Most likely the only time that you’ll need Zipped files is for uploading a batch of images to your gallery plugin.
Zipping is the act of packaging a set of files into a single file or archive that is called a zip file.
Usually, the files in a zip file are compressed so that they take up less space in storage or take less time to send to someone. There are several popular tools that can be used for zipping files:
- WinZip http://www.winzip.com/win/en/index.htm (Pay for)
- 7ZIP http://download.cnet.com/7-Zip/3000-2250_4-10045185.html (FREE!)
- jZip http://www.jzip.com/(FREE version of WinZip)
- MacZip http://download.cnet.com/MacZip/3000-2250_4-10025248.html (FREE!)
Once you have downloaded and installed your programme or already have a zip programme installed, here’s how you zip a folder…