Building your own photography website does not have to be difficult or expensive in order to have one that looks really good. Join RC as he builds a photography website from the ground up using WordPress and learn just how easy it can be. No matter what theme or hosting site you use; the basics are still the same, so follow along and you will be up and running in no time! This class is a great companion to RC's bestseller, Get Your Photography on the Web.
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RC starts at the very beginning by setting up a domain and web hosting account on Go Daddy.
How to install the Wordpress app directly from the Go Daddy site into the hosting account to begin building the site.
Now that Wordpress is installed, you will learn how to access the back end of the site and begin adding content and pages.
It is ok to use templates! RC shows how to upload a theme from ThemeForest.com (or any other Wordpress theme provider).
RC shows how any theme can still be personalized with a few quick changes in Photoshop.
The site navigation process takes shape by adding menus and content with pictures.
Setting up the slideshow and setting up presets to make adding more pictures easier.
RC makes the site look fuller by pulling in content from other sites, like Flickr and Twitter, and adding them as sidebars.
Getting a Flash portfolio from FlashComponents.net - Choosing images, adding categories, configuring collections and more.
RC continues creating the Flash portfolio by making an action to make the process flow.
Putting on finishing touches such as adding names, tags, titles.
Adding the finished Flash portfolio to the Wordpress site and linking it up.
Redirects, finishing touches, turning components off and on as content is added.
Rafael Concepcion (RC) is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne, and the co-host of Layers TV - The How To Podcast For Everything Adobe. An Adobe Certified Instructor in…