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100+ best WordPress plugins for photographers – a curated list of plugins I know and trust

Collection of recommended WordPress plugins (that I'm often using when building photography websites). Almost all plugins below have excellent reviews &ย a rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars, and have been thoroughly revised and tested.

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๐ŸŽ™๏ธ My interview on The Landscape Photography Show

A recent two-part podcast series on The Landscape Photography show. David & I had a wide-ranging discussion on why you should focus on user-experience instead of blindly focusing on SEO only, and what makes a great photography website. You can

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๐ŸŽ™๏ธ My interview on the Great Big Photography World Podcast

Another awesome interview about photography websites, where Taya and I discuss: Common mistakes to avoid when creating a photography website How my personal photography experience encouraged me to help other photographers SEO, UX performance, and other technicalities that contribute to

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๐ŸŽ™๏ธ My interview on the Fโ€‘Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast: “Designing a Photography Website”

Really enjoyed this particular interview I did on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast, hosted by Matt Payne. You can also listen to the interview in your favorite podcast player: Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on

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In-depth guide: The essentials of building an effective photography “Contact” page

The Contact page is a critical component of your website, often underrated. You simply can't keep doing the default (bad) things and wonder why people are not contacting you. Learn the secrets of designing a great Contact page, one of the most important ways to optimize your photo website.

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In-depth guide: How to optimize images for website performance: image sizes, compression, tools & testing (updated for 2022)

The definitive guide on optimizing your images to increase the speed of your photography website: how to size & compress your images, what file types and tools to use, how to test your site's speed (plus examples & FAQs). Start your engines!

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Q&A #23: showing galleries, keywords in IPTC info, improving traffic & more.

Answering your questions about showing multiple galleries, repeating keywords in IPTC info, amplifying traffic for certain keyphrases & more.

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The right way to sequence your photography portfolio & slideshow images (+ tips from a photo editor)

Learn to strategically arrange your print or web portfolio images for the most visual impact, plus notes from a photo editor.

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In-depth guide: Building a minimalist photography website to improve user-experience and conversion rates

Everything you need to know about minimalism, as applied to the design of photography websites: what minimalism is and isn't, benefits and best practices of going minimalist, plus a lot of examples of minimalist photography websites for your inspiration.

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Photographer interview: Orlando Sydney

Great interview with portrait Orlando Sydney: "Having your own independent website is the only way for a โ€˜professionalโ€™ photographer to stand out from the millions on social media."

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๐ŸŽ™๏ธ My interview on the Beginner Photography Podcast: “Website Mistakes For Photographers”

Awesome interview I did with Raymond Hatfield from The Beginner Photography Podcast, talking about my original as a photographer, common photo website mistakes, a detailed list of what you should put on your homepage, and much more.

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Q&A #21: deleting old posts, blurry images, optimizing your homepage, slideshow performance

Answering your questions about deleting old posts, blurry images, optimizing your homepage, slideshow performance on photography websites.

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๐ŸŽ™๏ธ My interview on Brent Bergherm’s Podcasts: “Photographer’s Websites: Tips and Reviews”

Brent Bergherm, host of two popular podcasts (Latitude Photography & Master Photography) recently had me as a guest to talk about different ideas and tips for making a successful photography website.

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๐ŸŽ™๏ธ My interview on the Business of Photography Podcast: “How to get a photography website that will differentiate yourself from the competition”

Bryan Caporicci interviews me on how focusing on website user-experience will lead to better results for your website and differentiate you from the competition.

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Photography Websites Report: Stats & insights from the websites of the world’s top 100+ photographers

What are famous photographers doing right on their websites? Or better yet, what are they doing awfully wrong despite being successful? Read this detailed research project to learn more.

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Homepage slideshows are dead – 4 better ways to design the top of your website front page

Slideshows are usually bad for user-experience, performance and SEO. Not to mention boring. So let's explore some cool elements you can replace them with, for better website engagement.

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Gallery or portfolio page descriptions: what to write about, and why they’re useful to visitors and Google

Each gallery on your photography website should ideally have a description at the top, above the thumbnails, explaining what the images are all about.

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๐ŸŽ™๏ธ My interview on the WordPress Photography Podcast: “Develop and focus your photo business”

I was fortunate to be recently invited to the WordPress Photography Podcast for a 30-minute chat with Scott Wyden Kivowitz, and we cover a few topics that I care about.

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Using content marketing to grow your photography business – Interview with UK photographer Linus Moran

The importance of blogging and writing lots of meaningful content for your target audience, from the words of successful UK wedding photographer Linus Moran. Get inspired and learn how you can improve the content on your site.

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Q&A #18: updating old posts & broken links, Analytics stats, licensing prices & fixing 301 redirects

Answering your questions about updating old blog posts & broken links, what to do after launching a site, image download prices & fixing 301 redirects.

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[โ–ถ๏ธ] Typography basics for photographers

We'll take a site example with poor typography, and go through a few simple steps to try to improve the look and readability of the text. Something that you can then apply to your own photography website.

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[โ–ถ๏ธ] Never upload high-res images to your site

I'm going to try to do a video exclusive, I'll try to act as an image thief, sort of a hacker if you want, just to prove how easy it is to steal large images from the source code on WordPress, Squarespace, and Wix.

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๐Ÿฆ– “Dinosaur” SEO tactics: stop wasting time on outdated SEO tactics and instead focus on what Google now cares about

Many photographers are still following old SEO tips, some of which no longer work or are even hurting their chances to rank well. Learn what SEO strategies to avoid and what to do instead to make Google happy.

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10 reasons to include auto-playing music or videos on your website

The fact that all major social media and video platforms allow turning the autoplay feature on (or off), is a clear sign of how wide-spread and popular autoplay videos are. Here are 10 strong reasons to add auto-playing music or videos to your website. Or not.

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