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WordPress + Photography on a Podcast

I was recently a guest on the WordPress Photography Podcast and we chatted SEO, content, email, and marketing strategy. Give it a listen!
Aaron Hockley has a background in both technology and photography which puts him in an ideal position to work on a variety of projects bridging the gap bet
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There are some nice performance enhancements around images with WordPress 4.5.

Here's what photographers should know about the new version of WordPress
WordPress 4.5 brings changes to image compression and metadata for images resized by WordPress; you'll see a performance increase and likely no downside.
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It's disappointing to see people stick with a crappy web host because of the pain of moving.

Now you can easily migrate your WordPress site to WP Engine, with no manual file uploads/downloads or database editing.
The WP Engine migration automation plugin is an easy way to move your WordPress site to their platform with minimal effort and zero downtime.
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There are plenty of powerful WordPress form options, but none, until now, that I'd call easy for the normal user.

Check out WP Forms.
WP Forms offers easy WordPress forms in a plugin that prioritizes user experience over complexity. Build useful forms quickly, with power behind the scenes.
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How about a free report with 8 things you can do to make your website better today as a photographer?
These photography website tips don't require a long investment of time or money; they're things you can do *today* to improve your online photography site.
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WordPress vs. Squarespace for Photographers

How about a camera analogy? One's a DSLR, the other is a point-and-shoot.
WordPress is a DSLR; Squarespace is a Point and Shoot. Each is right for certain situations.
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How do you build your email list?

From a technology perspective, I love OptinMonster, and they've released some great new features.
OptinMonster offers easy, powerful email marketing optin features for photographers; it works with a variety of web platforms and email providers.
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Love WordPress and photography?
Michelle Schulp has created a camera Wapuu, featuring the unofficial mascot for WordPress.
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I'm not sure how I'd function with OmniFocus. It's a powerful system, but there's a learning curve.

Get up to speed w/ these video courses from David Sparks, who is pretty much the OmniFocus guru.
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What to do if you accidentally share something to Facebook without having specified a featured image...
If Facebook share is showing the wrong image for your article, here's how to tell Facebook to grab the correct featured image for sharing.
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From a couple years ago... skyward...

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This Deal is Almost Gone for Smart Photographer Businessfolk

Tomorrow at noon Pacific, this deal is gone for good. You'll never get these $1900 of photography business products for only $87 ever again.
Next week (Thursday specifically) is going to be big for those of you looking to grow your photography business. The details are under wraps (i’ve seen them, and they’re good) so I can’t share much now, but hit this link and see the countdown: The Complete Photography Business Bundle It’s a ton of fantastic products …
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I'm a photographer with a tech background - Professionally I create photography of events, people, and businesses.  I also write and speak about photography and social media for various audiences.

I'm currently building Photowebo, a resource for all things at the intersection of photography and the internet.  If you're a photographer looking for a better online presence, or a publisher/blogger looking to make better use of visual media, Photowebo can help.

I'm the author of Alcatraz Views, a book that shares the story of "The Rock" via photos and captions.

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Contact me at aaron@hockleyphoto.com or 360-818-4449.
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