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Upload Instagram photos from your PC

If you need to upload Instagram photos from your PC the quickest and easiest way is to do it through the popular Vivaldi web browser.

01. Download and install Vivaldi

vivaldi browser

First of all, visit the Vivaldi site and download the browser if you don’t already have it installed on your OS. Then login to your Insta account and pull up your homepage.

02. Open a web panel

vivaldi panels

Now click the show panel icon bottom left of your screen to open up the side panel options, then click the add web panel icon. Insta should be already selected and clicking the new cross icon opens it in mobile mode.

03. Upload an image

vivaldi mobile

Drag the new panel window over until it’s big enough to work with, then click the cross icon bottom center of the panel to upload an image.

If you can’t see the image to use you might want to try changing the customised files dropdown option on the pop up window to all files.

Click next, add a caption and hashtags as usual and publish to your Insta account. Dead easy.

How to easily share your screen

Chrome Remote Desktop is a great tool that allows you to share your desktop or laptop screen with anyone for free.

It’s very easy to use. First you need to visit remotedesktop.google.com and install the Remote Desktop extension. Or if you use Chrome and are comfortable with finding extensions you can add it as usual through the Chrome Web Store.

You don’t need to use Chrome but you will need a Google Account. If you don’t have one already it will prompt you to set one up in your regular browser before accessing the sharing page.

Once that’s done, you click on the extension or visit https://remotedesktop.google.com/support/ to generate the share code which you share with someone.

share your screen

That person also clicks on the extension or visits https://remotedesktop.google.com/support/ and adds the share code to remotely access your computer.

connect to shared screen

We use it all the time to connect remotely with our team, clients and family members as it’s simple and free.

Speed up your WordPress Site

Page speed has a direct effect on search rankings, and a faster site also improves the user experience of your website visitors. So here are some easy tips to speed up your WordPress website.

01. Optimize your images

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Large images slow down your site frustrating users. Smush is a great compression tool that uses non-lossy image optimization to reduce file size without compromising on quality. It helps to improve page loading time and your Google Page Speed.

02. Optimize your HTML, CSS & JS

Optimize your HTML, CSS & JS
Fast Velocity Minify combines CSS and JavaScript files so your server deals with fewer requests. It works out of the box and requires little configuration. But after installing it, be sure to check your site in incognito mode to ensure it looks great to logged out users. It can conflict with some themes and plugins.

03. Cache your site

supercache
WP Super Cache works by serving up static HTML files of each page on your website instead of processing heavier WordPress PHP scripts, reducing database queries and the load on your server. It helps to improve the speed and performance of your website.

04. Remove slow plugins

usage dd
UsageDD adds a small box at the bottom of your page (only visible to admins) that shows the number of database queries, memory used, time to first byte (TTFB) and the time to generate a full page. It can help you find out which plugins are heavy on resources and slowing down your site.

Post-processing of the image likely failed because the server is busy

Post-processing of the image likely failed because the server is busy

We came across this error for the first time recently when a client emailed over an image he was having trouble uploading to his WordPress membership site.

A bit of research later showed this warning can be caused by quite a few issues – but an easy one to rule out right away (which we failed to notice) is whether your filename contains any punctuation marks as that’s kryptonite to some servers.

If that doesn’t fix the issue try using incognito mode or a different browser. Cache and cookies can cause WordPress any number of weird issues.