WordPress Basics for Photographers 2, with RC Concepcion

Once you have a basic Wordpress site up to show your Photography, there are a few things you can do to spice it up and make it look more professional.

Once you have a basic WordPress site up to show your Photography, there are a few things you can do to spice it up and make it look more professional. RC Concepcion takes you through the things he likes to use to make the most of using WordPress for Photography.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 00:52)

RC talks about what he will be covering in this course

Lesson 2: What is a Widget (Duration 08:40)

You would be surprised as to how much functionality you can get from free Widgets online. RC talks about sidebars, widgets, and how to add a widget to your Wordpress installation.

Lesson 3: Installing a Lightbox Plugin (Duration 09:07)

One of the more popular features for Photography blogs is the use of a Lightbox - code that darkens the site and shows the image in the center of the page. RC talks about how to install that onto your website

Lesson 4: Using a Flickr Gallery in A Post (Duration 04:43)

Flickr is rapidly becoming the de facto website for sharing all of your images. Learn how to leverage Flickr into your posts by adding galleries from Flickr onto your page

Lesson 5: Adding Video to a Post with Blip.TV (Duration 05:45)

Variety is the spice of life. Chances are you will need to post a video outlining a technique or step. Hosting videos is easy on a Wordpress installation using Blip.TV

Lesson 6: Installing The Shadowbox Plugin (Duration 04:50)

A more feature-rich version of the Lightbox is called Shadowbox. RC talks about how to install it to the Wordpress site.

Lesson 7: Using Photoshop Zoomify with Shadowbox (Duration 13:54)

RC talks about how to leverage Photoshop CS4 Zoomify features into a blog using Shadowbox

Lesson 8: Using Lightroom, Simpleviewer, and Your Blog (Duration 09:38)

This lesson goes over how to leverage the Flash gallery Simpleviewer from Lightroom into a Shadowbox gallery

Lesson 9: Using Photoshop, Simpleviewer and Your Blog (Duration 08:47)

RC talks about how to leverage the Flash gallery Simpleviewer from within Photoshop (via scripts) into a Shadowbox gallery

Lesson 10: Purchasing and Downloading a Theme - Elegant Themes (Duration 08:55)

Sometimes paying for a theme gives you a better look and feel. Elegant Themes produces some great themes, and RC shows you how easy it is to purchase and download one.

Lesson 11: Configuring Elegant Themes Thumbnails with Custom Fields (Duration 09:49)

Once you have the theme downloaded and installed, RC goes through some basic customization of your themes.

Lesson 12: Modifying the Look and Feel of the Template (Duration 11:25)

Learn how to modify the look and feel of your Wordpress site based on this theme.

Lesson 13: Using JQuery Based Gallery instead of Default Gallery (Duration 10:28)

Flash galleries do not show up on iPhones. Thankfully Jquery-based galleries like Galleria do! Learn how to install a plugin to turn your simple gallery in Wordpress into a Smooth fade gallery

Lesson 14: Adding Posts to Categories, Sub Categories and Multiple Categories (Duration 10:55)

Once you have posts on your websites, you are going to need to create order by making categories. RC goes over how to add categories, subcategories, and adding files to multiple categories.

Lesson 15: Moderating Comments and Changing the Theme (Duration 07:57)

Learn how to moderate your comments and change your theme look in no time flat!

Lesson 16: Conclusion (Duration 00:37)

Thanks for following along. Hope you learned a lot

Meet Your Instructor: RC Concepcion

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…

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