domain photos.

You can find travel photos, images of animals, plants and objects. Travel photos are categorises by locations and others are by species and types.

All photos are copyright free and royalty free.

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Gratisography

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Free high resolution images perfect for personal and commercial projects.

Fresh new photos are added weekly. Gratisography is a site by Ryan McGuire and all photos are taken by him.

Ryan is a visual creator and designer that loves taking pictures and where possible tries to add humour into his creative work.

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IM Free

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A curated collection of free web design images and resources, IM Free is all about making website building a simple and enjoyable experience.

With design templates, images and icons the collection is high quality easing the confusion and complications of finding great design elements for your next creative project.

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ISO Republic

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ISO Republic is a source of free stock photos for creative professionals.

Founded in 2014 by Tom Eversley, a designer and photographer himself, the site now boasts over 1500 free images with more consistently added on a daily basis.

Web designers, bloggers and marketing teams all use the high resolution images that are free for use on your personal and commercial creative designs.

Photographers can also now contribute images to their gallery.

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Jay Mantri

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“Designer by day and burger monster by night”, Jay Mantri from Santa Monica, California captures stunning photos which as stated by Dave Neal have a serene and beautiful approach capturing the moment with true care and emotion. 

One of the things Jay found in the design world was great photography that could be used on a clients project and so it led him to start a little project for fun where he would upload photos every week and let designers use them as much as they want.

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Kaboompicks

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While Kaboompicks is "one woman show", creator Karolina says “there is no chance I could have done all this without a little help from my friends.”

With over 80.000 people from 209 countries visiting Kaboompics, a royalty-free service for stock images.

Kaboompics is rated as one of the most popular sources of free images for lifestyle, interior design and specialised bloggers.

To this day the site has gathered over 6 million impressions, and the photos have been downloaded over 4 million times.

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Libreshot

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Libreshot is a project by Martin Vorel.  All the photos found on his site are original and natural looking.

Licensed with a CC0 – public domain, Martins images are perfect for web design, business and marketing material through to news articles and flyers.

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Life Of Pix

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“An awesome community of photographers is here to share with you their best shots.”

Everyday you can discover a fine selection with a featured section of photographer of the week. New photographers are added every week and all images are donated to the public domain.

Every week a photographer is elected as the Life Of Pix photographer of the week by their team. 10 photographers are then highlighted on the Life Of Pix social media networks and website.

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Little Visuals

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Perhaps one of sadness as this site was a project created by Nic Jackson.

Nic with a zest for life suddenly passed away in 2013, though his family still maintain Little Visuals.

With this in mind Nic’s family would like to ask when you view his site and/or download the images if you would consider a small donation towards the Hand on Heart Charity.  A link can be found on the Little Visuals website.

Sign up to Little Visuals emails and get 7 high resolution images to your inbox.

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Magdeleine

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Magdeleine.co is a curated blog that features the best hand-picked free high-quality stock photography for your inspiration.

Images sourced from photographers, Magdeleine showcases a unique featured image daily.

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MMT Stock

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Jeffery Betts, founder of MMT Stock launched this site in 2014 to share his love of photography to the world.

Over the years Jeffery has taken countless photos and wanted to post some of them to use for free and give back to the online community.

The creative span across many categories, including nature, city scenes, workspaces, and macro photography. Images from his site can be freely downloaded, used, and redistributed for both personal and commercial purposes.

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MorgueFile

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Morguefile is a free photo archive for creatives, by creatives. Founded by Michael Connors in the 1996, the site was created to serve as a free image exchange for creative professionals and teachers to use in their design projects.

This same mission remains true today. “We are a community-based free photo site, and all photos found in the Morguefile archive are free for you to download and re-use in your work, be it commercial or not.

The photos have been contributed by a wide range of creatives from around the world, ranging from amateur photo hobbyists to professionals.”

Designers and creative are encouraged to upload images that they have taken in return of favour for downloading the images from this site.

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Moveast

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This is a journey of a Portuguese guy moving that decided that every photo should be used for free. Help yourselves and use them wherever you want (CC0).

Creator of Moveast João Pacheco decided he wanted a place to keep track of his experiences/travels and also to encourage/inspire people to travel and to move.

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My Stock Photos

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A curated list of beautiful free stock photos made by the team that can be used for personal or commercial design projects.

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Negative Space

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Beautiful, free high resolution photos with no restrictions. Negative Space is about creating communities.

A platform building a community of photographers who want to share their work.

It’s also a place where a community of online visitors, designers and creatives can use their beautiful, free high-resolution images without any restrictions.

Each of the high-quality photographs you find has been taken by a photographer from the Negative Space community. There is something for everybody, so be sure to check out their portfolio.

Categories include AbstractAnimalsArchitectureBusinessBlack & WhiteFoodLandscapesNaturePeopleSportStreetTechnologyTransport, and Work.

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New Old Stock

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Vintage photos from the public archives. All images are free of known copyright restrictions.

Timeless photography recapturing history.

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Pexels

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Empowering Creators. Pexels provides free stock photos to help millions of design creators all over the world to easily create stunning digital products and designs.

Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos under the CC0 license.

The site is easy to navigate and all images are tagged and easy to discover. There are currently over 30,000 free stock images and every month at least 3,000 new high resolution images are added.

Pexels is just about our first port of call for every one of our own in house web design projects.

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Photo Pin

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Free photos for bloggers and creatives! PhotoPin helps bloggers find photos for their blog by using their search function to find topic related photos. 

PhotoPin uses the Flickr API to search for creative Commons photos to use on any blog project.

