Wordpress Basics for Photographers 2 By Aaron Grimes

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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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RC talks about what he will be covering in this course
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.
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
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
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
A more feature-rich version of the Lightbox is called Shadowbox. RC talks about how to install it to the Wordpress site.
RC talks about how to leverage Photoshop CS4 Zoomify features into a blog using Shadowbox
This lesson goes over how to leverage the Flash gallery Simpleviewer from Lightroom into a Shadowbox gallery
RC talks about how to leverage the Flash gallery Simpleviewer from within Photoshop (via scripts) into a Shadowbox gallery
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.
Once you have the theme downloaded and installed, RC goes through some basic customization of your themes.
Learn how to modify the look and feel of your Wordpress site based on this theme.
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
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.
Learn how to moderate your comments and change your theme look in no time flat!
Thanks for following along. Hope you learned a lot
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Aaron Grimes

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Loosely based in Los Angeles, Aaron Grimes is a filmmaker who spends most of his time on the road. Specializing in Aerial Photography his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, The Weather Channel, Right This Minute, as well as online through Gizmodo, Time, and Adobe’s blog. While aerial photography is not his primary focus the equipment...


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