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Q&A #13: WP theme, benefits of my work, future of the industry, WP caching

Answering your questions about my favorite WP theme, the benefits of working with ForegroundWeb, my thoughts on the future of the photography market, and troubleshooting your WP site not saving your changes.

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Final steps to successfully launching your WordPress site

If you feel you're ready to launch a new WP photography website, take some time to go through this list of small tasks to make sure everything is ready to go live.

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eCommerce solutions for photographers: how to sell images & services on your photography website

This article aims to give you a round-up of tools & services you can use to sell prints and image licenses, using WordPress or dedicated photography platforms. The margins have become narrower, and have more options these days.

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WordPress page builders: the easier way to build custom page designs

The whole WordPress ecosystem has matured a lot in recent years, and with it came better-and-better plugins that sit on top of WordPress' default editor. Page-builder plugins are a fantastic way to create advanced page designs on your WordPress website.

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Curated list of the best WordPress plugins for photographers

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

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WordPress themes for photographers: how to find and buy the best WP themes for your photography website

WordPress themes have come a long way in recent years. Premium WP themes are now incredibly flexible and powerful, they're mobile-friendly and SEO-friendly, and they often include a slew of powerful plugins that extend their functionality even further. Here are my recommendations.

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8 things to do after installing WordPress – a list of actionable tasks for any new or existing WP site

After setting up your hosting account and installing WordPress, you need to configure a few details first, before starting to add the content to the site, things like: staging area, user and search engine access, sample content, settings, permalinks, security & more.

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Best WordPress tutorials to learn how to build and manage your WP site

Even if you have a developer building the WP site for you, you should learn how WordPress works and how to manage the site content in the future. This is a curated list of good introductory (and free!) WordPress resources for beginners.

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Best WordPress hosting for photographers: budget vs premium providers, what features to look for, and how to migrate your photo site

If you've decided to choose WordPress for your photography website, the hosting provider is critical to the well-being of your site, and to your SEO and marketing efforts. Put your photography website on a quality WP hosting service from the beginning, it's the foundation that everything else sits upon.

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WordPress vs. photography-specific & other platforms: deciding where you should build your photo website

How do you decide what platform to build your photography website on? WordPress has become very popular, but photographer-specific tools have their own strong features. This article will help you decide which best fits your needs.

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Q&A #12: Google Analytics, retina images, protecting high-res images, Yoast focus keywords

Answering your questions about filtering your own visits in Google Analytics, the balance between retina image quality and website performance, selling high-res images while still protecting them, using Yoast's focus keyword feature.

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The importance of WordPress maintenance: what types of problems you can have if you don’t care for your WP site

WordPress' popularity leads to complexity as well. Combining this with poor hosting services, improper management, security attacks and negligence, and you get a slew of possible errors. The solution is prevention: properly manage your WordPress site to avoid security and functionality problems down the line.

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Custom website case-study: unique WordPress design for award-winning photographer Chris Dei

See what website design you can achieve if you use the right WP theme and if you let yourself be creative along the way. When the type of photography you shoot demands something special, it's OK to step outside of the norm and creating something unique to showcase it online.

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Q&A #11: website caching, WordPress hosting, paid links and image sizes

Answering your questions about website caching, good WP hosting providers, paid/affiliate links and how to size images on your site (for good performance).

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Q&A #10: Portfolio tools SEO, domain name tips, blog vs portfolio pages, WP plugin performance

Answering your questions about SEO-shortcomings of portfolio tools, tips for choosing your domain name, differences between blog & portfolio pages, and how WordPress plugins don't slow down your site.

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Website makeover case study: using the power of CSS to improve an existing PhotoShelter site

You can bring new life into your existing photography website by adding custom CSS code and doing minor template tweaks. An improved online presence will grow your business as a result.

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Q&A #9: how to get stated, slideshows & galleries, child themes, photography website services

Answering your questions about getting started with your first photography website, WP child themes, slideshows, etc. Plus: a chat about comparing photo website services.

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In-depth guide: 60+ photography website mistakes – the complete guide to finding and fixing your website problems

With straight-forward ideas and many examples & resources, this guide will get your site on the right track. Fix as many mistakes as possible to achieve photo website mastery! All ideas are short and come with their own resources and solutions to help you eliminate any website problems.

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Backing up your photography website – guidelines & resources

Essential guidelines for doing a proper backup of your photo website, with instructions for WP, Squarespace & more.

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Q&A #5: On-site vs off-site SEO, PhotoShelter vs WP, finding sites in your niche

In April's Q&A we cover on-site vs off-site SEO, PhotoShelter vs WordPress, and how to find other websites in your niche.

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