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Photo Stock Editor

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Creator of Photo Stock Editor, Javier Palmieri is a web designer who loves to take photos.  Free high-resolution images for use how you like. New images are added weekly.

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Photocollections

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Photographer Vadim Goncharov began Photocollections to provide and inspire designers with unique high quality images. Categories include animals, industrial, landscapes, nature, people, transportation

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Picjumbo

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Picjumbo is a free stock photo site created by designer & photographer Viktor Hanacek.

Quite astoundingly he began this project when regular stock photo sites would not take his photos due to lack of quality. Now 4 years later more than 5 million images have been downloaded from his site. 

With a growing premium membership base of over 2000 people, Picjumbo images are at the top our own go to sources for high quality images.

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Picography

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Picography.co allows people to use any of the photos on the website for whatever they want, free of charge, no catches.

With over 100,000 visitors per month, the site is serving images that are unique from anywhere else.

Featured in many top marketing & business articles like Forbes & Life Hack, Picography is in our top 5 resources for high quality & unique images.

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Pixabay

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Almost 7 years ago, Pixabay was started as an image source for the authors of Wizzley.com and Pagewizz.com – two international micro blogging platforms.

Fast forward to today and there are over half million photos, vector graphics, art illustrations and videos. Latest developments from Pixabay this year include their Mobile App.

Featuring fast search, swipe through search results, direct download and much more. If we had to choose our top free stock image site…Pixabay would be it.

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Public Domain Archive

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Vintage and modern public domain images. Everything you need for creative projects with a large variety of vintage images added frequently.

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Raumrot

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Raumrot is a free commercial use image resource platform with stunning lifestyle imagery for modern creatives.

With over 1000 photos to chose from sectors including business, technic, transport through to xmas, muscle cars and travel.

Please note: most Raumrot images require author attribution with a link back to the original author.

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ShotStash

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A small collection of frees tock photos for all projects. New photos are added daily. No royalties, no fees, no worries.

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Skitterphoto

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Skitterphoto was launched in 2014 by amateur photographers Rudy and Peter from the Netherlands.

They felt it was hard to find high quality images and thought why not publish our own collection. Soon after they witnessed their own photos being used across the globe which led to more motivation to make better photos.

Now photographers from all over can upload their own images to the revamped site.

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Snapwire Snaps

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7 free beautiful photos every 7 days.  A collection of unique photos from over 200,000 of the worlds most talented photographers.

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SpaceX

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SpaceX is a private company founded in 2002 by CEO and Lead Designer Elon Musk. SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft.

The website has hundreds of stunning space & rocket themed images for download.

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Splitshire

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Splitshire came about with the simple aim of giving life to photographs that otherwise would have gone into oblivion. There mission is to help you be awesome out there with great content.

Across the course of ten years taking unique high quality photography, Daniel Nanescuhese accumulated many thousands of images that were just gathering digital dust.

Nowadays these images are being used across many high authority sites like Huffington Post, CNN and popular magazines across the world.

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Startup Stock Photos

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Free tech photos for startups, bloggers, publishers and creatives. The creators of Startup Stock Photos hopes the project continues to be helpful, and serve as a positive representation of the world of tech today.

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StockSnap

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StockSnap credits themselves as being the best place on the internet to find beautiful free stock photos.

The site is a curation of the highest quality and highest resolution images from around the web.

Select photographers from their own network have photos featured providing an high quality repository of beautiful stock photography.

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Stokpic

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Just over a year ago, Ed Gregory decided to start giving away his photos fro free.

As a photographer who takes hundreds perhaps thousands of photos, many of which would go unnoticed. A site that began as a little weekend project soon started to generate a lot of interest and appreciation from followers.

Ed now photographs specifically for Stokpic to ensure high quality photos for his subscribers.

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The Pic Pac

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The Pic Pac is a free stock image website with a little twist. Mat Jones set out to establish the site in a way that you can download a theme of images (Pac) and pay what you want.

So in essence you can pay nothing (or pay whatever you want).  Every Monday a new “Pac” of images is released for download.

A free pic will be chosen and released for free from Tuesday through Sunday. Pic Pac offers many variations of travel images that are unique and exceptionally high quality.

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Unsplash

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Arguably the most popular free stock image site with over 200,000 beautiful free photos gifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers.

With a huge library of images and hundreds being added daily, there is a good chance you will find a unique, emotionally driven images for your next design project.

Unsplash images have been used in everything from Apple keynotes to WordPress’s default theme.

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Visual Hunt

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Arguably the most popular free stock image site with over 200,000 beautiful free photos gifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers.

With a huge library of images and hundreds being added daily, there is a good chance you will find a unique, emotionally driven images for your next design project.

Unsplash images have been used in everything from Apple keynotes to WordPress’s default theme.

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One More Additional Site

Whilst not free, we think this site provides the best value for money with unique & authentic images.

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Tookapic

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Tookapic was created to help anyone develop a habit of daily photo taking in a fun and addictive way.

An online community for people who want to capture their everyday life and improve their photography. 

Their stock photos are unique, authentic and engaging taken by everyday people.

They have a monthly plan that we find to be very valuable considering the high quality and uniqueness.

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Conclusion

Finding images that will resonate with your target audience is important for engagement, and I think this list will help you to find that perfect image for your next web design or creative project.

Whilst all of these sites are currently offering public domain images free of charge, I would just make sure you check every time you download.

Now I'd like to hear from you!

Which free image site do you prefer?

Or maybe you have a favourite not on this list!

Either way, leave a quick comment below straight away.

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