We’ve covered the best WordPress plugins for photographers, with an emphasis on getting your work shared. But what about getting your work sold? Going viral isn’t much use if it doesn’t translate into cold, hard cash.
WordPress is a great platform. It is used by over 75 million websites across the world, an absolutely staggering number. It’s gone from a blogging platform to a content management system and is capable of supporting sites that look nothing like blogs.
It’s open source, versatile and powerful. An amazing community is dedicated to designing themes, building plugins and providing support.
How many WordPress plugins should you have on your site? There are thousands upon thousands to choose from, for every conceivable tweak or addition to your WordPress website.
It’s great for options and for extending WordPress’s already versatile and powerful abilities. You can transform your site and add amazing capabilities.
Displaying videos on WordPress can be unnecessarily complicated. Embedding looks simple enough but sometimes the formatting is strange or breaks the layout of your page or blog post. That’s if it loads at all.
It can be frustrating when you painstakingly tweak every aspect of your design and videos appear to just do their own thing. Lots of people turn to plugins to help them wrangle videos on their site.
We are social animals. Humans take cues from each other, look to each other for ideas and recommendations and co-operate. Even though the internet sometimes gets separated from “real life” all those facts still hold true. And we can use them online with powerful effect.
So you’ve got yourself a stunning photography website or portfolio to display your work and attract new clients. Now you need to get your work out there and share your images across the web.
We’ve got a selection of 32 of the best WordPress plugins for photographers. Everything you need to share your images, organise your galleries, automate your site and get tonnes of social shares.
Instagram is a massive social platform but it is notoriously tricky to share images on Instagram from WordPress.
Insta’s emphasis is on “on the go” snapping and posting and designed to be mobile-only and it doesn’t allow access from other apps for posting. It is conspicuously absent from social sharing tools and can be tricky to use from a PC, Mac or laptop.
A picture is worth a thousand words and the rise of some of the biggest social networks have been built on images. Snapchat’s meteoric rise was from its unique take on sharing photos and its current struggles are because everyone else hopped on the bandwagon so quickly.
Going viral isn’t just a lucky bolt out of the blue. While the magical winds of the internet can’t be completely tamed there are definitely things you can do to maximise your chances of getting lucky, tools you can use and issues you can prepare for.
One of the best ways to increase audience engagement is by asking your audience questions. Who doesn’t like to be asked their opinion on something? Being opinionated is being human. By asking a reader for their opinion, you are giving them the impression that their opinion is important to you.
WordPress is an incredibly popular content management system powering 75 million websites but most users only scratch the surface of what WordPress can do.
What can WordPress plugins do? Almost anything.
A musician’s website has to do a lot. You don’t know whether your visitor is a long time fan or someone who just heard you for the first time a minute ago on Spotify and googled you. You’ve got to sell albums, provide samples, list your upcoming gigs, blog about what you’ve been up to, flog some merchandise, connect with fans and all that.
Online shopping is the beating heart of the internet. Billions are spent online each year. Want to get in on that?
You too can compete with High Street legends for customers. But you don’t need their budget or huge IT departments. In fact, those profits are falling thanks to online competition.
Facebook certainly know how to get people sharing and there are now over two billion users to share with. Estimates of 300-350 million new photos being uploaded each day were bandied about several years ago. Photos, memes and other images are a huge part of the popularity of Facebook.