How To Resize Multiple Images At Once Using Picasa

Sometimes you might need to resize multiple images at once. But by default there is no such built in Operating System option which will allow you to do so.

Now you might ask me why would someone want to resize multiple images at once? Well, I don’t know, maybe to fit several images in a CD drive or USB drive. Or maybe just scale down several images so that the e-mail recipients can load the images faster.

Well you can do this with the help of Software called Picasa. I’m sure most of you are already familiar with Picasa. If you don’t have Picasa, you can get it Over Here.

To Scale or Re-size multiple images follow the steps given below –

  • Open Picasa (very obvious but yeah.. just open it ..)
  • Select the photos which you want to scale.
  • Go to the File menu and choose “Export Picture to Folder…”
  • The following dialog box appears –

 Resize Multiple Images At Once Using Picasa

  • You can adjust the settings here, like select the location where you want to save the scaled images, specify the new size in pixels and adjust the image quality as well.
  • After you are done, just hit Ok button.
  • You will get the scaled images in the selected export folder location.

If you have any doubts or questions, feel free to comment below. Thanks.

How To Edit Robots.txt In WordPress

Do you know how to edit robots.txt file in WordPress? if not then you must know. Because this file tells the search engines, if they should index your site or not.

Note that, this file just tells or requests the search engine bots with a note saying whether they are allowed or disallowed to index a certain page on your site. But in the end its their decision of whether they should index your site or not.

Many WordPress users face various complications while trying to editing the robots.txt file. So in this post i’ll share two easy ways to edit robots.txt.

One way is to create a new robots.txt file and upload it to the server and the other way is by using a simple WordPress plugin which will help you to edit robots.txt directly in your web browser.

#1. Create robots.txt

  1. Create new notepad file
  2. Add your desired contents inside it.
  3. For example content, you can find my robots.txt at http://www.codefap.com/robots.txt
  4. Save the file as robots.txt – Don’t misspell it.
  5. Upload it to the root directory of your site using FTP or File Manager.

#2. Using Plugin

If you want to edit robots.txt directly through the Administrator Dashboard then you can simply use this plugin – WP Robots Txt

This plugin makes it very easy to access and edit robots.txt file. I’d recommend it.

How To Change Default Color Palette In WordPress

I was wondering if we can change the default color palette in WordPress. And after a bit of research i figured out how to do that.

I wanted to customize or change the default color palette because whenever i needed to put a custom color to the text, i had to waste about 20-25 seconds to manually select a custom color from the more color option.

It was really a time consuming process to select a custom color which i needed frequently in my blog posts. And this post exactly helps to solve that issue.

Given below is a screenshot of how i customized the look of my color palette in the tinyMCE editor of WordPress.

Change Default Color Palette In WordPress

How To Customize Color Palette in TinyMCE Editor

Now this can be explained in three simple steps (if you are an advanced user then these 3 steps are sufficient for you, if not – check additional info).

  1. Find and extract wp-includes/js/tinymce/wp-tinymce.js.gz.
  2. Open the file wp-tinymce.js in notepad and find (CTRL+F) the string ‘000000‘. Now you will find a list of colors in hex code. Just replace these with your desired hex color code.
  3. Save the file and then archive it in GZIP format (important) and upload it back to the server.

Additional Info

The file wp-tinymce.js is encoded in GZIP format which is located at wp-includes/js/tinymce/wp-tinymce.js.gz. The gz at the end indicates that its a GZIP encoded version of wp-tinymce.js file.

You have to download the wp-includes/js/tinymce/wp-tinymce.js.gz file from the server, extract it and edit it in notepad to change default color palette by adding your own custom colors.

When you open the file in notepad, just go ahead and find 000000 inside the file. This is where you will find a list of all default colors which are in the color palette of tinyMCE editor of WordPress.

But these are hex codes, which means 000000 represents black color. Similarly, ff0000 represents red color. So for instance, if you want to replace black with red, then you have to replace 000000 in the file with ff0000.

Once you make the necessary changes, just save the file. And now comes the difficult part of this procedure.

Once you save, you have to archive the file in the GZIP format. Check this article to know – how to GZIP a file in Windows. When you are done, the next step is to upload the file back to the server and replace the existing one.

This will give you a custom color palette for WordPress tinyMCE Editor. I hope this helps and for more amazing posts, subscribe to blog feed.