Ever had your Featured Image Admin Option go missing in WordPress? This very useful cute little box:
The Featured Images check box is not in Screen Options either:
One of our clients is deciding on whether he should renew Yoast SEO or go with free FV All in One SEO Pack, known now as FV Simpler SEO. He asked me a good question about the differences.
Our SEO workflow in Yoast is mostly to help writers. It tells gives Harriet and other writers suggestions and warnings on optimising the permalink, meta description, heading, etc. based on the keyword target/s. Is that what yours does too?
Davis Silis is a director and writer based in London. Having worked with artists like The Kooks or Milky Chances, he creates music videos with alluring imaginary.
In his second video for British singer Cherie Jones (first being for song Hoops), Davis presents a fragmented version of her, that develops with intricacy through the track and is a great visual metaphor:
Director and photographer Damien Krisl started out in Basel but is now based in Paris. Finding inspiration everywhere, from dreams to everyday details, his trademarks is fragmentation of images, bodies, places and even time. He combines these images with luxury, fashion, beauty, and fine art film techniques, and creates very personal short movies, which engage the viewer’s senses.
Having a passion for cinematography, editing and composing, he realized very early on that he wants to be a fashion film director:
Susi Sie is a director, editor, and artist from Berlin. In her work, she seeks the interface between art and science. Her mission is to explore the physical and mathematical nature of unusual shapes, fabrics, and materials, and to show the hidden beauty and its magic. She only uses footage from real scenes and thus does not use computer animations or effects. For her, it is a personal study of the authenticity and perception of things.
Harriet is "just like a fairy godmother, except her magical power is helping others have better sex rather than turning a pumpkin into a car. source: askmen
According to some, Harriet, a 21-year old British girl, originally from Vietnam, is the very definition of a 21st-century porn star. But she describes herself as a “a self-confessed nerd from London, England with an obsession with tech, porn, film, pop culture, sex and relationships.”
We hate spam at Foliovision. Enough to have written a very effective anti-spam plugin ourselves. Our FV Antispam is on use on more than 4000 websites right now. If you like or use Akismet, FV Antispam works great. It can radically reduce your Akismet costs by cutting down on the amount of requests you send to Automattic, making an agency license go much farther (monthly limit, 100K checks).
FV Antispam also can speed up your site and lower server load as it processes machine spam locally. We also make sure that machine spam goes directly to trash so you don't have to waste time checking it manually (too many comments in a spam folder makes it impossible to evaluate any of them properly).
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FV Player has new version - 184.108.40.206, that brings a cool new feature called Video Links. Imagine that you want to show someone a certain part of a video. Until now, you had to share a link to a page and then add something like "Check out that killer solo at 2:34!".
From now on, FV Player will allow you or anyone who watches the video generate a link with a certain point on the timeline. Anyone who clicks that link will be directed right to the video and it will start playing from the given point. The best thing is that it works with all videos (with the exception of live streams of course), no matter where they are hosted.
Vadim Sherbakov is a multi-talent based in Moscow. After realizing that he wasn’t really happy, he left his corporate job and started focusing on creative ways to express himself. This decision led him to 15+ years of experience as an independent art director and digital producer both in film and web industries. Working with international clients from Ireland, UK, US, Germany, and Australia or Italy, he got to know these countries through his clients a little bit more. And being a freelance author, it didn’t take long before he started to be interested in making photographs and videos from places around the world. But it was really after he was introduced to the drone technology when his craftsmanship started to bloom:
Foliovision has a very special bond with Canada. After all, Alec, our Creative Director was born in Vancouver and some of our favourite clients are Torontonians. July 1st, 2017 marks the 150th anniversary since the colonies of New Brunswick, Canada and Nova Scotia formed Canada and naturally, we want to celebrate the big birthday too. Fortunately, there are numbers of opportunities to do so even here across the pond in Bratislava.
We were invited by the Office of the Embassy of Canada to Slovakia to attend a screening of the film "It's Only the End of the World" by the Canadian director Xavier Dolan as a part of the Month of Francophonie in Bratislava and a part of the Canada 150 celebrations.
Xavier Dolan, the French-Canadian movie director, is only 28 years old and he already has six feature films in his portfolio. He won the Grand Jury Prize in Cannes last year for the movie we went to see, "It's Only the End of the World".
We're all big film buffs here at FV and we regularly organize movie nights combined with birthday celebrations, so this was a perfect opportunity to see a good movie and celebrate the birthdays of two of our favourite Foliovision ladies - the best coordinator/office manager Anicka and our project manager/programmer-to-be Naty.
