Are you a wedding photographer that wants to have a better looking website? Or, a website that you own and can make changes whenever you want without having to pay someone and wait for all the changes to be made? Well, you can take control of your website with this training course on Wordpress for Photographers.
These videos are also great for anyone who works in the wedding industry. You’ll be able to create your own website and customize it the way YOU want. I’ll show you How to Make a Photography Website and easily change the design of your website in a few simple clicks.
Do you want to edit create awesome graphics, but don't want to spend a lot of money? This guide will go through several affordable options.
The key to any good website starts with the perfect domain name. I share my preferred tools for finding the BEST domain. Use these tools and you will have your own domain in minutes!
Every website needs a domain name and hosting. I'll show you my preferred resource of where I buy my domain names to get my website started.
This step is a bonus and is something that I like to do for ease of use. Email is made simple when incorporated with Google Gmail.
The process to set up your new WordPress website couldn't be easier. This video will walk through the one click set up that will easily install WordPress.
This is a update to the previous video where I share more information about the login process.
Using Google Gmail for your email account is a great thing to do. This video walks you through the process of adding your email into Gmail where you can view and respond to it on any device (computer, tablet, or phone).
All websites get spam, but I'll show you how to fight getting spam on your website with this easy tutorial.
The WordPress Dashboard changes with every version of WordPress, but I'll give you an overview and show you how to customize it.
Permalinks are a very important thing on your website. I'll share what they are and how to customize them.
The foundation of WordPress are the posts feature. I'll walk through all the aspects of creating and customizing a post.
Adding photos couldn't be easier in WordPress. Showcase your photos for your clients and website visitors. This video goes over how to add and manage photos on your website.
Adding video to your website not only helps your Search Engine Optimization (SEO), it is also good to show people what you do. I share some tips on how to add videos to your website.
WordPress comes with free themes. I'll give you an overview of one theme and how to customize it.
I'll show you what a Page is and how it's different than a Post. We'll build a few Pages in minutes. We'll also go over Widgets and how to further customize your website.
This video builds off the previous lecture and dives deeper into customizing Pages, Widgets, Headers and the Background of your website.
The best way to easily add features to your website are through "plugins". We'll go over what plugins are and how to easily add them to your website.
Want to post your new blog content to Twitter...automatically? This video walks you through the steps to to this.
WordPress allows User Roles so you can let certain people on your website and control their activity. This video overviews all that you need to know.
There might be times where you need to access files on your website. I'll cover how to safely do this using an FTP client.
Some people use and like Filezilla for their FTP needs.
A website isn't complete these days without Social Media integration. This video covers how to create custom social media icons.
If you don't want to create a custom version, like in this video, you can also use a simple plugin called, "Social Media Widget ". You can find it here . Just go to your plugins area on your website and search and install it.
Do you have a release form, or pricing that you want people to download? This video shows you how to add a pdf to your website for easy downloading.
Every website is built using HTML and CSS and I'll go over the basics. Once you know a few of the basics you may be comfortable doing some simple modifications. If you aren't comfortable, it's ok to hire someone to do a few tweaks to your website.
WordPress has many free and premium themes. I'll share one free theme that is made for photographers.
Adding a theme to your website couldn't be easier. This video shows you how simple it is!
Learn how to customize your header and menu structure.
The key to any good website is to brand it with your own information. I'll show you what the "Footer" is and how to customize it to fit your branding.
You may want to modify the colors of your website. Learn how to do this in a few easy steps.
Adding a Pricing and About page to the website.
Adding photos is the best part of your photography website. This is part one that shows you how to simply add photos.
This is the second part that walks you through the details of adding photos to your website.
I'll show you the important steps to go live with your website.
After this step, you'll want to promote your new website to any past clients, family members and collegues. Get the word out about your new website!
Jeff Long has been in the media field (video, web and podcasting) field for 10 years. His parents are both college professors and he loves sharing his knowledge and experience with others. He currently teaches and consults with those that want to start business in media.