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Photoblogging with WordPress

Photoblogging with WordPress

An overview of recommended features, practices, themes and plugins for creating a photoblog with WordPress.

Kristen Symonds

April 23, 2015

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  1. Recommended Features Photos! One per post Galleries Plain background Simple

    typography EXIF About page Contact Page Gear page (if you want)
  2. • One post per page • Usually 1 image per

    post • EXIF • Thumbnail archive photoblog.kristarella.com
  3. Tips Make things easy for yourself! Use a separate blog,

    or just a category on your current site Use native WP features (e.g., media library) Post regularly Use post scheduling Photoblogging requires perseverance, don’t give up!
  4. Recommended tools A camera you probably have one in your

    pocket/bag right now! Automatic backup iCloud, Dropbox, Flickr, Google Image manager/editor iPhoto, Bridge, Lightroom, Aftershot Pro WordPress mobile app Image compressor ImageOptim, JPEGmini, Kraken, Compressor.io
  5. Recommended plugins Not YAPB (sorry) Jetpack Tiled Galleries Photon Publicize

    & Sharing a lightbox Jetpack’s carousel, or another Exifography