The legendary storyteller Richard Stone of StoryWork approached us recently to help him integrate LearnDash LMS (Learning Management System) with FV Player Pro and Vimeo for his LivingStoriesTraining.net project focused on the healing journey. Many modern themes particularly from Envato come with a bundled page builder which doesn't respect core WordPress editor features. Often those themes even try to force their own buggy or not particularly capable video player on the user.
Protecting your videos from downloading is basically impossible, but you can make it harder for those who want to steal your content.
Imagine that you have an encrypted stream that is really hard to download. But how can you stop someone from plainly screen capturing the video? There are a couple of solutions, but most of them are not really working. The user captures the video and uses it on his web. You are furious because you put your heart into creating your content and now someone else is using it without your permission. How can you prove that the video was yours?
This is where the DRM Text feature comes in. It creates a small overlay box in the top right corner of the video that shows the user's ID if he's logged in, IP address and the current date. The box will appear for just a fraction of a second and repeat regularly during the video playback.
Born in 1984, Fabian Weber is a director and photographer from Switzerland. In his work, he always presents objects in diverse angles and a new light, with sharp and graphical focus. But at the same time, he approaches these objects in an emotional and humane way, which leads the viewer to a different viewpoint.
I love to work in different genres, styles, and techniques. My mission is simple: I am a translator, an interpreter, I materialize your vision and ideas.
Piotr Matejkowski is a director from Warsaw. In his works, he primarily uses the medium of video and photography, but also the graphics and design. Participating in projects both artistic and commercial, such as music videos and advertising, his artistic practice is focused on the aspects of emotions.
We at Foliovision particularly like his most recent short film Flying Condition for being very personal and really taking us inside the world of the person creating amazing patterns.
Remi Besse is a talent from France, skilled in photography and painting, which led him to have exhibitions through the city of Paris. But he is also a finesse director, which is why we showcase his particular work this week!
Coming from the visual arts, it is quite natural for Remi not to imprison himself to what the camera can grasp. This is what makes his visual style so unique - creating a mix of classical cinematography and animation.
In my last article, I wrote about how video is becoming everything everyone talks about these days. At least on social media. And the ones who know how to use it properly and to their own advantage, are the ones running the conversation.
Gone are the days of sharing songs and funny videos from Youtube. Today, everyone is a content creator, or wants to be one, but I'll talk about that some other time. Since Facebook users are the ones creating their own content instead of sharing other people's content, Facebook recognized this and moved native videos to the top of the news feed pyramid.
When I say native videos, I'm talking about the videos you take on your phone or your camera and upload directly to Facebook without uploading them to Youtube or Vimeo or any other streaming service.
But why should a simple Facebook user care about this? Well, they shouldn't and probably won't. But just because this change hasn't disrupted an average Facebook user's life, there are many people out there who've been affected by it.
Many of our clients don't like the paged comments feature of WordPress as they like to have all the keywords occurring in the comments present on our article page and not spread across multiple pages. Keeping thousands of fresh comments on the page with every possible combination of keywords helps them rank at the top of Google for very competitive product categories.
Our front-end comment moderation plugin Thoughtful Comments includes comment caching feature, this article describes why that is important even if you are caching your site HTML: Improve your WordPress speed by Caching Comments.
However the downside is that it doesn't work for administrators and that the cache has to be purged and rebuilt when comments are added or removed. It's also usually slows down logged in users as we move more and more of our clients over to a membership or at least logged in user model.
It's been a commenting kind of last seven days since Disqus started adding ads or charging what are extortionate rates for continued ad-free existence ($99/month for sites with from 50K to 250K visitors!). First some lively conversation over at WP Tavern about Disqus, wpDisquz (also very expensive at $29/extension), Postmatic, Replyable and our own Thoughtful Comments. Thoughtful Comments at free with Replyable at $3/month turned out to offer the best value in the advanced commenting sweepstakes to replace Disqus.
And now today I had one of our long time clients write in with a new issue which they hadn't faced before: how to deal with overly prolific commenters who were spoiling the intelligent conversations about law on their website.
Hello! I've been digging into the documentation for "Thoughtful Comments". Do you know if it's possible in the plugin settings or in some other settings to limit the number of comments a single person (commenter) can leave either a) on a given post or b) in a given day?
We have a slight troll problem and we're wondering if something like that could address it. Or, maybe there's something else we could do short of manually flagging and banning individuals? Appreciate it!
Right now their website is open to any commenters, you don't need an account. This is the most difficult situation as in this case you have no real history with your commenters. Anyone can write in an email address, anyone can spoof another commenter's identity if s/he knows or can guess the email address of the other person. Guessing an email is not at all difficult if people are including a URL with their identity and a name.
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